Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Winter Wonderland Christmas-Table Top Tuesday


      Every year, I pick a color theme for my Christmas decorating. I've done everything from black and white, to hot pink and purple. I generally know by the time Christmas is over what the color theme will be the next year. I had a plan for this year, but I just didn't "feel it" when the time came to decorate my house. So, a shift in plans and a bit of thought about how I was feeling this year about the holiday changed everything.  I decided I wasn't feeling bright, colorful and cute...I was feeling soft, shimmery and sparkly. I wanted something soothing and pretty (without buying a lot of new things). Today I'm showing you part of my library table at the top of the stairs. Marty makes it difficult to share my tables because I seem to have a cloche or two on most of them that I don't want to show until her cloche party.


     You can see that I started with some silver fabric on the table, topped with live greens. The silver trees I've had for many years, a scattering of Pottery Barn stars and a new little snow clown that I purchased in Franklin, TN. He was meant to go under a cloche, but he wouldn't fit in any of mine.


The ornaments give you a hint of what my tree looks like this year.


     Just a little hint of red in the frame of an old time looking picture. It is hard to see that it also has a bit of sparkly snow on it. Pretend you don't see that tiny cloche...you will be seeing it again soon. I apologize for the lighting in the photos. We have had a series of gray days and this table isn't near a window. More to come...


I am joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.
Please say an extra prayer for Marty's family
 today...her mother-in-law is gravely ill.

This is the last day to sign up for my
GIVEAWAY!

18 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, what a beautiful tabletop display with the silver and the lush greens. I didn't see the little cloche there, I promise!!

koralee said...

Everything is just soooo pretty...I adore those trees.

Thanks for sharing the JOY my friend....Have a great last day of November. xoxo

Traci said...

Very pretty. I love the color scheme.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Lovin the simplicity and shimmery sparkle of this vignette...
I didnt know anyone but me decided on next years decor before this years was even done..
are we twins? giggle..

Holiday Hugs and Cant wait for the cloche party~!
Sonny

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very sparkly and Christmas-y. The Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html and while you are there join the give-a-way going on today.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How Pretty - great job!
Another gray, dreary day here - not good for picture taking inside.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty table, Sue! I love all the sparkle!! Can't wait to see more, especially those cloches!

Xo,
Jane

dee dee said...

Sue,
This scheme is perfect for this year. It matches with your blog too! The blue sparkles makes me feel warm on this cold wet day.
Looking forward to seeing your cloches!
Dee Dee

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, I'm lovin' your little snowman:@)

Shellbelle said...

Oh, Sparkling Sue, your decor matches all the sparkles on your blog!

My cousin from Neptune beach just informed me that her and her beau are going to go to Disney to see the holiday decor. Their going to try to do it in two days, I said no way! I sent her a link to your posts from last year, so they can map out what not to miss!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Absolutely stunning... every piece have their own pretty character.

Happy TTT...
/chie

Melody said...

Oh Sue, Your theme is beautiful.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue -- love your tabletop. Your new clown is so cute and I love the shimmery look of everything including the Happy Holidays sign. Love your new background paper too. Joni

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Sue! Love the shimmery look!

Maria said...

What a magical time of year! This is just beautiful Sue ~ The picture frame with Happy Holidays is so nicely showcased there.
Wishing you all the merriment of this wonderful season!
Blessings to you!
* * * Maria * * *

Drawn to The Sea said...

Isn't it funny how our decorating moods differ from year to year? Reflecting our mindset, I guess? I bet your pretty tablescape REALLY sparkles by candlelight.

Sweet day,
Julia~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is really pretty Sue! I love sparkly silver! Thanks for the inspiration!

Angie said...

Cute! I love the silver, blue, white, sparkly type colors for Christmas :)