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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Tablescape Design Inspiration

Hi friends!
It's hard to believe that Christmas is only ten days away! I feel like this year went by too fast. It has been a snowy weekend in this neck of the woods! We just might get a white Christmas after all!

With the holidays just round the corner, I thought I would share with you a mood board for my winter tablescape design!

I have always been drawn to the Scandinavian Christmas color scheme of red and white when decorating for the holidays! 
Decorating my home with traditional red accents makes me feel more "Christmassy." And with snow covering every inch of the ground outside, throwing in white accents in my home decor makes everything look brighter inside especially when most days are so dark and gloomy nowadays!

I am using this White Philippe Dining Table from Modani as an inspirational muse to create my Winter tablescape design.  The smooth clean lines of the oversized white tabletop with beautiful carved legs is a fine example of when contemporary meets classic baroque! If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you must know how much I love French-inspired home decor! I am also in love with this elegant, classic New Louis White Armless Chair, that goes charmingly with the sleek modern table. 

A trendsetter in furniture design, Modani has revolutionized the modern furniture industry. It has designed a variety of cutting-edge collections, from minimalist, contemporary to baroque and eclectic furniture design for you to select and choose from. Modani has beautiful showrooms for you to visit and explore their Modern Furniture all across the United States from New York City and Miami to Houston and Los Angeles, and even in Canada. They even have virtual tour available on their website.

To set my Holiday tablescape I have covered my traditional Queen Anne wood table with a pristine white tablecloth that matches my inspirational table. Keeping with the Scandinavian red and white color scheme I have incorporated into my table setting: my antique red goblets,  Cristal d'Arques stemware,  red, white and silver ornaments, red poinsettia garland as centerpiece for my tablescape, and Red Sainte Germaine style dinner plate from Sur La Table.  

 Stay tuned to see more of my red and white Christmas tablescape, where modern meets Scandinavian with a little bit of Parisian thrown in!

Thanks for your visit! It is always a pleasure to hear from you!
Merry Christmas!
~Hugs, Poppy~
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Potpourri

Don't you just love Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year? "With the kids jingle-belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer." I just got home after picking up my daughter from the store. She has been volunteering at the area stores for bell ringing on behalf of the Salvation Army. 
"It's the happiest season of all with those holiday greetings, when friends come to call, and there will be parties for hosting."

I love filling the house with "Christmas Scent!"

Gather the ingredients to make your house smelling like Christmas, especially before you are expecting company.

Some of these natural ingredients you may already even have in your pantry. 
3-4 cinnamon sticks and 1 tablespoon of whole cloves

One cup of cranberries

2-3 whole oranges, sliced

or 2-3 lemons, sliced

and a teaspoon of vanilla extract

Bring about 3 cups of water a boil in a pot or a slow cooker along with the fresh fruits, herbs, spices, and extract. Reduce heat and then simmer on low. Soon your home will be smelling heavenly! The combination of the spices and the orange slices is absolutely amazing! Check once in a while to make sure there is enough water in the pot to prevent burning.

A jar filled up with this concoction not only makes beautiful Christmas accents in your home but also excellent hostess gifts
Here, a trio of them looks pretty on my kitchen window sill.

To surround your home with more wonderful Christmas scent or simply to decorate with natural elements such as this sweet-smelling orange garland
Click on the picture below

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments. 
Merry Christmas!

I would like to say thank you to these gracious hostesses for showcasing my Christmas Luminaries and Thanksgiving Vignette at their fun linky parties. Stop by and visit their beautiful blogs if you get a chance for a host of inspiring ideas on home decor, crafts, diys, and mouth-watering recipes.

Kathy @ A Delightsome Life
The Style Sisters
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Kathryn @ The Dedicated House
Tammy and Cathy @ One More Time Events

My heartfelt thanks!