Christmas Chandelier

For this 12 months’s tour, I am doing an outdoor tablescape. It’s an possibility to have one extra space that a person would possibly see and say, "Hey! I’m hiring this man!" It’s nothing elaborate – only a easy tartan plaid, Ralph Lauren inspired desk – but it includes an ugly brass chandelier that I picked up on craigslist for $forty.

I’ve in no way been a huge fan of adorning chandeliers for Christmas … But then I saw a few Mary McDonald options that made me re-suppose it. For example, this eating room in her LA visitor residence:

layout with the aid of Mary McDonald

Gorgeous, proper? I suggest – if you’re going to decorate this area for Christmas why would you touch the chandelier? Just plop some Christmas plates on the table and voila, proper?

Coordinating ribbon to the tablecloth and a few easy cedar in reality jazz up the chandelier without removing an excessive amount of from the beauty of the fixture.

From what I can tell, the ribbon was tied around each of the candle arms of the fixture and the greens were tucked into the basket between the crystals.

When Mary embellished her foyer in peacock for the Veranda article in 2010, she adorned this suitable crystal chandelier with a simple kissing ball …

Now – granted. This ugly $forty chandelier needs loads greater than a kissing ball strung from the bottom of it. But leave it to Mary to start converting my mind about the look of veggies on furniture.

And ultimately … Now, shall we see what I can create on 4 hours of sleep and an unsightly chandelier. Pics up subsequent week!

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