November 15, 2016

Styling a Coffee Table - How to Blend Fall and Christmas

Hi Everyone! And welcome to the second edition of our monthly blog post on coffee table styling hosted by Janine of Happy Happy Nester! If you are here from Crazy Chic Design, welcome! If you are a regular reader, you might have read last month's post on styling a Fall coffee table. For those of you who might have missed it, every month 15 bloggers will be sharing how to style a coffee table on the 15th of the month. Well this month, we have a new edition and I'm changing it up! I didn't want to do a full-on Christmas table just yet, but I definitely felt done with all of my pumpkins! So what to do? I decided to try to bridge the gap between fall and Christmas decorating and do a table that looked slightly wintery, emphasizing some natural elements with a color scheme of green and white. A table that could last from now through Thanksgiving, but also one that would work for Christmas if you wanted it to. 




I decided that pinecones is the new pumpkin! At least for me. I started with an antique French urn and filled it with pinecones and seeded eucalyptus.






I like the emphasis on green as I think it works for both holidays, so I added two preserved topiaries and elevated them on a stack of green books. I then added some little birds and a tiny green tray on top of the books for interest.





I have a silver bowl with deer heads on either end that I purchased last year at an antique store so I filled that with more tiny pinecones. This bowl just says "winter" to me!






After that I added a silver tray, put the deer bowl on top of that and added a vintage bee catcher bottle along with a mercury glass candle.





You might remember I gave some basic guidelines for styling a coffee table in last month's Fall coffee table post. Basically, I talked about incorporating:

Books
Something natural
Something unique or interesting (preferably vintage)
Other options (candles, boxes, trays, etc)

For the complete details, you can read last month's post here.









For this table, I used books in tones of green and grey, natural items are the pinecones and topiaries, unique and/or vintage items are the urn and bee catcher bottle, and the "other" items are the candle, tray and birds. Also, remember to vary the heights of the objects you're using as well.






Hopefully this gave you some inspiration on styling a coffee table in your own home! And if like me, you want to make it wintery without fully emphasizing Christmas yet, then you have some ideas as well. You could also incorporate pine tree sprigs or other greens, neutral ornaments like shiny balls, or even some bare little Christmas trees while still having it not scream Christmas. For me, that will be next month's table!


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I hope you will visit Oscar Bravo Home next and then hop on over to the rest of the group's posts. All of these bloggers have great ideas, and if you do want to do Christmas already, several are doing that as well!


Styling a Coffee Table November Blog Hop

Janine at Happy Happy Nester

Kathleen at Lindsay Hill Interiors

Susana at Too Chic for Words

Amie at Meme Hill

Joan at Two Ladies and a Chair

Julie and Jodie at The Design Twins

Amy at Crazy Chic Design

Maison de Cinq (that's me!)

Oscar at Oscar Bravo Home

Kim and Lacey at Styled with Lace

Summer at She Leaves a Little Sparkle



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sheila
xo




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20 comments :

  1. Beautiful. Time to get out my pinecones!

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    1. Thanks so much Eilis! And yes, go get them! I have to go and hunt down more this week:)

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Sheila
      xo

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  2. So perfect for this time of year...especially when I am not quite ready to dive into Christmas!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks Shelley! Me too! Though I have to do it earlier than usual because of the blog hops, at least this doesn't feel too over the top for me! But I'll be there soon:))

      Sheila
      xo

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  3. Yes I agree, pinecones are winter's pumpkins. I have been using pinecones for Winter for some time... when I go on hikes in the woods I always look for out for really big ones! I love that reindeer bowl that you picked up last year - it is so cute!

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    1. Thanks Angelina! I get all of mine on my walks as well. And thank you for the compliment on the bowl - I just loved it! It had to come home with me:))

      Sheila
      xo

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  4. Your vignettes are always so lovely and interesting, Sheila! I love all your beautiful vintage pieces! And you KNOW I love that coffee table!

    xo

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    1. Thank you Kathleen! I loved your styling too.... and of course, we have excellent taste in tables:))

      Sheila
      xo

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  5. So beautiful!!! I love those little silver birds.....
    ~Des

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    1. Thanks so much Des!

      Hope you are well:)

      Sheila
      xo

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  6. I love how you incorporated natural elements on your BEAUTIFUL coffee table! Looks great, Sheila!

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    1. Thank you so much Oscar! I always appreciate your kind words of support!

      Sheila
      xo

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  7. Love it Sheila.... I loved how you styled it and my favorite is those pines cones inside that French urn...gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much Alicia! Sooo glad that you stopped by! I appreciate it immensely.

      Sheila
      xo

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  8. It looks so beautiful, Sheila!

    Love all the natural elements that you added. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you Susana! Love your taste so it's especially nice to hear coming from you!

      Sheila
      xo

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  9. Sheila,
    Such a great blog post! Gosh, I love your urn and I have the Pottery Barn version of your silver bowl! Love your whole table decor and congrats on bridging the gap between seasons!

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    1. Thank you so much Janine! I actually saw that PB version and missed out on it which is why I plucked up that antique version when I saw it!

      I'm so thrilled to be joining you in this hop, and I'm so thankful to be a part of it!

      Sheila
      xo

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  10. So many elements to love here. My favorites have to be the white urn and the silver bowl with the stag head handles. Just lovely! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Happy Thanksgiving! Cherry Kay

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  11. Hi Sheila! So pretty. You can't beat Mother Nature for simple, elegant decor. Pat @ Bringing French Country Home

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