Thank you for joining me yesterday for my first Christmas Home Tour I hope you enjoyed it…..due to my over-indulgence in photography and my need to capture every little detail I had to postpone sharing my Christmas Tablescape with you. One thing that makes my house different from a lot of homes I see who do home tours is that our living, kitchen and dining are all in one room….one tiny room! The size doesn’t bother me too much as I know we won’t be here forever and over the years we have owned all different sized houses and I have come to realise the benefits of living in a smaller home…..cleaning! I hate it and I love that there is less to do here 🙂 But, decorating your house comes with a few difficulties…..I have one space…..and it all has to go together!
To help coordinate my look and pull it all together I repeated certain elements throughout the space including the black and white check fabric, copper, branches, wood & rust, pine cones and deers (lots of deers and antlers!).
For my table I made a simple runner from the check fabric (no sewing I just tore all the edges!) and I also made matching chair swags.
Down the center of the table I placed 3 wreaths – the middle one holds candles and pine cones with sticks and the outer two I used mason jars as vases which contained native flowers (I spray painted the lids copper).
The place settings I used burlap placemats as a base with my wedding china & mason jar glasses with burlap and lace cuffs…I topped them off with black and white stripped straws….I liked the casual tone these added to the table. Finally to mark each persons place I used a branch with pine clippings and some twine. Because there are only three people in my family I set the forth place for Santa (my daughter is super excited Santa is sitting next to her!).
Finally our table is topped off with my upcycled Birdcage Chandelier (I will be sharing how I created this in an upcoming post). We have ugly fluorescent lights in living space (I have future plans to replace these!) so I needed something pretty for my table and I wanted to give it height…this chandelier was my solution.
That is my Christmas table……how have you decorated yours? Stay tuned for more Christmas related posts….
On a final note did you see my copper tray?! Seriously this thing is beautiful….a little early gift to myself.