Good morning! Can you believe Christmas is this week! Wow! With my due date so close we won’t be traveling this year – which means this week we will be having both of our families visit to celebrate the holiday! I’m grateful they are able to come and looking forward to a fun, family-filled, week! Last week I shared with you the table runner I made, today I wanted to share with you the Christmas table I created using it. For the most part I used things found around our house, and yard, to pull things together!
I’m particularly excited to have the opportunity to use our new Christmas china. Earlier this year we inherited the china from a family friend. I’ve always loved the idea of having special Christmas china and I was so honored to to be given it. The pattern is Winter Greetings by Lenox. I love the classic red and green colors with the beautiful birds and red bows.
Luckily, the Christmas fabric I purchased several years ago coordinated with the china perfectly. The ivory and gold placemats were my Grandmother’s. I love the cut outs and gold outlining in each placemat. I picked up red chargers from Target which helped to set the china off from the placemats.
Inspired by the red bows found in the china pattern, I created cute little holiday easels to hold my place cards. These were nice and inexpensive (I had everything on hand!) and they made a charming addition to the table. The tutorial can be found here!
For me the trickiest part of creating a table is the centerpiece! This is usually because I want to spend a minimal amount on it – but want it to have a big impact! I stumbled upon a wonderful idea by Laura, over at Finding Home, under her “6 Simple Table Ideas“. She filled glass vases with cranberries, water, and fresh greenery to make a simple, yet stunning, centerpiece display.
I had several clear vases that were perfect for this. I spent just $2 for a bag of cranberries from Trader Joes! For the greenery, I went to our backyard and got pine branches. I also had a few ivory plants inside that were in need of a trim, so I clipped a few cuttings from them and arranged them with the pines in each vase. I love how bright and fresh they look!
To finish the center of the table off, I added some gold pinecones and vintage ornaments. I love the end result of the table! It feels classic and simple with the red, green, ivory and gold color palette. This color palette goes with the rest of our home’s decorations which is nice since the dining room is in the center of our home!
Looks like we are all set for Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday week! Thank you for visiting and I’ve enjoyed sharing all my holiday projects with you this year. I’ve been working really hard these past few weeks so that I can now just relax and enjoy the week. This is my absolute favorite holiday, and I am looking forward to seeing family and watching Bugaboo experience his second Christmas!!