Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homemade Christmas table-Courtney style

I am so excited for today! Welcome to those visiting my blog for the first time and for all my returning readers....a big ball of love being sent your way!
A month or so ago I read about a holiday table scape link up party on Centsationalgirl and I knew I just had to craft away and make a holiday table scape for today. I figured it would be a great way to get myself and my family into the holiday spirit. I truly believe that the love is in all the details of my table, so I took my time making sure each project was special on its own.
Enough of me just talking about it, how about I just show you & bare with me there are a lot of pictures due to my desire to try and transcend you guys here through the computer. (Also Giveaway alert, more info at the end of the post)









& check out how beautiful the candlelight of the table became the darker it got outside. This will make for a perfect Christmas Eve dinner.

It was such a fun project & I just couldn't wait to share it with y'all. It just makes the house feel so festive. The best part is that the table really didn't cost that much at all.

Here is a source break down:
*The pennant flags & sweater pillows were made from inexpensive Goodwill sweaters & scarves.
*I recovered the bench in flannel fabric purchased from JoAnn's for $10, with a coupon.
*The yarn ball garland was free (I even used some scrap strips of flannel fabric & not just yarn).
*The "chargers" are made out of California Redwood that my husband just sliced & cleaned up.
*The plates were purchased on sale from West Elm for less than $6 a plate on sale.
*The glasses were from Cost Plus which I already had stashed in the cupboard.
*The straws can be found on Etsy which I've had for a long time & use every chance I get.
*The Spruce tree was $5 at Home Depot but I received it for free by using a military discount.
*The ball jars I had laying around. My husband just used thick aluminum wire & leftover spray paint to make them look more like lanterns.
*The candles were purchased super cheap from Ikea $4 for 6 of them. (unscented)
*The hydrangeas were out of our garden & the pine cones were found outside as well.
*The pine cone deer was a $4 makeover (click here for more info on that).
*The napkins were originally from Homegoods which I purchased a few years ago (an awesome basic)
*Everything else used- wooden balls, twine, jute & bundled match sticks were all things I had laying around the house.

The total cost of the table was $42 which I think is outstanding for such a fun look. It makes meals feel fancy. Well, I am assuming. I haven't let us sit there to eat yet haha. Well now that I have officially posted the longest post to date, I better go find something else to get into. I hope you liked the table and I can't wait to see you tomorrow where I have a fun little YARN BALL GARLAND giveaway to tell you about! Make sure & become a follower today so you can enter tomorrow!

Happy table-scaping!
Xo
Court

44 comments:

  1. OMG you're so talented especially in the table-scaping department... stumps for charger plates = genious!

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  2. Thanks so much! I was going for a more natural homemade feel. Something about Christmas creates homemade magic ;.)

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  3. Gorgeous! And I'm SO SO jealous of those West Elm plates. I'm dying for some but they're no longer available - boo!

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  4. Wow! What a wonderful tablescape ready for the holidays! I love all the details. The ball garland really caught my eye, very cute.

    I'm new to your blog and your newest follower! Stop on by sometime!

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  5. I love it. Very cozy -- love your table so much. I convinced my husband to make me one - but we can't find reclaimed wood ANYWHERE!

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  6. so fun! and so very cozy! I LOVE the wood chargers!

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  7. So cozy, creative, and colorful! Love all the little details!

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  8. Love your attention to deatails, the fur throw is such a nice addition - all so inviting!

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  9. I'm so in love with you table! Thanks for sharing your holiday inspiration!

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  10. Wow! I love this. It seriously makes me want to spend Christmas in some cabin in the mountains. You did an amazing job; well done!
    Visiting from CG...

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  11. This is gorgeous! I love all the pops of plaid and the wood stumps.

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  12. i love all the woods and pinecones, etc. those plates are fabulous, too, with those deer. great job!

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  13. I am in love with this. So woodsy and so cool.

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  14. Very cozy! Looks like a lot of love went into it! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Lovely, especially the wood chargers and the ball jars.

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  16. This is beautiful - great ideas and everything is so fantastic together. You are one talented girl!

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  17. Love, LOVE, love! This will be all over blogland soon - you heard it here first!

    Those plates just make everything perfect. I am going to Goodwill tomorrow to look for old plaid scarves.

    Love, love, love it!

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  18. Wow! Just beautiful. You are very talented.

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  19. Thanks so much to all of you! I would love to have you all over for dinner ;.)

    Welcome to the blog new readers! I love having you stop by ;.)

    Alison...look at reclaimed building material places in your town. We got ours from a warehouse in Baltimore...but recently we have been using an old fence taken down in our town. good luck ...Oh and sometimes people who take barns down will advertise wood for sale on Craigslist.

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  20. Your woodland touches are absolutely divine, what a wonderfully inviting table! I'm dying over your plaid bench, that's absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you so much for linking up today and have the merriest Christmas !!!

    xo
    Kate

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  21. Wow, wow, wow! I love everything! I am especially in love with your chargers! What a fabulous idea! Well done!

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  22. You rock it girl! Love it!

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  23. What a fantastic table! I LOVE the rustic elements, the wood chargers in particular really kick it up that extra notch. You've totally inspired me!
    : ) Meg

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  24. WOW I do not know where to start, everything about it is perfect. Ican't get enough of the photos. I want my table to look exactly like yours. I clicked on your link on another blog where you entered the table giveaway, so glad I did. I will now be a true follower. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. I just LOVE you guys! You are so amazing! I am so glad everyone is feelin' the Christmas table...thanks for all the love. You guys are so awesome and welcome to the blog to those of you who are new. I just LOVE my readers!

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  26. This is just lovely! Beautiful and very creative. I especially love the spruce in the glass jar!!

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  27. This is an absolutely lovely room! Beautiful attention to every single detail...you did well.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  28. I have to say I adore your dining room and rustic chic christmas decor. awesome job!

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  29. Gorgeous. Makes me just want to sit right down with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy. So cozy!

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  30. Great table - I love all the details and how the theme really pulled together. Thanks for sharing, Laura

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  31. Absolutely magical!!! What a great job!

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  32. I have always enjoyed cabin decor and this is inviting. Makes me want to curl up with hot cocoa and a book in front of the fire:)
    xo

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  33. Wow- I love everything about your table! The plaid, the fur, the wood, the plates...I don't know what is my favorite!! :)

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  34. Ok, yea it's my first time here and I am drooling all over myself! Where do I start, first I have to make that deer, LOVE, LOVE the plates, and the table, oh my the table and ceiling and that adorable yarn ball garland, I haven't been into all the yarn wrapping stuff but this! The bench and the chargers, I would wake my husband up right now if I thought I could, honey, fire up the saw, we got some wood to cut! Ok, gotta go take a look around your blog,I think I am your newest follower! Adorable, I hope your family can feel/see the love!

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  35. wow. That is just perfect and amazing.

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  36. Thanks SO MUCH to all of you & your sweet comments. It was worth all the hard work! & Laura you crack me up :.)

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  37. Hello! I'm a first-time visitor, just have to tell you I love your holiday tablescape! You've done a wonderful job combining very simple, natural elements into something really, really lovely. So cozy and welcoming. Happy Holidays to you. :)

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  38. Hi Courtney!

    I featured this week on the Shades of the Season post. Grab a button if you would like.

    http://onewomenshaven.blogspot.com/2011/12/shades-of-season-party.html

    Such a cozy and cute tablescape! I love it!

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  39. You are so talented! I love the natural elements you have combined into your tablescape! It's casual and so warm and cozy! I'm a new follower! I love your blog!

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  40. Wow, I'm your 400th follower. Congratulations!

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  41. I'm so glad my blog hopping me landed me here! Your home is my dream! I'm so excited to be your newest follower and would love to have you over for a visit and to return the "love" while you're there!!

    I'm joining 8 bloggers in hosting Blogging Around the Christmas Tree Party and today’s feature is Christmas Scapes at my place! I’d love to have you join up, the party is just beginning!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2011/12/christmas-blog-link-party-christmas.html

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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