No, I’m not out of my mind. A little crazy, maybe, but not completely losing it. Yes, I realize I’ve already published a post for you today.
Do you realize that two weeks from tomorrow is Christmas? Yikes! While looking at my calendar this morning, I saw that I only have three more opportunities to publish tablescape posts. (I like to do one a week, at most.)
At Christmas, there are so many things to do and publish before Christmas day, and if I’m not careful, suddenly it will be the 26th and everything Christmas is…no longer needed. It’s over.
So, today is bonus day, and you get two posts. (I promise not to make a habit of it!) Today’s table is all about plaids. And trees.
The centerpiece tree is something I dreamed up while on a Dollar Tree run.
Three Dollar Tree felt trees, trimmed in glittery lighter green, are wired to a tall vase. I placed it on a silver plate stand over a runner of deep snow.
I had visions of candlelight glowing through its branches.
It’s too bright in the room for the glow to happen and too dark with lights turned off. So, we’ll have to use the magic of our Christmas imagination. 😉
We’ve talked about the trees, now it’s time for the plaids.
I bought these tree plaits on post-Christmas clearance at least twenty years ago. I still love using them every Christmas, quite possibly because they’re plaid.
The tartan plaid plate beneath was last year’s purchase on Ebay. I rarely buy dinner-sized plates, but when I do, it’s something versatile and dish-washer safe! (Microwave safe, too.)
Burlap chargers give your eye a rest between plaids. Do you feel the relief?
Speaking of plaids, count the number here.
I’ve never used four plaids together before, but I couldn’t resist using the plaid napkins. You might call it stretching the limits. I call it fun – especially when you add trees and leaping deer.
I brought in Magnolia branches for some natural trees in the mix.
The only thing missing is a star on top of the trees.
OK, how about on top of the china cabinet?
Over-sized pops of color are wonderful for emphasis. Don’t you think? What have you included in your Christmas decorations for emphasis?
P.S. As I sit here writing this post, I’m enjoying a bowl of Roasted Pumpkin Soup. I just had to mention it because it is warm and comforting. I wish you were here with me…sharing is a wonderful thing! Besides, I would so enjoy your company. 🙂
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