Christmas Idea House 2016 Part 2

Christmas Idea House 2016 Part 2 is the continued tour  through a vintage home filled with ideas for Christmas decorating. A team of decorators create ideas using vintage finds as well as seasonal items found in the marketplace. I always find inspiration for my Christmas and home decorating. I’m sure you will, too.

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As you enter this home, the dining room is what you notice first. They use many different metals in their arrangements and it looks beautiful! So, don’t be afraid to mix them up!

Above a side table, a large industrial metal frame is layered with winter art. A mix of bronze and silver are also used in the display below.

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Here’s a closer look at the arrangement in the bowl. Notice the re-purposed cabinet door under the arrangement.

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On the table, metallic wallpaper lengths are layered with rhinestone edged runners. In the center, gold and gunflint metal candle holders mix together for a lovely table display. Also, notice the birch bark planters filled with white poinsettias.

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Each place-setting includes coordinating plates, napkin rings and a spray of miniature pinecones.The small deer at each place serves as the name-card. (A nice re-useable idea!) The name of the guest is written on the deer with dry erase marker.  Small mirrored candle plates serve as coasters.

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This small vintage kitchen always has many unique ideas.

First, the island is a re-purposed industrial cart.

Next, notice the two pieces of wall art. Framed pieces of galvanized metal gives you the opportunity to change notes or sayings on them.

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In the kitchen, the open cupboards show off the red patterned china while re-purposed drawers hold tea and hot cocoa supplies.

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The last feature in the kitchen is a garden arbor over the stove. Hanging lanterns and seasonal greens make this an unexpected focal point in the kitchen.

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The small vintage bathroom uses a wagon shelf unit as towel storage. The wall mirror is decorated with greens and hanging lanterns. Right under the mirror, a small wooden sleigh makes a lovely seasonal wall shelf.

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Have you ever thought of using an old drawer for a toilet paper holder? Love it, don’t you?

 

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The next three ideas are for tall narrow areas. The first narrow hallway area uses a vintage section of a cabinet with a metal panel above. The second area uses salvaged wooden gates layered with holiday decor.

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In the stairwell hang decorative curtain panels of a pine tree embellished with garlands and ornaments. If you are artistically inclined, you might want to paint your own.

 

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One bedroom is a “Sports Den”. Industrial clamp lights are attached to pipe making it look like stadium lighting. An old incubator table is re-purposed as a coffee table.

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In keeping with the theme, a small Christmas tree is decorated with sport-themed ornaments and shoe laces as garlands.

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Two golf clubs wired together form the curtain rod!

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I had to look twice when I walked into the room and saw this 3-dimensional looking wallpaper on one wall. It looks like the real corrugated metal siding. Going along with the sports theme, the hockey stick, attached to the wall, makes a great ledge for pictures!

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The last piece highlighted in this Sports Den is a metal store rack used as a shelving unit. It fits in perfectly when decorated with sports containers, glasses, snacks, and sports related games.

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You’ve seen several unique ideas both for Christmas and year round. Did you get inspired? Which idea did you like the best?

If you missed the Christmas Idea House 2016 Part 1 post, be sure to check it out, too. Part 3 will be posted soon.

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Christmas Tablescapes – Part 2

Christmas Tablescapes – Part 2 is another tour of the wonderful tablescapes that many women from our church did for the Christmas Extravaganza.   It’s a beautiful way to begin the Christmas season. I’m sure you’ll find lots of inspiration to spur your own ideas for your Christmas table. I hope you didn’t miss the first post, but if you did, here it is….. Christmas Tablescapes 2014

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I’ll first start with some traditional red, white, and green tablescapes!

Red and white  always make a striking tablesetting!

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Traditional red,  green, and white can be changed and dressed up many ways. The red candle centerpiece, surrounded by greenery and red berries, is set off by the addition of the white cutwork table-topper. Red and green patterned napkins add another festive touch.

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Use glittered branches lit with small lights and place in a vase. Accent the branches with red and silver balls and you have a quick centerpiece!

 

 

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Red, brown, and gold are the colors of the next Christmas tablescape. The color brown is repeated in the napkin rings, tablecloth, pinecones,  and twigs in the centerpiece.

 

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This year, I’ve seen lots of mixing of gold and silver. This table shows that trend.

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Burgundy, white, green, and gold are the next Christmas tablescape combination. The colors in the plates are repeated in the centerpiece, placemats, chargers and glassware. This was the second table that I decorated (first was Duck Dynasty Tablescape). Would you believe I found this set at a thrift store? Yes, a placesetting of 12 for $22! I couldn’t do better at a dollar store! I must have hit the store at just the right time. (Not that I needed more dishes! Ha!)  The napkins are rolled with a burgundy bow attached with wire.! Simple and inexpensive!

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This black, red, and white tablescape has a nature feel with all the birds placed around the centerpiece. The white snow on the bottom had lights underneath which illuminated the centerpiece.

 

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Carolers with a church in the background, look lovely with the Christmas china used on this table.

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A white tablecloth sets off the deep red, antique dishes. The centerpiece is a red mosaic glass candle holder. Around the candle holder is greenery with woodland animals and pine cone accents. Peeking out of the greenery are birds, fox, owls, squirrels and other creatures of the woods.


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Here come the blues!

 The “in color” of turquoise is lovely with this silver and white accented tablescape!  The woman who did this tablescape got her dishes at a thrift store, too! Nice bargain! Those silver and white dishes will go with anything!

 

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More turquoise, silver and white! This centerpiece started out as a garland. The raised 5 candle holders are a glass dish glued on top of a dollar store glass candle holder. The garland wraps through and around the candle holders. The placemats are  from a paper napkin and coordinating paper napkins are placed in the water glasses. I hope you can imagine this table lit as my picture of it all lit up didn’t turn out. Sorry! 

Take notice of the ribbon on the plate! More color and texture are added to plain white plates.

 

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A lighthouse is the focus of this tablescape! How does this fit into Christmas? Well, Jesus is the Light of the World! He came to save the world! A lighthouse saves those who may be lost and can’t find their way, too!  Blue toule surrounded the base and was lit with small Christmas white lights!

 

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If you have a beautiful set of blue dishes, a white tablecloth and silver accents really enhance the blues!

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A glowing candle centerpiece surrounded by peacock feathers features the color tones for this table. Peacock ornaments, turquoise glasses and beautiful peacock feather, textured salad plates make this a very unusual, but gorgeous table for Christmas or New Year’s.

 

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Here’s “The Little Drummer Boy Table!”

How sweet is this Drummer Boy? Criss-crossed burlap runners have some of the lines from the song written on them. The candles are filled with tiny drum ornaments.

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Individual Drummer Boy ornaments with a tiny drum are wrapped around the napkin.

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The women of our church really came up with some gorgeous tablescapes, didn’t they?

Hope you enjoyed the Christmas Tablescape inspiration!

Phyllis

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15 Garden Tablesettings

Garden Tablesettings

I am crazy for dishes,  love a beautiful tablesetting, and beautiful garden flowers so going to a garden luncheon was my cup of tea. The 15 Garden Tablesettings were absolutely lovely and each table had a flower centerpiece that accented the colors in the china! It was so gorgeous! Perhaps they will inspire you!

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Each garden flower centerpiece accented the colors of the tablesettings. The mirror reflected the flowers beautifully!

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This was our lovely table!

 

15 Garden Tablesettings

 

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15 Garden Tablesettings

 

15 Garden Tablesettings

 

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Close-ups of some of the garden centerpieces…….

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  Garden Centerpiece 3

  Garden Centerpiece 5

The luncheon was lovely to say the least.

Did these Garden Tablesettings inspire you?

Hope you enjoyed viewing them!

Phyllis

 

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Spring Idea House 2014 – Part 1

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The Spring Idea House 2014 in our area is always a treat for creative minds! There are  new decorating twists and ideas to start your own creative juices flowing. This old house is redone each season by several decorators and  open for tours in Spring, Fall and Christmas. I always look forward to going to be inspired! The home reflects the current trends and mixes them with vintage finds.

There are so many ideas that I will take you through separate areas of the house for each post. This is Part 1!

The first part is the porch entrance. As you walk in there is an old rustic table set in turquoise and greens.

Notice the cute bird cages on the table and the turquoise trivets used as coasters…..

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I noticed that they used floral foam wrapped in a sheet of artificial moss. Vials are filled with astromeria and stuck into the floral foam along with rocks and an artificial bird. OK! I can do that!  I knew I had most of the supplies at home.

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Here is my version although I didn’t use the vials, but just stuck the artificial greens right into the floral foam.

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Here’s my version on my table. I loved the narrow centerpiece as my table is long and narrow!

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On their table, they used a simple idea of brown paper wrapped around a napkin attached by a pin and used as place cards.

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This display was on a side table of the porch. The candles are wrapped in an artificial palm leaf. They used artificial Boxwood balls throughout the house on candle holders, in cages, window boxes, and hanging from lights.

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A salvaged window is hung as art with metal butterflies added as an accent.

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Interesting spring window box inside the porch.

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Did you find some spring inspiration for your home?

What was your favorite detail in the Spring Idea House – Part 1?

I’ll continue with Part 2 – the Dining Room and Kitchen – in another post!

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10 Spring Tea Tablescapes

Spring Tea Tablescapes

Since I have a “dish disease”, I am partial to beautiful tablescapes and tablesettings! Whatever you’re eating, tastes so much better when you sit down at a wonderfully arranged  table with pretty dishes!  Don’t you think? These Spring Tea Tablescapes look so lovely and inviting. Inspirations for Spring are just what you need after a long, cold winter. The women that attend this tea look forward each year to this special event! You will see why!

I am sharing 10 Spring Tablescapes using a variety of themes and color schemes. I’m sure you’ll find ideas for your own Spring tablescape, too!

#1

Love the purple, don’t you!

 

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#2

The doilies on the back of the chairs give a great old-fashioned look!

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#3

Gold, green and deep red roses – an elegant combination!

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#4

Aren’t these pink cherry blossom plates unusual?

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Here’s a closer look…..   I think they must be hand painted.

 

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#5

On this tablescape, a plaid tablecloth coordinating with the colors of the dishes makes a big  impact.

 

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#6

This burlap and black tablescape would work for many seasons by changing the flower accents.

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Using clear glass plates lets all that texture show through!

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#7

At this tablescape, there are pretty blue plates mixed with a variety of flowered teacups! What a wonderful way to use your teacup collection!

 

Spring Tea Tablescapes

#8

A combination of a blue tablecloth, green chargers along with perky yellow and white daisies sets off this table.

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#9

Subdued grey, pink and black combinations make an elegant statement for this tablescape.

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#10

Notice the different colors of depression glass used on this garden-like tablesetting….

Mary, Mary, quite contrary! How does your garden grow?  Isn’t that how the rhyme goes?

So colorful and fun!

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Which one is your favorite?

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