Every year I share our Christmas, and up until this year, they’ve been very Australian styled. This year, however, I wanted to have a super simple Christmas table, using my favourite colour scheme of blue and white. We’ve got 3 separate Christmas celebrations here this year, so my table decor needs to be quick and easy to assemble, but classic and festive.
Before we take a look at this years table, let’s look at a few from years gone by.
Last year was a very different Christmas for us, not spent in our usual Pen Y Llechwedd. Our table decor was themed around this gorgeous native posy, with added foliage on the table to bring it all together.
2017 was the year of the deck, with all our entertaining done that year outside. Another Australian table with Eucalyptus from the neighbours’ yard and a hanging decoration made from fallen branches from the storm just a few days before.
I love the hanging decoration I made, I’d wanted to make something like this for years prior but never got around to it. Simply to make, just suspend a heavily twigged branch from the ceiling and cover with lights and decorations.
2015 and 2016 were similar with the trees (and herbs) from the backyard again playing a big role in our table decoration. I’ve said before and I’ll say again if we didn’t lead such busy lives, I would decorate our table weekly. I love the ceremony of sharing a meal in a decorated space. It adds to the ambience of the occasion and our kids love it! Although, they often complain about having to use their “Queen Manners”.
We have a strict family rule, that when we are sharing a meal in the dining room, with a fully laid table, we will use manners fit for a Queen! It’s my way of preparing them for whatever life throws at them.
This year, however, our table is different. Sure the tablecloth is the same and the glassware hasn’t changed much, but it feels more like me.
This simple Christmas table started with a plain tablecloth, I added a vignette of ginger jars and a collection of candles, glassware and Bon Bons and the table was done. It feels like me, it sits well with our home, and yet still adds a festive feel to our dining room.
Regardless of the theme of your table this year, I encourage you to add a little of your own personality. Our homes should be a collection of ourselves, and our Christmas tables are a great way to share this with friends and family.
Do you decorate your Christmas table? Have you decided on a theme this year?