Do you believe in magic?
I do! At least the magic of the Christmas season. It brings out the child in all of us, regardless of age. And playing to that childlike attitude is part of the fun of decorating for the holidays. One of my favorite places to decorate is the dining room table, as it serves as a never ending blank canvas.
I used to set one main table for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But, that put a lot of pressure on those tables and also limited the fun.
So, I began to set a new table and theme each week in December.
This table was Nutcracker meets Rudolph. A white linen runner and linens trimmed with red embroidered ribbon (similar from Mrs. Alice) served as the base. My collection of nutcrackers took center stage and coordinate with my “nutcracker” china, which is Grenadiers by Bernadaud.
I spotted the miniature stuffed Rudolph, Hermey (the dentist) and the Abominable Snowman at the drug store and just thought they would be fun surprises for my guys.
A little silly, but that’s half the fun! The holidays are to be enjoyed, so find whatever lights you up and gives you joy…and do more of that!