Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Simple Christmas Tablescape

I love to decorate for Christmas. I have collected various things over the years that are very sentimental to me. I usually do a dressy table for my dining room and a fun, casual table for my kitchen, which is the table I am posting about today. I found this tablecloth at Target a couple of years ago. I really like it because it has a vintage feel to it. I enjoy using it despite how nightmarish it is to iron.

I have a set of Christmas dishes that my dad gave me as a surprise many years ago. I get it out every year and we use it as our every day dishes for the month of December. I also collected tiny individual salt and pepper shakers which I like to use at each place setting. I posted these cranberry candles last year. They are very quick, easy, and inexpensive to make.

I made these napkins out of white sheeting, but really nice white cloth napkins can be found in all price ranges. I found these napkin rings at Target a few years back.

It really doesn't have to cost a fortune to create a cozy Christmas tablescape.

So now my table is all set to have our good friends over for chili and cornbread.


Amby said...

Ok, I am definitely homesick, because seeing those plates choked me up a bit. That's pretty bad. Only 2.5 more weeks!

Vickie said...

Ally and I say come now.

April said...

I have a question about the cranberry candles. I was wondering how long they last without spoiling. Martin's parents are coming to town and I wanted to try this, but I want it to last until Christmas. Will they last???

Vickie said...

They will look good for about a week. You can remove the candle, hold your hand over the container, and drain the water out and refill them with fresh water if you want to. Also, they only use a few cranberries, so you could always replenish just the cranberries if you aren't happy with how they look. The greenery really is never a problem.

If any of that sounds like too much trouble, then wait until Friday or Saturday to make them to ensure that they look really fresh.

I hope that helps!