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Silver and Gold: Dining Room Christmas Decor

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 …

Mercury Glass Tablescape

Are you tired of seeing posts about this table yet? No matter what it is, I am never fully happy with any decorating arrangement. I revisit decorated areas of my house constantly, moving and shifting items. Eventually, I get bored and just tell myself to walk away and move on to something else. Professional designers, decorators, and other people who happen to be born with the decorator’s eye can just throw together a vignette, a tablescape, or an entire room and it looks natural, effortless, and stylish. I tend to overthink everything. I decorate an area and walk away and then I walk back by and move something or stand a stare at the area, rethinking my initial arrangement. In some cases, you just do not have a choice but to walk away and leave the arrangement because you have no other options (which is probably the ideal situation for my overactive brain). In the past year, I have rethought, rearranged, and revisited every room in my house. I have settled on most areas but …

White Pumpkins And Eucalyptus

This is my last attempt at a fall tablescape. I removed the navy and smaller white pumpkins from the center. I added additional eucalyptus for the large white pumpkins to sit on top of and then used the smaller white pumpkins as place setting toppers. I experimented with greenery and pumpkins on top of the china cabinet, but I was not a fan. The china cabinet is just too tall. I originally thought I would paint or modge podge chinoiserie fabric onto these white pumpkins but I am afraid I would ruin them. However, I am not thrilled with the overall look of these pumpkins. Oh well, I already removed the tags. I decided the foyer table was too busy so I left the fall floral arrangement but removed the pumpkins and eucalyptus picks. All the glassware and chinoiserie pieces seem to fill the table adequately. Every time I would walk by the dining room table and the foyer table I would think that they both looked a little busy. So I removed the pumpkins …