Here’s how we do Christmas Tablescapes
I am surrounded by a most talented group of friends. Any one of these ladies could be Under a Texas Sky. They are beautiful inside and out and this is reflected in the style and decor of their homes. Each has her own style and each could seriously appear in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Their Christmas tablescapes are works of art.
I decorated two tables this year. Normally, I don’t do a tablescape on my breakfast nook table, but decided to change it up this year and try something new.
I created this centerpiece by making a ruffle wreath with two ruffles in each twist. It’s not as full as a door wreath but it is filled with ribbons, Christmas balls, and greenery. After I made the ruffle wreath, I slid it over a large hurricane vase. I filled the vase with some pine garland and large Christmas ornaments. It creates a big and vibrant centerpiece full of all of he sparkle you could want for Christmas.
Jaye Anna is my kind, adorable friend who lives around the corner from me. She has created an absolutely gorgeous home with her husband who is very much like my Mean Man (he is actually one of The Mean Man’s closest friends). Her guy brings to life any decorating ideas she comes up with (which are many). She recently purchased a Duncan Phyfe dining set and had her hubby re-upholster the chairs. He also made the gorgeous shutters that flank her dining room mirror. They make a great team! Her Christmas decor in her dining room is simply lovely.
Tabby and her husband live in the most wonderful house in our neighborhood in my opinion. They are one of the few people here who actually designed their home from the ground up, and boy, it shows! The layout is wonderful and the details are spectacular. She has an elegant style that reflects her sweet personality. Her table is simply adorned with some rustic trees, a funky deer, and other traditional Christmas elements. I also included her console table because I absolutely love the reindeer there. Her home is so warm and inviting.
Tracey is my precious friend who is a superwoman. The only thing missing is her cape! She is a nurse at a children’s hospital, has three children, and is a coach’s wife. Her life can be best described as hectic! From hauling her son to track meets, band practices, choir, her daughter to softball and whatever other activity she has at the time, to simply being a mommy to her cutie patootie three-year-old little boy, this woman does it all. Yet, she still has taken the time to create an absolute Christmas paradise in her home. Everywhere you look, there’s another darling Christmas element. She has an awesome gigantic table that has hosted dozens of dinners for our group of friends. She’s made it so warm and inviting. I love her rustic tablescape and her!
Deana is a new friend. She doesn’t live in our neighborhood, but she’s close! Her home is an absolute stunner! Gorgeous hardwoods welcome you as you enter, with her lovely country dining room immediately on the right. She has decorated with beautiful primitive country Christmas decor. She too, has filled her entire home with all things Christmas. Plaid ribbons (my favorite), greenery, and pine ones are featured throughout her home. It really is a feast for the eyes.
My Formal Dining Room
I purchased these three tall, glittery Christmas trees from Kirkland’s several years ago. Panic set in when I plugged them in and the tallest would not light. I changed the fuse, tried changing bulbs and nothing. Then, The Mean Man to the rescue. He couldn’t figure out what had happened, so he grabbed a small stand of white twinkle lights and proceeded to fill the tree with them, then voila, it was a Kirkland’s glittery tree miracle! The lights started working. At first he was all like, “I fixed the tree.” But when I asked him how… he laughed and said he had no idea, the lights came on when he attempted to cram the stand of lights inside the tree. That’s my guy- he gets the job done, even if by accident.
I added a couple of table runners, some pine garland, a sparkly reindeer, big ornaments and of course pine cones. Adding some flameless candles just gives it all the warmth you’d expect to feel on a cold winter night.