Happy Wednesday! The tree is finally up and I’m *deerly* loving the twinkling lights. . .a perfect excuse set a table and dine by the soft glow of the tree!
Table inspiration came from a table runner with a jaunty reindeer, sporting a plaid scarf.
I moved my Tartan Centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm indoors from the porch to the table.
After adding the reindeer to the centerpiece, I added a few bright red ornaments for an additional pop of color. Some magnolia leaves were tucked in along the base of the arrangement, under a tree slice charger to elevate it on the table.
More reindeer flew in to join the table and centerpiece!
These whimsical reindeer were found prancing on aisles at Hobby Lobby at the end of the season at 75% off a few years ago.
They’re metal with a birch-log painted finish.
I *deerly* love tartan and I spied these reindeer salad plates at HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago.
A warm plaid throw provides a tablecloth. Plaid placemats add an additional cozy layer of pattern, framing tree slice chargers and tartan dinner plates. A couple of magnolia leaves add an organic touch and accent under the plates.
We had a few ‘oh dear’ moments the day after Thanksgiving when we went to put up our $$ 3-year-old tree and discovered half the lights weren’t working. After checking lights, fuses, and testing strands with a LightKeeper Pro, we gave up and decided to banish it to the outdoors. It’s going up on the dock by the lake, with some additional strands of lights added to it. Having unlit strands on an exterior tree doesn’t bother me since it will be seen only from a distance and at night, but for our main tree it was another matter.
We ordered a new tree from a different company and arrived last week and I finished decorating it Monday. We’re keeping our fingers crossed this tree lasts longer than three years!
Reindeer & sleigh napkin rings flew in from the North Pole, via Ballard Designs a couple of years ago.
Today is Day 3 of our inaugural Monday Morning Blooms tour and collaboration with Lynch Creek Farm.
If you missed it, you can see my Christmas porch and enter my giveaway, HERE.
Visit my talented blogging friends this week to see their beautiful ‘deck the halls’ inspiration this week to enter their giveaway for additional chances to win:
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Pam at Everyday Living
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Oh Deer Christmas Table details:
Plaid Dinner Plates, Ciroa plaid / HomeGoods, several years ago
Deer salad plates, 222 Fifth Wexford Red / HomeGoods
Metal Deer / Hobby Lobby, several years ago
Reindeer runner, Tartan throw, napkins / HomeGoods, several years ago
Plaid placemats / Target, several years ago
Tree slice chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
Reindeer and Sleigh Napkin Rings / Ballard Designs
Flatware / Hampton Forge, San Remo, Horchow, several years ago
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside