Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beautiful ideas for your Christmas Table

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Hi friends, how’s the Christmas shopping going?

It’s such a busy time of the year and I thought you might enjoy a visual treat about now. How about some pretty photos of Christmas dinner tables? Are you having Christmas dinner at your home this year? If so, I hope these images inspire you to add a few extra touches to your special evening.

In the photo above bright red bulbs dangle from the chandelier.

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To add drama in this red dining room… large snowflakes and stars hang from the ceiling. I want to eat dinner in this room, how about you?


Use miniature bottles and interesting rustic pieces to display your flowers.

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Here’s some Chair-Love in action…make each guest feel special with these little additions!


photo: southern living

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Are you one of the lucky ones with Paperwhites in full bloom around your home? This gorgeous look can be copied for your table. Simply line your pots of Paperwhites down the center over fresh greenery.



photo: southern living

For your buffet here’s a cute idea. Create a seasonal greeting by spelling out a phrase on small tags. Stamp one letter per tag and tie around a rolled napkin with gold ribbon. Line the napkins on a large platter or on the tabletop to spell out a sentiment such as Happy New Year or Merry Christmas.

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photos: Google Images, sandy morgan

How about using common objects like pinecones, sprayed or glittered, as a centerpiece and a simple bell tied with a ribbon on each plate?

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Look here… Cinnamon sticks tied with simple string make a rustic place card. What a great idea.

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This creative soul was inspired by a photo in Romantic Homes Magazine. She took vintage napkins and used a thin marker to write out a cookie recipe on each napkin. Then she tied them using old buckles and a ribbon for a country table setting.

And below are examples of tables with a little glamour, lace and tartan for you. Lots of very different choices.


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above photos:, Google images, Carolyn Aiken, House Beautiful

What kind of table do you set? Whatever it looks like… I hope the beauty of your day comes from the love and laughter and appreciation of everyone present.

And now I’m off to tackle my growing list of things to do… Enjoy the whirlwind!


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