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)