Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peacock and Gold Christmas Tablescape

I'm loving my Christmas tablescape this year. It's inspired by gold and peacocks. I love both!  I'm so glad gold is making a comeback. It's been a long time coming.  Don't get me wrong, I love silver. But it seems silver is all I've seen for years now. It's a nice change and I think it goes quite well with my peacock inspired theme.

My centerpiece was frugally done. I grabbed some branches from the backyard.  My husband painted them gold with some acrylic paint I had on hand. We placed teal blue and gold ribbon of different widths throughout the branches. I purchased a box of crystals from Marshalls to complete the look.

I was finishing my table up and decided I needed just a couple of finishing touches. I added 2 white resin birds. I love white. You'll probably always see pops of white wherever I decorate:)








Everything is finished. The lighting was bad today in my home. For that reason, I added something called a glamour glow to the photo to lighten it up.



Costs breakdown:
Plates were all free. I already owned them. CB2
Gold leafed chargers 6 total- $1.00 a piece from the Dollar Tree
Butterflies a pack of 4- $9.99 from Marshalls
Mercury glass votive holders 4 total- $3.99 a piece. Marshalls
Table Runner- Free and it was actually a scarf I used.
Ribbon- Free (already had on hand)
Peacocks 2 total- 5.95 a piece from Pier One
LED tealight candles- Free (already owned them) Home Goods
Silverware- Free (already owned) Home Goods
Mid-Century modern vase -Free (had that puppy for years now)  Pier One
Wine glasses box of 12- $10.99 Marshalls
Crystals one box- $6.99 Marshalls
Paint- Free (already had on hand)
Spray paint- I wasn't sure whether or not to include this in the cost breakdown. The spray paint was originally for the branches centerpiece. The color I chose was champagne. When the branches were sprayed it came out as a silvery color instead of champagne, which is not what I was going for. So, I used pure gold acrylic paint over the champagne and this is the color I decided to go with.
2 Resin Birds- $5.99 for the pack. Marshalls
                                                     Total: $67.82 without tax

                                        



Linking up with:
http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2011/11/tablescape-link-party-homegoods-contest/#more-24364
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
http://www.sallyleebythesea.com/2011/12/coastal-christmas-day-1-holiday-linky.html?showComment=1322804258926#c4122552932757436842
http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html?showComment=1322880940033#c4458251504939869416
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/2011/12/flaunt-it-friday-82-and-3-shutterfly.html
http://petitehermine.blogspot.com/2011/12/sunday-linky-party-42-goodies.html
http://tatertotsandjello.com/2011/12/weekend-wrap-up-party-and-a-year-of-sugar-scrubs-giveaway-8-winners.html
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/12/sns-111-mantels-and-stockings.html

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors & love the peacock theme....great job!

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  2. Very nice table! I love the peacock colors! I did a post recently on incorporating those colors into your home. Very pretty!

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  3. Oh I loooove me some peacock blue and gold, way to go girl! What and inviting table, thanks so much for linking up to the party!
    xo
    Kate

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  4. what a great color combo. it's amazing what difference blogging has made, at least to me. i would never have thought those colors could be for the holidays, but they totally work.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the peacocks you used, I saw them in Pier! the other day, thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love your colors and those peacocks are amazing!
    Debbie

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  7. Jean, thanks so much for the compliment. I'm going to head over and check out your post!

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  8. Centsational Girl, Thank you for hosting. I really looooove peacock blue and Gold as well!

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  9. the cape on the corner, thank you for taking the time to come over and have a look. I agree, the blog world opens your eyes to things you normally wouldn't think of or expect to work. Thanks for the compliment:)

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  10. UKMUMINUSA,
    Thank you so much! I love the peacocks, too. I first purchased some beautiful ones from Marshalls. The feathers were much more elaborate but the colors didn't go with my theme as well. So, I picked up the pier one peacocks.

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  11. Thank you, Glenda. There are actually 2 peacocks.They're for the heads of the table, you just can't see both:)

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  12. Very beautiful color combo! I like how you "wrapped" the plates with ribbon too. :)Lovely!

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  13. I love this color combo. I'm glad gold is coming back too, it's so elegant. I really love the way you mixed and matched the settings. The way you made the settings look like presents is brilliant!

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  14. The only thing I would do different with this is to leave the unfinished pics out of the posts. I edited the posts today and took out the unfinished pics. I think it looks more authentic and beautiful now. Oh, and perhaps have a lot of branches hanging down from the ceiling as opposed to in a vase. My husband talked me out of that, unfortunately.

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  15. Beautiful color combination - LOVE the peacock!!

    I'd love it if you'd share it at our Christmas Linky Party going on right now.

    Happy December!

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  18. This is GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  19. Thank you, Sara! That is so kind of you!:)

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  20. THis is gorgeous!!!! I love different color schemes for Christmas and this one is a keeper.
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! That is so nice of you to say:) I really enjoyed some of the projects on your blog, too! I'm your newest follower!

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