This year we are hosting Christmas at our home!
It’s the first time in a few years that we have actually had Christmas in our own home, and I’m really, really looking forward it. I can’t wait to have the kids come down stairs from their own rooms, and I can’t wait to fill our fridge (and bellies) with yumminess!
With all the planning that goes into the baking and cooking, I often find that my table settings get overlooked. I’m running around last minute putting the table together without much thought to how it looks. Not this year. I’m planning ahead. I know I want things simple and rustic so that’s what’s going to happen!
But one thing that I am trying to remember, and instill in my own life is to keep things simple. It really is so true, that it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated or perfect to be beautiful!
I love mason jars, evergreens, ribbons and cranberries, so why not decorate with them? They’re easy to find (most of the stuff I had around already), inexpensive to purchase and simple to put together! Perfect for a simple & pretty dinner table (or an appetizer station or vignette).
I gathered up some greens (actually I hacked the back of our Christmas tree), and supplies for simple mason jar candles, and I got to work.
Here’s what I used:
- Mason jars in 2 different sizes
- Floating candles
- Fresh cranberries
Here’s how to:
- Just wrap some pretty ribbon around the jars.
- Add some cranberries and a few sprigs of evergreens.
- Fill up the jar 2/3 full with water.
- Add a floating candle.
Scatter some small evergreen branches and fresh cranberries on the table and it’s done! I really like how it all just works together…the red & green natural elements are so great for this time of year!
Just simple & festive! Now all we need is the turkey and all the fixings!
Have a Merry day!