Life has been so hectic I didn't even set a Thanksgiving tablescape this year. It was just Mr. B and me so, it worked out fine. But, I really wanted to set a festive Christmas Tablescape and in spite of being out of practice, I think I did alright.
Poinsettias purchased on Black Friday at Home Depot were just one of my inspirations for the table.
I had hoped to get pink or white ones but they were already gone by the time I got there but I think someone was watching out for me because the red ones are still so beautiful and vibrant!
I used my gold mirrored tray from World Market and set up a pretty centerpiece with the poinsettias, antlers, some greenery, pinecones and battery tealights.
I am so thankful my buddy Christine from Rustic & Refined sent me the antlers last year! I just loved using them on a tablescape them again!
I used my standby red candlesticks on each side of the centerpiece. I found the red battery operated candles at IKEA a few weeks ago and I am in love with them!!
Another inspiration for the table were the plaid chargers I snatched up at Michael's on a recent daily deal!
Topped with a thrift store vintage Johnson Bros dinner plate and a holly themed salad plate from the Corelle outlet they are the perfect compliment to the holiday setting. I also mimicked the gold from the centerpiece by using my vintage gold plated flatware.
In keeping with the theme, I placed a poinsettia ornament in a trifle bowl at each setting.
I purchased the poinsettia napkin rings about a decade ago on clearance at Pier 1. They still had the price tag on them when I pulled them out to use on this table. I paid $2.98 each. The green napkins almost perfectly match the green in the chargers.
And since I like a little whimsy on my tables, I added this pair of nutcracker salt & pepper shakers to the table. They do make me smile!
So for being a little at rusty setting a festive table, I think I did a fine job!
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