Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Red and White Table

Hello Desirables
Hope your start to 2013 was fabulous and that the remainder of the year is good to you.
Today we are talking tables, red and white tables.

Owing to the fact that I went very  neutral with my Christmas mantel and  ladder this year.  I decided to throw a bit of red and white into the mix for our Christmas eve feast.

I used some left over Christmas paper for the table runner, which is an affordable way to add layering to your decorating and for $3 or so a roll at the local $2 store, this is a great way to change out your table decorating.  I used brown paper last year layered with beachy foliage and white flowers and shells, which was beautiful.

This year I tied some strips of Christmas fabric around some tin buckets, which I filled with white flowers from the garden.

With some nautical stripe napkins tied with shells and twine and few bon bons to remind us that is was actually Christmas, I give you my simple Christmas red and white table.  Apart from the bon bons, this could be a table for any occasion.

Up next.... what we ate on Christmas eve.  A simple but impressive affair which would be great for your next dinner party.

For my other tablscaping ideas, check this out.

Have you entered my Rustoleum paint giveaway yet?  Go here for that.  If you want to do a few quick projects around the house this year, this one is sooooo for you.   It is so quick and easy to use. Not many entires yet, so your chances are good.

Today I am linked up here.
Wow Us Wednesday
No Minimalist Here
Transformation Thursday
Crafty Soiree
Feathered Nest Friday
Tablescape Thursday
With Some Grace
Show and Tell Friday
Weekend Wrap Up
Sundae Scoop
Showcase Sunday
Table Top Tuesday
Take a Look Tuesday
52 mantels
Katie's Nesting Spot


  1. Very cheery and fun! I like your idea of using wrapping paper as a runner...have to try that! This would be a cute table for Valentines Day, too!

    Happy 2013!


  2. It all looks gorgeous Hun as I would totally expect from you. I saw you have been gallivanting around Pittwater too. We have been doing the same thing so I'm sorry we didn't run in to you guys. Anyways Hapy New Year and I hope the year ahead brings you everything you ever imagined and oped for. Thankyou for all your support and most importantly your gorgeous

  3. Love the red and white Carolyn. My son wants a Star Wars room now and I've been thinking of a couple of projects that require spray paint so I remembered your giveaway. I'm off to enter. Happy New Year my love.

    Anne xx

  4. I totally agree with blondie. Great idea for Christmas and Valentine's day!

  5. I totally love that tablescape. Very Christmassy!
    Tania xx

  6. lovely! the flowers are beautiful.

  7. Looks lovely! My 2 biggest boys set the table for our celebration and I said to make it pretty and Christmassy and they did a fantastic job- but I forgot to take a photo!

  8. Lovely. And such pretty flowers from the garden.

  9. This is a beautiful table! Love the ladder 'tree' and the table runner- an inexpensive way to dress the table- and you can mix it up each year, rather than investing in Christmas linen which you feel obligated to reuse.

  10. Oh My Gosh! I did a red and white table too! :)
    This is so cute. I hope that you will consider joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday. This is a darling post! :)

    Happy New Year!

  11. What a brilliant idea with the wrapping paper! Love the twinkly ladder in the background too.

  12. This is delightful looking setting. My mum would LOVE to have her table like this, but with my 3 cherubs always destroying things she wouldn't have a chance!

  13. I just visited and became a follower of your blog! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the ladder! Would love for you to visit and follow my blog Maddiebella Home as well. I'm new to the blogging world.

    Happy New Year!

    Betty (Maddiebella Home)

  14. Hi Carolyn, Great idea using Christmas paper on the table. Thanks for sharing your pretty tablescape at the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  15. Hi Carolyn,
    Love red and white; polka dots are a favourite. Your pretty table is set for loveliness! Striking and savvy! Thanks for my red and white fix!


  16. Very pretty and Scandinavian. Love red and white, so classic and pretty.


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