Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Good Stuff

My friend Janie asked  me if I would help her decorate for our office Christmas party at her house.  Usually when I decorate my own house, I spend some time developing a theme, reviewing my inventory of possible items to use and planning the entire composition.  This was totally on the fly, working with what she had on hand.    
The kitchen counter decoration.

The kitchen table with cobalt candles and Christmas balls and Blenko Glass pitchers and a Fenton vase.
The buffet table in the dining room.  My landscaper husband made a delivery of Christmas greenery for us to use. 

We just dusted the magnolia with gold spray paint.

More greenery on top of the corner china cabinets. 
The living room mantel

Smoked Salmon

I learned that if you have good stuff to work with you can do almost anything.  
Joining in the following parties:
Tablescape Thursdays and Tablescape Sundays


  1. Great job Dianne! I love seeing what I can do with just a few items!

  2. Hi Dianne,

    Your friend's home is LOVELY, and you did a marvellous job helping her decorate! Wow!!

    Thanks so much for visiting me from Seasonal Sundays last week. I've been slow replying to everyone this week. I appreciate your kind comments and am glad you enjoyed the tour of Replacements, Ltd. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


  3. Your friend has a beautiful home and you did a great job. I never thught of painting my magnolia leaves. Thanks for the idea. That's why I love these blogs! The blue was different and still festive.

    Robin Flies South

  4. I love all the cobalt, gorgeous, Dianne!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. Gorgeous! I love the blue table AND the big one in the dining room. And can I say I am totally jealous of you for having a husband who can deliver greenery on demand? Lucky!

  6. Wow...I love the size of her dining room/dining table!!! Don't I wish??? Wow! You did an outstanding job, especially for such little notice. When you have magnolia leaves at your disposal, you can't go wrong! Great job!

  7. Very creative and pretty "on the fly". The food looks wonderful too!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. I know your freind must have been as pleased as punch with this lovely table. Everything looks picture perfect!

  9. Oh, how beautiful, Diane! Absolutely fabulous!


    Sheila :-)