Thursday, December 15, 2011

Your Holiday Table

Merry Christmas!!  We are only a week or so from the BIG DAY!!  Are you ready?  I have the added “To Do” of packing for a trip this season, as we are traveling to St. Louis to spend Christmas with my husband’s family.  My husband's grandmother turns 90 on Christmas day so in addition to celebrating Christmas we will also celebrate her!  I am looking forward to family, fun and memories!

I am sure you are preparing for family gatherings and thus want a table that is warm and inviting for your guests.   I have some ideas for you!  I attended “Illumination,”  the annual women’s Christmas event at my church this past Tuesday night.  There were over 70 decorated tables to savor and wow, the creativity was abundant.  I have several to share with you and hope that you can get some ideas to share with your family as you gather together to celebrate the Season.  Enjoy!

Silver and White Tablescape 12-15-11       Place setting-silver and white tablescape 12-15-11

This is the table I decorated for the event.  This “Winter Wonderland” included silver, glass, mirror, white and blue.  As you can see, instead of the typical place card, I gifted each guest with an ornament bearing the letter of their first name.  This personalized each guest’s place at the table and gave them something that will hopefully bring back happy memories of the event as they hang it on their tree for seasons to come.


Magnolia leaf centerpiece 12-15-11          Magnolia leaf and candle centerpiece 12-15-11

I don’t know about you, but I love using Magnolia to decorate with at the holidays.  I thought this centerpiece was elegant and natural and the best part is, many of us can go right outside our own back door and clip away!  What a nice touch!

Rocky Horse Plate 12.15.11          Red and gold tablescape 12.11.15        Turquoise tablescape 12.15.11     Purple feathers tablescape 12.15.11       Red poinsettia centerpiece 12.15.11

These are a few of the more elegant tablescapes. Each very different and unique it its own way.  Which is your favorite?



Happy birthday Jesus centerpiece 12.15.11           Nativity centerpiece on turntable 12-5-11

You can’t forget the Reason for the Season!


Coke tablescape 12-15-11         Star Wars tablescape 12.15.11

Last, but not least….A more unusual take on things….Yes, that’s right- Coke and Star Wars!  Tables I am sure the kids would enjoy!


So, I hope you have found a couple of ideas to use in your home. May your table be beautiful and your memories be sweet as you celebrate with your family!


Wishing God’s richest blessings to you during the Season and in the coming year!

All my best,


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