Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas to New Year's Eve Tablescape

The days in between Christmas and New Year's Day are my favourite time of the holiday season.  All the hustle and bustle has eased and now it's time to sit back and relax with family enjoying the pretty decorations and eating the yummy leftovers.  




There is however, still the occasion of New Year's Eve/Day where you might want to have your table looking a bit festive whether it's for family or invited guests.

With that in mind, I designed a tablescape that transitions from Christmas to New Year's, is appropriate for both occasions and didn't require a lot of effort.

A frosty fire and ice theme was chosen starting with this simple centerpiece.

You might remember this Upscale Buffalo Check Christmas Tablescape (here) I showed you awhile back.  Reusing some of those items, helped make this new tablescape fast and easy to create.

I placed four of these acrylic light-up Christmas trees (I've had for many years) on mirrors and staggered them down the center of the table. 

In between the trees, I arranged cylinder vases.

Silver ornaments, snowflakes and acrylic ice were placed inside the bottom with a tealight candle on faux snow in the insert on top.

These were set atop a silver snowflake table runner.

The place settings were done in white and silver.

Acrylic snowflake napkin rings add some sparkle.

To add interest, these silver snowflake napkin rings were used at alternating place settings.



Red and white wine glasses reflect the light from the centerpieces creating a festive vibe.

And while the centerpiece is the star of the show, it doesn't take up a lot of room on the table...

...and the other necessary items take a supporting role.

Whether it's for Christmas or New Year's Eve, this table is definitely set to celebrate.

You can visit here if you'd like to see more of the Silver Deer Christmas Sideboard behind the table.


 Do you have a special dinner on New Year's Day?
I think we'll be doing our usual order-in Chinese food which makes things super easy!


Wishing you all the best for 2018!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Buffalo Check & Snowflakes Christmas Tree

The countdown is definitely on and I know everyone is scrambling to finish up those last minute details.  I'm hoping decorating the tree is something you've checked off your list long ago.  I put mine up in mid November but am just getting around to sharing it with you now.




I've decorated our tree the same way for the past few years. The red and black buffalo check ribbon is actually the only new addition on the tree.


This Noel pillow was a gift from my soon-to-be son-in-law last year and I was pleased with how well it went with the tree.

We are tight for space in our small house at Christmas so these two Pier 1 chairs are nestled close to the tree.

It works well if we need extra seating and can easily pull them into the living room.

Love this Be Merry burlap bag (also a gift last year) which helps corral some of the gifts.



I was happy to find coordinating wrapping paper at our local Dollar Store and a nearby Real Canadian Superstore.

Living in the mountains, the buffalo-check bears are perfect!
(I used a faux fur throw as a tree skirt.)

I even found buffalo check tissue paper to put in this Merry Christmas burlap bag.

Instead of winding the buffalo check ribbon all the way around the tree, I cut it into pieces and tucked them in various places.  It's not wired ribbon but it still worked.


I got the ribbon at Fabricland.

We have a variety of ornaments on our tree but the ski & snowflake theme plays a major role.

If you look out the window in the pic below, you'll see snow on the trees - so happy we finally got some of the white stuff. It was very late in coming this year!

I'm not sure if I'll get another post up before the big day, so I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a blessed and happy Christmas!  May your days be...

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Red Truck Christmas Tablescape

Kendra at Joy in Our Home is hosting a Christmas Festival Blog Hop this week and I'm so excited to be joining in with this fun Red Truck themed tablescape. If you are hopping over from the fantastic tablescape by CoCo at The Crowned Goat, welcome!  Be sure to check out the links at the end of my post for inspiration on all sorts of Christmas decor and recipes.

As I've mentioned in previous posts (here), the red truck is really trending in Christmas decor right now.

The theme for my tablescape began with the logo on the door of my little red truck. "Christmas Tree Farm"

This red truck is on the job surveying the trees on the Christmas Tree Farm...though if opportunity arises, the skis in the back might be put into use :)

Since he has to travel between Christmas tree lots, I created a stretch of road for him to drive on. 

Fortunately, most of the snow on the road has been plowed off to the sides. (So different than the green grass you see outside our windows this year - very unusual for us - where's our snow?!!)

The Christmas tree lots were created using flocked bottle brush trees.

The road was created using two black table runners put under and over a box to form a hill and some strips of white electrical tape for the lines on the road.

The place settings included plaid chargers, white dinner plates and holly-leaf salad plates.

The festive stemware is from Pier 1 in the clearance section last summer.

I made these red truck placecards using clipart on the computer and attached them to the bottle brush trees with ribbon.

I'll let you peruse some night time views now...

Battery operated fairy lights were arranged along the snowbanks.





I'm so excited that both my children and their significant others will be home for Christmas.

Another take on this tablescape could be Bringing Home the Christmas Tree or Heading Home for the Holidays.  

However, you want to interpret this tablescape, I hope it conjures up visions of an old-fashioned fun-filled Christmas...

...and I hope your Christmas is a blessed one.



Thanks for visiting!

Now be sure to head over to The Neutral Nest Interiors to check out Meg's terrific tablescape.
And/or follow the links below for some amazing Christmas decor inspiration!




 Mantels on Monday

Vignettes on Tuesday

Recipes on Wednesday

Front Porches on Thursday

Tablescapes on Friday
| The Neutral Nest Interiors

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