I am getting so excited for the holidays at the end of this week, WOW! I seem to be finding extra energy from all the festive activities going on around me and am happy to say that the table is all dressed up and ready to go:). I thought I would share some of my holiday cheer and a few easy ways to #dressupthetable this year:).
First, start with a nice table cloth or table runner. Generally, solid colors work best. A pretty pattern may look great in the bag at the store, but spread out across the table, it may be overwhelming and appear very busy.
Second, think layers. Layers are an awesome way to add interest to the table, especially to the gorgeous centerpiece you will create:). Here, I used a solid burlap runner topped with a simple cotton topper.
Next, go to the yard and start clipping. I have a ton of cedar bushes on one side of my house that I generally hate the rest of the year, but come the holidays, the branches are perfect! I position them up and down the center and layered in a little pine and a few faux pieces to beef up the center.
Add sparkle. I had this great silver chain garland from a few years back, just the right touch of fancy I was looking for.
Now, I needed some color and a different texture to take it up a notch. I went searching through my bags and found this great plaid burlap ribbon, PERFECT! I twisted and turned it so that it softened the tabletop. Since I had extra and wanted to pop each place setting, I cut a strip an placed it with fresh cedar (see it works great!) and various vintage ornaments for color.
The china was a classic bone and platinum pattern from my wedding which I still adore. Special thanks to my mom who is always looking out for me and found this GORGEOUS stemware at an estate sale.
The candles were a DIY that I love. I took solid white tapers from Hobby Lobby and sponged them with gold leaf to give them a modern glam touch. The rest of the sources are listed below.
Last but certainly not least, I picked up this gorgeous freesia at the local market and wrapped it in the plaid ribbon to tie it in with the room. The fragrance is AMAZING!
Now I have to actually spend some time baking and cooking so there is something to eat Christmas Day! Wishing you a wonderful holiday:)!
SOURCES: Table runners (both) Pottery Barn. Plaid ribbon from JoAnn. Chargers and napkins from Home Goods. Silver chain garland, 610 HOME. Gold buddha flatware, DI HOME.