…christmas decor: buffet table

So, I’m going to do a bit more entertaining this year because, well, I’m crazy. My youngest is also three and I think I can handle it a bit more. I also feel very blessed to have our home and the space to celebrate and be cozy with friends.

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I started with my vintage olive crates. I put one on either end and a faux tree wrapped in burlap. This anchors my table and I just love the look.

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I then order a boat load of mason jars. I'm talking about 8 crates worth in all sizes. I do prefer the wide-liped Ball jars. I wraped some of them in burlap with a ribbon and others with red & white string. In each one there are fresh cranberries and a tea candle.

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I think green & red can work really well if you tone it down and try to use these hues that can be found in nature. You can see that I've integrated lots of natural textures and some browns. Cheese boards work great for a buffet setting to bring in that natural color wood.

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You know I heart my bird nests and I use these green ones for winter and spring. It changes the look completely with a few faux cranberries.

IMG_3930 I own three of these chicken wire serving trays and use them for everything. I found them at William Sonoma a few years ago. They add texture and interest to my table. I also pulled out some of my Lenox plates from my wedding. Not sure if I'll use them, but I like hint of elegance in there at the moment.

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I pulled a bunch of accessories that I had around the house to create different heights. This carving came from my coffee table. I found it at Luckett's over the summer.IMG_3737 A suitecase also for a different height.

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The piece de resistance would be my Gram's antique sled. She actually used it as a child and I love the rustic quality it adds. Ollie is in agreement.

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Now for the food....

…faborite things friday: zentique

Zentique is a brand that you should know about. Several companies sell their products that look like reproduction antiques. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Sharon, this chair has your name written all over it.

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Who doesn't need a few extra ottomans for seating?

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Simple & classy hurricane.

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Hello, grain sack.

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I receive an email about my large clock almost every day. Here is an awesome one!

Zentique has large casegoods & really cute accessories. I think their pieces are worth a look & the price.

 

…online fabric store giveaway!

I heart Online Fabric Store! It’s a great resource for fabrics.

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I’ve used their products for most of my upholstered dining chairs as well as some window seats that I recently had done.

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Here’s DH working on some seat cushions. He’s my upholsterer & mighty good at it 🙂

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I typically use burlap for seat cushions because I like the look and they are really versatile. The shop has so many colors & textures to choose from.

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Of course, sometimes I diverge. Love this striped print with my favorite colors.

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Online Fabric Store is so cool they are offering a $100 credit to a lucky reader!

To enter, visit www.onlinefabricstore.net and Pin at least two of your favorite fabrics. Then just leave a comment below with link(s) to your pins.

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If you find any great striped fabrics for my english arm roll chairs let me know! I'm on the look out.