Can you guys believe there are only 10 days until Christmas? I know this is a busy time of the year for everyone. You’re either completely finished with your to do list and enjoying a cup of egg nog by the fire or you’re braving the malls after work trying to find the perfect present. I’m probably somewhere in the middle of those two scenarios. I’ve been trying to steal little moments here and there amidst the rush. Giving myself a little slow down has been so nice.
One of my favorite holiday traditions is gathering around the table with my family at Christmas. There are times when we gather for breakfast and others we gather for dinner. Given that I travel every holiday season, each year is different and yet something about it is always the same. We always tell the same funny stories although admittedly they “grow” each year with embellishment. It’s the only time of the year my dad and brothers in law agree to wear the paper crown inside the Christmas Crackers. I secretly love it when they get pink crowns. My mom always sets a beautiful table and makes a meal fit for a small village. Every year she acts like “its no big deal” when I’m sure her feet and back are aching from standing in the kitchen for hours. But we all know it is a big deal and her efforts are always appreciated.
If you’re hosting family and friends at your house, here are a few last minute easy to create tablescape ideas to make the time you have together special…
I’ve had this set of Lenox china for years. The simple pattern makes it easy to dress up or down.
If you can only afford one set of dishes this year, buy them in white. I use white dishes all year. This festive set is my favorite. I look forward to using them every holiday season. This is how they looked in my 2014 Winter Wonderland inspired dining room
on the 2015 Gingerbread inspired breakfast table
and for the friends dinner we hosted just before Thanksgiving. Three different looks but all using the same white dishes.
I love these plain ironstone dishes too.
Just few changes will get you ready for a New Year’s celebration.
If you’re in the mood for cozy the snow covered trees on this set of dishes makes me wish for a white Christmas.
Finally, don’t forget about the kid’s table this holiday season. They like to feel special too. This tablescape was created with ornaments that my Granny makes every year.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’m sharing an easy to make hostess gift.