Thursday, December 20, 2012

White Christmas Coffee Table

     I've never had a white Christmas. 
                                     I think it would be very pretty.

Here's my coffee table this year.  My White Christmas coffee table--my gift of snow to my family.  I was very pleased with the way it turned out.  It was exactly the way I had imagined it in my mind. Sometimes things turn out that way, and well, sometimes they don't.

When I saw the icy sticks covered with snow at Michael's in the floral department awhile back, I really liked them and began to think about how I could use them in my home.  I guess the next day, I found this picture of my great-aunt's home. It was a wonderfully snowy day when the picture was made. It didn't have the year noted, but her home was built in the 1930's. 

I purchased this faux tarnished trophy on line this summer and by the time I received it,
 I felt silly about the purchase and when it arrived, I put it in the closet.
  BUT, as I began to think about the snowy sticks and the picture of
my aunt's house, it wasn't very long before the vintage-style trophy came to mind. 

I purchased several branches of greenery and the snowy sticks at my Michael's
and made the arrangement.  I put some styrofoam in the base of the container--
that helped keep the greenery in place.

I use this white column piece a lot.  It came from the house in the picture.
  I use it often and it was perfect for my plan.  I added a bow,
 a shiny ball and a shape cut from an old dictionary page and that was done.

Next, I added my little white chippy bird and then remembered
 the books of piano music a friend gave me.  I was thrilled
 that there were Christmas songs in the books,
so I tore out one of my favorite Christmas hymns.

Then I added a piece of antique lace, a mercury glass candle
 holder and a spray of the snow-covered greenery.

The last item I added was this vintage Christmas post card. 
 I only have the one and it was perfect addition for my table.

A Merry White Christmas !