Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Centerpiece

My Christmas Centerpiece is another example of layering.

1. The first layer is a decrepit, falling apart mirror. I love all the cracks and shabbiness of it.

2.Second layer is a trifle dish filled with glittery ornaments. 

3.Third-A white platter that is gilded with gold and a red transferware plate in front.

4.Fourth-A Christmas teapot

5.Fifth-Fill in the empty spots-A mercury glass [not] bottle.Ross $4.99

6.Sixth-A white gilded reindeer to balance the white teapot on the other side.

7.Seventh-Fill in the gaps with greenery and glittery stuff.

It isn't difficult when broken down in layers and balancing out colors and textures. Relax and enjoy the process. If it is pleasing to your eye then go with it. It's your stuff and your house. Your house is your unique canvas...paint away!

Have a lovely week.

Try to remember that this season is not about presents, but about His Presence.

I will be linking to these blog parties:

DebbieDoo's Newbie Party
Mosaic Monday at
Masterpiece Monday at
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.blogspot
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at

ClubG.W. at
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tablescape Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesdays Treasures at

Primp Your Stuff at
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesday is Rednesday at

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at F.M.B.P.T.Y.

Feathered Nest
Home Sweet Home Friday at
Potpouri Friday 2805
Show and Tell Friday at
The Shabby Nest:Frugal Friday
Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground

How Sweet the Sound

Sunday's Best at My 1929 Charmer


Revi said...

It's looking like Christmas! How pretty - and I LOVE your mirror, too! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tabletop arrangement is a shop stopper! I really appreciate you breaking it down into layers. It really makes is so much easier to see and follow along (especially if you want to copy)! :0

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty...I love using mirrors, they always add a bit of sparkle. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Your layered centerpiece is fabulous. I love that mirror!

Marilyn said...

Great arrangements.. So festive and creative.. I LOVE all your little trinkets.. : )) Stopping in from Tuesday linky.. Great creative blog you have here.. I'm officially your newest happy follower.. I'm Marilyn via Hope you can visit sometime.. Off to indulge in more fun around here.. TY.. Happy Tuesday..

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

It all looks absolutely wonderful! What a visual feast!

Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

Anonymous said...

Great centerpiece. Your mirror is beautiful, and I love red transferware!!

Sue said...

Your layered centerpiece is truly eye candy! Love the faux mercury glass bottle and the transferware plate. And I can't forget that sweet setter dog standing watch! :-) Visiting from WUW. ~ Sue

Unknown said...

Love, love, love yout table top! i have a soft spot for red transferware.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The mirror is so perfect! I need to find one for my dresser! You are so smart and have everything beautifully decorated! Happy holidays! ♥

Barb said...

Audrey, this is lovely! It is so pretty and so elegant. Wonderful!

Barb ♥

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love the little gold and white deer! He fits into this centerpiece perfectly to add h is Christmas touch! andrea@townandprairie

Grammy Goodwill said...

That looks so pretty on your table. I like the way you broke it down for us, too.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sheer elegance! I would love to share a feast at your table!


Something cherry, something blue,
Something scarlet just for you;
Something blazing as the sun,
Something red when day is done.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Desert reds here and here

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your centerpiece is stunning. I love all the creative elements you used.

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty centerpiece! And love the the china. Pat

Alycia Nichols said...

Very nicely done!

Alycia Nichols said...

Very nicely done!

Lynn said...

What a cozy, inviting table. I can imagine sitting there for hours. Love your step-by-step how to. I'm your newest follower and hope you can pop by Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Your centerpiece is outstanding. I LOVE the little dog.
I would love for you to share your elegant home with me at my Show & Tell party. It starts on Wednesdays each week at


Mimi said...

Like the way you broke down this tablescape step by step. Very generous of you.

Marigene said...

Beautiful centerpiece!

Lui said...

Beautiful decor!
I love "not about presents but His Presence" ... the best meaning of the season!

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Your centerpiece is just lovely. I love the deer and the mirror is perfect!
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Wonderful layers - very festive!

Tea in Texas said...

Your step by step layering of the centerpiece is very clever. Spode's Pink Vista red transferware plate is one of my favorite patterns. The dog is cute and very quick to catch your attention. Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing the season and your lovely ideas at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This layered center piece is gorgeous and elegant. I love the detail. I would love it if you would link this fabulous post to our What's It Wednesday linky party. I really hope you can join us.


The Charm of Home said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Looking a lot like Christmas. So very lovely. I like how you layered, like how you started with the mirror. Such a beautiful centerpiece. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best and wishing you very happy holiday's.

Unknown said...

Now I am so excited for Christmas to come. I have a lot of Christmas table decorations ideas in mind and thanks to you, there's additional option. Happy holidays!

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