11.21.2010

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…..

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Red does happen to be my favorite color.  Good thing it corresponds with Christmas.

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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.

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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.

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And of course blingy napkin rings….

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Head over to the Newly Woodwards and see what everyone else put together!

17 comments:

  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...

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  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!

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  3. love red roses from christmas!

    and the little mirrors are great!

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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