With my red dining room, Christmas decorating is easy! I like to set a simple table with neutral table linens and dinnerware so that the centerpieces on the table runner become a focal point. By keeping the arrangements low and using many candles, I’ve found that we can talk easily with everyone. For this table I gathered greenery from outside, focusing on aromatics like pine and lavender which is still green. I also gathered accents to spray gold. Here is my quick DIY:
Krylon metallic fast drying gold spray paint
leaves, pine cones, seed pods, dried flowers
Spray outside, wait 10 min, turn, spray backs. These accents can be used for many years. They also make a Yule/Christmas table transition into New Years with a few minor changes. Here are some I made this year:
Here are the Lee Wolfe Pottery pieces I used. Click image to see details:
You can find my recipe for the Gingerbread Cookies here- they are gluten free and wonderful.
I also used my totem animals. I enjoy making these for fun. They take a bit of time but really let you return to that magical time when you were 4 years old and a wolf could have neon eyes or a penguin chevron green wings.
With simple greens , candles, and handmade accent pieces, I’m ready for a few dinner parties and Christmas guests.
Have a merry little Christmas, Happy Yule, and dream big for a New Year!