A Christmas Tablescape
Almost all of the table decorations are pieces I have had for quite awhile. I did purchase these cute Owl Winter plates from Walmart recently for a couple bucks each. Very economical! Aren't they cute? And I like that they have a winter theme rather than a total Christmas theme. I plan to use them throughout winter as well! That way I get more bang for my buck! I placed them on top of my Winn-Dixie China plates that I mentioned in an earlier tablescape post.
I purchased these cute snowman mugs at the same time. Again, very economically priced. I could have gotten matching Owl mugs, but I like the look of the snowman mugs better.
The silverware holders are actually gift card holders that I purchased quite cheaply at a local craft store. They have a little pocket in back to place a gift card. I tucked the silverware in that pocket. They also have a ribbon hanger to use to hang on a tree. Double duty....maybe triple....duty. Love that!!
I bought three different designs of the gift card holders. You saw the stocking above. Here is Santa....
And here is a snowman.
I carried the snowman theme to the rest of the table. I have quite a collection of snowmen I could choose from. See my Hallmark Mitford snowman in the middle? The two snowmen on the plate are salt and pepper shakers.
The centerpiece you see above was inspired by a plate I saw yesterday while out shopping. The plate I saw could be used two different ways...it had an upside down snowman holding a Christmas plate. If you turned it one way it was a raised plate. If you turned it the other way it was a bowl with the plate below to put crackers or chips on with dip in the bowl. I didn't buy the plate, but I wondered how I could make something similar with what I already have.
So, I started with a raised trivet that I own.
Put a Christmas plate on the trivet that someone gave me a few years back.
Added some red Christmas beads. The idea of using beads was inspired by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.
And finished by adding the snowmen salt and pepper shakers.
Oh, and I almost forgot about the napkins! I didn't want to cover the cute owl plates with a napkin, so I tri-folded a red paper napkin and slipped it into the snowman mug at each setting. It kind of looks like the top of the snowman hat is pointed!
I'm looking forward to a very festive table on Christmas Day!!
How about you? Do you have any special plans for your Christmas table? Do you keep it simple, formal, or go all out with the red and the green? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time,