Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Need Christmas Table Scaping Advice

I am a big fan of the blog "The Tablescaper" seen here
and
the blog "Between Naps on the Porch" seen here
 I thought how hard could it be to do a tablescape?
Well for me, at least, it seems to be a challenge. 

Here is my kitchen table...

all decked out with Christmas...um...cheer?

It all started a few years ago when I found 
this wonderful
reindeer cookie jar from Pottery Barn.
This is a picture form their website.

The reindeer cookie jar is beautiful....
only, I can't seem to capture that
warm "milk and cookies" homey feel.

I'm also a fan of the blog "Mod Vintage Life"
here 
and was inspired by
Nita's fascination with mercury glass.
So I added these Target
mercury glass candle holders I found 
last year and these Kohl's
faux birch bark pillar candles
I found this year.


Thought they would add a country woodland feel to the deer.


While I was at Kohl's I spied these deer placemats
and imagined they would be a perfect pairing with the
reindeer cookie jar.
Next to the placemat wall I found this holiday dinnerware
I thought to myself, the reindeer's finish
matched perfectly with their ivory tones
and the pottery can be seen through the glaze on both.

I purchased just two bowls with the idea
 they would be nice candy or fruit bowls.


My wife said the scape lacked red.
I went to Michael's and found two pine and red berry sprigs
that would go with the placemats.

 She also loves Bobs Sweet Stripes
(no apostrophy, because there are two Bobs, or least there were)
Read more about Bobs here

I figure "why not get a small apothicary jar
and display the Sweet Stripes in it"

So... here is the result thus far...



It's coming together...but... I feel like it still needs something.
Any suggestions?

4 comments :

Tanya@takesix said...

I love the red with it (you KNOW the wife is ALWAYS right) ;0) Your reindeer is gorgeous! I think if you add some plates, cutlery and stemware it will feel a bit more finished to you. You've done a great job!! A very Merry Christmas to you!

Shelia said...

Well, I think you're own your way. You have some beautiful things and I love that reindeer tureen! I just start piling things on my table until it looks like it's going to explode! :)
Merry Christmas and be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tess said...

I'm no expert, by any means, but I love your mercury glass and your reindeer. Your woodland theme is nice...just needs a some embellishment. (Wish my husband were this interested!!!)

Have a very Merry Christmas...hope to see you back with more soon!

Alycia Nichols said...

How on earth did I miss this last year?!?!?! I try so hard to visit each and every post on Tablescape Thursdays. Looks like I totally dropped the ball last year, so I'm hoping to redeem myself by leaving a comment THIS year! :-) First of all, bravo for you for stepping out there and giving it a try! Tablescaping can be a daunting thing, but you just jumped right in with both feet. Bravo! You have an excellent start with a great inspiration piece (the cookie jar). I love the candy dish pattern you chose, too! It works really well with everything else on the table. Adding just a touch of color DID bring a little more verve to the table. I like the addition of the peppermint sticks in the apothecary jar, too. You did a great job! I'm going back now to see THIS YEAR'S table and compare.

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