Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? We put up our tree on Saturday and have almost finished all of our decorating. This is the earliest I’ve ever been almost finished and I’m looking forward to thoroughly enjoying the month of December.
This week several of my blogger friends and I have gotten together to share our best Christmas decorating ideas. There are 28 of us in all, so there will be many styles represented. I’m happy to be sharing a Christmas table scape today that I put together for the Ideas Tour!
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For this table scape idea, I used things that I had on hand except for the linen napkins. I purchased them for Thanksgiving and used them for this table setting as well. Many of the other items came from estate sales, relatives, thrift shops, etc. I like to use things that have a history even if I don’t know their stories.
I’ve been collecting various dishes and vintage home decor since we got married almost 25 years ago. These days it has to be something that really speaks to me before I’ll bring it home because my stash has started to get out of control. I have a bit of a weakness for old things. What can I say? I like old things and I can not lie.
I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do for this project but I like the way it turned out. For the centerpiece I used a vintage glass cake stand and added some glass candle holders, tree trimmings, vintage mercury glass ornaments, and pearl button garland. And I simply placed some inexpensive tea lights in some little tart tins.
I typically use traditional red and green for our Christmas decor but I wanted to use these green goblets and liked the way the blues looked with them. The glasses belonged to my late mother-in-law and I’m happy to have them in our family. She was so proud of these!
We don’t have a dining room in this house so I’ve decorated our breakfast room table. We eat dinner here every night and it doesn’t usually look quite this pretty. I might keep it like this through the holidays though.
Over on the buffet in front of the window I placed some boxwood topiaries with more tree trimmings, ornaments, and another pearl button garland.
A few small mercury glass ornaments are nestled inside of a green depression glass sugar bowl.
Many of my ornaments are old with the color flaking off, but that just gives them more character in my opinion.
The velvet ribbon gives a nice soft texture in contrast to the vintage silver.
Now all that’s left is some good holiday food! Better get cooking!
Be sure to visit all the bloggers on the tour and see their wonderful Christmas ideas. The links are down below.
After you’ve seen all of our Christmas Ideas posts, hop over and take the Welcome Home Tour where even more bloggers are showing how they welcome their guests during the holidays. You can see our front porch and take the tour here.
Sources for recreating this look:
Monday – Mantels
Tuesday – Tablescapes
Wednesday – Wreaths
Thursday – Thrifty Crafts
Sharing this project at Wow us Wednesday
Coming up next –
- Holiday house tours.
- A countdown to Christmas.
- The best way to organize and store your seasonal pillows and bedding.
- And more! Whew, I’m tired just thinking about all of it!
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