HOLIDAY TABLE SETTING 2017
I’m so excited to share this years holiday table setting with you. Do you remember in my last HOME TOUR POST, that I wasn’t loving our table? It just didn’t feel quite right, and I was tempted to just settle. Well, I’m so glad I didn’t, this week I decided to try again, and I love the result.
The best part-it was very inexpensive and I had most of the supplies on hand. The biggest “wow factor,” is the wood runner and it only cost $7.50. I’ll share all the details below.
For the “wood runner”, I purchased three, 6 foot pieces of redwood bender board. You can find it in the lumber section of either Lowes or Home Depot, and it’s $2.27 a board.
A lot of the bender boards had a real reddish look, but I picked out the few that had a lighter stain. Then I laid them on top of THIS RUNNER, that I already owned. So for $7.50 I was off to a great start.
From there it only took a few minutes to finish off the table. I had clear vases in a variety of sizes, I tucked in an evergreen sprig into each one, filled it with water, and then tucked a candle in the top. Those vases went down the middle of the table.
From there I just laid down some fresh every green branches. I live in Southern California and we don’t have evergreens readily available. If we did I would have just snipped a few branches, because it didn’t take much. I wanted to make sure you could see the wood underneath, so I didn’t do a heavy layer. I purchased a fresh cut bundle of greens from Trader Joe’s.
Then two strands of twinkle lights on top of the greens, placed some mercury glass tea lights down the middle, and sprinkled on a few white and red ornaments.
I love the natural feeling the table has and how it feels festive and how the wood runner gives it a bit of whimsy and interest.
I did pick up the champagne colored charges for $1 each, they are on sale at Michaels this week. And then my biggest expense went into these gorgeous napkins. They are part of the Hearth and Hand collection from Target. They are so incredibly thick and because they are a classic stripe I will be able to use them year round.
Instead of napkin rings I used black velvet ribbon from Hobby Lobby, tucked in a sprig of evergreen, and called it a day!
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I’m so glad I didn’t settle for a table setting I didn’t love. This feels right, and I can’t wait to host our family on Christmas morning!
I hope this gave you some good ideas for your own holiday table. Thank you for stopping by!