It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas around here, especially today as I share ideas for How to Set a Welcoming Red & White Christmas Table as part of Home for the Holidays blog tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home! (see links at the bottom of this post) I am thrilled to be part of the Christmas Tablescape section of her tour. I've titled this a red & white Christmas table but of course there's quite a bit of green too. Living in the south, Magnolia's are an intricate part of our landscape and here at my farmhouse we are blessed to have one in our backyard. I'm so excited and am proudly including Magnolia leaves in a starring role on my red & white Christmas table.
I began by putting together this magnolia leaf garland to run down the center of the table. Next, because I always like a bit of sparkle, I added in a few faux gilded leaves, berries, red poinsettia blooms, and red plaid ribbon for an extra snap of color.
The branches don't require water picks so this is a very easy garland to create, and you don't even “have” to wire it unless you want the branches to hang down over the edge. In that case I would recommend wiring the branches, otherwise, you can be nice and lazy like me and simply lay them down the center of the table and tuck in a few accents. Easy-peasy!
These red and white Christmas plates were a find at a local antique shop booth run by my friend Tara. Displayed with Magnolia leaves then, I was inspired, and knew I would use leaves again for a Welcoming Red & White Christmas Table.
I found these golden jingle bells at a local craft show recently and scooped four up. I knew they would be adorable as a napkin ring/Christmas decor accent. Golden flatware complements the warm tones of the bells.
When dining with a group I always like to have placecards but sometimes they can feel a bit stuffy and formal. To avoid that tone, I decided to grab a small art paint brush and quickly swish a golden letter onto each leaf. Less than a minute is all the time it takes to make these easy and pretty Magnolia Leaf Placecards, which are perfect for a Welcoming Red & White Christmas Table.
As I mentioned, it is with much excitement that I join this year's Home for the Holidays blog tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home! This is the 3rd year for her HFTH tour, and we promise to bring some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you'll find anywhere. It has gotten bigger and better each year and I think you're going to love what you see! Enjoy the links below – it's 30 blogs over the week, with a different topic each day. Here's a run-down of the topics and featured blogs:
Monday – Holiday Mantels
Tuesday – Holiday Recipes
Wednesday – Holiday Crafts
Thursday – Holiday Decor
Friday – Holiday Tablescapes
Are you ready? Here we go!
Home for the Holidays 2016
Finally, thanks so much for joining me today and for visiting my other talented friends! You sincerely mean so much to us!