While we are all thinking about snuggling up under a comfy warm blanket in front of the fire or kicking back with a toasty warm beverage, it’s that time of year when we pull out all the pretties! My mom has boxes and boxes of holiday decorations. I swear, some of the ornaments she pulls out have been packed away in literally the same tissue paper from decades ago… !!!
These days, it seems like so much work to decorate. When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to spread holiday cheer all over the house. Yet, literally at this very moment I’m contemplating whether I actually need to put Christmas lights on the tree…. Can’t we just do a natural look this year?
NO! That’s not how my son sees it.
However, when I received a call from a dear friend to host a photo shoot at my house for a winter tablescape…. I was like, “Heck, yes! Let’s do it!” All I can say is… my table never looked so good.
I’d like to introduce two lovely ladies, Missy Palacol of Missy Palacol Photography and Callie Hansen-Holcomb of Holcomb Weddings & Events. This collaboration was nothing short of awesome. One, travel time was a breeze because it was… at my house! And two, the collision of positive-flowing creative energy in the room was empowering! Even Dim Sum, the family dog joined in to make the day that much more of a spontaneous and fun experience!
Drawing inspiration from the Dec 2016/Jan 2017 issue of Brides Magazine, The Cool Girl's Winter Wedding, we incorporated soft pastels, rich metals, and warm sage colored foliage to create a festive winter tablescape. This is our new spin on traditional. Here’s hoping you LOVE what you see and introduce some of these new color palettes into your home this winter season!
I highly recommend stopping by Holcomb Weddings & Events to learn more about the table essentials seen here and even more great images by Missy Palacol Photography. (Links to come soon)
The image above of Dim Sum under the table is by far my favorite! All day there was hussle and movement in the dining room, not the normal calm she enjoys. She rolled with it though and followed us around all day. Finally she just settled under the table, right here. I stopped everything and made her a floral collar on the fly so Missy could capture this shot. Of course, then it was so fun and cute to catch her adorable puppy dog eyes. This lovely lady turns 12 in June, and I'm so unbelievably grateful to have her in our lives.
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