My name is Violette Noble and I am an artist who loves to search far and wide for bits and baubles whose origins may not be fully known but are always antique, rare, eclectic or just plain odd.
I use these fantastic finds in all my jewelry designs and each piece is created by me and is entirely unique.
For the last 10 years our church has held an annual ladies Christmas dessert! They usually have about 10-15 tables and each table has one hostess who decorates the table. She chooses her own colors and can either use her own dishes OR even use paper plates and cups etc! The idea is to give each other some fun new decorating ideas that are easy and inexpensive! It's sooo much fun to look at all the wonderful ideas!
I LOVE red and green BUT whenever I am asked to do something like this where I know there will be a lot of red and green I always try and choose colors that are a little different!
I was also asked to decorate for another event (9-10 tables) a few days later so you will see photos of both!
This year I chose pink, white and silver. I think it turned out gorgeous! (the photos are not the sharpest....I was having trouble with my camera but you get the idea!)
It may look like it cost a lot of money but it DID NOT! I went to goodwill and garage sales and picked up various vintage silver plated containers. I used teapots, pitchers, an ice bucket, a sugar bowl, a small silver vase and a COOL vintage casserole dish. They ranged in price from 1.00 to about 7 or 8 dollars and they were BLACK when I bought them. I polished them up a little BUT was careful to leave a little patina for that fab shabby chic effect!
While searching for vintage silver pieces at Goodwill I also found an entire bag of silver fruit (with pink highlights no less!) for 1.99!
I used my plain white IKEA dishes but tied a pink bow around the tea cup and used some DARLING pink and white polka dot napkins I got at Target a few months ago on clearance! Tiny pink angel ornaments.....bearing the good news of Jesus' birth.....look right at home on those darling pink and white polka dots. The little angels are wooden clothespins and bits of paint and ribbon! Silver craft wedding rings form the halo (and give you something to hang it from) and I cut apart little silver poinsettia picks and used the leaves for wings.
As you know silk flowers can get sooo expensive, so I went to the dollar tree and bought white roses that did look a little tacky all on their own BUT I bought some light pink spray paint and gave them a dusting of PINK and they looked beyond gorgeous! I also found some silk poinsettia bunches for 1.00 at michaels craft store and gave them the same treatment! A few silver sparkly "squiggles" and LOTS of glitter complete the look! The entire "bunch" of squiggles cost me only 4.00 and it was enough to do about 10-12 centerpieces.