With Christmas long gone, there was now a need to layout something on the dining room table to cover the bare expanse of the wood.
Christmas took all my decorating energy . . . and let's just say there's precious little of that in the first place. So, I "shopped the house," as The Nester says and found something to put together.
Something that still gives me the softness and glow and reflection that winter needs. And it's simple . . . has to be simple!
First I laid 3 octagon mirrors in the middle of the table . . .
. . . and onto the mirrors went 3 silver candlesticks with their beaded shades.
To soften up the coldness of the silver, I found a nice length of tassel trim that was left over from my curtains.
Yummmmm, I love tassels!!
And then, to tie together the warm colors of the tassels with the cool silvers, I tossed around some red mosaic votives that have a bit of a silvery sheen.
Cool and shimmery . . . warm and textured . . . love the contrasts.
Just like the two sides of winter . . . outside my windows . . . and inside, next to the fire.