Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Simple Christmas Tablescape

This year I decided to actually set our dinner table for Christmas and set up a simple tablescape. Apparently I like the word simple this holiday season but this really is easy, not very elaborate, and works well for out little family.
Anyways... I'll admit I have an arterial motive by doing this. Our dining table tends to be a catch all at times and I am hoping with it all dressed and ready for dinner that we will actually stop putting things and keeping them there for long periods of time.

But enough about our messy household, let's get to the table shall we?! lol

 See, totally simple. Nothing elaborate at all.

We'll take a closer look.
So it started with this red and white plaid table cloth I bought end of season last year. I pulled it out and put it on the table when I was putting out the rest of my holiday decorations.
Then I kept seeing these wood chargers with little Christmas tree in the dollar section at Target and kept resisting them, which is HUGE for me. They were $3 a piece and I just didn't want to spend $12 on four random chargers. So I didn't buy them twice then my store sold out so I thought it was for the best. I ran in one day for a quick trip, (hahaha- that's super funny to think about when I go into Target ALONE!) and did my normal browse of the dollar section and boom, there were a few back in stock so I just had to get them this go around. 


 I just stacked my plain white dinner plates on top that have a little bit of detail around the edges. 
I originally going to use my grandmother's china that is white with some silver inlay but opted to keep it straight white. 

Instead of white napkins I thought I would add a little color by using some navy cloth napkins wrapped with a metal twig like napkin ring.

I added some silverware and than a wine glass along with a small glass for water or another beverage.

I kept my normal centerpiece on the table. 
A few candle sticks with candles tucked into a pine garland which is dressed up with some glittery pine cones. I then placed my Great-aunts ceramic kissing angels in the center. 
The table isn't exactly the most ideal location for these but when you have two young kiddos that are curious about ALL things, the center of the dining works best at this stage and they do look cute all tucked into the garland.

 And that's it! 
It will only be our little family so picture this minus two wine glasses and it works so well for our family. 

I'm excited to eat Christmas dinner at the table this year by the light of our Christmas tree with my little family.

We may have to eat here more than once this holiday season.


allison

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