It is Beginning to Look A Lot Like…..


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!


  1. I am loving the red!! (May help that it's my favorite color, too. ;) ) Great idea using mini mirrors for table confetti! I'd just be worried my cat would like them just as much as myself...

  2. So classy and sparkly, I love it! This is making me want to bring out the Christmas decorations! I hope you both feel better soon!

  3. love red roses from christmas!

    and the little mirrors are great!

  4. Ooo, I love it. I love red too! Those napkin rings are absolutely fantastic and I love your glasses (goblets?). Beautiful!

  5. I love early Christmas. And, red is totally my favorite color, too. I think your table looks great, as I knew it would. It's elegant and sparkly, two of my favorite things.

    Thanks for linking up again this year. So appreciate it.

  6. Have I told you before that I love your table? It's wonderful - big and round and gorgeous. And your table setting is beautiful - the red is so festive and fun. Makes me want to curl up with (spiked) hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies!

  7. Oh my gosh; this is nicer than my wedding looked! BEAUTIFUL. I also love your dining room chairs; would you share where those are from? The red/glam look is so tastefully done. Looks awesome!!

  8. Beautiful table setting! Love all the bling and those roses are a gorgeous touch. Lovely!

  9. looks so pretty!!! Love it:)

  10. Your table looks so pretty and romantic! I know what you mean about colds, so over them!

  11. LOVE the sconces on the wall of your dining room! where did you get those??

  12. I am LOVING that rich red! the roses are gorgeous and those mini mirrors are the perfect touch of bling!

  13. Why am I not surprised to learn that red is your favorite color? After all, we DID attend your wedding!

  14. Leah-
    Glad you like the sconces...we got them at Home Decorators Collection.