Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Christmas Tabletop!

I know, I know, Christmas is over but I've been avoiding opening my computer so I'm just now getting around to sharing my final tabletop design. Inspired by the beautiful silver + gold china I inherited from my great aunt (and blogged about here) I created a sophisticated little table using mostly pieces I already owned mixed with a few newly acquired goodies.
It was a tabletop filled with memories + meaning.  The crystal wine glasses belonged to my grandmother, the silverware was my great grandmother's, the silver bowls belonged to my aunt + the pewter salt + pepper shakers were gifted to my parents for their wedding.  The only items purchased were the gold chargers from Save-On-Crafts, the decorative birds + the champagne-colored mercury cachepots from Pottery Barn.
I made the herringbone napkins with linen I purchased from Fishman's Fabric (blogged about here).
I purchased peonies, hypericum berries, dusty miller, bay laurel + gold magnolia leaves from my favorite Chicago wholesale flower market + made four different arrangements.
I love how the flowers compliment the metallics + mercury glass.  The Dusty Miller leaves are my favorite because they look like they're cover with frosty snow.
This smaller arrangement was placed at the "kiddie" table -- I purchased the vintage silver footed bowl at P.O.S.H. a few months ago.
So, what do you think?!  I'm absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!

(Images Kristin Kerr for Simply Smitten)


  1. Stunning tabletop! You have impeccable taste :)

    XX Kathryn

  2. Beautiful! It is festive and wintery with-out being over the top and literal. I love the colors and the flowers you chose. Simply stunning.

  3. It's beautiful, festive, and fresh. Love the mercury glass too.

  4. Now that has got to be one of the prettiest tables I've seen in quite some time- absolutely gorgeous!!

  5. Wow-nothing buy amazing things to say here. The color palette is just perfect and the flowers add so much to the decor. Fabulous job! I would have been thrilled to be sitting at that table.



  6. Kristin, it is GORGEOUS. I love love love it!

  7. Oh my gosh, Kristin, wow. WOW! I am super impressed with the styling and the photography!!

  8. Gorgeous table settings! Love your blog. Newest follower :) Happy 2012!

  9. Happy to locate your website along with the great photographs that you've frequently!

  10. It's perfect!!