Decorating the Christmas table is one of my favourite parts of Christmas. We have had a similar theme for 2 years now and decided that this being the last year in Pen Y Llechwedd, we should honour the house and it’s Australian heritage, so we are sticking to an Australian Christmas table for our Boxing day lunch. Our simple design is so easy for you to replicate, with little to no cost.
Word of warning though, I could not be bothered ironing the table cloth in the heatwave conditions on the day I photographed the table, I know, bad blogger, but really, I rarely do it when we are actually using the setting, and couldn’t see sense in doing it today, sorry. xx
Our Australian Christmas Table
This simple design begins with a crisp white table cloth, we’ve had this one for years. I’ve topped the table cloth with slate grey table runners bought recently at Ikea.
The plates are Corningware purchased from Big W many years ago now, cutlery is from Kmart for a bargain price about 3 years ago, linen napkins are from Pillow Talk.
For the centerpiece, I used a glass cake stand from Ikea and topped with candles, the table was then covered in wattle and gum leaves, found in the neighbours yard and on a council round about 🙂 The two big baubles were a gift from Balsam Hill and work perfectly both on the table and on the tree.
I also added glasses we’ve had for years and various small candle holders. It is simple, not fussy and striking all at once, probably my favourite table here so far.
Oh an our newest outdoor decoration is of the DIY kind. It is simple a tree branch, suspended from the ceiling with fishing wire, to which I added baubles with coloured ribbon to this I added a string of lights so it looks super pretty at night. It’s something I’ve been going to do for years, and finally had the motivation to do so.
It really doesn’t take much effort or money to create a beautiful Christmas table and an Australian Christmas table is the easiest I have found to put together.
What theme have you decided on for your Christmas table? Are you a table decorator or do you prefer the ease of paper plates?