Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rustic Winter Wonderland Tablescape

I was asked a couple months ago if I would host a table at our church's annual ladies christmas banquet and what fun it has been! This was right up my alley! I love being creative. I love decorating, I love shopping for decor, I love designing....
They said not to spend money, just to use items from your own home...well I could have gone with my christmas gold & white scheme, but wanted to do something different. So I cheated a bit. I bought some stuff. Nothing expensive though...most was bought at salvation army, garage sales, etc...
Oh and let me tell you about those fabulous white plates. I bought them at salvation army for $5 for not 1 but for all 7 plates! I LOVE a Bargain!! They were brand new!
I came home did some research and found they were china and sell for $56 a piece. Cha....Ching!! Gotta love when that happens!
Tonight was the night I decorated my table at church and have to say I think it came out great if I do say so myself.
Take a look.......

Thanks to my hubby for cutting the logs for me! The candle holders were bought at a gargae sale over the summer and we used them at our daughter's wedding reception. Burlap runner was also from the wedding. I bought a plaid scarf which is placed on top of the burlap....(wish you could see more of it)

The graniteware cups are new and by Coleman and so is the flatware.
Black napkins were bought from amazon and I made the napkin rings from supplies found at Hobby Lobby. Clear glasses were from the Dollar Tree.

Greenery was a garland I bought at Hobby Lobby



Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Have a Blessed Christmas!
Darlene

16 comments:

Kathysue said...

It looks great, love the lanterns, you did a great job, Kathysue

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful rustic table Darlene!

Anonymous said...

Think you may be asked to do an encore performance next year - this is a beautiful, beautiful table!

Love all the things you "needed" to buy, but best was the china. Lucky you and something that can be useful all year long.

Glad you had fun and Happy Holidays!

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! I just love it all! Love the colors and textures.Thanks for sharing, Joann

eggthoughts said...

I love the Coleman cups! Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing! ~Frances

Carrie said...

Looks festive and fun - I'm sure everyone enjoyed it! Blessings and Merry Christmas!

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thistlewoodfarm said...

That is so pretty! I love the color combination and all the layers!

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Brandi said...

You did such a beautiful job on the table! Everything looks gorgeous!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Darlene, you did a wonderful job! I love the addition of the enamelware, that looks great!

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Really great job! Your so lucky to have found the dishes so reasonable! What a bargain! I like the plaid scarf and the logs with lanterns! Very original- kind of Eddie Bauer like! The tin cups are perfect for the rustic look you achieved!

CJ said...

Fantastic table. The logs down the middle that hold the candles are brilliant. This idea will go in my file to be used sometime, and I hope soon. Great rustic table that is also warm and inviting. Way to go! Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

Dining Delight said...

Black and red is always so striking and when paired with those fabulous lanterns on the logs, it all looks fabulous! You did a terrific job! The additions of the plaid scarf and bells on the napkins, WOW, it just looks so professional! This 'scape has definitely provided inspiration for me!

DD

Elisabeth said...

I love this! I was looking for some ideas for nature themed Christmas settings. This is some great inspiration!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Darlene! Oh my goodness...yes, you did a wonderful job!!! And what a fantastic buy on the plates!!! Way to go! There's something about a bargain that just makes me want to do the Happy Dance! :-) Your lanterns look fantastic, and everything pulled together VERY nicely! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Texas Tea Party said...

What a dramatic Christmas table! The lanterns with the wooden logs is a great idea. You really scored with your dinner plates. Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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