Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Table is Set...

I decided to set the Christmas Table today ready for lunch tomorrow...after all, it is the best part, right!!! Yesterday afternoon I made some paper ornaments to hang from the candelabra...I found the tutorial on How About Orange...they're so quick and easy and very effective. Who knew how handy that candelabra was going to be!!!

I bought some beautiful fabric from Ikea a couple of months ago to make a table cloth for Christmas Day. I love the subtle yet distinct design on it.

At each place setting I've put little boxes with an individual chocolate inside. These are just match boxes covered with pretty paper and tied up with a ribbon. Next year I'd like to make an Advent Calendar using the bigger style match boxes. They're a fun, cheap way of dressing up the table.

And a closer pic of the paper ornaments. I also had some strands of red ribbon laying around in my sewing room so I've draped those over the middle of the candelabra (how many times can one use the word 'candelabra' in a single blog post???).

Now I really do think this will be my last post before Christmas, so enjoy your day, embrace your loved ones at this special time and celebrate with family and friends!!!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Christmas table looks really festive - love all the sweet touches - the matchboxes, the decorations, the crackers - just lovely! Have a wonderful Christmas - hope to hear more of your creative pursuits in 2009!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas,
Eva decided to wake @ 4:45am so been surfing the net at the farm. She's just fallen asleep @ 5:45am so I'm off back to bed. The decorations are lovely. Enjoy the day - Hi to Glenn & kids.

Cousin Chris

Janellybelly said...

Happy Christmas to the Hutchings Family, love The Nightingales xx xx.
Look forward to catching up in 2009 :)