Here are those other photos I promised. We both worked hard the few days leading up to Christmas to get everything just right. Hope our guests enjoyed it.
If its not obvious, I used snow and snowflakes as the central idea. I found these gold glittered snowflakes at Target for a few bucks and strung them up with white thread. They are hard to photograph but the string isn't as noticeable in person as in the photo. Next year, Ill hang more if I have time. They look pretty with the light shining in.
At the suggestion of my friend Michele, I attempted these little house cake place settings. They didn't turn out quite as perfect as Martha Stewarts version but they were a fun touch anyway. Not sure everyone realized they were supposed to look like little houses. What do you think they look like?
In addition to my personal Christmas soundtrack playing in the background, I had the ol' yule log on the television. Its a Christmas tradition.
Speaking of living room, we rearranged the furniture to put the tree more on display (the couch is normally on the other side of the room).
I had to try Eddie Ross' suggestion of using a cabbage as a dip vessel. My version didn't look nearly as nice as Eddie's. I think I may have used the wrong cabbage but making it into a bowl was very easy. I'll be doing this again for sure.
Couldn't resist making an igloo cake once I found the mold on sale at Williams Sonoma. It was a big hit come dessert course.
Centerpieces were small rectangular vases ($2.50 each at Ikea) filled with cranberries and 3 orange roses each. They made for a pretty pop of color without up taking a lot of valuable table space. And best of all, they broke into pieces so that each female guest could take a couple home with them. I think that idea is a keeper for next year.
Hope you enjoyed the peek into our celebration. Santa was EXTREMELY good to me so Im off to play with my new toys. I hope to catch up on everyone's blogs this week.