Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Very Fancypants Tablescape

This may very well be the chicest thing i've ever done.  Chic and sophisticated, timeless and classy.  And dubbed by the boyfriend, fancypants.  Not to worry, that's a good thing.  It means my goal is achieved, and he sees it too.  Love when others appreciate your vision, right?


I wanted it to feel holiday-ish without being 100% clear what that holiday was.  This could go for Christmas, Chanukah, New Years, or really anything during winter, no?  The runner was not meant for this room when i got it (on clearance, HG) but i think it sets the winter white tone. Usually the accent color is red, so i wasn't quite sure this would work out.


You drink out of seasonal glasses, I'm sure.  I was thrilled to find this, but disappointed there was only one.  (HG)


The candlesticks were either thrifted or from the dollar store, the candles themselves were never utilized before (gift from way back) and remembered them at the last minute!  The only new item on the table are these little two toned presents (XMas Tree Shops) that i plopped atop the Spanish moss.


Snowflake napkins (Kohls clearance last year) and napkin rings (winnings) were the inspiration, adding to the two toned look.



What's that, these little presents light up?  A deal and a steal if i ever saw one!



I still thought it needed something, so these snowflakes from the dollar store (from last year) were just thrown into the mix.  Fancypants winter wonderland indeed.


A little extra bling-the blue ornaments in the apothecary jars were actually a garland. When I snipped them off, the remaining bits were just added to the Spanish moss instead of tossed in the trash. Their original destination, i'm ashamed to say. 




I would totally host a soiree dinner party just to eat it in here.  It's amazing that thrifting, dollar stores, and clearance can result in something so pretty.  I loooove it, and hope you do, too!

35 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow! Your tablescape looks beautiful! It honestly looks like a picture from a magazine! :) I love the white runner and light colors against the dark wood of your table!

Jenglamgirl said...

Very Pretty love the gold gift boxes. Great tablescape. Jen

Christy said...

I love those gift candle holders!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love those pretty gift boxes!

Blessings,
Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fancypants beautiful indeed! Love the little presents! The two tone, silver/gold is really pretty! Fabulous and on a budget! Yay!!

Crazy Garden Lady said...

That is so beautiful - you have the knack that's for sure. Can you come to Oz and do my Christmas table for me? Please? Though my table would probably freak out at the fancypants-ness of it all!

Alicia said...

Your table looks amazing! And your pants: very fancy

It's a good thing I'm not actually felonious, because I feel some serious lust in my heart for the light-up presents.

Alicia@Protodoom

paige said...

so pretty!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Would've never thought to give those presents a "lift" - fabulous!

Kara said...

So pretty!!! Super chic too!! LOVE the present boxes, and they light up?!?! Amazing!!

Great job!

L.A. said...

So sparkly and lovely! Embrace it "fancypants"!

Just wanted to take time and stop by and thank you for following my blog this year! I hope I continue to make you laugh in 2011!

Happy Happy-Merry Merry from Try To Keep Up www.westcoastleslie.blogspot.com

Lana said...

LOVE this look, simple and elegant! Fancypants is what we would say out here in the country, so your bf is right on! Enjoy!

Debbie said...

I love seeing your fancy pants get all creative! What pretty glasses too...enjoy!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Ohhh, I like the addition of the snowflakes :)

Brandi said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and view my blog. I appreciate your comments on my white hot chocolate!

Your table scape is beautiful! I love the present boxes. Are you close to Philly? My husband grew up in Mt. Airy and we lived in Germantown before moving to Georgia. I miss the good food in Philly. I could really go for a soft pretzel right now!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You so need to host a dinner party! Your table looks fantastic :D You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the Monday blog party!!

we three dogs and me said...

Very pretty love the candles sticks and idea that it would fit any occasion

Kim said...

Your table turned out beautifully. It's amazing that you could mix and match year deals and have such a lovely table. I really like the light up gift boxes.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love your tablescape. Looks great! And I love the Haunaka(spelled) goblet. . . . too bad you couldn't find more to match. I am sure there are others. I hope you find them to finish off a set. Great job with the table. Thanks for sharing.

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Love your tablescape! Those presents are such a great find.

I would be honored if you linked up to my Pajama Party.

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/

~Ela

HRANDICA said...

yOUR TABLE DECORATION LOOKS REALLY NICE. I LIKE THIS LITTLE PRESENTS ON CANDLE HOLDERS. GREAT.
GREETINGS FROM ME.

Moe said...

this is cute & could so go for any holiday!

I love those presents :)

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Love those presents. They have a "fancy pants" vibe but not overkill!

The curve of them is a lil Tim Burton to me. Love them...

Hope you can stop by tonight to Creative Juice Thursday and link this up!

I should have the party going by 9pm, permitted my sick kids are asleep...

:)
Nicolette @
http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com

Shellbelle said...

How unique, pretty and yes, just darn fancy! I would come to a dinner party at your house, if only to steal the centerpiece! Love those boxes!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Didn't the Dollar Tree have great snowflake ornaments this year? I am headed back for more.

Brown Shoe said...

Fancy pants indeed...beautiful and elegant. Love the special glass too!

Scribbler said...

It is pretty fancypants, all right. I think it is quite elegant, and it is nice that it can work for any holiday.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

Seasons greetings to you and yours.

Meg said...

Ha! Your commentary is making me laugh. I love the boxes (with lights! Cool.) and the snowflakes are a fun addition. Miss Fancy Pants! That should be your name from now on. :)

Shannon said...

I love that this tablescape is appropriate for all holidays. I love the snowflakes--Dollar Tree is the best.

Entertaining Women said...

Your presents in the centerpiece will tell each guest that your beautiful table is a gift in itself just for them! Great job! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Fancypants=beautiful--thanks for sharing!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You are great at tablescapes! Just beautiful!

Thanks for linking up to Hookin Up With HoH!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Jessica said...

Love the little gift boxes! Visiting from centsationalgirl

Design_Fluff said...

I really like this tablescape. Love the gift boxes and the way you displayed them:) Thank you for the comment on my tablescape today. It was really nice of you:)
http://designfluff.blogspot.com/2011/11/peacock-and-gold-christmas-tablescape.html