Welcome to the 275th Tablescape Thursday!
How’s your week going? Finishing up any last-minute Christmas shopping? I still have a little left to do so you know what I’ll be doing this weekend.
Next Week’s Tablescape Thursday:
Since next Thursday is the day after Christmas and a very busy time for all of us, if you don’t have a new table setting to link up, feel free to link up your favorite tablescape that you created during 2013. I know some folks will have new ones to share, but if you don’t go ahead and link up your fave that you created during the past year.
For this week’s Tablescape Thursday I set a table here in the breakfast room. It gets dark so early these days, it was already dark outside by the time I could take these photos. (Update,: Added in a couple of daylight pics today.)
I’m getting a lot of mileage out of my little Norfolk Pine. It was part of the centerpiece for last week’s table, it decorated the hutch on the porch for Met Monday’s Christmas Porch post and now it’s back as the centerpiece for this week’s table.
It was perfect for this week’s table because this table somehow ended up with a Christmas tree theme.
I’ve been hoping to use a Christmas Tree Napkin Fold in a table setting for several years now. This week I finally took time to learn how to make one.
I found a couple of YouTube tutorials online but I ended up kind of doing my own thing in order to get the look I wanted. One tutorial showed how to get a two-pattern look for your tree, but it required a napkin with a different pattern on each side. I didn’t have any napkins like that so I used two napkins in order to get both the solid red and the plaid showing in my fold.
Apparently, I changed something else too because in the folds I found online, the lower two sections of the tree ended up being the same color where my tree continued alternating the pattern all the way down, which I actually preferred.
This fold will even stand up if you prefer to display it that way. Update: You’ll find a tutorial for creating this Christmas tree napkin fold here: Make a Christmas Tree Napkin Fold for Your Christmas Table
I’m using my plaid dinner plates again this week but this week’s table is truly all about the Christmas tree. We have a Christmas tree centerpiece, a Christmas tree napkin fold and Christmas tree stemware, so what better salad plate to use than Spode, Christmas Tree Garland.
I love this pattern with the garland decorating the edges of the plate. This was another HomeGoods find this season. Unfortunately, I was only able to find 4 salad plates with the garland around the edge so I’m keeping my eye out for 4 more.
I used two different patterns of stemware for this table setting. The iced beverage glass is Pfaltzgraff Winterberry and the wine glass is Spode, Christmas Tree.
A little candlelight…
The tree on the screened porch provided a nice bokeh effect for our background.
Another daylight view…
Hope you enjoyed this tablescape and I hope it provides a little inspiration for your Christmas table setting. You’ll find more BNOTP Christmas Tablescapes here: Christmas Table Settings
Tutorial for this Christmas tree napkin fold can be found here: Make a Christmas Tree Napkin Fold for Your Christmas Table
Other napkin folding tutorials can be found here: Napkin Folding Tutorials
Looking forward to the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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