I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. Luckily/unluckily I am just starting to feel better while Derek is now best buds with the Nyquil. I am on his favorite person list right now obviously….
The whole sick thing caused some blog silence last week since going to bed at 7 was not good for my productivity and I even missed the first week of Kim’s Dare to DIY party. Sad.
But no worries, I am back (for the most part…excuse my box of Kleenex).
Last year, I decorated our dining room table for Christmas a week early and while I loved it, I swore to myself that this year I would not forget about Thanksgiving and set the table with gourds and the and other fall-y things.
That is until it occurred to me that we were hosting Christmas and not Thanksgiving, so why waste good ideas on a tablescape that no one would use? Right?
So I present you with an early Christmas table for the second year in a row…..
Red does happen to be my favorite color. Good thing it corresponds with Christmas.
I really wanted a beautiful red tablecloth to cover the entire table. But a round tablecloth in a size to cover a 75 inch round table is impossible to find in stores. Trust me on that. I did find some huge ones online that I may order for future occasions, but that would not have fit the blog party timeline.
Table runners also are too short for the massive table so I had to improvise. I bought an oblong tablecloth and kept it folded so it just looked like an extra wide but long enough table runner.
Of course I will have to re-buy the red roses closer to Christmas. But I will take any excuse to buy myself roses.
And in honor of my new light fixture, i wanted to bring some bling to the table. I found these mini mirrors at Michael’s for 1.99 for 25. They made the perfect mirror confetti.
And of course blingy napkin rings….
Head over to the Newly Woodwards and see what everyone else put together!