The candlesticks in this arrangement are Pier One, and aluminum. The large bowl, while it looks like silver is also aluminum. No polishing!
I have used this one bowl to create several looks.
Here is another view of the pedestal bowl. That was my Christmas decorating purchase last year. And the nice thing is...it works all year. That is my new shopping formula these days.
Other than a Christmas ornament or two, and maybe ribbon, I do not really buy holiday specific decorations.
Again, my pedestal bowl, but with additional greenery swags added down the table runner to make a more lush arrangement.
I don't know why it took me so long to learn to use greenery garlands down my tables! But is a super easy way to add a fuller look to your table.
And here is one last view showing my bowl with ornaments and greenery. I just used the bowl on a side table. Christmas balls and ornaments make great filler for blowls, glass urns, hurricanes, etc.
These two are just quick looks that I played with while setting up a buffet table.
Moving to the kitchen... here are three different styles I created (below.)
The first one uses my chippy tray. I love using trays to begin centerpieces and tablescapes. My preserved boxwood topiaries joined the party.
I use the topiaries all year long, but I think they are especially fun at Christmas. Their little galvanized buckets and black and white checked ribbon are just perfect in the kitchen. They will return this year!
For this arrangement I used greenery balls and faux artichokes in a black wire basket bowl. Then I set the arrangement on an inexpensive gold plastic charger. The Dollar General often has plastic chargers similar to mine.
The hurricanes came from the dollar store last year...at two dollars each. ha! I broke many of mine during the move...so I am replacing with cheapos. The thing is...glass, expensive or not, breaks.