This year I decided to keep my table setting simple.
In the past, I have done more elaborate centerpieces with varying heights, sparkly fabric, glittery reindeer and lots of little tealights. It was pretty and I loved it, but this year I wanted simple...maybe even a little farmhousy.
I remembered a pile of red and white vintage tea towel fabric that was at one time a part of my grandma's "stash"...can you believe I've been hauling meters of this fabric around for sixteen years!
I thought it would work perfectly with the color scheme I have going in the kitchen!
It couldn't have been easier to whip up a runner....a simple half inch fold and fold over again....
...and stitch up the hem...
I love the simplicity of this look.
And I love that the fabric belonged to my grandma even more.
My centerpiece this year is full of old memories and nostalgia.
I have fond memories of lighting a candle each advent Sunday as a child and I loved the idea of creating the same tradition and memories for my own children.
So I created a very simple candlescape with four pillar candles and some pine sprays sprinkled with
red and white berries on a white cake pedestal.
There's nothing quite like the warmth of flickering candles while you eat your meal together as a family!
My setting may not be grand or opulent, but it's perfect for our simple kitchen decor this year!