I’m excited to share with you our table where we’ll enjoy our Christmas meal. I can hardly believe Christmas is almost here.
As I show you around, I’ve provided a little music for your enjoyment – if you’d like. It’s O Christmas Tree sung by Aretha Franklin.
I decided to name this post what I did because it all started with this little scene in the corner.
I’ll have to explain later about the tree molds for making ceramics you see in the background. I painted them, since the trees didn’t show up very well when the molds were their original white.
In keeping with that theme, I went out and gathered more greenery from our yard and tree line nearby (with a little help from the dogs).
The Eastern Red Cedar branches, Magnolia leaves, and even a few Elaeagnus bush branches are included in the greenery base. I placed wax paper over the hounds tooth cloth on the table – to protect it from nasty Cedar sap. I tried to cover the paper completely with greenery, pine cones, and a few ornaments that match the ones on the plates.
A store-bought ice-laden pine branch at each end of the table give us visions of colder weather. I’m predicting a warm Christmas (which happens often here) because we have temperatures in the 60s and even 70 this week. No more White Christmas Dreaming!
The little wreath to the right above with the teeny natural elements, like pine cones, is actually an ornament. I have six of them I normally use as napkin rings, but I liked the shiny ornaments better for the top of the Christmas tree napkin you see below. (Tomorrow, I’m sharing the Christmas Tree Napkin Fold.)
If you have guests and would like to give favors, ornaments in the center arrangement (or the napkin ring) make a wonderful treat to remember the occasion.
These tiny ornaments are usually hung in a collection from the light fixture. I left the sheer ribbon on them because it reminds me of my ribbons I drape down our Christmas tree each year.
The place setting is rather casual this year. I like our casual every-day china with the natural elements on the table.
I’ve set the teak handled bronze ware on bamboo mats. Many types of wood are on our table!
The red charger is to accent the rim of the Better Homes and Gardens salad plate collection from Wal-Mart. I’m using a couple of deer plates mixed with four of the farm scene plates.
You saw the deer and farm scene plates (along with the Redbirds) recently in Redbirds on the Farm Christmas Table. Notice the evergreens on these farm scene plates – and one in the sleigh the Mr. is bringing home for their Christmas tree. So homey, y’all! Does that bring back memories for you? (Well, OK, most of us didn’t actually have a sleigh.) Our Christmas songs give us visions played out on this plate.
Christmas music also gives us fun Santa excitement – in his sleigh, delivering toys to all the girls and boys.
PAM (Painter Artist Mom) gave me this sleigh that she painted. Here’s a close-up of the scroll-work on the sides. Lovely, Mom!
Notice a few knocks of love on the edges – from many uses during Christmases past.
Santa and his sleigh are balanced by the red bowl at the opposite end of the arrangement. These cinnamon sticks gathered by a bow are adding to the pungent fragrance collection – greenery, cinnamon-scented pine cones, cinnamon sticks…mmm!
The striped burlap ribbons tied on the chair backs add symmetry to the room.
More greenery from the farm is stuck in the knots. The two outer chairs have Cedar and Elaeagnus, and the center chair has Cedar and Magnolia leaves. I wanted Magnolia on every chair, but I decided against it since they are upside-down and showing only brown.
The Elaeagnus leaves give a silvery appearance that draw your eye.
Since I revealed my secret about the piano recently, I have no hesitation in letting it all hang out in my pictures. 😉
Our table is set for Christmas dinner. Now, to decide what we’ll eat…
What are you planning to serve for Christmas dinner?
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