We always have family at our house on either Christmas Eve or Christmas day. So this year I came up with something a bit different for our table. I shared a post on how I made our awesome thick tray for our dining table and I wanted to use it as the base for our centerpiece. Our dining table is a hearth table and is quite narrow, so when using the tray, there’s only room for the dishes and no chargers. I can’t remember if I mentioned about our table before or not, but I found and bought it at an Estate Sale right after we purchased our condo. I think it cost something like $125 or so and is in perfect condition.
“The fondest memories are made gathered around the table.” ~unknown
When we don’t use it for dining, I keep it uncovered with just a burlap runner I made. But when our family gather’s around it, I found a tablecloth works much better than placemats.
Before we really get started, I just want to say I’m thrilled to be joining up with 27 bloggers who are sharing their Christmas Tablescapes all this week. A big Thank You to Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate who has put this blog hop together.
Other than the glass candle votives and the bottle-brush trees, I already had everything else to put the tablescape together.
I even had the bells sitting in an unopened box from last year, as well as the faux snow.
I have no idea where in the world I came up with using green apples and coating them with sugar, but once I had the idea I couldn’t let it go. I love the look of sugar-coated fruit, but I had never done this before. Let’s just say, practice makes perfect and these aren’t perfect.
The napkins came from HomeGoods last year. I love the red stitching, which adds just a hint of color.
I found these tiny antique salt and pepper shakers many years ago, and I put a set at each end of the table. Did you notice that the tops are glass and they screw on and off for filling.
Please take some time and see some lovely tablescapes from the links below. You’ll get plenty of ideas for yourself.
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