TABLESCAPING THREE WAYS

Welcome back, hope everyone had a great Turkey Day!

With the count down to Christmas, 22 days to be exact, I thought I would show you three different but equally awesome tables.

I asked my mom and my bestie to participate in designing a table for this holiday season.  They both happily agreed of course because 1.) They love design 2.) I have that spoiled..only child thing going for me!

Let's start with Mommy dearest!

She decided to go with her dining room table, because she's fancy...

She chose gold accents which look beautiful with the shimmering chandelier.  She tied the silverware with a bell to a bit of greenery she snipped from outside.

Everything looks perfect for Christmas! This would also work great for a New Years Eve dinner party!

Thanks mom for taking the time to style your table for us!  It looks GRRRREAT!

Next up, my bestie Lisa...

Lisa brought the outside in with these rustic wood rounds.  They can be used as serving platters for cheese and crackers or any other delicious appetizers. 

She also made these adorable place setting cards.  Looks like I'm invited to dinner!?

Lisa is three kids deep over there, so big shout out to her for taking the time to do this for me!

Now, on to my table...

Red accents were my color of choice.  The only things I purchased were napkins and red and cream jingle bells I found at 'Home Goods'.  Everything else I already had hiding among all the other crap (I mean goodies) in the attic.

Like my Mom and Lisa, I also wanted to bring something outside to the indoors.  I had these cute little containers that I filled with salt, fresh cranberries, and a bit of evergreen.

One last thing, I wanted a small gift each guest could take home when they left.  Which happens to also be monogrammed so each person knows exactly where to sit (tutorial coming soon).

I hope you agree that although these tables are completely different, they are all welcoming for any guest.  Many blessings to all of you and may your meal also be served on a beautiful table.

Next post scheduled for Dec. 17th.  I have a fun little gift you can spruce up for your besties.