Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Following My Own Advise!

Following my own advise from my previous post, I created a January centerpiece vignette for the dining room table. The runner is stenciled burlap from Bella Inspirations.

Dressing up the paperwhites are birch "sleeves" from Pottery Barn, last year. Birch pillar candles keep with the theme.

Mercury glass hurricanes and candleholders add a little glamour to the rustic centerpiece.

My favorite mercury glass candleholder though is this one, a gift from my special friend and fellow blogger Netierose at After Glo Vintage Baubles.

I am glad to put away the Christmas greens and flowers. I've been waiting a while to use the burlap runner, and no doubt it will show up again in a future tablescape!

The hutch got a January makeover too. Gone is the red transferware, replaced by neutral brown tranferware and white ironstone. More mercury glass, this time as mini vases holding white flowers, leftovers from the Christmas arrangements.

In the living room, the mantel is a work in progress. I got rid of the dried up cedar garland, but kept the burlap for now.

A few family photos are a nice transition from the Christmas mantel decorations.

Later, I'll put away the burlap and photos and simplify the mantel for Spring.
I'm not even thinking of Spring yet, but learning to love the simple beauty of Winter in January.

I'm joining Marty for her 46th Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.
I'm also joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for her BTB Party for the first time.
Be sure and check out both blogs for lots of ideas and inspiration.

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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Delores,

Love the ochre-colored wall in combination with the candle light! Nothing gives a warmer glow, especially during winter time. Good taste!
Your Birch sleeves and birch candles make for such a natural setting too. Great idea to use them for such purpose! Birches are one of my favorite trees anyway.
You also use great common sense for displaying the 'out-lasting' flower heads from Christmas arrangements.
Enjoy your special table settings and stay warm and cozy for the time of year.
My spirit is with Papa's birthday today as he turned 90 in The Netherlands... just read my blog about him.

Mariette's Back to Basics.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The table, hutch and the mantel are all stunning. I studied really closely, I would love to try and duplicate the feel. So pretty. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Delores~ Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful! I love that runner - it is simply gorgeous and the perfect base for your mercury glass and birch accents! Loving your hutch too! :) Happy New Year to you and yours!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Hello Delores ,I have just found your blog and I luuurve your style ,the dining room chairs and table are so my taste ,I ook forward to reading more of your blog.
Happy New Year!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty! Really like your table setting.
I need to come up with something more creative like that for my table.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Happy New Year!!! I'm doing the same thing...trying to find my "January" look. The burlap runner is fantastic!

Marlis said...

I'm going to have to 'borrow' some ideas from you. this table is perfect. It's so certainly winter and the runner is wonderful. I love those birch sleeves! the hutch makeover is perfectly tuned to compliment the table. Wonderful ideas!!

Olive said...

You have captured the color of winter.

Vintage Gal said...

Delores ~ everything looks absolutely wonderful. I agree, the mercury glass softens the rustic items. Love it!

Kathysue said...

Delores I love that you kept your pinecones and incorporated them with the birch and white flowers and mercury glass. It is soooo pretty. I always get such a warm feeling when I look at images of your home. It just shines in all the seasons, but I think the fall/winter months it is a true star!!! xo Kathysue

NanaDiana said...

Delores-Everything looks absolutely beautiful...and as I scrolled through I went back twice and looked at that beautiful rose painting above your mantle. It is absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful. Surely, you must be tired of it and want to get rid of it by now? lol Love it- xxoo Diana

Amy Kinser said...

Your tablescape is gorgeously done. Love the birch, love the burlap, love it all....

Tammy said...

As always Delores, everything is stunning! Your look for "January" is so cozy, inviting and warm ~ exactly as it should be. Thanks for sharing your talents! Tammy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love each vignette, Delores. Love your burlap runner and those wonderful mercury glass items and the birch sleeves. I still want that hutch!

On Crooked Creek said...

M~m~m~m. . .lovely table setting combining the burlap, birch and mercury glass! Your china cabinet is definitely "eye candy"! Giving me a few ideas to use come Spring! (I have a few of those same plates!) Thank you for this all inspiring post for January transformation from Christmas Past!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love the entire hutch and the way you've arranged it.


lvroftiques said...

I love everything you do! Truly your blog is consistently one of the most beautiful I've seen. Like a favorite magazine I love to study and savor all the little details. Vanna

Donnie said...

Everything came out so nice and understated. Lovely photos.

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful job. I'm still putting away so haven't had time to play with any winter scapes.

- The Tablescaper

Carol S. said...

Dolores, thanks for inspiring us to get a move on and clear out the old and bring in the new. My, no moss gathers on you now, does it. Move, move, move. Bet it's a great way to stay in shape, and such a treat for the eyes once the changes are made. I rearranged the living room furniture today...I love when my husband says "hey, did you move that again???"

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, I appreciate you joining the party. I clicked on your link and it doesn't work. I know others will want to look at it. For some reason the url starts out just tp instead of http so it isn't linking. I am going to delete it and would love for you to relink.

Unknown said...

I just stumbled upon your site. What a lucky day for me. I LOVE your style. Such an inspiration during this dreary Michigan winter. Your collection of honey bee items is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I started raising bees two years ago; you have tempted me into starting a collection of "bee stuff" myself. Thank you and keep posting such great information and photos.

Kathy Walker said...

Lovely! I am inspired....simple and perfect for winter.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

I mean, REALLY! Does anyone vignette better than YOU??? Yours are such eye candy, so inspiring!! I've been out of town for a week, so STILL have Christmas up. Cannot wait to take it down, clean it up and try Vava vignette-ing. Love your style!

CeceliaMc said...

The natural elements of your tablescape are simply lovely.

That woodsy deep quality is perfect for the January blahs.

A reminder of the stark beauty of winter and the promise of spring.

Upscale Downhome said...

Just found your blog and it looks great. I also am a tartan, toile, and leopard lover! I really like the contrast in your centerpiece between the mercury glass, birch bark and burlap. Very beautiful! I look forward to following your blog in the coming year.

Privet and Holly said...

Happy New Year!
I love how you
have made the transition
from Christmas to
just WINTER in your
home. I especially
like the mantle. I
saw the movie The
King's Speech when it
came out and there is
a scene with a fireplace
mantle full of pics that
inspired me to do the
Happy Wednesday!
xx Suzanne

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

So inspirational! Thanks for showing us how beautiful winter decor can be!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your table is so warm and inviting! I just love the birch sleeves! And the mercury glass. I just postd a white tablescape with mercury glass candleholders. Don't you just love the soft silver shimmer they give off?
Your runner was made for that table! It is so chic and gives a soft comfortable feel!
Your home is gorgeous, and rich and every detail is so wonderfully thought out!
As usual, I am so inspired!
xo Yvonne

Sue said...

Beautiful tablescape on your table.

Lizabeth said...

I love the hutch...You do such a wonderful job of combinations and placement. I love the mercury glass pieces too, I also have some of them. I enjoy the soft glow they give. The birch sleeves are great, I've never seen that before.

cynsbeachhouse said...

One of my FAVorite bloggers! Love your vignette designs & crativity for a new look from the other side of the nation.

Love love love the burlap you use as we do at the store with beach and seashells. Did you create the runner? Always looking for new suppliers for the store.


Sarah said...

Thanks for taking us along. The shop looks lovely! The centerpiece is beautiful, Delores. I have some birch bark candles that I need to pull out and work up into a centerpiece. Thanks for the inspiration. ~ Sarah

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Delores, I always love everything you do - especially in that wonderful hutch. It always looks spectacular. Your stenciled burlap runner is great! I NEED one of those! laurie

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