Tonight is the annual Ladies Christmas dinner at church. My contribution this year was decorating the tables and making party favors for the ladies to take home.
This is a little peek at what I came up with. I decided to do a rustic but elegant “White Christmas” theme. I wanted it to look clean and fresh with a woodland feel. I used greenery, burlap, lace, twine, and berries.
This is the arrangement I made for the entry table. On a whim I stuck some small white roses in with the pine and boxwood and I have to say I love the way this one turned out.
I love the contrast of the delicate white roses against the pine.
Yesterday I did a little mock table set up in my kitchen. I had assembled all of the elements but I wasn’t entirely sure how they would look all put together. I like to have a little time to tweak and adjust my setup.
This is the centerpiece that will go on each table. I used white-washed terracotta pots to make rustic looking cake plates. I chose a variety of greenery (pine, boxwood, bay,) and made a wreath around the plate. Then I nestled 6 white taper candles into each wreath, I think the soft ring of light will look so pretty on the tables.
Each table has a burlap table cloth centered in the middle of the table. I bought yards and yards of cheap cream lace to sew around the edges.
I wanted a little pop of red in the wreaths so I mixed in some miniature apples and pepper berries.
These are the little favor bags I made up and filled with chocolates. I found this idea on Pinterest! Isn’t is simple and sweet? I hand stamped the tags, then used my sewing machine to add a green zig-zag stitch to the bottom of the tag.
I also did some larger arrangements for the serving tables.
The gift bags were simple but assembling 35 of them took a little time. I got really good at making tiny knots and bows
This past weekend we spent our entire Saturday making the house look festive. Christmas music, decorating the tree, snacking on popcorn and apples… pretty much the perfect way to spend a cold winter night.
And this year marks a first for our little family… Christmas lights on the house! As we would drive around town the kids would excitedly point out any house with Christmas lights, so we made the trip to the hardware store and came home with 6 boxes of colored lights and light hooks.
I wandered out to take pictures of Justin stringing the lights and found all of my guys on the roof!
The last two weeks have been not stop busyness. Lots of activities and opportunities to serve. It’s all been fun and rewarding, but I’ve decided to be much more stingy with my time in the up coming weeks. I’m going to slow down and just enjoy the Christmas season with my little ones. That’s my plan and I’m stickin’ to it!! What are your plans for the holidays?