Beauty is everywhere. Just look outside your window & there is a world of opportunity to decorate with. So often we rush to the store to buy our decor, but I prefer to consider what I already have then go to the store to supplement. This simple Christmas table setting starts with my pomegranate table runner, my everyday dishes, casual linens & is trimmed with leftover cinnamon sticks & snips of greenery. It’s casual & cozy – just how I like our guests to feel when sharing dinner with us! While I love using china, it’s not necessary – it’s a personal choice. If you don’t have any, I encourage you to incorporate your everyday dinnerware. It’s all about the company anyways, isn’t it? Our china is buried safely in boxes in our yet-to-be unpacked basement. I look forward to unpacking more in January, but for now, I’m just enjoying the season. I hope you are too!
Tip: add pillows & throws to make your dining room as comfortable as your living room, especially if you’re planning a long meal or games to follow!
I usually set up a self serve bar, but always keep bottles of wine at the table for convenience along with a pitcher of water.
Any time you preset a dinner table, it just feels a little more special. Even if you’re serving buffet style, place something at each place setting, a charger, or even napkins with utensils & a little sprig will do!
I’ll be sharing the step-by-step tutorial to recreate this Christmas centerpiece later this week! Do you host Christmas? If so, how many are you entertaining?
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