I think most of you know by now that I love a good bargain. Well, as most of us do before the holidays, I had been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, and realized in the 11th hour that my table clothes were uber-boring and had minor stains.
I went to the fabric store for another project and found this fabric in the remnants pile for $5/yd. I loved how unexpected the grey and cream would be. I bought some red grosgrain ribbon to add around the hem to make it a bit more festive. After going to several cleaners and receiving quotes as high as $80 to hem two tablecloths, I decided 1.) I need a sewing machine and 2.) how much I love my mother-in-law. Since she was here without her sewing machine, I bought some no-sew hem tape and Grammy attached the ribbon on Christmas Eve morning and had it at the house just in the nick of time to set the table.
I didn't have time to go to the flower market, so I used a mixture of whatever I could scoop up from Wegman's and Costco. I added cranberries to the vases of all of the arrangement for a festive touch.
I love the look of fresh fruit in floral arrangement. Just buy a pack of wooden skewers and pop the fruit on top.
Our monogrammed china.
My Christmas color palette is red, cream and apple green. It goes so well with my decor.
Remember these vases? They were reused here.
I used pomegranates as place card holders. Not only is it my favorite fruit, but it has significant religious meaning and is thought to bring good luck.