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A CELESTIAL CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTING

 

This non-traditional Celestial Christmas table hits a romantic note in navy, gold, and moody jewel tones all under a blanket of falling stars.

 

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Hello! I'm so excited to be once again joining a fabulous group of bloggers for a Christmas Tablescape Hop organized by Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate. Scroll down to see them all!

A CELESTIAL CHRISTMAS TABLE SETTING

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One of my favorite Christmas songs, O Holy Night, and the celestial trend you see everywhere right now, inspired by my moody, wintery table.

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It's hardly traditional, but I love the deep, unexpected jewel tones combined with a few traditional elements.

The Tablerunner

The table runner in a blue as deep as a clear night sky sets the tone for the table.

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The Centerpiece

We all know I like to keep my centerpieces wild and untamed, and this one is no exception. Because my table is so long, I divided the piece up into three sections.

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Ruby red poinsettias are joined by peonies, evergreens, while violet-blue speedwell adds contrast and interest.

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A heralding Willow Tree Angel holds center court announcing her jubilant message.

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The Table Setting

Christmas is one of the few times we pull out our good china.

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The silver-rimmed china is perfect for this setting, especially topped with a celestial dessert plate decorated in silver and gold stars then topped with miniature tree toppers.

My stenciled napkins make another appearance, adding a dash of violet. Although an unusual addition, when I look to the night skies I see many colors - violet being one of them.

Other Decor

My favorite element of this heavenly Christmas table is the overhead mobile, with it's cascading moons and stars setting just the right tone for the table.

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O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

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O night divine, indeed!

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I hope you've enjoyed this post and that you've gathered ideas for your own Christmas table setting. Please, have a cookie on your way out!

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Patriotic Table Setting Ideas for Summer

These Patriotic summer table setting ideas are perfect for all of the red, white and blue holidays of the warmer months of the year.

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With Mother’s Day behind us, it was time to turn my attention to preparing for Memorial Day festivities. Of course, there is much to do –   plan the menu, fun activities, and the home decor,  but my absolute favorite part is brainstorming table setting ideas.  Enter Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate with perfect timing for throwing a tablescape hop!

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This week I’m participating in the Welcome Summer Tablescape Blog Hop 2019. Be sure to scroll down to see the other Welcome Summer Tablescape Blog Hop 2019 participants – there are new settings all week so check back often.

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Patriotic Summer Table Setting Ideas

The Table Runner

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You will see that I often re-use items over and over again in different ways. That is half the fun of table settings for me! If you’ve visited me before, you’ll know I love to mix patterns, fabrics, and textures for an eclectic look. This table uses a vinyl tablecloth, Layered with the burlap runner and topped with three check napkins on a diagonal.
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RELATED: How to Create a Beautiful {Easy and Cheap} Red White and Blue Tablescape


The Centerpiece

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The centerpiece is a mish-mash of things that I had in and around the house. The daisies came in my Mother’s Day bouquet, along with the blue babies’ breath. I added azalea and greenery clippings from my yard and completed the arrangement with a faux poppy plant in bright red.


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The Table Setting

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I love to pair colorful dessert and salad plates with plain, white, every-day dinnerware. I often find unique, bold dishes in the most unexpected of places. These adorable appetizer plates came from my local grocery store and reminded me of fireworks when I saw them – they were on sale! Paired with the white dinner plates, topped with bright napkins in red and blue, they make a striking but very inexpensive stack.


Other Decor

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My DIY patriotic swag wreath makes its annual appearance – it’s always a favorite for me at this time of year. Of course, I had to add something new – these fun fireworks-inspired tablecloth weights were a cinch to make! I love the fun element they bring to the table.  You can find the DIY tutorial for them right here. To complete the party atmosphere, I paired treat bags in red, white and blue.

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RELATED:How to Make a Patriotic Wreath with Red, White and Blue Decorations


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I look so forward to Memorial Day and July 4th every year and with these simple ideas, I feel like my table will be ready when the dates roll around! How about? How do you get ready for the summer holidays?

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Spring Front Porch Decor

Use inexpensive plants and decor items you likely already have, to enhance your front porch decor this Spring! 

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As is always the case when Spring rolls around, our yard and front porch was disastrous after the long winter! Imagine how excited I was to have an excuse to pretty it up when some of my favorite bloggers asked me to be a part of a Spring Porch Decor Makeover. Thanks to Amy from White Cottage Home & Living for organizing! PS: Scroll to the bottom of this page for more fabulous Spring Porch Decor ideas!

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PPS: Because I love you all so much, I made you a free Printable Spring Hanging Basket guide. Not only does this printable have a guide outlining how I planted the spring basket found later in this post, but it also includes a list of plants perfect for hanging baskets for your porch. Get your free Printable Spring Hanging Basket Guide now!

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Where was I? Oh yes, April/May equals hiney-kicking around here – it’s birthday season meaning we have five birthdays between the end of April and the beginning of June, including my upcoming birthday – feel free to send gifts! The only we’ve given our front porch since the Fall has been all of us running in and out of the front door zillions of times a day. Instead of a lovely front porch, it was full of dust, pollen, and loads of spiderwebs. #HalloweeninMayAnyone

 

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A front porch nicely decorated for Spring gives me all the smiles. With a bit of effort, even less cash and a broom I had my front porch fresh, clean and Spring-ready in under an hour!


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How to Spice up Your Spring Front Porch Decor

First, I got out my trusty broom.  It’s incredible the difference a good cleaning makes! Then it was time for styling and the following changes:

  • Updated the front door porch mat
  • Added colorful, seasonal plants
  • Brought the inside out with colorful pillows and throws
  • Added a few fun accents such as a fun bicycle and a colorful wreath – because.. Spring.

Spring Decor Doormat

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A colorful doormat from Target, layered over a green stripe,  sets the tone and color scheme for the front porch decor – not traditional – but who says it has to be? Sadly, the doormat I have isn’t available, but I did find this one and this one that is just as fun!


Choosing Seasonal Plants for Warmer Spring Weather

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With minimal decor, plants stand in and add texture, color, and interest. Plants can be expensive, so, I always gravitate to those that are looking a little worse for wear due to underwatering and a significant price cut – you’d be amazed what a little bit of miracle grow can do and it’s worth the effort for 50% off!.

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Annuals

I rely pretty heavily on Annuals for color and texture at this time of year. Petunias, violas, and ferns do very well on my shady, dry front porch. I’m a little lazy and don’t like replanting, instead preferring to dress up the planter pots my new green friends come home i. Click here for an easy, and gorgeous, colorful DIY planter update to these pots. (coming soon)

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English ivy, yellow begonias, and pink impatiens make up my Spring Hanging basket. The vine will make another appearance next year, and I’ll likely work it into my fall hanging basket when the time comes.

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You can find ideas for other fun Spring planter ideas in this planting guide, available for free download, that I mentioned earlier. Your gardening zone will determine whether you can use the plants suggested. Don’t leave without the guide!

RELATED: SPRING HANGING BASKET PLANTING GUIDE


Spring Porch Decor

I love to shop my home, moving furniture from inside to out and reusing items where I can as the seasons change. Styling in this way saves me a fortune and keeps me from getting bored with my decor – it’s never the same twice! With a covered porch I’m pretty comfortable using inexpensive, indoor furniture for short periods.

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SUGGESTED: PLANT STAND UPCYCLE (coming soon)

Although I didn’t purchase anything new for the porch (besides plants), I did add in this newly upcycled plant stand that received some TLC earlier this week! With its new faux marble top and cheery apple green base, it’s a fun addition to the porch and will get lots of use in the years to come. Click here for more details on the plant stand makeover and a link to faux marble painting guide.

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Rocker Upcycle

 

I’m all about comfort and love the idea of hanging out on the front porch in either a rocker or the porch swing with a cup of cold lemonade and a good book on a hot, sunny Spring day. These throw cushions are on constant rotation around the house.

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Enjoying My New Spring Porch Decor

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So, let’s take stock. May is in full swing. My front porch decorations look great. The weather is warm. And, I’m down about a pound of pollen from the front of my house. Not bad for an hours worth of minor effort and cash.

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With any luck, I’ll be spending at least a few Spring days enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of Spring from the comfort of my front porch. If that doesn’t pan out, seeing my porch as I run in and out of the door is guaranteed to make me happy! How could it not with such fun, colorful, festive front porch decor to come home to?

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I hope you were able to find a few budget-friendly front porch decor ideas to bring the best of Spring to your home outdoors. Be sure to stop by and visit these lovely ladies for even more inspiration!

 

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