A few weeks ago I spoke to an group of moms at my church here in Grand Rapids. The past few years I have done presentations mainly on floral design, and enjoy it so much. Floral Design makes my heart go pitter patter. :)
This year, I decided an non-traditional Christmas table-scape with more budget friendly ideas, that make an impact was a hit. I had some fun black and white stripped fabric to line the table and knew that touches of gold, silver and hints of blue would be so fun. For the hints of blue I used King Thistle which is one of my favorite flowers to use for high impact and inexpensive texture.
I painted an gold charger with a few coats of chalkboard plates and then used an chalkboard marker to hand letter an name. This idea can act as unique and fun place settings for guests for an inexpensive price.
An unexpected way to dress up your napkins. I used just a clipping from our pine tree, but rosemary could do just the same. Napkins are from Martha Stewart a few years ago.
Tied up sweetly with some red satin ribbon. Simple and lovely.
Some fresh clippings of pine to line the table with, make a simple and textural impact. 10 inch cylinder vases filled with water and topped with cranberries and an large floating votive add such an festive and magical touch. I used some pine cones and tucked them among the pines and accented with some mercury glass votive's and candle holders from Pottery Barn.
In the middle of the table displayed was my floral arrangement I made for the presentation. Beautiful blooms of white hydrangeas, red bi-color spray roses, Blue king thistle, dendrobium orchids, and some silver brunia was just beautiful. I spray painted some branches white and attached to centerpiece and strung crystal pendants on a few of the branches, with fresh orchid blooms attached.
This drink set-up was a hit with the ladies. I found an inexpensive star decoration at Joanne's this past year.I filled the glass Starbucks frappe' bottles with juice and topped off with fresh cranberry's. I filled the tray with left over vase filler accents, and mini pine cones. Adorable gold stripped straws were the perfect finishing touch. How adorable does this look and the glitter from the accents really shines in the lighting from the table?
I used some angel wings from my last styled shoot found here on the backs of the chairs. There is something so magical about them and they add such an lovely touch that is perfect for an Winter Holiday table. Don't you agree?
Here are just some photograph's of the details. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas table-scape.
Enjoy your friends and family this weekend and Merry Christmas!