Christmas is just a few days away and we’re reducing our publication schedule for the next couple weeks so we can enjoy time with our families. Since most of your heavy duty decorating is likely done, here’s just a few inspiring photos and ideas for your holiday dinner table. Cindy wrote an informative post on Friday about creating a tablescape in 6 easy steps that you might want to check out.
Holiday Table Decorating
Even if it’s just you and one other person for dinner, it’s worth making an effort to dress up the table. It’s so easy at this time of year – tables practically decorate themselves.
This festive centerpiece is made using red foam letters tucked inside a clear vase that is filled with peppermint. The wreath is a ready made one personalized with the addition of a fluffy boa. Sprinkle some ‘snow’ around and you’ve got a great combo for a buffet table centerpiece.
Super simple, this centerpiece uses a tray or serving dish filled with wet floral foam, then cut the roses (or flower of your choice) all one length and insert into the floral foam evenly and touching petal edges. Tuck in sprigs of greenery to cover the edges.
Moss in a platter to anchor some pretty candle holders makes a simple way to add natural elements to your dinner table. Scatter pinecones and maybe use a cone as a placecard at each setting.
The ultimate low-stress table decor – just the use of a few brightly colored ornaments can set the scene for your family dinner.
As always, Martha has beautiful table decorating ideas – crafty or fancy ideas.
If you have occasion to have a formal meal this season – maybe for the boss or just because you want to use your ‘good china’ – here’s how to set a formal table according to Martha. And she should know!
Decorate Your Chairs for Christmas
Holidays are the perfect time to stretch your creative muscles and extend your decor to the back of your dining, office or lounge chairs. Last year I offered some ideas in this link and below are a few new ones just in time for Christmas Eve dinner.
My dining chairs this year are decorated very simply – I used about a yard of wired ribbon (very important so you can control the bow and tails) per chair, then just tucked in a silk poinsettia bloom. They coordinate with my centerpiece and if you missed the how-to, you can read it here.
Cindy and I wish you all the best holiday ever. Sit down, put your feet up and enjoy all the hard work you put into making your home a holiday wonderland. Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor along with your friends and family.