Good morning and Happy Monday to you all!
Before I get started on my Christmas Tablescape, I wanted to tell all of you thank you for your prayers regarding the weather on Saturday. The rain stayed away until after our party and I am so thankful to our Lord for hearing and answering that prayer. Everything was a great success…more to come!
When I began daydreaming about my Christmas Tablescape this year, it very quickly became apparent that I needed to step out of the box for some fresh inspiration…so I left my box, headed to my favorite realtor Jill’s box and set her table using pieces she already had. The only addition to this table that came from me was a bolt of plaid ribbon I purchased at Hobby Lobby early in the season. Here is our table:
A large crystal bowl set in the center of the table and held a bright red poinsettia–click here to read the old Mexican legend of why Poinsettias are used at Christmas.
The centerpiece was elongated by using greenery, snow and sparkly votive holders; cranberries and ornaments were sprinkled throughout as sweet, little touches all signifying it is Christmas.
Jill’s Christmas china is a fun, celebratory pattern of gold swirly ribbon and red berries that ties in beautifully with the festive centerpiece.
The wavy gold chargers and clear, bell shaped stemware add a soft touch of elegance around the busy focal point. I think my favorite part of this table are the red and snowflake napkins we folded into squares and tied with ribbon to resemble a Christmas present–the gift tag doubling as a place card. The napkins tied in beautifully with the centerpiece by weaving the same ribbon throughout the greenery.
Jill’s silver was inherited from her grandmother and I am so thankful she let me use it for our table! The mixture of new and old add such depth to the table, and I can’t help but wonder how many lovely, celebratory meals have been consumed using this silver.
Pull out some of your grandmother’s pieces this Christmas and incorporate them into your table. Even if all you have is a small candleholder or handmade doily, use it and enjoy having a small piece of that person with you at your Christmas dinner. If you are on Instagram, I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see your Christmas tablescape. Just use the tag #taolbchristmas.
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-ciao for now-
Thank you, Jill, for always welcoming me to your table-regardless the season-but especially at Christmas.