As I am writing this post I have just wrapped up some Christmas baking. Only a very small portion of it. We tend to have a problem in this house with how much baking we do around the holidays. Some times we host a Christmas party and that is good because then we won’t be consuming it all ourselves. This year however, we are not, so… hello extra elliptical time!
Now that I am sitting and relaxing, I am gazing at the lights on my pretty holiday table setting. Normally I don’t go all out on the table setting, but this year I wanted to try something a little different in my decor. I have to say, I am loving it.
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There is nothing more comforting than sitting around a table with your family and friends with the lights low and the glow of softer lights on the table. Candles lit (mine are remote faux candles 😛 ), fireplace on, enjoying time together. This is really what it is all about. Isn’t it?
I really could get used to doing this year round! But for sure this will be a new Christmas tradition for us.
I think the key to a great table setting is to keep the main elements neutral and that way it can easily be changed up by accenting with smaller items of colour.
This year I chose to keep it very neutral. But if I decide next year to add colour to match the house decor it is a simple thing to change up.
I could easily add some different ribbon to the candles, since I just attached it using a tape runner and it is not stuck right to the candle. Add some coloured ornaments and even change out the lights for some coloured ones. By having this basic setting there are so many was to add to it throughout the years.
The burlap table runner with snowflakes is a roll from the dollar store. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it when I picked it up but I think it made this table setting so pretty.
The branches are from Michael’s and I twisted some small lights through them and added a couple of small pearl ornaments throughout.
Some faux candles placed around the branches to add some height.
The dishes were a gift from our wedding. They are so simple and beautiful. I love how versatile and timeless they are.
And that was really all there was to creating this elegant holiday table setting. The cost was minimal and it is easily changed up as decor changes. I know we will be turning these lights on and having many a candle lit dinner this Christmas. My girls love it!
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Do you have big family dinners around the holidays? Do you fancy up your table for guests? I would love to see your table settings. Drop your link or photo in the comments below.