Friday, December 16, 2016

My Christmas Table

 We'll have Christmas dinner with just the 4 of us again.  I'm thankful that my daughter attends college in state and won't be commuting for the next few weeks, so we can spend the holidays with her.

My son begins his break next week.  Tomorrow we're hosting a few of his friends for a sleepover.  Yikes!  I'm sure I'll have my hands full keeping those guys entertained.

 With so much going on, I decided to keep my tablescape simple and within budget.

 I had fun shopping the house and using things I already had.

 The gold flatware is from Ballard Designs.

The plates are a mix from Target and Dollar Tree.  Yep, Dollar Tree!

 I just love the shape of these delicate glasses.

They're a recent flea market find.
 The paper runner is from Hester & Cook.

I love using it to dress up my table.  It also can be used as gift wrap.

 I love the simplicity of the dough bowl filled with fresh greenery.

I added the Guinea fowl feathers and dried berries for a nice arrangement.

Now that the table is set, I can focus on planning our meal.  We're over turkey and stuffing.  Wondering if lasagna would be too strange?!

Doesn't really matter, as long as we're gathered together.

That's what's most important to me; relaxed and pleasant conversations while being together as a family.

I hope you're inspired to have fun setting a welcoming table of your own.


  1. You tablescape is just beautiful, but I have come to expect just that from you. Have a wonderful and joy filled Christmas. We do a big brunch and for years our Christmas dinner has been Campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Whatever works for your family is fantastic!

  2. Very lovely! We've had lasagne on multiple Christmases and are this year at my husband's brothers.

  3. I love how you shopped your home to make this gorgeous table setting, Brandi! It didn't take much to put this lovely arrangement together and you did a fabulous job! Happy Holidays and have a great New Year!!

  4. Your tablescape is gorgeous Brandi. Love, love, love the simplicity of it. I often wonder if people sitting down to eat really enjoy all those over the top arrangements. I prefer simple and enjoying the company.
    Merry Christmas friend!

  5. Love your table Brandi! I went to Dollar Tree looking for plates recently and there were none! Guess the secret is out! After Thanksgiving we can't eat anymore Turkey either...maybe steaks on the grill, my hubby does not mind the cold. Hope y'all have a Merry Christmas 🎄

  6. I love it, Brandi :)

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas :)

  7. This seriously looks like an ad for Pier 1 or Pottery Barn. VERY well done! Merry Christmas and a safe holiday to you and your family!

  8. What a wonderful holiday table. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Janice

  9. Brandi, your table looks beautiful! I love the centerpiece and the table runners. I'd much rather sit down to a beautiful, natural setting vs all the hoopla of the massive, ornate tables. We usually have our family gathering on Christmas Eve and Mexican food is served often! :) Whatever you like will be perfect!

    Merry Christmas!

  10. The colors are so gentle and welcoming.

  11. This is beautiful Brandi. I love the natural touches and all the pop of gold. Enjoy your time with your lovely family and a very Merry Christmas to you! xx

  12. I love the colors of spring. There is always a touch of softness at all.


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