Magical Winter Wood Table

I know it’s been a hot minute since I last shared anything on this blog.  I don’t know if I should take that as a sign I need to slow down, or if I’m taking the time to live in the moment.  Probably a little of both.  I am still learning how to balance everything that I love, and everything life demands of me.  But I did take the time to create this tablescape- just for me.  Of course, my family will be joining me at this table, but let’s be honest; they don’t care about the decorations.  That’s for me.  I can’t help it.  I enjoy creating.  This is my outlet.  The month of December has me all consumed in obligations.  I almost didn’t post this.  I told myself it wasn’t a priority.  But then I realized, it’s okay to make time for things that you love.  So I fed the children lunch, cleaned up the kitchen, and started a load of laundry.  Three necessary tasks should allow me time for one thing that I love, right?  That’s what I’m telling myself anyway.  Enough of my rambling.  Here is my “Magical Winter Wood Tablelscape”

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This all came to my mind when I first saw these amazing fox and hare napkin rings from Emie James.   I immediately envisioned them “chasing” each other around my table, with a magical winter glow in candlelight, reflecting off of Santa’s sleigh bells.  Of course it wouldn’t be a winter wood without the warmth of evergreens, and two magnificent stags watching their furry friends run about.

I know.  A little deep for just a tablescape, right?  But that’s honestly how my brain works.  I find inspiration, and a whole story pops into my head!  This is the result of what people view as my craziness.  haha!

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You may notice my mix of metals.  I didn’t stick to any rules, I thought they all looked pretty together.  I used mostly gold elements, but I felt adding the copper in the cutlery, and silver in the candlestick holders gave it a little more dimension and interest.

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I hope you enjoyed this little table tour as much as I enjoyed creating it; and maybe found some inspiration for your own home.

I don’t have any links to share for anything I used.  Maybe when I have more time, I can update this post.  But in the meantime, here is a source list for you:

Gold resin stags: Hobby Lobby

Greenery: A mixture from a local craft store called Bennion Crafts, and Juniper picks from Afloral.

Wooden Plate chargers: Found unfinished at Michaels.  I stained and whitewashed them myself.

White fringe napkins: Target, Hearth and Hand line.

Tiny candlestick holders and beeswax candlesticks: Target, Hearth and Hand line.

Copper cutlery: Walmart

Plates: Anthropologie from years ago.

Bell Garland: Anthropologie

Gold ornaments: Wayfair

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Cherie

 

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