Holiday Table

I can’t drop gobs of money on holiday decorating but I adore a gorgeous holiday table. I find if you take a great idea and multiply it by many the effect is fantastic! Case in point is the idea below which I discovered on Design Love Fest and was devised and created by the Bash Please girls. This idea is
simple, creative and impactful! Read more about the details and how to pull it together yourself here. 
This would make a perfect piece for a buffet table and at a smaller scale and lower height the dining table. If you weren’t up for or didn’t have time to paint the holiday balls with color, I think it would look just as snazzy with various sized silver or gold balls!

the autumn table-scape

I tend to nest indoors and entertain more this time of year. It’s very simple to create a dramatic table! Here are some gorgeous ideas for your Fall fete! I have a penchant for Faux Bois. I actually framed this wrapping paper. It hangs in my office but could also be used as table decor. If you’re feeling very inspired why not create your own runner with a little paint and the proper roller!
Candles in clear bottles? This is so easy but makes a lasting impression! (start saving your clear wine bottles)
I love the texture and various heights created with this array of fall foliage and flowers.
 Images: via the decorista (via pinterest), Citified Blog spot, image 3 – pinterest

At the table

Often times you can create beautiful table settings by mixing what you already own! With a few simple additions like ribbons, gourds, pears, place cards, flowers, natural found objects your table will look smashing! Are you entertaining this year?? if so, good luck and happy cooking. 
xx, Julie

Image credits: board one: Eddie Ross blog – Country Living, Martha Stewart, Real Simple Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Eddie Ross via Lonny, board two: Country Living, Pink Wallpaper, Martha Stewart top row, Hostess blog, ?, Martha Stewart

November – Recommended Reading

I can never resist a beautifully set table. In honor of the upcoming holiday season, I’m recommending Alberto Pinto’s Table Settings. His book is packed with inspiring ideas and tips! I would love to start a collection of mixed vintage dishes and glasses..My issue right now is storage! I’ll think of something. At the moment, I’m feeling like I need to overhaul my life, get rid of unused “stuff” and refine my belongings. Big, unexpected life changes force you to sort of analyze your life and well being don’t they?
Have a great day!