I always enjoy setting special tables for Christmas Eve, Christmas morning breakfast, and Christmas dinner. I try to vary them at least a bit each year, but there are also some constants. I love the look of fresh evergreens, mixed with ornaments and candles or flowers. So easy, but very festive! I like this mostly all-green centerpiece I used last Christmas Eve. (Click the link under the photos to visit the original post.)
|Christmas Eve 2011|
I used a very similar centerpiece for Christmas Eve dinner in 2010, using a silver sandwich tray to contain the greenery, green and silver ornaments, and white candles.
|Christmas Eve, 2010|
For a more formal Christmas table, I simply removed the green ornaments and added a few more silver ones.
|White Christmas, 2010|
This centerpiece is still one of my favorites -- so simple, yet elegant. I just combined fresh greenery with white mums and green hypericum berries in a pretty bowl from my in-laws' collection.
|Christmas Dinner, 2010|
I continued the theme with the napkin rings -- a Christmas gift opened that morning! -- adding a mum and sprigs of greenery to each one.
I found one pre-blog photo from Christmas 2006! You can just get a glimpse of another simple and monochromatic centerpiece using fresh greenery and lime green "Kermit" mums from the grocery store in my silver Revere bowl.
Each year I usually buy one or two small live trees to use on a sideboard or in a centerpiece, as I did for Christmas breakfast last year. With a couple of Santas from my mother-in-law's collection, they made for a simple but festive centerpiece.
|Christmas morning, 2011|
|Christmas morning, 2010|
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