- Location. Ok, you’re probably limited to your own home, which I’m sure is lovely. If not, choose a location with room for a long table. I shot the scene at my friend Mary’s house. This is her studio space. Isn’t it divine?! She has grapes dangling outside the windows and this huge table to work on. It’s really dreamy. I thought it was the perfect place to hold a holiday dinner. I created the amaryllis and set them into their Cityscape mercury hurricanes. They acted as the perfect vases, doncha think? And they’re on sale for less than $15! Go get em! I also used these octagonal ones too, which are so lovely.
- Centerpieces. Paper flower amaryllis. I used these as the focal point of the scene by making them a tad oversized and tall. Tall enough–just above eye level–so that they aren’t a bother when you’re trying to speak to someone across the table. I added in these mercury glass bottles and votive candle holders and then some of Mary’s own Christmas collection with the acorns and tall, gold urns.
- Gold flatware. I’ve been wanting some gold flatware ever since I first saw them popping up a couple of years ago around the web. They are gorgeous. And such a scene stealer. I’ve been using them ever since and though they can only be washed by hand, I’m still a huge fan. Take a look at them here.
With that, I’ll be teaching how to make the paper flower amaryllis on Thursday, November 14th at the SLC West Elm. RSVP here.
AND, I’ll be teaching how to make them THIS SATURDAY at the San Clemente Art Supply in South Orange County as well as some other gift wrap ideas. I’d love to see you there!
Well, with that, I’m off to SoCal for the week for a project and this workshop. I better go catch my flight!
photography by Nicole Gerulat
This project was done in collaboration with West Elm.