Are you all ready for Christmas?
Are your presents all wrapped? (mine aren't)
Is your menu all planned?
Is your table all set?
Well there is one thing I can check off the list.
This table setting is for Christmas Eve.
I've had these Carolers forever.
I love that they are timeless in their plaid and red velvet.
A few years ago I picked up a set
of the Christmas Carols salad plates
after Christmas at Williams Sonoma.
They go so well with the Pottery Barn Plaid
dishes and some gold chargers that I had on hand.
I used the flatware that I picked up at World Market
and Ralph Lauren napkins from Tuesday Morning.
The drums on this plate jogged
my memory of a pair of drums
that I had in the storage area.
I placed one of the Carolers on top of one
and put a plaid bow atop the other.
There used to be a place in California
when I lived there called Shinoda
where I bought these drums.
It was a wholesale place to buy all kinds
of decorative items like greenery, baskets, ribbon
and all things Christmas!
I miss that place.
Around Thanksgiving they would
showcase all of the Christmas trees
that they had created.
It was a great place to go for inspiration!
I tied a piece of jute with an acorn hot glued
on it around the napkin
and placed some berries inside.
I have had more fun with my tables
this year than ever!
Maybe it's because my creativity outlet
has been squashed by this whole house sale thing.
I'm not complaining...
well a little bit...
but it is hard to keep everything
clean and put away.
I'm kind of a messy creative person
and so I hate to drag all the stuff out
knowing that I am going to make a mess.
I used the last of my fresh greens above the table.
I bought two at Costco after Thanksgiving
and kept them in the garage where it is cool.
They last a long time!
Merry Christmas to all of my readers!
Have a safe and wonderful holiday
with your family and friends.
I can't wait to just relax and enjoy everyone!
Check out my table that I shared yesterday
if you are looking for table ideas...
Better get to the wrapping!
Until Next Time,
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