Let Us Gather

Let Us Gather

Merry Christmas! Shopping, gift giving, snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate, and watching classic Christmas movies tend to make this time of year extra special!

With just a few days from Christmas, the tree is probably decorated, the lights are hung, and presents are wrapped. Baking and running to the store for those last-minute ingredients might be lingering on your to-do list along with setting the table to finally enjoy the delicious food! As we gather with our loved ones, here are a few tips to help make your tablescape merrier and brighter:

  1. Dress up the utensils. Whether you prefer paper or cloth, wrap the utensils with the napkin and tie with a bow. Between the bow’s knot, slide a berry twig or (better yet) a candy cane as a little treat for your guest.
  2. Dining chairs tend to be forgotten, but these can certainly add to the overall design. Tightly wrap the chairs’ back with a wide ribbon and let the tails fall as long as preferred. Cut little trimmings if you have a real tree and slide in between the bow’s knot. Attaching small wreaths to the back of each chair is another beautiful touch. 
  3. Welcome nature. A fun family outdoor activity is to find natural decorations such as pinecones, acorns, berries, trimmings from pine trees and to scatter them in the middle of your table. Another lovely idea is to dehydrate orange slices and place them throughout. These little natural things will create a refreshing design as well as save your wallet.
  4. Grab some of your favorite ornaments from the tree and place them with the table’s centerpiece. The older and sentimental ones tend to create wonderful conversations and remind us of sweet memories of Christmas pasts.

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and our team at Wanda S. Morgan Designs wants to wish you a very Merry Christmas!