It's Christmas Eve morning! The excitement level is definitely building in our house as presents are being added under the tree, cookies are being baked and last minute preparations are under way. I wanted to share with you our Christmas table...two ways. I have an assortment of Christmas china that I love to use throughout the holidays/winter. Below is Villeroy & Boch's "Holly". I received four place settings years ago as a gift...at some point I need to add to my collection.
I used a burlap table runner (fabric from Walmart) and two mini trees that I picked up at the grocery store. They came with the burlap and rustic wicker baskets, so all I had to add was the red & white ribbon. The large lantern usually hangs in my son's room, a stand-in for a ceiling fixture. Some wicker balls, mercury glass votives (for sparkle), and some fresh greens finish off the centerpiece. (I didn't use as many fresh branches as I was planning on because they were leaking sap like crazy...so sticky!!) The placemats and plaid napkins are from Home Goods.
If we are home on Christmas Eve, I usually make a huge pot of Italian Oven Chowder, a family favorite. For that, I bring out my Italian pasta bowls from Crate & Barrel (old). For this table setting, I placed them on top of my "Memory Lane" Royal Ironstone. This pattern I've been collecting over the years, picking up at antique stores and Ebay. Next Christmas perhaps I'll decorate my hutch like this...
How cute are these stocking flatware holders from Pottery Barn?!
Oops...the second red bell is hiding underneath the stocking!
Now I'm off to make these festive treats! ( found here )
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! I'm going to take a little break from blogging to enjoy the holiday and spend time with my family over Christmas break. But I'll be back soon, with lots of inspiration for creating a beautiful home.
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