i want to share with you a little place setting i have in the dining room for Christmas Eve.
i'm not usually one to have the places set for days but
i found these goldish champagne chargers at Micheal's, on sale of course
& loved them so much i wanted to go ahead & enjoy them.
i have used silver ones for years but i am completely in love gold this year.
i went through a gold & silver phase about 12 years ago
copying being inspired a friend's veritable mansion home
where everything was very formal
and she had drapery and angels everywhere.
not really 'me'. but i tried to make it me because i thought she was awesome.
that was before the black & white and color phase
which was well before operation minimize
& let's paint every room in the house creamy white
& buy white furniture.
wow, i feel like our pastor on sunday mornings
getting way off track!
just kidding buddy!
back to the gold~
now i feel the look, vibe, feel, whatever you wish to call it
in our home is what i'll stick with.
commitment at it's finest.
adding in some touches of gold (again)
has added a little elegance to our very casual home.
back to the table~
each of the girls has a little something to open on Christmas eve
& no girls, it's not jammies again.
so each gift is in it's little jcrew silver box with some gold sheer ribbon
( this was martha's line from--gag me--kmart but you can find it at target..i think)
a little vintage paper shred
& a glittered letter from walmart.
the place card holders are little ornaments from michaels, in the dollar section.
the eat drink & be merry napkins were from lemonademakinmama.
the vintage style lollies are from cariboo coffee.
i printed off their names onto cardstock & glittered the edges.
in all honesty,
i probably spent more time setting the table
then i will actually preparing the Christmas eve meal! ha!