Christmas Preview: Transitional Metallic

Merry Thanksgiving! If you are just not ready to start thinking about Christmas, or you don’t have the time or desire to decorate for the individual holiday, this flexible design is for you!  We refer to this look as “transitional metallic”, with gleaming golds and a sophisticated elegance that is both dramatic and welcoming it is the perfect design to take you through the whole holiday season without a lot of labor.  The cornerstone of this display is classic elegance; by focusing on texture and finishes instead of color it allows for a dynamic spread that isn’t overwhelming to the eye.  The sparkling white and gold accents create a rich atmosphere that shines!  Perfect for tablescapes, mantel displays, and tree décor, it is a versatile look that can be used throughout a home.

The true superstar in my eyes is our gorgeous tablescape.  We kept the centerpiece low and the candles high! Not only does the varying heights add balance but the candelabras are a perfect dramatic touch that still allows plenty of across-the-table chit chat!  This table is reminiscent of 1920s glamour with a showstopping tablecloth, beaded and pearl accents and intricate patterns.   The gold-rimmed plates and glasses bring festiveness and elegance to an otherwise straightforward setting.  Top off each place setting with an ornament and label with names to act as place cards and a little treat for guests to take home!

From the table to the mantel, the golden pumpkins and gourds create a beautiful and impactful autumn display.  The lack of traditional fall colors like brown, orange and yellow allow for a transitional look that can easily transition into the Christmas season.   After the Thanksgiving feast, it’s as simple as switching out the metallic autumn accents for something with some Christmas sparkle! Sit a Santa on the centerpiece, some ornaments on the mantel and bring up the trees!

The sharp lines and glass ornaments used on the Christmas tree tie in gorgeously to the table setting and create a continuous story throughout your home.  While it’s definitely non-traditional to have a tree up during Thanksgiving, it ties so beautifully in with the table and mantel you will be tempted to get it up early! I’m a “put the tree up on November 1st kind of gal myself!

We are so excited to be sharing our Christmas looks with you during the lead-up to the holidays.  If you are in the Kansas City area the weekend of November 1st-3rd stop by the shop to see all of our Christmas goodies! Mary Carol and I cannot wait to host you all for our Holiday Open House 😊.  Until next time – happy (holiday) decorating!