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A Christmas Tablescape

Okay, I'll be honest... we really don't use this dining table much.
Even after I gave it a snazzy makeover

It serves as a big crafting surface a lot of the time, 
but is currently set & ready for Christmas Day dinner with some very special guests.

Everything here is coordinated with our daily decor palette

and the deeper tones that we brought in for the holidays...
And it has a few ideas that are simple to replicate:

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* A canvas dropcloth runner is under the centerpiece, 
which is a round candle ring and two pine branches 'foofed up' with 
vintage paper ornaments, chenille flowers, and a few resin ornaments.
It took just ten minutes to put that together - EASY!

One of my favorite Christmas table 'placemarker' ideas is a small ornament for each guest.
Simply sit ornaments on a napkin ring as shown here, or tuck into a stemmed glass.

Overhead, more ornaments sparkle like crystals hanging from a chandelier...
I prefer them in glass and resin for this, as they reflect light when they spin.
(it's a great way to display fragile ornaments, too - 
IF the kids behave themselves at the table!)

I wish you all a Merry Christmas as you gather with friends and family 

around the table for your holiday meal!

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