GTL: Holiday Tablescape - Follow Up

It's wednesday and that means it's GTL (that's Get The Look!) time! For this week's edition, we're going to do things a little differently.  A few weeks back for my first GTL I posted a stunning tablescape that is perfect for a little holiday get together.  I was so inspired by the pretty palette of white and gold with pops of pink and red that I decided I needed to recreate this look at my own place.  Now, it's time for the reveal!

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The timing was perfect as we have been arranging a collaboration with Jennifer Bagnariol to show us some holiday party makeup looks and starting next week, we'll be posting more about those.  So with the holidays drawing nearer, a pretty table set to serve and Jennifer to make us look holiday party ready, we decided to take that time to celebrate- that day happened to fall exactly one month from launching our blog too, so it all worked out juuust perfectly.

Above is the table setting from my GTL, as originally seen in Lonny and below you can see our attempts to recreate this setting.  Hope you love it as much as we do!

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The key to the beauty of the table setting lies in the details.  Fortunately Sarah had the exact West Elm plates as seen in the original.  Red flowers and pink champagne add pops of color to the otherwise neutral palette.

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In the original image, the gold accents added a glam feel to the setting.  Our gold numbered glasses from Indigo were a perfect substitute for the white mini vases as seen in the original for the red carnations.

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Red polka dot napkins from Ikea and the bold but simple tablecloth add a casual touch to keep the table from being too stuffy.  This table cloth ended up costing me less than $15! It was so easy to make and in my opinion, a far more realistic option than the original tablecloth fabric costing $90/yard. 

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We also slightly modified the layering of the dishes from the original.  Putting our own twist on the setting, I used an old set of china I had to layer on top of the West Elm plate. As a fun accent and party addition - I made glitter party poppers in our color scheme of black, white and gold, using Kate Spade double sided gift wrap. I think these would be perfect for a New Year's celebration, so I'll be posting a DIY for these too in the near future.

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In the end I was thrilled with how everything turned out.  From Sarah's flowers and DIY vase, Kali's pink champagne and red cupcakes and my tablecloth and party popper DIYs, everything came together perfectly and the day was so fun.  I can't wait to share more pictures with the DIY posts and holiday makeup reveals!


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