Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happiest of Holidays

HAD to have a little crafty fun decorating
my place settings on Christmas Day

Did you survive?  I will admit, I WAS busy.  The office had not slowed and the store was hopping.  There were last minute gifts to be bought and menus to be planned.  But guess what?  Christmas came and it is now gone but the JOY I felt this Christmas will make me smile all year.  I am a very lucky girl.

I was very excited to hear we were hosting Trevor's family for Christmas dinner this year. I knew it was time to FINALLY use my Grandma's china that she passed on to me a few years ago.  She was looking to downsize and since I am the oldest granddaughter, I had the privilege of inheriting her collection.  I did not register for china when we got married and I had never hosted with such pretty plates.  I was actually worried about them!  Lesson 1 - Life is too short.  Use the good china.

I knew the china needed some subtle, natural accents and the seeded eucalyptus, twine (nooooo....really!?) and kraft tag were the perfect addition.  I told my Grandma her china would be used at my Christmas dinner and her smile spoke volumes.  

Lesson 2 - Twine really does go with everything.  ♥

I had to work with my little deer dies from Impression Obsession to add to my glam/woodland settings.  I used all three deer dies (male, female and baby) depending on person, gold washi tape and some twine (I know.  I know.)♥.  The place settings received rave reviews and even received a little shout out photo on Facebook from my 20-something niece so I knew I "did good".  Lesson 3 - The little things DO matter.

Of course the holidays at my house are not all fancy, elegant and perfectly planned.  They are fun, goofy and constantly moving and may not always go as planned.  These two were hamming it up in front of the tree before the big day.  I told people they were practically bouncy off the walls with excitement.  This photo makes me smile and will forever remind me of Christmas 2015.  Each with their own personality but both very loving and caring kids.  Who could ask for more?  Lesson 4 - Count your blessings each and EVERY day.


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Debbie said...

Beautiful table setting. Thanks for sharing.

K1 said...

Thank you Debbie! Happy New Year to you.