..."Embracing the beauty in everyday living"

Monday, December 10, 2012

~Simple Holiday Coffee Table Decor~

Today, I am sharing my simple coffee table decor. Since we moved the family tree to this room, I felt I had enough going on, with the tree and the mantel. So, I just added some seasonal touches to the coffee table. The table is oversized; so, it can accommodate a lot...and still leave space for snacks and beverages!


The iron bowl sits on the table year 'round. I love to change the accents in it seasonally.
I left the pinecones from my fall decor and simply added ornaments and colorful jingle bells. I love having my seasonal magazines nearby, as well.




I added a bronze candle holder that currently holds a candle from, "Nest". These candles are fabulously fragrant; and the scent lingers long after the candle has been extinguished. I am currently burning 'Moroccan Amber'. Ron, at 'The Uptown Acorn', did a wonderful post on the 'Holiday' scent. You can read about it here.




I love the crystals on the holder; and they work well with all of the other crystal in my decor...


I collect Old World Santas; and I try to add a new one each year. I found this one at Cracker Barrel, in Alabama, over the Thanksgiving weekend. I shared many of the others in my collection last year. (You can see them here.)


I just love his 'expressive eyes'!


So, that's my coffee table...nothing fancy...just a few touches to embrace the season!

Today, I'll be tweaking my entry table. I'm using lots of crystal this year. Here is a sneak peek...



Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

61 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Shenita! And thanks for the "shout out". Like you I love any candle by Nest. Have a great weekend. I am off to the Garden District Home Tour..... looking so forward to it though the weather is HOT!!!! xo

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  2. Very pretty ,Shenita ! Your new Santa is fabulous !

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  3. I'm sitting at the computer, talking to Steve and browsing my blog buddies. Opened your post and the first thing out of my mouth was "some people just have the best stuff!" That's you. You always make everything look so good.

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  4. Shenita, what a beautiful display! I love the colors of your ornaments and your Santa is so cute! Love the wire bowl. Happy Weekend to you! XO ~Liz

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  5. I love crystal rose bowls, I can't wait to see the entry.

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  6. I love the SIZE of your coffee tale, Shenita! ALL of your Christmas decor is beautiful as always. Love your new Santa, you know I collect them too!!! I wll have to go look a those candles by Nest! Thans for the tip. I LOVE fragrant candles all year. XO, Pinky

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  7. I need your address; just sending my guest over to your place. We want a fancy Christmas! Just stunning. I love that candle. That fragrance is right up my alley. Love amber scents!
    Karen

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  8. Everything looks gorgeous, Shenita, and I would say it looks a tiny bit "fancy"! Love your new Santa. xo

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  9. I love the jingle bells and shiny ornaments mixed in the pinecones! Lovely table, Shenita.

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  10. Beautiful, Shenita! It looks so festive and elegant!

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  11. Very elegant and lovely. Santa even looks like he got his beard ready for the show.

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  12. Shenita, this is beautiful! You always do such a nice job! It is so festive and cozy! I could come right over! :)

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  13. Very petty Shenita! Love the bowl full of ornaments! I just saw that Santa tonight at our Cracker Barrel- he's quite a piece!

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  14. Just lovely! I like the ornaments and pinecones in the bowl :)

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  15. The Old World Santa is really cool. I guess I haven't seen one with a dark beard. The wire bowl is perfect for ornaments, bells and pine cones.

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  16. Just beautiful as usual. I love the bowl and the jingle bells. Perfect touches.

    Cynthis

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  17. The Old World Santa is lovely. I like the green velvet(?) coat, and his beard is spectacular. I keep thinking that I must go to a Cracker Barrel some day. More people find great things there. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Merry Christmas preparations! Cherry Kay

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  18. I love your bowl of lovelies, Shenita, and your candle holder is just lovely!

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  19. Oh, Shenita, your coffee table is gorgeous! I love your iron bowl and your ornies in it. The candle holder is so elegant! Just beautiful.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely table decor at my Deck the Halls party! I love a bowl filled with ornaments! Be sure to stop by on the 15th to share your Door Decor!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  21. I always forget about Cracker Barrel! Thank you for the reminder. I just LOVE that Santa.

    Be merry and bright!

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  22. Beautiful! Love the colored jingle bells, so cute! And your Santa is pretty! Cracker Barrel has such cute stuff! :)

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  23. Shenita,
    WoW! What a gorgeous coffee table!!!
    I adore your Old World Santa. . .will you show the others in your collection, or have I missed seeing them???
    Great reading materials!!! I have the Southern Lady and am getting ready to try an idea from there soon. Traditional Home is one of my favorites!
    You are such a tease...I'll definitely be back soon to see your entry, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  24. Beautiful, simple, elegant and tastefully displayed...I love it.

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  25. The table decor is so beautiful, I love everything about it.
    Saw you linking at Life on Lakeshore Drive.
    Debbie :)

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  26. Love your assorted beauties in the bowl! We share a love of Old World Santas...and your new one is fabulous! Wonderful assortment for your coffee table. You have a lovely touch!!
    xoxo

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  27. Your coffee table decor is just right and so pretty. Love the bowl of ornaments and pine cones.

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  28. I like how you tied in your coffee table decor with the rest of the room. I know you must be enjoying your newest Santa addition!

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  29. Love your coffee table, Shenita. Your new Santa is fabulous!

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  30. Your coffee table looks so beautiful....your little Santa is so cute too!
    ~Des

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  31. Your coffee table decor is lovely, Shenita. It looks perfect, as does all of your Christmas decorating. You're such a talented lady!
    ~ Wendi xo

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  32. It's beautiful Shenita and I love your new Santa! Enjoy your day, Gail

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  33. Shenita it turned out beautifully and although you say it is nothing fancy, I think it is wonderfully put together. I think I had better go straighten mine up a bit!

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  34. You have such elegant taste Shenita. Your new Santa is so much fun, and I love the addition of jingle bells to your bowl. Every detail is perfect and I look forward to your entry post. Takes awhile to get all this done doesn't it?
    Merry Christmas

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  35. Love your new Santa. Isn't fun to collect them? Your coffee table looks beautiful. I love the ornaments and pine cones. The crystals are so pretty. The light really showcases them. Such a pleasure to see as always. Looking forward to your entry table.

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  36. Wow, you have got it going on girl. Another beautiful display you are sharing today. Love the ornaments and bells in the iron work basket. I am seeing your blog featured in lots of places today. Your tree is gorgeous too. You certainly have the Midas Touch, all is perfect as always. Love it!!

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  37. It looks so festive, Shenita. Awesome!

    Keri

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  38. Such gorgeous vignettes, Shenita. I love the way you mix the colors and textures. So unique
    and beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  39. So beautiful, Shenita! Your candle holder is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Hope you are having a great week.

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  40. Hi, Shenita

    What a beautiful display. I love the crystal you are using and can't wait to see the rest. Have a great week.

    Vanessa

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  41. I do the same thing Shenita with using the same bowl and changing out the contents for the different seasons and holidays. We read the same magazines, too. Your coffee table is so elegant and you got a great new Santa.

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  42. I love the bowl full of ornaments and your adorable Santa Claus!

    Dee

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  43. Well, I think your table is "very fancy"...it is gorgeous...love your Santa...I remember some of them from last year...you have such a beautiful collection of them...and I see that we love the very same magazines!!!...

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  44. So festive!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  45. Lovely! I love those same magazines, too! I used to live in Louisiana, and in fact, met my husband there. Merry Christmas and I enjoyed your post!

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  46. Southern Lady magazine is a favorite! Beautiful table!

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  47. Your coffee table vignette is gorgeous, hardly simple to me, it's so elegant, Shenita! I love the black santa, I'd love to have one too, but I've never seen one around here, maybe someday I'll bring one from Flo. Those magazines are great too. Thanks for dropping by honey, I just got so sad with the latest school tragedy, that I have a shadow over my holidays, I can't wait to go hug my little grands. Many blessings for you and yours, sweet friend.
    FABBY

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  48. Ok, yes, the coffee table is fabulous, just like everything else you do, but.....you know I am always "nosing" around looking at other things. I couldn't help but notice the Southern Lady magazine on your table. I just saw this magazine for the first time in Sophie's vet's office the other day and fell head over heel's in love with it! So....I did what any respectable patient would do....I stuck it in my oversized purse and brought it home with me! I tore out the card and told hubby to subscribe. I did ask the reciptionist if I could have it, lol, I am not a thief. Have a great Christmas if I don't get a chance to visit before then.

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  49. Nicely done, Shenita! I like that you are not competing with the tree and mantel. I've got my holiday issues of magazines sitting on my coffee table, too, and even though I've read them already, I will go back through them again throughout the month. I think the covers are like adding some decoration in, too!

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  50. You are all decked out with lots of gorgeous Christmas bling.

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  51. So pretty! And your Santa collection is AMAZING, you really are the queen of collectors, Shenita! I'll be on the lookout for more Santas for you!
    xoxo, Andrea

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  52. Hi Shenita, The coffee table looks so pretty with just the right Christmas touches. I love the iron bowl with your mix of pine cones and ornaments. Santa looks so festive and Nest candles are my favorites! I love the Holiday scent and yes they do linger.
    Sweet girl have a very Merry Christmas and wishing you and yours Christmas Blessings.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  53. Stopping by to wish you a Merry, MERRY CHRISTMAS Shenita and I hope you and your family have many blessings in the New Year :)

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  54. Merry Christmas, Shenita! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Thank you for sharing your pretty table at the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

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  55. Shenita, I love your coffee table Christmas decor. We even read the same magazines. That Santa is fabulous!!! merry Christmas;)

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  56. Your new Santa is gorgeous, wish I could find one just like yours around here...so elegant and regal! Your table looks so elegant as you are. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. I've been kinda busy at my daughter's C'mas, although she hosted it, I baked a lot the days before and we took the 3 hour drive to her town...and back 3 days later! Now I'm under the weather, hope I'm better for the NY's party, lol...Big hugs my friend and thank you so much for been such a generous follower..looking forward to doing a lot of visiting next year. xoxo
    FABBY

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  57. This is such a festive idea for Christmas decor. I love it.
    thanks for sharing, I'd like to share this to my Christmas table decorations Pinterest board too.
    Cheers!

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  58. So fab and adorable! i like your Christmas centerpiece ideas and ornaments on it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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