Friday, January 3, 2014

Birch Winter Tablescape


I know, every year around this time, I say the same thing and here I go again.
The Season of Christmas lasts from
 
December 25 - January 6
 
Christmas Day to Epiphany
 
12 days
 

As such, we are still thoroughly enjoying our Christmas activities and décor. 
 



With this in mind, I wanted to create a tablescape that would have a Christmas and winter vibe to it. The birch that Mr. Delight cut for me last fall was perfect for this look.
 
 
From the small birch logs to the wonderful birch log candle holders he made,
(hard to tell in pics as I used candle inserts inside votive holders, but he drilled holes into birch)...
...I am loving the rustic woodland look of the birch combined with some faux pine sprays and pine cones.
 
 
  Pine cones were also incorporated into the centerpiece...
 
...along with some candles.


We gathered the mini pine cones from a tree in our yard last year.
 (Love this "Estate Hurricane" by Partylite - birthday present a few years back from my aunt)
I have posted a few tips on how to create this look at the end. 
 
 
 
I used my snowflake wine glasses and snowflake napkin rings to coordinate with the weather outside.
 
 
 
Additional birch log pieces were used as placecard markers.
 
 
 
 
The birch log candle holders were placed on the sideboard.
 Crystal-look trees and reindeer add a bit of glam to the scene.
 
 
 
 
 Mr. Delight gave me this "trees in fall" picture for Christmas which I just love.  It goes so well with the current theme in the dining room too!
 
 
Are you still enjoying your Christmas décor and the Christmas Season?
Thanks for visiting!
 

 I will be linking this post to these fabulous blog parties:
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Tutorials & Tips Monday at Home Stories A to Z
Let’s Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Showcase Sunday at Under the Table and Dreaming



28 comments:

Kathleen said...

You bet we are still decorated an d enjoying it! I did have to take down the 7 ft tree I had by my front door. We had a blizzard last night and they predicted 50mph winds! I didn't want Dorothy in Oz to get my new tree! :)
And, taking your cue, I intend to leave the 4 ft tree I have outside the den door lit till Spring. Right now it is heavy with snow!
Your table is beautiful, and I love the white birch accents, just perfect. It is winter, and snowy, embrace it, right?
See you in Feb! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish and all the best in 2014!

mzzbev said...

I used Birch and pine twigs too for the first time this past Christmas. You did an amazing job! I will definitely have to visit this post again for Christmas 2014. Thanks for sharing! :) -Bev

The French Hutch said...

Your birch tablescape is gorgeous. I think the birch made great candle holders and I love the natural look. I love sparkle and glitter and the snowflakes, on the napkins and glasses. Lovely vignette on the sideboard too.


~Emily
The French Hutch

Dianne said...

The Birch is so lovely. I wish we had it in TN. My husband brought me some bark from Canada and I cherish it. You birch logs look so woodsy! I love it Dianne

Miss Jane said...

Your table and other Christmas decor is all just beautiful. Very tastefully done and photographed beautifully.
Normally I do leave my Christmas up at my house through Epiphany but this year I put things away early as it was a very challenging season this year.
Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Love the look of birch on the table. I've been thinking of doing a winter table with this theme too. I haven't been in a rush to put away the Christmas decor. Slowing packing things away. Like you, I like to continue to enjoy it during the 12 days. '-)

thepaintedapron.com said...

This is really stunning, I love the birch and natural elements with the sparkle, truly a special table!
Jenna

sweet violets said...

What a pretty table, love all the natural elements for winter......my decor stays up till the end of January.....I wait all year to enjoy these pieces!!!

Diane said...

Thanks for the tips in helping create a similar table. Yours is magnificent and I am sure that mine would never look this good. However, I love yours, so I might try one day. Love the rustic and the elegant way that you put it all together!!

Zoe said...

Hi,

Happy 2014! I'm impressed with all the details that you did to create a wonderful Christmas dining setting. I can see that you have lots of passion and interest in dining setting and love to learn a lot from you and your blog :D

I'm now your latest follower and hope that you can drop by and follow my blog too :D Stay in touch.

Zoe

Jenny Harris said...

Such a pretty, wintry yet warm table. I love pinecones in the winter - I'm using them on my mantel right now - and I love birch too. Your decor is so pretty!

I'd like to invite you to a new link party, called Happy Tuesday. We're sharing anything that makes us happy - we want to spread good vibes and positivity throughout blogland. You can find out more info at the link below. I hope you'll come and join us!

http://holidays-at-the-harris-home.blogspot.com/p/happy-tuesdays.html

Thanks,
Jenny

Jenny Harris said...

Such a pretty, wintry yet warm table. I love pinecones in the winter - I'm using them on my mantel right now - and I love birch too. Your decor is so pretty!

I'd like to invite you to a new link party, called Happy Tuesday. We're sharing anything that makes us happy - we want to spread good vibes and positivity throughout blogland. You can find out more info at the link below. I hope you'll come and join us!

http://holidays-at-the-harris-home.blogspot.com/p/happy-tuesdays.html

Thanks,
Jenny

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Yes and Amen! While blogland chooses to celebrate the advent season I love the Christmas season.

Have a lovely Epiphany!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful! Love how your glass candle holders just sparkle and all the natural touches is just perfect!
Thanks so much sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty. I just feel like WINTER!

Great to have you celebrate the New Year with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Christine Graves said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful....I love the birch!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I am in total agreement about the 12 days of Christmas -- why be in such a hurry to pack it all up?

I love the birch and pine theme, together with the sparkly glass. Beautiful.

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Just lovely! I love the use of all the birch pieces, esp the candle holders. Pinning to Pinterest so I'll remember in the future. If you'd like to join another link party I host History & Home each week, Tue-Fri, love to have you join us. Take care & thanks for visiting me - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Nook and Cranny said...

Let me just say "Stunning"
I love birch and pine cones, too.
Great table and sideboard.
Thanks for sharing.
Visiting from Common Ground today.
Michele

Entertaining Women said...

Just put my Christmas away a few days ago. The older I get, the longer it takes to deconstruct Christmas. Sigh. Your tables cape is gorgeous! The birch pieces are amazing. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

This is a post right up my alley! Yes! We, too, celebrate and thoroughly enjoy the Twelve Days of Christmas (my post this week is on our family's Three Kings/Ephiphany celebration!). I love that part of the holidays!

Your table is beautiful, and funny thing, we have a birch that I'm itching to "trim"--as in bring some branches in--but between snow and high winds and well-below-zero temps and now rain (yep, we've seen it all except sun!)I haven't been able to get out there. I plan on using the branches in some sort of large vase...can't wait to do it.

Back to your table--your details and mix of textures while maintaining neutral tones is awesome. Love this kind of table!

I wish you the best in 2014. ~Zuni

Rosie M. said...

You've accomplished your theme so well with all your elements. Your table is exquisite to look at, and yet comes across as warm and welcoming. Living in CA, we don't get the "icy" feel of winter, but I'm going to attempt your centerpiece to make it seem more like Jan. Well Done! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Sharlotte said...

I'm so late in visiting, but I'm glad that I did, this table is beautiful!I love the birch branches and the "snowflakes"! Everything is just lovely!
Have a great week,
Sharlotte

Bella said...

Your table is gorgeous, I love winter themes and sparkly glass, and a peek into the snow outside was delightful too:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Pat Cantwell said...

Cathy,
This Christmas ~ to ~ Winter Tablescape is exquisite, dear friend!!!
I have faux birch battery candles in the Entry Hall (no electrical outlets) and "Mr. Ed" and I have enjoyed them immensely. Your "Mr. Delight" made amazing birch candles and rises from the logs!!!
Have a wonderful weekend ahead!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. I appreciate the tips at the end of your post!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Stunning birch tablescape and sideboard. You are always so creative and design the best tables. The birch is the perfect idea for the your winter tablescape and your use of light on the table is always outstanding. I have a birch in my yard and love the way the bark peels. Keep warm.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Mine is a River Birch. So it may be a different type than yours.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This table is PERFECTION, the perfect transition between Christmas and Winter! I LOOOOVE the birch accents and your crystal deer and trees on the sideboard. Beautiful!!! We just took all out Christmas down this past week as I was away for a week and Joe didn't want me to take it down before I left. There is TOO MUCH PRESSURE in blogland, IMHO, to RUSH the seasons. Your home looks beautiful!!!!