When Maria told me she loved my tablescapes I decided to do one in the bonnet blue and red scheme that I have running through our main floor this year. I found the large ornaments at the Dollar Store and spray painted them colors that coordinated with our Advent Calendar.
I think I would find the color scheme too out there for Christmas if it wasn't balanced by a lot of greenery, and even though I love experimenting with fun decorating colors I find myself dreaming of another sophisticated, and calm, Christmas next year with varying tones of white.
I made some hot chocolate, added a little peppermint flavoring with the candy cane, and used that to mount the red napkins (an inexpensive Marshalls find).
Because every cup of hot chocolate should be topped with marshmallows I filled a little parfait glass with the mini version and then surrounded them with decorated sugar cookies (which I have unfortunately already eaten four of!Eeek!).
My husband, AJ, and I just took a weekend away and went to New York City. While there we stopped into Anthropologie and fell in love with their large textured reindeer displays. I found these reindeer at Michaels and then spray painted them to match our decor (and will probably spray paint them white for next year's theme).
I always think it's fun to see a set up from different angles so here are a couple for you...
There you have it: a simple, brightly colored and child friendly tablescape! I'd love for you to stop by Migonis Home and introduce yourself... it would make my day!
Thank you Maria!
You can visit Maria's beautiful blog by visiting the Rusty Hinge.....
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!