Turn Holiday Inspiration Into Every Day Ideas
December 31, 2013
Every time I log onto pinterest or scroll through my favorite blogs, I'm sort of blown away by the sheer volume of inspiration. It's dizzying. But what I think is really missing is showing how to take that inspiration and turn it into something that makes sense for you and your style. Take this gorgeous holiday table - crafted to perfection by Gather Events with photos by Valorie Darling. Beautiful right?
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But what I really want to know is how to break it down and turn it into something that is entirely "me." To derive inspiration and ideas from a look while giving it a new spin. So that's just what we did. We took the incredibly beautiful holiday table and transformed it into an easy, effortless year round dinner.

INSPIRATION TABLE: Basic Cream Napkins + Natural Canvas Table Runner + Pine Cones + Round Votive Holders + Tree Trunk Trivets + Taper Candle Holder (build from a wooden plaque that the girls' drilled holes in) + Metallic Gold Cord & Paper Bunting

GET THE LOOK TABLE: Vintage Linen Tablecloth in White + Napkins in Linen + Pine Cones + Birch Candles in varying sizes + Heath Ceramics Dinnerware + Gold Flatware + Birch Votive Candle Centerpiece + Potted Pine Trees + Gold & Kraft Tassle Bunting


INSPIRATION TABLE: With a simple paint brush technique on the paper, tree trunk disc trivets, napkins and runner as well as a dash of spray paint on the pine cones and candle holders, you've got instant glam on your hands! Add a little greenery, in this case, eucalyptus branches and rosemary sprigs, for a fragrant and beautiful living accent, as well as your basic china, flatware and glassware, and you're good as gold!

GET THE LOOK: We set the tone with a gorgeous, luxurious vintage linen table cloth and layered on various neutral textures in our linen napkins, handmade Heath Ceramics plates, gold flatware, a birch candle centerpiece (which would look fab with 2-3 in a row). We added greenery inspired by the "Cheer Sign" with the potted pine trees and a finishing "glam" touch with the pretty gold tassle bunting.


The inspiration that we found in the first table was this: neutrals, textures, a glam meets organic vibe. While we wanted to mimic those feelings inspired by the table, we didn't want to copy it. We wanted to use products that we had on hand a pretty -white linen tablecloth (a staple for every SMP girl), gold flatware and the potted pines that we used for our Christmas decor - and then gussy it up with a few elements inspired by the original table.

The outcome are two looks that feel similar but have distinctively unique qualities. Both of which you can love all year long! Thanks Gather Girls for an incredible piece of pretty!