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Wednesday
Nov072018

'tis the season!

Ready or not, the holiday season is officially upon us and I, for one, couldn't be happier!  If I had my way, I'd get our tree on 1 November, but since I've been vetoed on that one, I'm playing Christmas music and am slowly, but surely, working on dressing up my table settings for the season!  I don't know about you guys, but I like to deck the halls before I can really think too far into shopping (although, I am DETERMINED to be done my shopping by 1 December this year!)  There are so many gorgeous home decor options out right now that are also super budget-friendly that I decided to round up a few I'm loving lately.....every single one (except for the bar cart) is less than $100 and will take you not only through the holidays but will also keep your home feeling festive long after the tree has come down!  (Not to mention, they're all great gift ideas!)  I don't have much brass or gold in my house but after putting all these pretties together, I'm thinking I may need to remedy that (hello, gold ice bucket!)  Seriously, though, there isn't any color comination more chic than blue and white with pops of green, a little rattan and marble!  What holiday decorative accessories are you loving this year?

 

Gold Ice Bucket / Boxwood wreath / Marble pedestal / Blue double old fashioneds / Napkins

Cheese knives / Burl wood tray / Trim tassel pillow / Tortoise shaker / South Seas Side Cart

Friday
Dec222017

christmas table setting 

Red is a color I love to wear but rarely ever use in decorating.  While I tend to stick to silver, gold and white when Christmas rolls around, this year I just couldn't resist a little pop of red when planning my table for Christmas dinner.  I found this linen hemstitch table runner last year at TJMAXX and have been waiting for the perfect time to use it, and with the plate hutch and all my ironstone platters providing a crisp white backdrop, it's just the right amount of color to add a cheerful touch for the holiday! 

I'm keeping everything else super neutral and playing up the texture with water hyacinth placemats from Ikea, my French wine glasses from Crate and Barrel, woven tumblers from HomeGoods and my new, AMAZING bamboo flatware (more on that to come!).  A few clippings from my green giant arborvitae out back in a silver hotel pitcher in the center and that's it!  I always look for something to dress up my every day dining/entertaining basics and this year the red runner was it - I especially love how amazing it looks with the rattan, water hyacinth and bamboo.  When in doubt, I always add some color and some texture! I can't wait to have everyone sitting around this table on Sunday and Monday and this red is really growing on me, I must admit.  The best part, for me, is that it is completely unfussy.  How are you decorating your table this year for Christmas?

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a New Year of health, happiness and success!