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!




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Vignettes on Tuesday

Recipes on Wednesday

Front Porches on Thursday

Tablescapes on Friday
| The Neutral Nest Interiors

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Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Creative Corner at Joy in Our Home
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Reader Tip Tuesday Food & Craft Party at Jodie Fitz
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
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Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Silver Deer Christmas Sideboard

As mentioned in my last post, here's a look at how I decorated the sideboard in my dining room for Christmas this year.  I went with a silver-crystal-woodsy look by creating a forest scene based on this fantastic Pier 1 silver deer that Mr Delight gave me last year.





Since the deer looked to be in an eating stance, I placed a bit of forest greens near his mouth.

Using my silver, acrylic and glass Christmas trees, I created a forest around him.



A little silver bird keeps him company.

These votive holders create a warm glow around the scene.

The etched tree pattern on them keeps with the theme.

A Christmas star was hung on the mirror over the sideboard.

The black and white buffalo check runner on the sideboard coordinates with the tablescape on the dining room table which you can see here.

Thanks to Mr D for giving me this terrific decorative deer - I had so much fun creating a sideboard scene with him.

How are your Christmas preps coming along?
 Be sure to take some time out to have a little fun and enjoy the holiday season.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Buffalo Check Goes Upscale Tablescape

If you've read my recent posts, you will have observed that I've gone with more of a Christmas Cabin theme this year for my holiday decorating.  I continued that look into the dining room but with a bit of a twist.  Follow along and I'll show you what I mean.



I'm participating in the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & DecorateYou'll find lots more inspiration for setting your Christmas table with 27 other bloggers sharing their tablescapes.  I'll list the links to their blogs at the end of my post.


In this Christmas tablescape, black and white buffalo check gets an upscale look when combined with an icy centerpiece.  

Rather than combining rustic elements with the black and white buffalo check tablecloth, I decided to go white and frosty in order to achieve a more elegant vibe.

Icy-looking acrylic pieces were placed on a white faux fur table runner which are meant to represent a snow covered forest setting.

Battery-operated lights were woven through the scene, around this glass tree and...

...this white wax candle tree...

...and under this silver snowflake.

The acrylic Christmas trees light up and cycle through three different shades of frostiness.

Place settings included black and white dishes on a silver charger.

These tree-shaped salad plates work well with the theme.

Silver wax candle trees make great placecard holder accents.



The colour scheme is incorporated into the stemware as well.





All of the items used in this tablescape are from my stash and I've had most of them for years with the exception of the tablecloth which was purchased this past summer at Red Apple and the faux fur runner which is actually a mat (folded in half) from Walmart.

Behind the table, the sideboard is also decorated with a forest scene on a buffalo check runner.  I'll show you more details of this area in a future post. (See here)



So do you think I've given buffalo check an upscale look or is it destined to be strictly rustic cabin all the way?

Be sure to check out all the other marvelous tablescape ideas linked below at the
Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop.
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