We still do not have any snow. It has not just been cloudy but has been "no sky in sight, end of days" dark outside. I am starting to get a little stir crazy for my want of sunshine. It has also made taking pictures very difficult. I had to edit these a lot and they still look a little off. I wish you could see this tablescape in person. It is my all time favorite one I have done! These pics don't do it justice.
If you are joining me from Sawdust 2 Stitches, WELCOME! Wasn't her tablescape beautiful? Here's a peek in case you haven't seen it yet.
I apparently like self induced stress because I decided to make a new top for our table. We had talked about it for a long time and for some reason I thought that the day before I was t do the photoshoot was a good time to pull out the power tools. I'll post more about the new top another time. For now, let's chat about the tablescape!
I took my handy garden clippers and cut some greenery from my yard and my mom's yard. I also picked up some dried palm leaves from the store. I was hoping for eucalyptus but when you plan what your table is going to look like and style it hours before the sun sets, you take what you can find at the only store in your tiny town with a floral department.
The evergreen stuff will be fine for a couple of days without water but the ground cover is a bit more delicate so I added some floral tubes will with water. When the tablescape of over, I'll add the evergreen stuff to a vase again so it won't dry out. If you have never used these floral tubes before, they are great! And inexpensive. I bought mine off of amazon (a 50 pack) but you can sometimes find them in the floral department of craft store.
I started out by laying down the palms and then the juniper branches since they were kind of flat as well. That created a good base. Then I added the two different kinds of pine. The ground cover was last and I only ended up using a little. Some pine cones and poof! All done :)
The wood chargers are part of the Better Homes and Gardens line. I have waited for months to find them. My store finally had some and I snagged them. I need two more so I will have to keep my eyes peels still.
I just used a tiny sprig of pine, some paper, and ribbon to make the place card.
One of the little trees I trimed was one that I bought this year. Sometimes they spray them with glitter for the holidays. That is what the little sparkles are throughout the centerpiece
Technically we have taken down more than half of the little bags of treat on the advent calendar, but it looked so bare so I put them back up for the shoot.
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Now you get to jump over to Jamie's blog, That's My Letter, and see her darling DIY tablescape! Here is a sneak peek.
This is my last post of 2016. I am taking the rest of the month off . No matter how you celebrate the holidays, I hope you are surrounded with family, friends, and yummy food. Me and my 5 extra pounds will see you in January!
Here are the others participating in the tablescape tour:
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