Christmas at our Place : Tabletop & Decor

Even though we hung our Christmas lights up the week before Thanksgiving AND got our tree the day after, it’s taken me quite a while to put the finishing touches on the inside of our house. Call it procrastination or laziness or too busy with everything else BUT I finally finished …and I just love it.

So here’s a little peek inside our home if you’re interested …and for the sake of not overloading one post with a hundred photos, I’ve created nice little slide shows for you.

And now for my dining room tabletop centerpiece – because I just couldn’t stop taking photos, it needed it’s very own slide show.

I’m sort of the queen of reusing things from around the house to decorate with. In fact, when I have a color scheme in mind, I literally walk around the house grabbing anything in the hue, including jewelry ;)

the goods

You may notice my centerpiece includes little velvet Tiffany blue boxes with tassels that once hung above our bed in our condo, became storage for my jewelry and now reside in our laundry room, the succulents from the game room, the three cake stands I used for Thanksgiving desserts as well as the vintage silver and crystal candle sticks I used for my haunted Halloween tabletop and Thanksgiving. The purple feather tree with random peacock feathers {I think found at Target years ago but you could easily DIY it!} used to sit in the living room of our condo and the octagonal mirror set below our lamp in our old master bedroom as well. The pearls around the succulents were purchased at holiday time and are supposed to go on the tree …but I’ve actually worm them as jewelry. And speaking of jewelry, I grabbed a few of my vintage rhinestone necklaces and wrapped them around the pine cones for some added sparkle! Not to mention saying “Pine cones with rhinestones” is really fun. I actually wanted to paint all my pine cones with with a touch of metallic silver on the ends but there just wasn’t enough time. The seafoam crepe/satin runner with fringe is actually a scarf my mom made to match a dress in the late 60′s {yes, we still have the dress too!}. I picked up the pretty woodland plate/tray by Rosanna from a GILT home sale a couple months ago and the table cloth from Crate & Barrel last year {mine is silver but there’s a gold one here which is just as pretty!}

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.


  • Sarah

    December 23, 2010 | Reply

    Very beautiful! Your table is amazing!

  • House of Hemingway

    December 23, 2010 | Reply

    Lovely way of repurposing things you have around your home. I hope you have a lovely gathering to share your pretty home :)


  • Katie

    December 23, 2010 | Reply

    Everything looks so beautiful!

  • CessOviedo

    December 23, 2010 | Reply

    I’m amazed! Everything looks so festive and stylish! Loved the pinecones with rhinestones! great idea! Wish you could stop by here and help us a little!

  • drollgirl

    December 23, 2010 | Reply

    MOVE OVER MARTHA STEWART!!! you are a wonder! it all looks FANTASTIC!!!

  • Keisha

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    Way better than Martha Stewart please come here and help me and also go shopping with me you have a great style!!

    have a wonderful holiday!!

  • Namine

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    oh sooo pretty!!! love love your table especially the little tree with peacock feathers!

  • Lana Cathrine

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    Fantastic M!

    Cosy, elegant, personal and beautiful <3

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Merry Christmas
    Happy Holydays to you!

    Best wishes

  • silvergirl

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    Very pretty
    I love the Tiffany Blue
    And where oh where did you get the doggie ornament???
    We have a boston terrier and that ornament is perfection.

  • Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    Im from Canada and Christmas without snow seems so weird!! I love your wrapping paper. Everything looks great! Merry Christmas!

  • Gracinha

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    Merry x-mas!!



  • Glamour Bbey.

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    Enjoy your christmas dear!

  • Charlie, Feminine Bravery

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    amazing table setting! very creative thinking! ^^

    xxx Charlie
    Last few hours to enter my Christmas Giveaway!

  • telephone answering

    December 24, 2010 | Reply

    nice and creative videos, you always come up with some thing new, some thing unique and exciting. nice sharing

  • Mara

    December 25, 2010 | Reply

    you could be an interior designer! You’re so creative and I love all the little touches :) Merry Christmas Maegan!

  • Kimberlee

    December 25, 2010 | Reply

    I love the black stockings- so chic! Happy Holidays!

  • Len♥reNeverM♥re

    December 25, 2010 | Reply

    Love it, so stylish & warm as well!
    Merry Chistmas,to you & your loved ones!!


  • Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle

    December 26, 2010 | Reply

    Love your Christmas decorating–it’s so perfect for California and inspiring! Wishing you all wonderful things in the coming year and thanks for all your wonderful posts year-round!

    xoxo Mary Jo

  • Elli D.

    December 26, 2010 | Reply

    Lovely. Where did you get those little trees at the top of the bookshelf (is it a bookshelf?) from? I just love them! And I also really like the fur and the pillow at the chair. Unbelievable what an atmosphere can be created thanks to these little details.

  • Poppy

    December 27, 2010 | Reply

    I loved the “Leroy” ornament, too cute. And you dining room centerpiece looked very classy…nice job.

  • ~alison

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    awesome. Wish I was there to celebrate with you guys. I think you used a piece of yarn, that I used as a bow on a gift I gave you, as the decoration in the clear ball ornament. : )

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