Christmas Table Inspiration & more


Christmas Table Inspiration & more


Anyone else thinking of Christmas table settings? I would do well to concentrate on my completing my shopping list, but instead I’m thinking about table decorations. This year, we will be having Christmas dinner at home. We are so lucky to have my mom (Ouma) here with us again this year. As the kids are getting a bit older and can appreciate the festivities more, I am starting to make that extra bit of effort at setting the dinner table. The smalls love involving themselves so I’ve got enthusiastic little helpers for everything from designing and placing the cards to trimming the sprigs. They’re even making suggestions for the menu! Ethan is hoping for a prawn cocktail starters and I’m attempting this Pear Rosemary Spritzer as a cocktail that the kids can enjoy too.

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In case you’re in need of some inspiration for your Christmas table, I have put together some ideas I’m looking at for our own table setting. I’m really keen on keeping things simple for the holidays and if you read my Go Green post earlier this year, you know that I have big love for simple botanical arrangements. Anything with some fresh greenery is always a win in my book. I love the modern feel of the minimal half wreath below and will definitely be giving that a go.

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With keeping things simple (and easy) this year, I think I will be opting for green sprig decorations. Sprigs are a great way to add a touch of Christmas to your dining table and you can get them just about anywhere – grab a handful of greenery from your garden (rosemary is ideal) of trim some right off the Christmas tree. Then use your sprigs on a plate,  scattered down the centre of the table, or as a little wreath or tied to a napkin. It’s so simple, you really can’t go wrong.

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Last year I featured a post on Baked Decorations with my friend Karen from Sweet Secrets and I plan to attempt another batch this year – mostly because I love the idea below of using a cookie as napkin decor. How cute is that!? These cookies are also great to hang from your tree on Christmas eve so that you have something novel to munch with coffee on Christmas morning. That said, we are now the proud owners of a puppy and she may get to those before we do! Last but not least, sprigs are a great to have around when wrapping gifts – have a look at my Rustic DIY Gift Wrap post to see how I’ve used them in the past.

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I hope this leaves you feeling inspired and ready for your Christmas celebrations. I still have a million things to do, so I’d better get to it. In the meantime happy planning and happy holidays!

Kathryn Hawkes

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