Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Easy Winter Table

I hate to admit it, but my dining room table typically functions as a dumping ground... for school projects in process, gifts that need wrapping and/or mailing, items that need a landing strip before being put away. I know-- not very stylish or organized! But several times a year, I get the urge to make my dining room look like... well, a dining room. A clean, quiet, decorated dining room.

I was thrilled when my new mercury glass candleholders from Pottery Barn arrived last week, as they were the last pieces to a very simple puzzle for my winter dining room table.

I think they're the perfect partners for my Willow House Royal Street Urn. I added a bed of moss and a creamy pillar candle on each. The pillars would be simple to dress up with bands of ribbon, too. For the twig arrangement in my Royal Street Urn, I filled the urn with scrunched up packing paper and inserted several simple twigs and a few I spray painted gold for the holidays...just the right amount of glitz. Then I packed pine cones around the twig arrangement for added support. One of my silver trays anchors the arrangement along with some scattered pine cones. I could add fruit or fresh flowers to the tray for added color and interest if I wanted to dress it up.

For now, I'm enjoying the simplicity... and having a clean dining room table. :)

How about you? Does your dining room table stay pristine or become a staging area for your busy household?

The Royal Street Urn is available through my website. Click HERE for ordering information.


  1. Well, let me put it this way. . . I cleaned ours off last week and my 4-year-old asked if we were having a party. Does that answer your question? :)

  2. Mine has stuff all over it right now!!! I really need to get a handle on it!

  3. I stumbled across your blog. Cute ideas. I'll have to check back in often. :)
    My dining room table is in a constant state of change. One day it looks clean and welcoming with a cute centerpiece and the next it's full of the kids school papers, backpacks, homework, and the remnants of their afternoon snack. Ha! The life of a mom. :)

  4. I really like the look of the branches with the silver and it's beautiful in you green dining room! So peaceful and elegant.

    Smiles and Hugs...Tracy


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