This Woodland Elf Tablescape originates
from my former Christmas tree decor and the grapevine wreaths
that I mentioned I made in my last post.
I decided to change my tree which I have had for at least
ten years and as I stripped off the elves, the florals
and the mossy limbs, I just couldn't dispose of
them so I bagged them up and now I am
featuring them on this table.
I just love using the new grapevine wreaths as a base for
a layering of purple and green plates. The tree was decorated
in jewel tones.
and it was filled with elves, frogs, birds, humming birds and
all kinds of nature inspired decor.
You know how we love elves and fairies at
Purple Chocolat Home and so the
pre-decorated tree was perfect for us.
It brought many years of pleasure, but my
niece informed me that it was time for it to go -
that it was looking a bit shabby!
I needed to wear gloves to undecorate the tree. We would
always just put it away decorated which saved so much
time, but with all of the years of handling, I had to agree,
it was looking tired.
There were lots of these acorn elves so I put one
on each placesetting.
The tree was filled with beautiful florals. I am sure
that the florals will be reused a lot. These little guys
that I used for napkin rings were wired all over the tree.
A quick wrap around the napkin and they make a perfect
I just love these little guys. There is no way I could
give them away.
I used my sage green flatware again.
It is amazing how often I use them for tables.
The tree was filled with these mossy branches and moss balls. Just
past the gnarled moss branches you can see my beautiful
This is the first time I have used these beautiful glasses.
My sister Jean gave me these. They are
Amethyst Kings Crown Thumbprint goblets.
For Christmas Eve my aunt would always have us over and the
adult table got the pleasure of drinking out of her Ruby Kings Crown
Thumbprint glasses. Of course none of us girls inherited them so I found some
on ebay and bought some for Jean and Joni. (Aunt Ionia was a single lady
her whole life.) Jean returned the
favor by finding these gorgeous amethyst ones and giving them
The color is so light and delicate. I just adore them.
These guys are really rustic - a little more rustic than most of
my decor, but they are really fun.
This one is unusual as his face is cloth. I love his velvet frog.
There were at least 30 woodland elves on the tree.
I always love to hang things from my chandeliers for Christmas
so this one has elves in purples and burgundies with
It is such an easy way to decorate and dress up the house.
Earthy - yet elegant!
Hope you enjoyed this visit to Purple Chocolat Home and
see how I recycled my tree decor and used my grapevine wreaths. I
am sure to use them over and over again.
I will be showing you my newly decorated tree next week.
I will be posting this with
Goblets - Gift
Napkins - Home Goods
Plates - Home Goods
Flatware - Tuesday Morning
Tree ornaments and elves - Modern Display
Wreaths - Homemade
Placemats - Wal Mart
Purple glass plates - Spiegel Catalog (years ago)