If you've been around awhile, you prob remember me linking up to exactly one blog link party year after year and my friends, that time has come. This year, Kim from NewlyWoodwards is teaming up with a few other ladies and although I skipped last week's turkey day themed shindig, I'm all in this week. Because duh, this week is Dare to Entertain. And if that means I can set a table, then damn it, I'm doing it.
Each year, I change it up and decorate based on how many people I'm having for Christmas Eve dinner and whatever decorating whim I'm on that year. Last year was fancy and formal turquoise and lime and the year before was comfy and cozy sweater wrapped everything. I already clued you in on this year's theme, so I give you my Scandi-Shabby Christmas Table.
I started off by stamping some plain white napkins with a pencil eraser courtesy of my own stamped napkin tutorial. (Sorry this place is link city today!) I added some mini faux boxwood garland wreaths that I made. I found the mini garland on etsy.
Then I "suggested" John go out to our recently downed tree, courtesy of Sandy, and slice me up a couple a nice lookin logs. Then I "suggested" he drill some holes in them to fit the squat little taper candles I found at the Dollar Tree. FYI, when they're called Emergency candles, they are a lot cheaper...6 for a buck!
Turned out pretty cute eh?
Have you noticed that I forgot something when setting my table? That's right, my knives were dirty so they were all in the dishwasher. Use your imagination. Or pretend we'll be eating very tender meat.
I threw a quick black kraft paper runner down the middle and called it a Scandi day.
See that boxwood wreath up there? Made that ish. Tutorial coming atcha in a few days.
Way to go John. Seriously.
So I dunno, it's definitely not my normal thing. It might actually be a little sparse for my taste. And we're gonna need to pump up the twinkly light/glitter factor. But that's why I tried it out today, took pics, then took it right back down. I've now got a month or so make some magic.
Do you think John would go for me dumping a pound of glitter on those logs? No? Me neither.