I am so excited to be sharing some of our home decorated for Christmas and to start with our kitchen table all set for a holiday meal. If you are joining me from Ann On Sutton Place
, thank you so much for coming along.
I have learned a thing or two about decorating a table for "the blog" versus creating a table that my friends and family really can sit at and enjoy a meal that is also pretty and fun. The key element - keep it simple.
I almost always uses dishes, flatware and glasses that go in the refrigerator. My one splurge is cloth napkins that we throw in the washing machine. Recently, I have really been liking usable recyclable table runners as my base. It keeps a neutral place to start with, in this case brown kraft paper, and it is a really simple clean up which is always important to me.
I knew I wanted to use this beautiful blue velvet ribbon I found and that I wanted to keep it casual and fun with a candy cane. I love fresh evergreens on the table as well so I have tucked some in the ribbon around the napkin, along with the candy cane.
Then I hit my stash of vintage blue bottles and placed them down the center of the table. I added some simple evergreen clippings, added some vintage ornaments and tied some red baker's twine around the neck of the bottles and jars.
The final step for the centerpiece was to place our Joyeux Noel soy tea lights
down the center. I used our white plates, simple flatware and wine glasses to finish the simple and causal look.
It may be simple, but it is pretty and sparkly and the type of table where people will hopefully linger and make time with friends and family the biggest focus of the season.
But the best part, is it is not just me. I have teamed up with a whole group of lovely ladies, hosted by Design Enthusiasm
, today so you can tour all of our ideas for creating a holiday entertaining space. Next on your stop is Life On Virginia Street
On Sutton Place
Finding Home Farms
Life On Virginia Street
Setting for Four
Sunny Side Up
The Wood Grain Cottage
If you missed Monday's posts:
Designthusiasm | Decor Gold Designs | My Soulful Home
Kelley Nan | Driven by Decor | The Enchanted Home
If you missed Tuesday's posts:
Shabbyfufu | CitrineLiving | French Country Cottage
Maison Decor | Sand and Sisal | Town and Country Living
If you missed Wednesday's posts:
Bless'er House | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Design, Dining and Diapers
Maison de Pax | So Much Better With Age | Zevy Joy
If you missed Thursday's posts:
Ella Claire | Buckets of Burlap | Randi Garrett Design
Savvy Southern Style | Stone Gable | ZDesign at Home
On Sutton Place | Finding Home Farms | Life On Virginia Street
Setting for Four | Sunny Side Up | The Wood Grain Cottage