Friday, November 18, 2011

Tabletop treasures

Romantic Homes Magazine asked me to share a few

tips and tricks...

for adding holiday sparkle to our tabletops in this months issue.


Here are a few suggestions...

Consider using mirrors in a variety of ways on your tablescape,

mirrors are wonderful for reflecting light & colors

and even better when paired with candlelights flickering!

Silver with whites are great neutrals.

Add a pop of your favorite holiday color to the neutral color scheme

even pink or turquoise,

by piling your treasured ornaments into a beautifully cut crystal bowl.

Costume jewelry is great for additional holiday sparkle,

raid grandmother's jewelry box for embellishments

on place tags, napkin holders, wreaths and Christmas stockings.

Grandfather's pocket watch adds family history,

sentiment and interest.

Combining old, cherished pieces with new purchases creates original recycling chic,

especially when using collectibles with a family history.

Silver spray paint on dried leaves, berries and pine cones

are rich embellishments and cost so little,

displayed with a nest created out of tinsel

and a bird topping it adds to the sparkling nature scene.

Consider decorating the table with positive quotes

in place of name tags

or as the focal point of the centerpiece.

Whatever you choose to do,
enjoy the process and have a happy holiday !

To view how the mirror tree was created click here

Grateful for the opportunity to share the fun !


  1. Great ideas and so much fun. Thanks Hugs, Marty

  2. Wonderful ideas...thank you for sharing with all of us:)


  3. Wonderful glittery inspiration!

  4. Hello
    What wonderful ideas! I love the tinsel bird nest...I will for sure be using that one!!!

  5. Very inspiring. Love your table treasures. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle

  6. Delightful post full of lots of creative ideas, thanks for sharing the inspiration

  7. Wonderful ideas! I decorated a small tree with all my inherited costume jewelry... love the sparkle!

  8. Great tips - I love that mirror tree!
    I'd love it if you could share this post at my Simply Christmas Inspitaion Party at

  9. Great ideas--everything looks so pretty!

  10. Cherish the gifts you already have. Lovely quote from a lovely friend. You have given me many gifts : ) Thanks for everything Paulette!

  11. Very, very pretty! Gets me in the mood for Christmas.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. I love all of the sparkle! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tips!

  13. Great tips, thanks for the info, I will definately try some of these,

  14. Beautiful! I love the jewelry tree and the cute tinsel bird nest. Thanks for linking to the Open House Party this week.

  15. Love all of your tips! This is so sparkly and fun!