Hi there…so glad you could stop by. Want to see what I’ve been working on? I had the most fun putting together my mixed metals table setting for entertaining this holiday season.
I’m slowly checking off items on my Holiday to-do list. It’s getting to the point where I’m having fun cooking, baking, entertaining, shopping, wrapping and decorating. Are you there yet?
So I was more than a little excited to jump feet first when Chloe’s Tablescape Blog Hop came around. Chloe has organized 28 of us this week to showcase our Holiday Tablescapes…a bit like herding cats, but maybe a tad more difficult…maybe more like herding elves while they are wrapping presents, drinking spiked eggnog, eating too many cookies and decorating their home… all at the same time.
This mixed metals table setting all started with a footed copper bowl/pot that I picked up at the thrift store several weeks back. Of course, now that I’m writing this I realize that I don’t have a picture of the copper bowl/pot unadorned, so you’ll just have to imagine an empty footed copper bowl/pot as the ‘before’.
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It was sitting empty in my dining room as I unpacked all my Christmas ornaments this year and…well…the rest is history.
I placed my copper bowl on a silver tray and filled it with every random, remotely metal-ish ornament I owned…
surrounded it with silver candlesticks, mercury glass finials, silver chargers and copper votives…
used my painted ‘mixed metal’ sugar cookie ornaments as place holders…
…put gold candles in my silver candlesticks (gasp!)…and my Mixed Metals Table Setting was born.
You know when something just comes together like it was meant to be…like Kismet?…that’s how I feel about how easy this table came together.
Now, I know that all this ‘mixed metals’ stuff might be giving some of you the heebie jeebies…my daughter for one.
She’s one of those that can’t wear anything silver if there is something gold in the same zip code.
Me, on the other hand; I’ve always loved tossing all the metals together and letting them play and bounce off of each other. But to each their own; as my grandma always said, ”that’s what make the world go ’round”.
But, back to the table.
If you saw my Thanksgiving Table, or my Christmas Brunch Table in my recent home tour…you’ll probably notice that the same dishes keep appearing. Not only do absolutely love the design and endurance of my Juliska dishes, but they just seem to accommodate whatever I ask them to do.
Which is no small feat…just ask Terry.
The name tags on the cookies I created simply by writing everyone’s name using a glue pen and then sprinkling it with extra-fine copper glitter. A quick note about the glitter…I found many to be more orange than copper. The one I linked to is the exact one I used and is a lovely true copper.
If you’d like to refer back to this mixed metals table setting, then bookmark this page or save it to pinterest for your future reference.
So, are you ready for more table decorating inspiration? Do take a few minutes today or over the weekend to stop by and visit each of these lovely ladies and their dining rooms. You won’t be disappointed. And many thanks again to Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate for hosting us all.
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