Good morning and Happy Monday to you all!

Before I get started on my Christmas Tablescape, I wanted to tell all of you thank you for your prayers regarding the weather on Saturday. The rain stayed away until after our party and I am so thankful to our Lord for hearing and answering that prayer. Everything was a great success…more to come!

When I began daydreaming about my Christmas Tablescape this year, it very quickly became apparent that I needed to step out of the box for some fresh inspiration…so I left my box, headed to my favorite realtor Jill’s box and set her table using pieces she already had. The only addition to this table that came from me was a bolt of plaid ribbon I purchased at Hobby Lobby early in the season. Here is our table:

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A large crystal bowl set in the center of the table and held a bright red poinsettia–click here to read the old Mexican legend of why Poinsettias are used at Christmas.

The centerpiece was elongated by using greenery, snow and sparkly votive holders; cranberries and ornaments were sprinkled throughout as sweet, little touches all signifying it is Christmas.

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Jill’s Christmas china is a fun, celebratory pattern of gold swirly ribbon and red berries that ties in beautifully with the festive centerpiece.

The wavy gold chargers and clear, bell shaped stemware add a soft touch of elegance around the busy focal point. I think my favorite part of this table are the red and snowflake napkins we folded into squares and tied with  ribbon to resemble a Christmas present–the gift tag doubling as a place card. The napkins tied in beautifully with the centerpiece by weaving the same ribbon throughout the greenery.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJill’s silver was inherited from her grandmother and I am so thankful she let me use it for our table! The mixture of new and old add such depth to the table, and I can’t help but wonder how many lovely, celebratory meals have been consumed using this silver.

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Pull out some of your grandmother’s pieces this Christmas and incorporate them into your table. Even if all you have is a small candleholder or handmade doily, use it and enjoy having a small piece of that person with you at your Christmas dinner. If you are on Instagram, I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see your Christmas tablescape. Just use the tag #taolbchristmas.

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-ciao for now-

lauren

Thank you, Jill, for always welcoming me to your table-regardless the season-but especially at Christmas.

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