February 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM
"My favorite way to use the lace is to make beautiful vintage-looking votives"
A wedding doesn’t always have to take place in the spring or summer. You can take advantage of the chillier months to get better deals on your venues and travel arrangements. How romantic does it sound to host your nuptials in a cozy environment? I am inspired by the warm flicker of candles, cool color palettes, and lately, I am inspired by a set of antique laces sold in Santa Fe Fabrics. I decided to style a themed tabletop decoration in cream, silver, pewter, blush and currant colors, all revolving around the lace inspiration. I have goose bumps over the dreamy, romantic and vintage vibe found atop of this table. It’s so good, you’ll want to gobble it all up!
Now, lace certainly isn’t limited to sewing projects alone, it looks great on the table! I love the look of a wide lace as a runner laid on top of a deep rich tabletop. I just adore the look of the muted threads with the floral arrangement from Artichokes and Pomegranates made of Dusty Miller, Quicksilver and Polo Roses, Berzillia and Privet Berries.
The laces found at Santa Fe Fabrics come in a variety of widths and shades, prices ranging from $2.10-$8.10 a yard.
My favorite way to use the lace is to make beautiful vintage-looking votives. They are incredibly easy to make yourself, just find a few glass votives and slather on some Modge Podge or other craft adhesive. Wrap the pre-cut lace around the votive and allow to dry. Voila! A beautiful trim to give the flickering glow of candles a romantic touch. (Hint, seal cut edges of the lace with a swipe of clear nail polish to prevent fraying.) I also covered a few votives with silver tissue paper and then glued a thinner strip of lace on those.
Little poufs of baby’s breath were placed in silver julep cups to create softness on the tabletop. I’ll admit, I am a huge fan of this often-neglected flower when it is used all by itself. There is something sort of nostalgic about it, don’t you think?
The placemats were created from the most beautiful, pewter-colored Duponi silk and added just the right amount of glamour. I purchased a few fat quarters and cut in half and hemmed, they easily make a perfectly sized placemat.
As a special touch, I used the thinnest width of lace to create napkin ties, accented with Privet berry for the perfect currant color pop.
I hope you are excited for your winter tabletop decoration! I sure had fun styling it and thinking warm, cozy thoughts as the snow piled up this weekend! Cheers!