As you may know, I do not have a formal mantel on the fireplace in our main living room. The whole fireplace surround is marble and I just love the contemporary simplicity it offers. Since I don’t have a mantel, I like to decorate our coffee tables like I would a mantel…with a bit of drama. Today, I am sharing this new silver and gold Christmas centerpiece with evergreens that I created for the coffee tables.
The one request my husband had this year was that I keep whatever I do low so our guests can see over it. This is what I did last year…
You can see the whole post of this coffee table decor HERE.
I am so excited to start sharing our Christmas decorations this year! My home tour is only days away! I am sorry to say that I am a little behind this year. Unfortunately, I have been waiting on all of the garlands and natural evergreens to arrive in town. Most of my vendors are getting their deliveries late because of shipping delays and other delays due to the pandemic. I never expected this to be an issue.
Good news, though…it is all here now so I was able to finish things up and get these posts going! In this post, I am also giving you a sneak peek of one of our Christmas Trees so stay tuned for that!!
Details of this Silver and Gold Christmas Centerpiece with Evergreens
For this centerpiece, I started with a 12-foot piece of mixed evergreen garland that I got from my favorite local nursery, O’Toole’s Garden Center. Since I use all faux Christmas Trees (because they are up for so long!), I love using natural evergreens in my other decor not only because they look so fresh and Christmassy (is that a word?!), but they all smell DIVINE!
For the base, I started by draping the garland off of the side of my front table and then just swirled the rest of it across the table but left enough to drape over the other side for added drama.
I know you may prefer using faux garland and there are some gorgeous options out there. Here are a few of my favorites!
My Christmas Tree in this room (post coming soon!) is to the left of these tables. My goal was to draw the eye from the tree to the leaner mirror that sits to the right of our fireplace.
Once I placed the mixed evergreen garland, I placed in the glass cylinder vases somewhat randomly, with one focal point. At first, I wasn’t sure what I was going to fill the larger one with, but I knew I was going to use the smaller ones (from the Dollar Tree!) to hold the candles.
I am a firm believer that all Christmas mantels, coffee tables, dining tables, buffets, etc. deserve candles to complete the look!! I decided to use real candles this time to mimic a real fireplace fire.
After the evergreen garland and glass cylinders were installed (pretty randomly), I simply placed in a large variety of size and colored glass ornaments throughout the garland and vases. Here is where you can be creative! There is no wrong or right way to do this.
The variety of sizes and types of ornaments is part of what give the centerpiece such great texture and a festive feel for the holidays!
There is your sneak peek of my Christmas tree in our living room!! Who wants to bet that it has the same color palette as this centerpiece!?!?
I had planned to put a large candle in the large main cylinder vase but, at the last minute, I decided to fill it with a variety of ornaments as well. I think it added to the flowing continuity of the centerpiece very nicely.
Here are links to my favorite stores to shop for Christmas Decorations. Click on any link and it will take you straight there!
This Silver and Gold Christmas Centerpiece is quite simple to recreate. Obviously, you could use any other color palette that coordinates with your own Christmas trees or decorations.
The black vase in the background typically sits on my coffee tables, but since my hubby wanted whatever I did not be low, I moved it to the hearth and dressed it up for Christmas using natural evergreens as well.
I used fresh Cypress, Princess Pine, Cedar, and fresh magnolia leaves. That’s it…super simple!
To see ideas for Christmas Centerpieces I have created OR to see how I have used natural evergreens in my holiday decor, check out these posts…
I hope you enjoyed the details of this simple, yet elegant, Silver and Gold Christmas Centerpiece with Evergreens. Another bonus of using fresh evergreens is that you do not have to store them after the holidays. We actually burn ours in our outdoor wood burning fire pit. Oh, the smell!! I would love to hear how you are doing with your Christmas decorating!