I'm taking an unplanned week off and I have to say I'm loving it! My mom is here and we are accomplishing a few things but mostly relaxing and I'm loving all the naps I've taken. Here's a pretty pic I pinned today:
I'm here to share my Christmas table. Please keep in mind that we have no dining room table or chairs and that this room is far from finished.
The tables are 2 banquet tables we borrowed so it is quite wide. I made the tablecloths with fabric I purchased and everything else I had on hand. The runner is more fabric I had, the wing backs are borrowed from the living room and the other chairs are from the breakfast nook table.
I took extra tree trimmings to make the centerpiece and added a few fake berries.
I made the wreath around the cake stand like so:
I intertwined burlap into the greenery to tie in the linen napkins and add some texture
I wanted to share this easy DIY centerpiece I just whipped up for our breakfast nook table. I had everything on hand so it was free but you could grab the supplies for a bit of nothing.
I got the runner after Christmas at Target last year for around $5 and I had forgotten about it until I found it last night. Score!
I started with a bowl and stuck extra greenery (I ALWAYS get extra when we buy our tree.....it's free and you can do a lot with it around the house) under 1 apple. I then layered a few more apples and stuck in a few pine cones. I then tweaked it a bit and stuck in a bit more greenery and trimmed some of it back. Done!
My sweet M just turned 6 months and it's pretty unbelievable. Here are a few pictures from an impromptu photo shoot I did this weekend.
I mean seriously, isn't she adorable (says this proud Mama)! I apologize for the lack of design posts lately. I am working on a few things but mostly I'm Christmas shopping and planning Christmas dinner (which started out as 4 adults and jumped to 8 adults and 3 babies/toddlers).
Are you all getting in the Christmas spirit? I think I have finished decorating. Well, I'm probably not finished but I think I'm ready to drag the bins back down to the basement. I am over half way finished with my shopping, so that is good.
I don't know about you but when I think of Christmas I think of plaid. Here are a few inspiration images that I'm loving:
I am on the lookout for a plaid runner for our table. I'm hosting Christmas dinner and it will be perfect with the tablescape I have planned in my head. :)
One of my good friends pinned this kitchen last week and I clicked through to find all these pics in their yummy goodness. I think this is pretty close to what my dream kitchen would look like if we ever have the budget for it. Here is the kitchen at Life in Grace:
I love the juxtaposition of the chandelier and the industrial pendants!
Love the island with open shelving!
The gray cabinets are the perfect shade and the mix of dishes and pottery a great combo