Why Yes…More Holiday Tablescapes! (X-Mas Stylee)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas crafting time…and I’m inappropriately obsessed with cranberry garland.  While, yes, a wee bit mindlessly time consuming, they are a simple and  affordable way to bring some holiday cheer to your tree, mantle piece or table setting.  By the way, totally dig the popcorn addition.

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Another fun and creative way to usher in the festivities: decorative chair backings. These angel wings are perfectly spectacular.

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I happen to own acrylic chairs and love this darling mistletoe wrap.  The kids’ table is also amazing…adore how everything is just a miniature replica of the grown-up sector.

Easy-peasy paper snow flake ornaments add a darling touch.

The bows are the perfect simple pop of red on the white chairs.  I’m a huge fan of monochromatic tablescapes and  these festive paper balls add playful whimsy.

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Love this super easy monochromatic buffet.

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Another awesome use of inexpensive items you already have boxed about.  Hanging ornaments are magical and impactive.

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More hanging ornaments…LOVE.  These carnations in reused bottles are absolutely splendid and completely budget friendly.  This is indeed my personal frontrunner table inspiration.

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Perfect Arizona or Palm Springs X-Mas.  Succulents and Stars.

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Homey plaid runners accented with rustic wood accents.  Al fresco perfection.

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Return of the pinecone coupled with the retro straw.

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More use what you got.  Trim loose branches from your tree to make a fragrant organic runner.

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Absolutely heart the simple candy cane inspired runner here.

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Personalized place settings take the cookie.  These are super sweet.

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Photo Credit: http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2009/12/holiday-winter-wedding-tablescape-inspiration/

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Simple and elegant.  Delicate velvet string and mini ornaments.  Dreamy.

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Modern meets whimsy genius…and I MUST do this table.

Dainty and inviting personal mini presents place settings.

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My Mom bought me these adorable stocking silverware holders a few years back and they’ve since headlined two years in a row.

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Hope some of these creative designs have inspired the inner magic maker in you!  Happy Holidays!

XOXOXO

–Mommy Despot

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Mommy despot, marital dictator and dinner demagogue who--in reality--perpetually finds herself a tousled hair away from the inmates storming the Asylum. Territory? New York City, where she precariously navigates urban parenting as the aspirational wonder mom to 2 beautiful girls and mediocre wife to 1 patient husband.

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