Wow! Christmas is upon us! I can’t believe it! I can truthfully say, this is the latest I have ever finished decorating my own house. My original plan was to share photos of my own decorations with you, but funny how that hasn’t happened yet! The tricky part is actually getting decorated and that wasn’t happening in a timely manner. I finally got my breakfast room table finished the end of last week, so I thought I would at least share that tiny piece of my holiday decorating puzzle. Hopefully, there will be more to come if the tree and all the fresh greens don’t die before I get them photographed.
The breakfast room is one of my favorite places to be whimsical with holiday decorations since that is where our family gathers for meals. I like to use colors that mimic the multicolored lights on our Christmas tree, because the tree is visible from our breakfast table. These table decorations are inexpensive and easy to create. As my 12 yr old Thomas would say, these decorations are “easy peasy”. Anyone can do this whether crafty or not.
The ornaments are made of plastic and came from Target. I bought a couple of boxes of various sized solid and patterned balls as well as these cute little star ornaments in the same colors to mix together. I don’t remember but I probably didn’t spend more than $20
The centerpiece dish holding the ornaments came from Homegoods. I found it there one day in the glass section for 14.99. In years past, I have also used a large clear glass hurricane from Crate & Barrel with a big pillar candle in the center. When I used the hurricane, I tucked small ornaments around the base of the candle.
Here is an overview of the place setting. The dinnerware is Becca by Signature Collection. The artist Becca Days who is from North Carolina. The placemats and napkin rings are from Target about 5 years ago. I like festive bright colored linens to work back with the dinnerware and the ornaments. Check out these fun placemats from Zazzle , Wayfair, and these cute things of Crate and Barrel that are already 25%off!!! Especially love the soiree plates! I also love the metallic faux leather placemats for a more elegant table from West Elm here. Those would be great all year long as far as I’m concerned. Of course, I might have to pop out and buy these striped placemats from Pier One aren’t they darling? If you are going for a more handsome look, why not add thesenapkins and placemats from Ralph Lauren Home with a crisp white plate?
I can’t remember where what company I bought the blue mercury glass candles stick are from, but they are at least 10 years old for my retail business. They were among the box of leftovers when i closed the door on that chapter of my life. I like the color but it might be hard to find these now. You can always spray paint a pair candlesticks and mix or match several colors. I have pink and green that will be added to the blue pair as soon as I focate them.
I posted a pic of my table on Facebook and several people email and asked where to find nice Christmas dinnerware and china, so I rounded up some favorites. I know you are probably saying, but there are only 8 days til Christmas Eve why bother now, right? I say plan for the after Christmas sales and stock up for next year, or you might get lucky and find discounts prior to Christmas like the current 25%off at Crate and Barrel!
Of course, Juliska Country Estate in berry is my absolute favorite dinnerware! I was lucky to be given a set of it last Christmas by a dear friend.
|Juliska Country Estate in berry|
1. Ralph Lauren Duke Plaid 2. Hermes Balcons Du Guadalquivir 3. Tiffany’s Holiday
4. Holly Berry Dinnerware