Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Morning Tablescape

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Christmas morning is so special.  What a day to celebrate God's love and blessings.  For us, Christmas morning is a time for a very special tradition.  Not only do we make the kids' favorite meal of the year, we spend a lazy morning opening gifts, but a time to reflect on God's gift to us, His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Today I am setting the table for Christmas morning breakfast.  Before we get started, I wanted to show you the garland that my 14 year old son put up as one of his Christmas decorating projects this year.  He gave this garland a lot of thought and it took him forever...but it was so worth the wait.  I am so impressed...maybe I am biased, but I can't help it.  Man, I love that boy.  {There is no way I could have done this at his age.} 

So back to the table.  I gathered up a few things to get started and don't forget to get rid of those chairs while you are setting the table.  A clear path makes it so much easier to set the table.  I also have to bribe the dog to take her nap somewhere else.

I am using a simple tray for my centerpiece.  A piece of garland went in next and then a pile of colorful, glass balls went on top. 

I made sure to pull a few evergreen sprigs through the sides of the tray to give it a more natural look.  Also, I tucked a few pine cones and glass balls down a bit lower so there was some interest when you were looking at the tray from the side.   

The tablecloth is another homemade special {Thanks Mom!} from fabric that I found at JoAnn Fabric.  I love the polka dots.


Red Chargers...

Everyday Plates...

Our Fun Christmas Dishes {A closer shot of them is coming up!}...

Everyday Silverware...


And Glasses. 

I love the polka dot napkins layered over solid green napkins.  {Thanks for the napkins too, Mom! :-) I LOVE them.}

Don't be afraid to drink wine for breakfast.  Just kidding!  Don't be afraid to let your wine glasses do a little multi-tasking to bring a little fun or elegance to your table.  Hubby and I are using wine glasses for orange juice.  It's just a special touch to a special meal on a special day.   

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Check it out to see tons of great tablescapes by talented bloggers.


  1. Love seeing your decorations evolve..your table turned out so the basket of ornaments...

  2. I'm always drawn to polka dots -- they add such fun to a table! Your son's garland and other decorations are really striking! He has talent, for sure!

  3. What a pretty table and I loved seeing you build it for us! That's such a simple but elegant looking centerpiece. I may have to do this too.
    Be a sweetie and Merry Chritstmas,
    Shelia :)

  4. I agree with Shelia, it's neat to see how someone puts a table together and this one is really beautiful!