All That Glitters: Rustic Glam Birch Slices and Tablescape


Greetings Friends! I've shared a whimsical vintage snowman tea party at my breakfast table and today I'm featuring my dining table decked out for the holidays. I love the festive feeling of silver and gold Christmas decorations and this year I've added some extra sparkle to my dining room ...


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Remember these? I grabbed them from Smitten, back in October.  To make these glittery gold monogram place markers...


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...I  used a paint brush to paint Mod Podge Matte Finish initials on each slice and 


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then sprinkled on Deco Art Gold Glamour Dust --that's it! 

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After gluing on dried leaves and mini pinecones, I used the same technique on these birch candle holders I found at a yard sale for .50! Ready to see how I used them in my tablescape?



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I'm not sure what it is about old sheet music, but I find it so romantic and used it several ways this holiday season! I started by laying multiple sheets in different directions to mimic a runner and then added a layer of this sparkling metallic burlap ribbon. 


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Here's the place setting--my vintage china paired with Target clearance plates from a previous holiday season.  I love the little birds perched on golden leaves!  I also added some mini pinecones to my flatware pockets. 


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The snow tipped silver bottle brush is more holiday clearance from Christmas past.  I found the tiny gold nativity and the cloche at a local thrift store.  I just arranged it on a small china plate and added faux snow.


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A closer peek...


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Now for the centerpiece! I've had this peace sign for several years.  I was drawn to its  crackly finish.  It's nestled at the bottom, with the snowy tulle garland and...


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...this fabulous gold leaf wreath I found in Denver! I had already started working on the tablecape when I left for my Thanksgiving visit, so the timing was perfect. 


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I placed it at the base of 


All That Glitters: Rustic Glam Birch Slices and Tablescape mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Thrift store wreath came painted gold--no makeover required, placed at the base of rustic tree centerpiece



 my estate sale tree from last season and tucked the tulle garland around the leaves. This year I decorated it with silver and gold birdhouses and doves. 


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Here's a wider view of the table: 


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Remember to come back Tuesday to see the rest of my Christmas decorations at the Creating Christmas: A Thrifted Christmas party! I can't wait to see your thrifty finds and projects! 








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11 comments:

  1. Love the woodsy look Cecilia. I all came together very nicely. That is a great bottle brush tree. Hard to find the tall ones.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  2. So pretty! Gold and white is still the prettiest way to decorate for the holidays!

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  3. That's pretty, Cecilia! I'm not sure what I like the most - the sparkly monogrammed wood slices, those plates (so cute!), or the tree. It all looks great.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  4. Hi Cecilia, your home is so Beautiful! I just love silver and gold during the holidays as well as any other time. LOL Hugs, Jo

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  5. Gorgeous table Cecilia! Love the wreath and the monogrammed wood slices are so fun. It all looks fabulous!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Very nice idea. Love the plates, so pretty!

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  7. Some lovely ideas, Cecilia. I love silver and gold accents on a holiday table. So festive! Thanks for inviting me to join the party.

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  8. Beautiful! I love a little Christmas glam!

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  9. I can't decide what I love the most either, I simply adore all of it! I'm quite taken with the huge music sheets placed underneeath the table runner, very inspirational idea. But those monogram place markers have totally won my heart. Thank you for sharing, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of you tour.

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  10. You sure know how to do a tablescape! I love the branch slices and those burlap flatware pockets are so clever. Thanks so much for sharing your festive table at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  11. I love the overall look and I would never have thought to use wood slices in that way. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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