One of my favorite aspects of the holiday frenzy of entertaining is my annual Christmas tablescape for my family’s Christmas dinner. Each year, I come up with a new “theme” and decorate the table in a new way. I’m always looking for cost-effective ways to do this. I mix and match my existing dishes, and often re-use decorations from past years in different ways. This year, the theme was “woodland”, and I used all natural materials (except for the red berries). I loved it!
The snow in the hurricanes is Epsom salts!
I loved it because not only was it inexpensive, it has a bit of sparkle of it’s own.
Rather than using tablecloths, I found inexpensive unbleached muslin on sale,
along with burlap that I cut into runners. No hemming needed for any!
My kind of fabric project! The burlap ribbon was a last-minute find.
The cedar logs were sliced with a chain saw by a friend, and all the greenery came from his property here in my local mountains. Aromatic cedar, bay laurel, and holly. I added some baby’s breath and voila!
The last component of my yearly theme is the table gift for each guest. Always something small, usually some kind of ornament, I like to find simple but creative ways to make sure that the gifts are all the same, but personalized for each person. This year, I handpainted clear glass ornaments with different simple motifs for each person. It was easy and fun!
Merry Christmas to All!