I have a confession to make. I have never done a tablescape before. A nice dinner at our house consists of non-paper plates and putting some candles in the middle of the table. I guess that is what I get for living with 5 boys :) So when Wayfair contacted me about doing a tablescape challenge I was really excited!
The way it worked was that I was sent a list of a dozen or so items and I was suppose to pick 5 of them to include in the tablescape. Here are the items I picked.
I was tempted to rush out and buy new decor items, ribbons, etc. But them I realized that it just wouldn't be "me" if you know what I mean. I like simple. I like rustic. And I like to reuse items I already have and incorporate nature.
Remeber when my tree fell over during a terrible wind storm this summer? I was devastated and also determined to use it for some projects so it would not be a total waste. Parts of the trunk work perfectly under the cake stands to give it texture and added height.
Fall is the perfect time to bring in nature!
I had so much fun pulling together the fall look that I decided to go ahead and do a Christmas table as well. With just a few changes it became a whole new look.
Not only did decorating for Christmas really throw my kids off, but they kept asking when I would be done so they could eat the cake :)
These wood candle holders are also made from the fallen tree. I used a 1 ½ inch bore bit to hollow the log out enough to stick the candle in it. I love the contrast of the rustic candles on the shiny new platter.
How much do you LOVE these plates? These plates are my FAVORITE. I think they are perfect for any occasion and can be dressed up or down. I am so in love with them. I never got china for my wedding. My dad had passed away a few years before and things were tight. I have never been sad that I didn't have nice plates until now. I think I might need to save up and get the whole set!!!
So are you the type of person who loves to go all out for holiday tables? I wasn't in the past but I think I just became one......
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