Hi All

I had planned to do loads of blogs coming up to Christmas but was (thankfully) so busy over the past few weeks I didn’t get a minute.  Anyways I decided to fast forward to a very important aspect of Christmas decorating, the Christmas dinner table.  I have had a good look around and have put together some lovely images with some great ideas for that perfect Christmas table so here goes.

 

A few ideas caught my eye here.  I thought using the scrabble letters as name placings was a lovely little idea.  The small Christmas tree idea in the centre of the table is another lovely look, especially where space is limited in your home.  It has a lovely cosy rustic feel to it.

  

I loved these 2 simple ideas for your napkins.  All you need is some ribbon, white or gingham napkins (or any other colour really), a candy cane or some cinnamon sticks and a Christmas tree decoration.  Both of them look really festive and would definitely give a great first impression at the table.

I love these chair backs.  It just goes to show that wreaths have many uses and don’t just have to be used outside the front door.  These simple rustic wreaths really add festive cheer to these white chairs.

These 3 simple ideas for decorating the table are so easy to achieve I just had to include them.   The first one could be a decoration made by the smallies and they love to be involved.  The minature christmas tree and pine cone options are so easy to achieve and look lovely.

What spells Christmas better than red and white and candy canes.  This simple table design is a lovely fresh take on the festive table.  I think a small bit of green would look great here too though. 

 

Stuck for unusual ideas this Christmas, look no further than these options.  Turn a few wine glasses upside down with a bit of holly inside and place some festive tealights on top.  How clever is that!!!  This jar really caught my eye too.  Place some greenery at the bottom of a glass jar or vase.  Fill the jar around 2/3 full with water and drop in some cranberries and a floating candle for a gorgeous table centrepiece.

This is another really easy one. You can use a glass vase or bowl.  Place some Christmas decorations on a plain plate and cover with the glass for another lovely centre piece.  Some greenery or holly could be added to this one also.

You can never go wrong with a selection of candles in the centre of your Christmas table.  This is a very easy look to achieve.  All yo will need is a chopping board, some spray snow, a spray of greenery and some festive figures such as these birds and there you have it, a gorgeous table centre piece.

I hope this has given you some small ideas on how to wow at your Christmas dinner table.  All you need now is a gorgeous festive menu!!

I would like to thank all my customers, new and old, for making our first christmas such a great one and would like to wish you and yours a happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2012 from The Home Barn.

Kind regards,

Olive:-)

www.thehomebarn.ie

 

 

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