My Christmas Table…Two Ways

24 Dec My Christmas Table…Two Ways

It’s Christmas Eve morning!  The excitement level is definitely building in our house as presents are being added under the tree, cookies are being baked and last minute preparations are under way.  I wanted to share with you our Christmas table…two ways.  I have an assortment of Christmas china that I love to use throughout the holidays/winter.  Below is Villeroy & Boch’s “Holly”. I received four place settings years ago as a gift…at some point I need to add to my collection. 

I used a burlap table runner (fabric from Walmart) and two mini trees that I picked up at the grocery store.  They came with the burlap and rustic wicker baskets, so all I had to add was the red & white ribbon. The large lantern usually hangs in my son’s room, a stand-in for a ceiling fixture.  Some wicker balls, mercury glass votives (for sparkle), and some fresh greens finish off the centerpiece. (I didn’t use as many fresh branches as I was planning on because they were leaking sap like crazy…so sticky!!)  The placemats and plaid napkins are from Home Goods.
Table #2
If we are home on Christmas Eve, I usually make a huge pot of Italian Oven Chowder, a family favorite.  For that, I bring out my Italian pasta bowls from Crate & Barrel (old).  For this table setting, I placed them on top of my “Memory Lane” Royal Ironstone. This pattern I’ve been collecting over the years, picking up at antique stores and Ebay.  Next Christmas perhaps I’ll decorate my hutch like this…
Christmasy Transferware
How cute are these stocking flatware holders from Pottery Barn?!
Oops…the second red bell is hiding underneath the stocking!

Now I’m off to make these festive treats! ( found here )Santa Hat Brownies
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!  I’m going to take a little break from blogging to enjoy the holiday and spend time with my family over Christmas break. But I’ll be back soon, with lots of inspiration for creating a beautiful home.
Merry Christmas gouache painting
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  • sharon smith
    Posted at 15:53h, 26 December

    I found you from Shell and Chinoiserie and love your blog! The stockings holding the silverware is too cute.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    Posted at 18:46h, 26 December

    Elle, your Christmas table looks so pretty, both ways. I love the lantern and little trees, and the stockings at each place setting! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family, and best wishes for a happy and healthy year ahead!

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 01:53h, 30 December

    Thanks for visiting Summerland Homes & Gardens… I'm glad you found me! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Elle

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 01:56h, 30 December

    Thank you Lisa! Hope you had a special Christmas as well. Part of me is ready to take down all the holiday decorations, but then I turn the white lights on our tree and think, "OK…a few more days!" Happy New Year! Elle

  • emilie at shell & chinoiserie
    Posted at 03:51h, 02 January

    Both looks are so festive! I love the burlap and those plaid linens from Home Goods are perfection! I snagged a really pretty plaid table cloth from Target a few years ago and it transform the entire room! I have had/will have a red dining room and am loving your Memory Lane china! Also love those strawberry Santa hats and the Italian Oven Chowder sounds delicious! Hope you had very happy holidays!

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 02:42h, 05 January

    Thanks Emilie for all the nice comments! Wishing you all the best for a creative 2014! Elle