Over the next few posts, I thought I would share a few of my ideas for Christmas decorating. I would love to see yours too. So if you have a blog, share your link in my 'comment' section and I promise I will stop by. If you aren't a blogger- send me a photo. I would love to see what you are up to in your home.
Today I thought we would start with table decor. You may remember a few posts ago, I wrote about 'tablescapes' and the decor tips that Pottery Barn shared with my MOPS group. 'Tablescape' is just a fancy word for what you put on your table. No rules, just a fun collection or a group of items on display.
The tablescape can be on a side table- maybe a few framed photos. I like to display the photo we take every year with Santa. Next to it I mounted a vintage Christmas card (it was my grandmother's when she was young) on a book page. The lights from the tree reflect off the glass, making it feel even more magical.
Or a use a sideboard, buffet table, or even a dresser in the hall to host your tablescape. I have a growing collection of nutcrackers, they seem happy gathered together here around our new advent calendar. My coffee filter wreath from last year made a move from the mantle to the hall.
Try putting a Christmas item under a glass cloche- instant beauty!
Probably the most traditional location for a tablescape is the dining room. I mixed some of our 'every day' items like the candles, glassware, and the bird with holiday pieces such as glittered bottle-brush trees and ornaments. I experimented by mixing the brightly colored apples with my glittered silver ornaments. This year I added more green in with my neutral Christmas palette. This large grouping of items for a centerpiece is great for "in between" mealtimes. But for an actual dinner, I would scale back so we could actually see each other across the table :)
Throughout the rest of the house, I added a little 'Christmas cheer' using tabletop trees and framed printable art. I love the burlap tied with black and white ribbon!
|Printable found here|
If you get a chance, stop over and visit "Remodelaholic"- so excited that she is featuring my desk chair in a post called "Upholstery for the Impatient DIYer".
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