Welcome to the
All Through the House Christmas Tour
This Christmas Blog Hop is hosted by
We also have a special co-host…
Mr. Christmas Mouse
We are very excited to share all of the great blogs and beautiful
Christmas Rooms throughout this week, so please come back often
as each day will feature a different room.
Well, you know the rest of the story.†
Welcome to our homes…
There will be links to all the other beautiful (and I do mean beautiful!) homes on the tour at the end of this post. But for now, let me tell you a bit about my table. If you missed it, my main tree this year is plaid (although we also have a blue & white tree, a kitchen tree, and a soft & romantic tree – plus one more tree coming next week!) but since plaid is the main theme I decided to design a special plaid tablescape to compliment the tree. Plaid is my favorite decor element at Christmas time and that goes for trees, tables, and pretty much anywhere I want to add a dash of Christmas spirit! Here’s a look at my holiday tablescape and the details I used to pull it all together…
I think one of the many reasons I like plaid is because of how easily it mixes with other patterns and textures. Here my place setting begins with gold chargers and then a layer of paper plates from Target – yep, paper plates. With all the adorable patterns out these days I am a sucker for a fancy paper plate. And, if it saves me from more dishes to do after a big meal, all the better!
The napkin is a sweet red check from Pier One Imports. Atop it all is a plaid favor bag (from Target) which I’ve filled with Hot Cocoa mix for family to take home as one last memento. I share a tutorial on these bags here.
The centerpiece for the table is an old metal Christmas tree (which is actually a candle holder) I found at an antique store a few years back. I haven’t found candles to fit it yet, but no matter if it is plain or festooned with a beaded garland like this, I think this tree is charming. The plaid runner you see on the table is actually a plaid scarf – it’s just the right size for my table. I bought several of them at Target a few years back and have turned a couple of them into pillows (I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon) and kept a few for special touches like this.
A mix of old and new glassware compliment the setting. The red glasses are antique but the plaid glasses are from Walmart.
A smattering of red mercury glass votives cast a warm romantic glow around the table.
All this plaid nicely compliments the vintage plaid collection on display with my kitchen tree (which you can sort’ve see in the background).
I love that it doesn’t take much to create a warm and welcoming table that family and friends will enjoy sitting down to. A table that will be filled with love and laughter and not overwhelm you with work after the final morsel has been noshed. Now that’s something to celebrate!
By the way, now that you see these plates here, did you notice that I also hung some on the wall by my Christmas tree in this post? Oh, yes I did! Paper plates on the wall, what will I dare to do next?! I’m breaking all kinds of decorating rules! Somehow, someway, I hope you have found a bit of inspiration!
p.s. I’m also sharing this tablescape over at Between Naps on the Porch!
OK, let’s go take a look at all the other amazing homes on the tour!