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)

12 comments :

  1. Stunning tabletop! You have impeccable taste :)

    XX Kathryn
    http://lacoquettedumode.wordpress.com/

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

    xoxo,

    Carly

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

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

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

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

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  10. It's perfect!!
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