I’m excited to share our Outdoor Christmas Tablescape with you today as part of the Christmas Festival Blog Tour hosted by the sweet and creative, Kendra, from Joy in Our Home.
This blog tour has been happening all week with 30 bloggers covering so many fun topics from mantels to vignettes to recipes to front porches and tablescapes. I can’t wait for you guys to see all of the fabulous projects that have been shared.
If you’re new to The Crowned Goat, coming over from our friends at 2 Bees in a Pod, welcome, we’re excited to have you! Didn’t you love their snowy village tablescape? Oh my gosh, me too! They are so talented. If you’ve been a friend of TCG for a while now, we’re excited to have you too. You guys know I consider you a treasure every day.
Can you believe Christmas is in 10 days?
I know, me either!
I swear, the weeks after Thanksgiving go by so fast it can almost feel like a blur if we don’t take extra care and grab a hold of some Christmas magic, you know?
As some of you know, I was really torn trying to decide if I should even bother decorating for Christmas this year. I know that sounds totally weird but our travel schedule has been bananas since the beginning of November. In fact, from November 1 until the first week of January we’ll only be home about 20 days.
At the time, it seemed like so much extra work to decorate for 20 days but as I look around at our Christmas Inspired Entry, our Simple Christmas Dining Room, how we made our Living Room feel festive without a putting up a tree, our Christmas Inspired Breakfast Nook, how we added pops of cheery red to a Christmas Inspired Bedroom and finally, our Christmas Inspired Front Porch I’m really happy we made the extra effort to make our home feel “merry and bright” this holiday season.
We’ve taken those 20 days a challenge to make them as fun and as festive as possible which brings me to our back patio and our Outdoor Christmas Tablescape.
The back patio looks out at two of the three acres on our property. We’ve left it undeveloped for the most part so it’s not uncommon for multiple species of land, marsh and scrub birds, marsh bunnies and native Florida turtles to visit our property on a daily basis. It really makes for such peaceful setting and thankfully the weather on this tiny island is usually cooperative save for the summer rains and hurricane season.
We like to use mix and match china out here and to keep things as little fuss as possible. I’ve used this snowy tree place setting for years and
I borrowed these pinecone plates from my mom. She always has the best stuff!
These sturdy glasses were a gift and we’ve used them for every season.
On one side of our big table is a work bench we use as a buffet.
It’s been the biggest gift because we use it for all of our outdoor meals, at parties, and even when we’re hosting an impromptu bonfire.
I picked up the wreath at Joann’s this year and we’ve had the large dough bowl forever it seems like – it’s another piece we use all the time and all over the house.
During the winter we fill it with greenery, pinecone or presents. In the spring, it’s usually some kind of flower but come summer it’s filled with shells from all of our trips to the beach.
I found these cute little trees at Michaels and I kind of want to keep them up all winter ha ha!
We’re totally crazy for anything plaid so we’re always on the lookout for vintage blankets during the year.
On the other side of the table is our new outdoor drink station, firepit, swing and seating area.
They’re all getting a big makeover next spring which we’re really excited about.
Right now, though, we’re enjoying every drop of Christmas we can!
Be sure to check out all the holiday inspiration these creative ladies are sharing, you won’t be disappointed. Dining and Delight is the next stop on our Friday tablescape tour and Lori is sharing a super cute red truck inspired tablescape you won’t want to miss!
I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend. Our weekend will be action packed as we travel to celebrate an early Christmas at Bliss Barracks and then head to the cabin to snuggle in for a few weeks of vacation. It’s going to feel like a whirlwind for a few days but I can’t wait to settle in and welcome 2018.
While we’re relaxing, we’ll be keeping a limited posting schedule but we definitely plan to check in before Christmas and the New Year. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.