Nothing I used breaks the bank. I found the tablecloth, small red plates, medium plates, napkins, and placemats at Home Goods, and they were about $4 to $9 per set.
I used our white wedding china and vintage glasses, like I did for our Thanksgiving table setting.
And I’m using my 1930s vintage silverware for the first time that I scored on Etsy! We are now using it every day –why not dine in style all the time? Life is too short to save it for just a few special occasions.
I already had the little deer and the bread basket. The silver candelabra is one of two that I scored at Goodwill for just $7 recently! Love them.
Decorating the plates was simple as well. I’m addicted to paper goods, and when I was at A.J. Moore the last time I picked up sets of Christmas-themed scrapbook supplies that were on sale for $1.60. One of the bags happened to have these cute wish lists in them, so I used those instead of name tags. Add a miniature bottle brush tree as embellishment and you’re set.
DIY doesn’t always have to mean you have to heat up the glue gun — sometimes putting things together in a simple way works just as well.
You can’t see it now, but the little red plates actually say “Northwood Cottage” and were perfect for my cottage Christmas theme.
Which leads me to my second Epson salt “snow globe,” after making this super-easy one the other day.
I placed Epson salt in the bottom of the glass vessel, added little bottle brush trees to create a forest scene, and one tiny house that was a Christmas tree ornament. It was one of 6 in a little set that cost $2 at the craft store, and I just cut off the string.
Later, I rearranged a few things to show off both silver candelabras.
Are you decorating your table in a special way for Christmas this year?