Merry Christmas!! I’d like to thank you for visiting and sharing your time visiting with me this year! It’s been awesome. I’m so glad I’ve discovered blogging, I’m still new and learning. I’m pretty sure this will be my last post for the year. All the gifts have been wrapped and sent. All the decorations are in place and I’m not hanging, buying or putting out another thing! The rest of the year we’ll enjoy the season while giving thanks. Which leaves me to share this years Christmas centerpiece.
Poinsettias and palm trees was my theme for this year’s Christmas table centerpiece. In Florida with lovely palm trees and warmer weather I wanted to try to incorporate this into my Christmas centerpiece. Straying from the traditional red, green and gold I choose white silver and green with a touch of red. Christmas wouldn’t Christmas without red (my favorite color). I used my Godinger silver art palm tree collection. Added palm leaves to a white poinsettia wreath and placed it under the centerpiece bowl. The bowl is actually a Godinger salad bowl. More Christmas greenery and just a few silver ornaments were placed in the bowl. And of course the crystal and glass snowflakes hanging from the chandelier. By adding the red poinsettias and red berries, my existing art and draperies blended into the theme. My preference would have been to replace them, but this time $$$ chose not to.
Keeping the buffet simple. I added three elements. A wreath, a poinsettia and palm floral arrangement and palm candle sticks. The urns and large round center plate behind the wreath I did not remove.
The chandelier. As much as I want to replace with a new…I had to make do. To dress it up I added red poinsettias. It kind of resembles bells now. I strung crystal and glass snowflakes. Some made (see here) and some purchased from Pier1 Imports. Also strung round/circle craft mirrors (a package from Michaels crafts) by gluing monofilament wire between two mirrors back to back. It adds just a little more sparkle.
I love these snowflake lanterns. I purchased on eBay and the sale proceeds went to the Wounded Warriors Project, which makes it more special. I just started collecting them and will continue. They are quite large and absolutely beautiful on their own. When you insert a LED tea light, they are stunning. The linen snowflake table runner was purchased from TJMaxx. The bottom white and silver runner I made with fabric purchased from JoAnn’s to give a wider width since I was not doing any place settings.
I hope you and your family have a beautiful, happy and safe Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year!