18.12.09

{holiday inspiration: wine bottle centerpieces}


. . . eco-chic & perfect for holiday parties: beautiful clusters of clear glass wine bottles in a festive grouping, candles a-glow with pure romance and perfect flickers of light . . .

{scan by tig: photography by tom mannion for elle decoration december 2009}

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48 Comments:

Blogger Brandi said...

This is such a wildly unique centerpiece idea. There's something incredibly old-fashioned about it. (And is it just me or does anyone else get a really chic pirate vibe?)

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I LOVE this idea!!! So simple yet so elegant looking! Perfect timing for this post for me, thanks!

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Lovely said...

Gorgeous! What a great way to recycle wine bottles that just go to waste!

December 15, 2009  
Anonymous Dena said...

Fun! Easy but definitely glam.

December 15, 2009  
Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

how creative is that? love the colors!

December 15, 2009  
Anonymous CreativeActivity - Sandra said...

What a great idea. Really cool and beautiful!

December 15, 2009  
Anonymous Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden said...

Absolutely beautiful. Leave it to TIG to prove that great style comes from imagination - not a money tree, (though one of those would certainly be nice).
Candle light paired with shimmering glass is always elegant and undeniably glamorous.
xo Michaela

December 15, 2009  
Anonymous Sogni e Sorrisi said...

I love this. Very cool.

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Melissa said...

Love this idea! Usually I think wine bottle decorating looks tacky but the all clear bottles looks very cool. I may have to try this.

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Tanya said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I knew I needed to go to the recycling center for something!

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Mango Gal said...

Gorgeous and so romantic!

December 15, 2009  
Blogger heart charlie said...

How simple and so pretty!

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love this look! Seems like a table everyone would linger for hours. Beautiful!

xo

December 15, 2009  
Blogger beauty comma said...

i've only seen this in italian restaurants, but this looks a hundred times more stylish. i like the budget-/eco chic part of it as well.

December 15, 2009  
Blogger A Day That is Dessert said...

Incredible looking table! Effortlessly elegant.

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Lizzie said...

OMG, what a superb and creative idea! Cozy and romantic. I want to try this out! :) Happy Tuesday!

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Friend in Fashion said...

Absolutely love this idea for candle holders - looks magnificent!

www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
x

December 15, 2009  
Anonymous elena said...

Oh wow, very cool! Thank you for this post! :)

December 15, 2009  
Anonymous Devon said...

This setting is so elegant and chic and is easy to recreate! Love the ambiance, thanks for the inspiration!

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Seyma said...

wow that's a lovely idea :)

December 15, 2009  
Blogger Adriana said...

it's dramatic, over the top and romantic I adore it

December 16, 2009  
Blogger Maryam in Marrakesh said...

So so pretty! I have 8 of those lanterns in the salon of my 2 bedroom pavilion in Marrakech -- fun to see them in this image!

December 16, 2009  
Blogger Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh what a perfectly stunning idea. xoxoxo

December 16, 2009  
Blogger C said...

what a great idea!!!!
I'll try to recreate the colorful version of it with IKEA vases
:)

Merry Xmas from Barcelona

Carmen

buscut.blogspot.com

December 16, 2009  
Blogger Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Love this look! It's so romantic and very European!

December 16, 2009  
Anonymous Laura LaRue said...

LOVE this idea! Absolutely beautiful! Now, I've got to start saving my wine bottles! :)

December 16, 2009  
Anonymous Laura LaRue said...

LOVE this idea! I'm going to start saving my wine bottles. :)

December 16, 2009  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

Brilliant in every sense of the word!

December 16, 2009  
Blogger *****Paradise Kitchen***** said...

Fab idea! - Congrats by the way for making it into the Times top 50 picks of Best Designer Blogs:

http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/interiors/article6953167.ece?token=null&offset=24&page=3

Keep up the good stuff!

December 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on being in the times online!

http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/interiors/article6953167.ece?token=null&offset=36&page=4

December 16, 2009  
Anonymous Caitlin @ Sacramento Street said...

What a fabulous look. It's inspiring me to do something like this for a dinner party next week.

December 16, 2009  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Great idea! Absolutely LOVE those lanterns!

December 17, 2009  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I bet it looks super neat when the wax starts to melt and build up on the bottles.

December 17, 2009  
Blogger R-a2bit said...

OMG. Great!

December 18, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

thanks, michaela :)

mary jo – completely! lingering is one of the best things

lizzie – happy tuesday!

devon – you’re welcome – thanks for taking a moment to say hello

paradise kitchen + anon – thank you so much! very exciting news :)

hello everyone! feels like it’s been a while – hope you’re well and having a beautiful holiday season + thanks so much for being so wonderful,
xo

December 18, 2009  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh nice! I would have never thought of this for a centerpiece....I love it. :)) Just looking around for inspiration for my upcoming January WEDDING!

Jen Ramos
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

December 18, 2009  
Blogger Sans Soucie Art Glass Studios, Inc. said...

What an original and beautiful idea! I love it! So chic!

December 18, 2009  
Blogger Froulala said...

what a fabulous idea! the candles in different lengths give it character. thanks for sharing!

December 19, 2009  
Blogger Ashley said...

Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing :)

December 19, 2009  
Anonymous Janneke @ Orangenmond said...

This is a great idea, looks awesome!!

December 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kind of a gothy look, but then again not. love it. looks very nice. i think i would love sitting at this dinner table and just watch the pretty flickering candle lights.

ox

December 20, 2009  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

Oooh la la FAB table!!!

December 21, 2009  
Blogger Mélanie said...

This is simple, eco chic and elegant ! All what I love

December 22, 2009  
Blogger xoxoC said...

This is a really beautiful, the only downside I could see is it blocks your view of the guests across from you, making conversation difficult. And I see what Brandie means, about the chic pirate vibe!! :p

December 22, 2009  
Blogger xoxoC said...

Also, it reminds me of when my roommate and I hosted a Bohemian/ Moulin Rouge theme party last winter and used the same concept, candles in wine bottles. Only we placed them all over in every room! I really love this idea!! :)

December 22, 2009  
Blogger A Big Beautiful Mouth said...

Gorgeous. Gives great ideas for my favorite time of year... fall/winter!

July 29, 2010  
Blogger 1001natt said...

Absolutely beautiful!

October 24, 2010  
Blogger Bless Your Neighbor said...

Was delighted to link to this beautiful post about using bottles with candles here:

http://blessyourneighbor.blogspot.com/2011/03/je-taime-my-friend-encouragement-with.html

Thanks for the great idea!

March 16, 2011  

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