Today’s subject is wining and dining, Christmas style. I played around with one of my favorite hobbies: dressing up the diner table.
I love playing like this. Decorating your table is such a wonderful way to try out styles, combinations and new colors without committing to something for a long time.
This time I combined my current love for natural materials and a simple look, with my ever present need for a little glamor and bling.
Just a ‘runner’ of greens down the table with lots of candles in glass and mercury silver. I love how the silver and the glass just pick up the sparkle of the candles so that the whole table becomes a glittering and shiny fest.
This was easy to pull together. The most time went into shining my two sets of silverplated salt and pepper shakers.
When I started I did not have a clear idea of what I was going to do. I just started somewhere, in this case with the double layer of white table cloths and the natural greens in the middle. It all just evolved from that.
I do not own a lot of dinnerware. Just our day-to-day whites you see here and my mom’s China you saw yesterday. No special holiday plates in this house, only one set of silverware, just a few white tablecloths (and a stash full of fabric that I can use, remember my Fall Polkadot table setting?), and only a very small collection of things like napkins and napkin rings (and those are even mostly homemade like my lace napking rings).
I have learned though, that you really don’t need all that extra hoopla to dress your table festively and beautifully. Just take a few extra moments, play around with what you have and use your imagination, it is all that it takes.
The table is set, let the guests arrive…..