Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Year's Eve Gold & Black Tablescape

This year has flown by and I can't believe it is already coming to an end. It has brought us a couple of exciting events with our daughter's wedding and our son completing his PhD and we are looking forward to more upcoming fun in 2019... stay tuned :) 

This is a tablescape I put together for last year's New Year's Eve but I never got it posted.  Hope you enjoy seeing it now.

Gold and black were combined for a dramatic and celebratory effect.

The place setttings consisted of a gold charger plate and flatware.  Dinner and salad plates  in white with gold rims were added.

Black cloth napkins were encircled with gold napkin rings embellished with gold accents. 
 Here, I chose some gold tones grapes.

And here, I placed some gold berry picks as an accent to the napkin ring.

Gold votive holders add to the festive vibe.

Martini glasses were used as placecard holders.

Besides the placecard, they were filled with acrylic and glass pieces, some curling ribbon and a glittered apple.

The stemware included a champagne glass and an amber coloured wine glass.

A white table runner with a gold star pattern runs the length of the table. A black feather boa was placed on top of it.

The centerpiece began with this glass vase filled with gold beads, black ornaments and topped with some fireworks-looking accents. Battery operated mini lights were placed inside.

A similar arrangement filled these other glass vases.

Black party hats and horns were also incorporated into the centerpiece.

The table is set for a festive dinner party to bring in the New Year.

Even the chandelier got some party streamers added to it.

Do you like to stay in and have a few friends over for New Year's Eve? Or do you prefer going out on the town?

Either way, I hope you have a wonderful time...

...and I wish you all the best in 2019!

Thanks for visiting!
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Friday, December 21, 2018

Pine Cones & Birch Tablescape

Merry Christmas Friends! It's almost here!  There's lots of last minute rushing around to be done but soon it will be relaxation time! For the days between Christmas and New Year's, I like to have a tablescape that transitions from full-on Christmas to one that maybe speaks a bit more of the winter season.  

With that in mind, I created this table setting putting together pine cones and birch.

It has a bit of a rustic glam look to it.

And while it is festive enough for Christmas Day, it also has a simple winter vibe to it which means I'll be able to use it longer.

The place settings were arranged with a woven placemat, gray charger and white dinner plate.

These tree shaped plates will be perfect for the appetizer course and they sit atop a plaid napkin.

I chose to use my black handled flatware.

Placecard holders were created using these deer head ornaments.

I propped them inside a small dish and set the placecard in the antlers.

Amber coloured votive holders with an etched tree design fit the theme and help add ambiance to the table.

Stemware consists of clear red and white wine glasses.

My tablescape inspiration began with these wonderful pine cone & greenery candle wreath/rings from Home Hardware.

I nestled the birch candleholders Mr Delight made for me inside the wreaths.

The wreaths were set on top of some rustic pedestals I've had for years.

In between the trio of centerpieces, sit some acrylic and glass pieces...

... where two of these majestic reindeer flank the center candleholder.

Three of these glass trees are displayed along the table center as well.

Pine cones were scattered throughout various areas of the table.

I'm looking forward to sitting down to some holiday meals at this table.

Which will take us through Christmas...

...and into the New Year.

Wishing you and yours a very 
Merry and Blessed Christmas!

Thank you so much for visiting me here at 
Dining Delight throughout the past year!
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lodge-Look Christmas Etagere

This year's Christmas decor on the etagere has a definite lodge-look to it which is one of my favourite vibes for the winter season.  I've put together items associated with the outdoors along with some festive elements  to create a rustic holiday feel in this corner of our living room.

Here's the full view but I'll take you on a shelf by shelf tour.

The top shelf began with this North Pole sign I picked up at Walmart this year.

I thought my old world Santa with skis went well with it.

On the other side, a pre-lit tree and a package wrapped in buffalo check add to the scene.

With a rectagular basket as a backdrop, the 2nd shelf was adorned with a majestic deer and some more festively wrapped presents.

Ski decorations are always a popular choice in our household and fit in perfectly here.

Two white buckets hold frosted greens on each end of this shelf.

Moving on to the third shelf below...

Birch logs, antlers, trees and a black lantern combine for a woodsy look on the 3rd shelf.

Love this black moose I got at Walmart last year. He goes well with buffalo check plaid!

Centerstage on this shelf displays an I'll be Home for Christmas sign for a nostalgic touch.

Battery operated mini-lights were woven throughout the shelf decor.

The bottom shelf features a red truck with the back filled with Christmas trees.

Deer were nestled on each side of the truck.

This etagere stand is an area I really enjoy decorating for all seasons but especially at Christmas.

Hope you enjoyed seeing it!

Thanks for visiting!

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Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
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Home Matters at Life with Lorelai