It will be our first time hosting Christmas this year and because most of my time now-a-days is spent feeding, changing, and snuggling with our three month old, this was a perfect excuse to be creative. I didn't want to spend much money so I tried to find things that we already had to create a fun (and definitely eclectic!) table for four.
I dug through my fabric stash and found a holiday-ish pattern that would work with my vintage plates and then added in a couple small blue and white plates (from my grandma), some candles, and Fiestaware salt and pepper shakers to add a little more interest. Because the fabric was so busy, I combined a variety of red flowers for the centerpiece. I thought more than one color of flower would be too overwhelming. I decided to use three small vases instead of one big one- one small teal ceramic planter (also from my grandma) and two mugs I made in one of my ceramic classes in college. I added to the centerpiece by putting a wood cutting board underneath for a little more height and texture.
And this is how it all, somehow, came together!
It was a fun challenge to find things that go together and nice to do something a little creative. Hopefully it inspires you to mix and match the next time you have guests over! Now, hopefully the cooking will turn out as well as the tablescape. Wish us luck!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!