Wednesday, December 21, 2011

~ White & Silver Christmas Mystic Centerpiece - Inspired by Mythic Nest Anthropologie

In 2009 Anthropologie showed a fabulous item they called the Mythic Nest Tree topper. It did look like the fairies might have created it. I totally missed it in 2009 and all the knock-offs it had in Blogland. After seeing it a few weeks ago, my searching led me to the company which had actually made it for the store, and
they called it a crown nest. Which made sense as well. The funky natural kingdom meets glitter world was intriguing.

After filing away the image for a while, it kept coming back in my mind how much I loved certain elements, especially from the original ones that were created rather than the ones that were seen in the store. So I set out to make my own version that went with the colors and feeling of our Christmas decorating.


You can see a few of the things that brought the simple cream white bottle brush wreath that I used for the base to life as a crown/nest. I used some sparky eyelash silver yarn, and another one that mimic the colors of my favorite found nest. That one the momma bird had found something that looked like cotton from a field, very soft, fluffy and cream colored. The yarn was the same color in an eyelash style with a tiny bit of gold woven in.

I was going to make the glittered branches, but found these at the craft store, and they are glittered better than I could have done it. A few pearl and silver balls adds to the sparkle of a crown, and dried sticks from the outdoors completes the nest look.

Mine turned into a centerpiece for the dining room table with a tall candle in the center. This should be really easy to change a little each year if I decided I wanted a little bit of another color.

Happy Christmas~
Donna


16 comments:

  1. Donna,
    All of your decorations are just gorgeous! I had to come over and pin them all. Love your sparkly take on Christmas! Have a Merry Christmas!
    Sherry

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  2. This is so beautiful! I also had to pin this.

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  3. Everything is Dreamy! I love your beautiful home and spectacular decorations. Enjoy a wonderous Christmas!
    Cindy

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  4. Very pretty, Donna! I love all the elements to this and how fairy-like it looks!

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  5. This holiday season has been extra special every time I receive an email for another one of your posts with your absolutely gorgeous photos. They are fabulous. Keep up the great decorating. You are truly talented!! - Debbie

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  6. This is so beautiful, you did a wonderful job creating this!! I just have to pin this! Have a wonderful Christmas, xo

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  7. exquisite .... full of magical sparkles .... love it to bits .... wishing a fabulous xmas xoxo

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  8. Just absolutely gorgeous! I love the combination of soft creams, and silver!! Just beautiful! Merry Christmas!!
    xoxox
    Cheryl;0)

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  9. Hi there! This is absolutely beautiful!! I saw this and it inspired me to create something similar for my wedding in February. Do you know where I can purchase the bottle brush base? Or if it is called another name? I have looked at a number of the craft stores in town and can't seem to find it. Thank you so much!

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  10. The bottle brush wreath came from Joann's (2011) They can be found online as well. But you might want to check and make sure they are not made of plastic like some "bottle brush" items are for instance at Target.

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  11. Awww this is sooo fabulous and gorgeous! I love those sparkling centerpiece,,, indeed silvery White christmas you got there. Can I share this to my Christmas table decorations Pinterest board? I hope so. Happy Holidays!

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  12. Hello and Happy Holidays to you as well Prasad!
    You are welcome to pin directly from the picture and post so that the link will lead back to this post and the blog.
    There are some lovely ideas on your board!

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  13. Hello Donna, these centerpieces are truly magical. I've browse some of your other crafts and creations and they are all so awesome. Keep sharing inspiration. Feel free to stop by anytime.

    Cheers and hugs xxxx
    Marily @ Christmas table decorations

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