Christmas is another holiday that my mom has bequeathed me all decorating duties! Here you can see the champagne table runner and plates I bought for Thanksgiving mixed with some other things I found around my parents house.
I used a striped red tablecloth from holidays past to layer with the lattice/morroccan print Champagne table runner. I thought this was a cool mix of patterns and the sheen definitely gave the table a glamorous touch! I found these awesome green champagne flutes in my mom's cupboard and accented the table runner with two simple crystal candle holders that my mom has had for ages.
To bring in the Christmas Green, I went around the house gathering old (and new) green glass bottles. My dad is kind of a collector of basically anything old and cool looking. Our whole mudroom looks like a mixture of Cracker Barrell and a country flea market. There is everything from old liscence plates, to pitchforks and old tools hanging on the walls. There's a shelf that lines the perimeter of the room above door height, and that's where he keeps a lot of the cool stuff I use for decorating. My mom is also a crafter, so I perused her ribbon collection until I found the perfect red and white ribbon to "tie" (haha) my color scheme together. As a finishing touch, I went outside and clipped branches from our holly bush for some fresh greenery.
This is my lovely sister, Frankie (left) and her friends modeling in front of my other project-a Christmas Card Wall "Wreath" Display, that I made just using blue painters tape (to protect the wall) and taping all the christmas cards sent to my parents in a wreath pattern. I think it turned out pretty well, and it definitely worked to dress up the enormous blank wall in the dining room that my mom just hasn't found the right art for. I also lined the glass doors of our wooden hutch with a beautiful red and white damask wrapping paper, but I couldn't find a picture of that...I'll have to keep looking.