Decorating the Christmas Table


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I can't remember the last time we had Christmas lunch at home.  We either spend it at my parents home or they come down to Devon and we go out for lunch.  
We were supposed to be going out to lunch again this year when I thought I had booked Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Exeter.  I went online, selected the option for 25th December, processed the booking and sat back (in September) how efficient was I.  I started to get a little nervous when no email confirmation appeared.  We eat regularly at Jamie's and always receive a confirmation.  My son decided yesterday to call them to check.  Yep, you guessed it, they are closed on Christmas day and the website now conveniently will not allow you to select the date.  Obviously they did not have their Christmas booking act together in September.  all other reasonable options for eating out on Christmas day are booked up now so the only option will be to eat at home.  I not too fussed by this, to me its just like Sunday lunch.  I have never understood what all the fuss is about, and thanks to the wonderful generosity of my parents, Christmas lunch is all coming from Marks and Spencer this year !


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So, today I thought I would start thinking about the table.  Its been a while since I felt like decorating the table for Christmas and as we are usually not here or eating out, I haven't bothered.  I seem to have got my Christmas decorating mojo back and am really looking forward to it this year.  I'll be keeping it simple, a white theme (of course) with maybe galvanised, silver or evergreen touches.


I'm currently coverting this Bibury table top planter from Graham and Green but think I would fill it with ice and use it to cool the wine or sparkly stuff !


My mum is a great one for tradition (and Christmas pudding)  I might have to get this for her to pop inside the pudding.  She will be the only one eating it though.  Nobody in our house eats the foul stuff.



Always disappointed by Christmas Crackers.  There are only so many uses for teeny, tiny screwdrivers and nail files.  The personalised tin with a ring pull  found on NOTHS is an expensive (if you have eight guests round the table) but lovely alternative to the cracker and it contains a great keepsake.


Simple and effective place setting mini wreaths made from Cranberries and tree trimmings.  Find the tutorial over on Say Yes blog.


New take on the glass storm lantern.  i love these galvanised steel storm lanterns from Greige.


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Love this idea


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Nice and simple place setting idea



I have loads of these white lights for Christmas, including some LED ones so plan to definitely do this as well.  Looks lovely of an evening.

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  1. Oh no, sorry your booking didn't work out. But dinner at home will be lovely I'm sure! You'll have fun decorating! X

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    1. I love how I always get two comments from you Stacey xx Thank you i am actually looking forward to hosting dinner in our new kitchen/dining room xx

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  2. Oh no, sorry your booking didn't work out. But dinner at home will be lovely I'm sure! You'll have fun decorating! X

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  3. Some lovely ideas here Karen. My friend also told me about the Christmas crackers you can buy at John Lewis, they're quite cheap and you can pop your own gifts inside (she adds things like a little gift card for Starbucks which I thought was a nice idea). Love those white cotton ball lights of yours, can people buy them from you? x

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    1. oh I like the christmas cracker idea Antonia. might go and have a mooch x

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