Two things happened to bring you today’s post:
1) I hosted another holiday dinner at my house and once again felt silly that I never take any photos of the fun little table set ups I do because they’re always just really basic, straight-forward, normal stuff. But still, sharing is caring.
2) I got a new camera that I really have no idea how to use, but I somehow managed to take a few OK (and some not-so-OK) pictures while I was playing around.
This table was a little extra special because it was on an actual table and not those folding plastic banquet tables. So that was neat. I was also able to use my Christmas plates that I bought for myself at the end of season last year along with the plates from this amazing china set one of my mother in laws gave me.
The set belonged to her mother and no one else in the family was interested in it, so I was able to put it to good use and it made the table setting a little more meaningful too!
I’ll have to share more about those dishes with you in the future. I’m pretty fascinated with it right now.
This picture turned out pretty blurry, but you get a sense of things.
I always try to keep the middle of the table pretty simple. My family lets me play Martha Stewart on holidays and I don’t want to scare them off by doing anything too over-the-top. I stick with what works for us and that’s usually a table runner, some tea lights, and some other little things scattered about. Also, I think salt and pepper shakers that are a little confusing as to which one’s which and where it comes out are starting to be expected.
I can hardly use this new-fangled camera thing, but somehow I seem to have figured out bokeh. Wait, that’s bokeh, right?
Chris thinks it’s pretty lame that you can see my reflection in this one. I think it’s pretty lame that there’s dust on that ornament after it was only sitting out for a day. It’s neat that you can see the dust that clearly though!
So there you have it. You’ve now seen my holiday dinner set up, such as it always is, and I feel a little less silly for never sharing them. Thanks for joining me!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.