Mercury glass is vintage elegance. With a touch of rustic flavor. Just the way I like to decorate my Christmas table. I thought I would share my Christmas table of 2017 before I take it down for the season.
I have had these pillar candle holders for a few years now. They are so pretty. This is about as glitzy as I get with decor. Just a touch of sparkle. I got them from Pottery Barn. They still sell them.
I had no ideas for my table this year. I knew I wanted to use the candlesticks but what else? Then I came upon these large mercury glass ornaments. Again at Pottery Barn. But they were half price. They go beautifully with the candlesticks. Two were plenty for my average size table.
The ornaments are nestled in some garland. Using just one strand of garland but perhaps next year I’ll use two to make it fuller. Some berry picks were added for some color. I think red is the perfect pop of color.
One note, always use grouping in an odd number. Odd numbered items are especially more pleasing.
I have always had a strong love for plaid for Christmas. As you can see in this past post. This year I added plaid plates with red instead of green. I think I could use these salad plates year round. There is a bit of green. I used the salad plates on top of red dinner plates. The red plates needed something to elevate them to more interest. So I added a white dinner plate beneath.
I kept the place settings simple. Effortless. I wanted the centerpiece to be the showstopper. So I kept to uncomplicated white cloth napkins. Simply folded with a few eating utensils. Just a fork and knife. Nothing fancy.
After all my menu was simple as well. Ham, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole rounded out the meal.
I collected the water goblets from a local grocery store many years ago. They are actually two different shapes but they go together because of the same painted design. Gold rims trim the water goblets. The gold is starting to wear off. Just another vintage touch.
Although I added a few new pieces to my table for this Christmas season, it was mostly items I owned already. My philosophy is to use what you have but add a new piece or two. This will keep your decor from becoming stale.
As I pack away the seasonal decor, this year I will remember the lovely dinner we had with our family. Isn’t that the real reason we decorate? To welcome our family.
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