Christmas parties are getting underway in the blogosphere! Today's celebration includes Christmas tablescapes.
I first painted my dining room red back in 1991. This year, I finally made a bold change, and mynew blue dining room is enjoying its first Christmas season.
I love a pretty tablescape. I've always wanted to be the kind of hostess who throws lovely dinner parties with the table decorated to the nines, complete with fresh flowers, sterling silver flatware, place cards, and a favor for each guest. Unfortunately, I am not that kind of hostess. When I throw a dinner party, I try to make the table look nice, but I usually just end up with candles on the table; the rest of the space is always taken up by the food!
I do decorate my tables for Christmas, though, so I'll share some photos with you.
My blue and white porcelain footbath is usually holds a live plant, but at Christmastime I fill it with ornaments. A small collection of crystal candlesticks adds some holiday sparkle with very little fuss.
This photo gives you a glimpse into the foyer beyond, which is starting to look festive:
The dining room is pretty at night, too:
The centerpiece on the everyday dining table is compliments of my youngest son, known on YouTube as LegoLee329. Last year he asked to create a Lego winter village to be used as part of our decor. My idea was to cover a tray with white felt so that his vignette could be moved safely out of the way when we need to use the whole table. He added to the winter scene this year, so he needed a large board to hold it:
Just look at all the toys around the village Christmas tree!