Well I am missing a couple of little gold Christmas trees (Target has failed me), but I think I’m done with the dining room. I found these little gold deer back in October on TJMaxx online. The silver antler candlesticks are from TJMaxx (about three years ago) and the table runner (that needs to be ironed) and napkins are from Target.
All the mercury glass trees came from TJMaxx and Homegoods (from different years) and I purchased more of the mercury glass votives from West Elm. I found four silver hammered napkin rings and four silver shiny napkin rings so I just used them together. I am not crazy about the plates because they are too casual but I can easily use them since they are stoneware and they coordinate well with the gold on the table.
I had some magnolias sitting around so I decided to use them as a centerpiece. I found this floral arrangement for $600 and attempted to recreate it. My mom had some budding stems and I need more but I haven’t been able to find them. The large blooms are grouped together on this side of the arrangement and the stems don’t stretch wide enough. I know it still needs a lot of work but I just had to walk away.
I am definitely not happy with this tree. I started from almost scratch. I did not want to spend hundreds of dollars to fill it. I am planning to do a little after Christmas shopping to find more gold ornaments and filler for half price.
Some of the ornaments were old ones my grandmother used to use and the rest were purchased at Hobby Lobby, Homegoods, World Market, and Michael’s. I need some green stems, some big gold balls, and a few more gold picks.
My mom bought this wrapping paper from TJMaxx last year and I used it to wrap the presents they sent home with me while I was visiting over Thanksgiving. I used some floral stems that I had sitting around (I had used them as door swags a few years ago and then dismantled) and purchased some gold wired ribbon to finish the packages.
In October I was perusing the Ballard Designs website and found these pine and gold glittered trees and wreath on clearance. I got them for almost 80% off. The wreath is much heavier than I anticipated so I was unable to hang it on the gold mirror in the dining room. I just had to hang it on the study doors. I may figure out a different way to use it next year.