Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Deck the Halls Part VI--Christmas Table/New Dishes

 Hello readers! Today I decided to post a fun festive Christmas table to show off my new dishes. We received beautiful stoneware dishes for our wedding, but as that was a few years ago many of the pieces had begun to chip/crack. We decided it was time for something new. I knew I didn't want stoneware again, so I started looking at the different options and ended up landing on porcelain for a few reasons: 1. It is durable. 2. I like the way it looks. 3. It was in my price range (cheap!).  After A LOT of hunting, I finally landed on these.

I love how they are mostly white, but with some interest, and I love how they are very modern. In case anyone in wondering --

We purchased them at Bed Bath and Beyond, but they are available other places online as well. We went with B3 because they had the best price, I had a 20% off coupon, and they waived the shipping fee for us! I'm a sucker for a good deal.

Now on to the table design. I wanted a table that would capture the sparkle, magic, and chaos of the season. My goal was to not spend any money and just use what I have on hand.

The only item that I purchased for the table design was the runner for $2.50 at Hobby Lobby. If you remember my tree design you will see why I "needed" that runner when I saw it! It just pulls the two spaces together for a very coordinated Christmas decor. :-)

Everything else is from my Christmas decoration box. I layered the runner with red place mats to form the base and built up from there. I wanted the table to sparkle, so twinkle lights were just the thing.

I also loved the sparkle of the lime green ribbon so I threw it on sort of chaotically. I think it looks fun and festive.


The centerpiece is a cut glass bowl I got from my Grandmother for my wedding (she got it for her wedding) filled with extra ornaments. 

Each place setting has its own ornament and evergreen garnish to add some color. 

I also tied a tiny ornament to the bottom of each wine glass. They are all a different color so they can act as drink marker or just  a fun bauble.

For added height to the design I added two simple while taper candles. I kept this simple since the rest of the design was sort of chaotic.

When the lights are low the Christmas lights make all the glasses and silverware sparkle.

It's hard to get a good picture of the sparkle, but I'm sure you can imagine.

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