Well, I had planned on sharing a little Christmas gift DIY with you today but my printer decided to die on me and then the dark rainy weather had other plans for my shoot so it looks like that post is going to be delayed until Friday! So in the meantime, I did a little reshuffle on my console table in the dining room and figured instead I’d do a quickie post sharing that today.
I always seem to sit in the same chair in the dining room (you have your ‘spot’ too, right?) and it directly faces this wall and so it tends to get more attention than most surfaces of my home simply because I’m constantly looking at it. After I received some new pieces from John Lewis as I shared on Monday’s post, I decided to incorporate a few of them in the vignette.
I went with a loose ‘entertaining’ theme – fitting I suppose for a dining space – which allows some of my favourite pieces to get a little more attention than just sitting in the kitchen shelving. I do a lot of swaps with the open shelving, the bar cart and this console table – it keeps everything in rotation and I get a fresh new look without worrying about having to purchase anything.
I kept the cranberry eucalyptus because it just adds so much lovely height but swapped out the vase to this old favourite – a sort of animal print one I got a couple years ago from Zara Home. I think I’ve used it in nearly every room in my home! It just adds a lovely neutral touch and there’s a wonderful movement in the print, I adore it.
This gold pineapple was a gift from my friend Carole so I figured I’d take off the top and fill it with my favourite gold cutlery to add a bit of ‘bling’ which balances out my gold cobra on the opposite side.
I stacked up my gold plates – the ones from John Lewis as well as my gold rimmed Christmas plates and then topped them with a couple little leopard print plates, also old, also from Zara.
In the centre, I gathered my favourite (empty, I have no shame) bottles of spirits, my set of vintage wine glasses and a little vintage crystal sugar bowl into a mirror and brass tray that I’ve had for ages.
And finally, two of the amber cocktail glasses (also JL) flanking the centre. I got a set of 6 of them but they are so large, I could only fit 4 on my bar cart so the additional ones came to live here!
So this is the finished look! I think it’s suitably festive without screaming ‘CHRISTMAS’ but will still lend itself to a few sparkly touches once I’m ready for full-on decorating. It’s a ‘pre-Christmas’ vignette I guess!
What do you think of the new look? Are you zhushing up your home before full on decorating begins?