Mom came out this past weekend instead of on Christmas itself, so we kids decided to do an extra Christmas a week early in addition to Christmas Eve dinner with my step-dad.
So I decided to take the opportunity to design two different Christmas tables!
Mom is a little more playful, so I decided to do one for her with a candy theme.
The white tablecloth is actually two white sheets layered so they aren't see-through. The red runner is a dupatta from one of my Indian outfits.
I hung red curtains on the windows and porch doors to add a little seasonal color to the usual hangings.
For the centerpieces I piled a bunch of red glass ball ornaments in satin and gloss finishes onto my clear pressed glass tiered server.
I turned a couple of vases I already had into candle holders by filling them with peppermint candies and hanging candy canes around the outside.
I broke my usual all-white candle rule to pump up the red a bit!
The glass mosaic candles are from Christmas Tree Shop. (I couldn't possibly do a table without something from there!)
For the place settings I mixed and matched all kinds of things!
The beaded placemats are from Target about 5 years ago. The white plates are my everyday plates, on top of that are the red napkins from Pier One (from our wedding registry!) The bowls are Holly Holiday. Not sure where they're from because they were my sister's and she passed them on to me when she decided I was the new host! You'll be seeing more of that set at Christmas table part two! The gold-plated flatware is another wedding present (purchased from JC Penney), and the glasses are from Macy's.
To fill in some of the white-ness, and to put the table over the crazy holiday edge, I sprinkled peppermints and Hershey's kisses all over the table!
So there's table number one!
Check back next week to see the traditional meets rustic table I'll be doing for tomorrow's big dinner!
And as always, thanks to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday!