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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Table-Scape

So . . . I told you I would show you the Christmas tablescape today, and I worked hard to make sure that I held true to that :)

My husband really likes red and lime green for Christmas so I decided to use the colors for this years table setting.

Here is a view of the the entire table . . . LOVE IT!!!! I know it may seem like a lot to some people, but I guess that I have a disease and I say the more layers the better!!!

I used a basic white square table cloth and layered over that a square of green and white polka dot fabric. The green fabric wasn't as big as the table, so I put it on the diagonal. It looks cuter that way anyway :)

Closeup of the place settings. I still want to add a clear bowl on top of the salad plates, but I won't have them 'til Saturday. ;) I used the same green and white fabric to wrap some dollar store napkin rings. The silver chargers I've had for years, but you can get a set of 4 for $5 at Target. The white plates are just plain square plates from $Tree, I set them on the charger at an angle to mimic the layout of the polka dot fabric.

The round red piece beneath the silver charger is a felt decoration from $Tree. They have red and green. As soon as I saw them I bought up all 8 that they had left and knew that they would be perfect as placemats!! What do you think? Not too shabby for $1!! The red ones are made to look like a snowflake ornament and the green ones have a Christmas tree in the center. You will fall in love with them when you see them in the store!!! I actually had a lady stop me in the store and ask where they were . . . it broke my heart to tell her they were all in my cart :) oops!!

I always like the look of two glass at each setting. I used a water goblet from Pier 1 and then a wine-ish glass from $Tree. I like the chunkiness of the wine glass because it adds some weight.

"Aerial view" The large candy canes in the vase are also from $Tree and they are almost 3 feet tall. They also would look great in the top of the Christmas tree or even tied to the spindles of a stair railing!!!

I used a square mirror that I got from D.I. and spray painted the frame silver and used it as the base of the centerpiece. The little elves I got at Michael a few years ago. I used round mirror candle holders from $Tree and put my Pier 1 snowflake place card holders on top of them. The silver tinsel tree is also from $Tree, as well as the taper candles and the taper holders. The red tapers are in nutcracker taper holders that I got from the thrift store earlier this year. I also used some of my subway art luminaries for more layering!!

These large silver stars are ornaments from $Tree, so is the ribbon :) I just wrapped some ribbon around the chair and hot glued the star to the ribbon. I love the sparkle it adds to the chair!!

One last pic . . . I PROMISE!!!

This is a pic with everything lit, and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it all turned out. You know what's funny? I totally just realized that the curtains and the accent wall TOTALLY match the table!! The wall is more of a sage color but it looks brighter in the pics!!!

I think overall I spent a little more than $20 and everything else I already had on hand. Not too bad considering how much I was able to buy . . . I love $Tree!! They have some great deals right now!!

Anyway, what do you think? I was thinking it would be fun to have a link party where you could link up your holiday table-scapes. That would be fun, right? I think I will set it up right now and you can link up whenever you have yours ready. You can show us Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever else you like!!!


  1. this is beautiful! I love the whimsy and love the fact that most of it came from Dollar Store. :) Great job!

  2. Your Christmas table is TOO CUTE!!! I just love how fun it is and the chair decor is super awesome! I love the cute little elves and bright green and white polka dots...it's all so great!!! Very nicely done and thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh so very fabulous! Lovin' the candy canes!!

  4. That is so adorable! I love the polka dots with the candy canes. So fun and whimsical!

  5. How fun! I love the candy canes and the lime green tablecloth!


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