Christmas Dining

The Christmas table.. Almost as important as the tree if you are the one who is hosting!

We have 14 at ours for Christmas this year so I got creative and added some festive flare to our dining room table. Or as my husband likes to say ‘ added a lot of floral guff ‘… Each to their own.

I have never made a table centre before. I guessed it would be similar to a wreath though. Start with the oasis, add greenery and then decor at the end!

It proved to be right, however it took me about 3 and a half hours rather than about 40 minutes to make my usual wreaths. But there were three ( probably a bit excessive… but I like excessive!! )

Here we go….

  1. Buy narrow oasis. My dining table is very long so I went for three of these rectangular oasis that were 60cm long. Soak them in water until they are completely saturated.
  2. Start with your greenery.. I used cuttings from our Christmas tree which was far too big ( as per usual ) and two types of holly from our garden. I also bought a bunch of eucalyptus which I used sparingly ( the more you can gather yourself the less expensive)
  3. pop the greenery around the sides and ends, leaving longer pieces at two narrow ends giving it added length either side.
  4. once your sides and ends are covered and all three look even, start adding smaller pieces to the centre of each oasis ( same mix of greenery)
  5. Now that your oasis is almost covered its time to add the decorative pieces. I had some leaves and twigs spray painted in gold ( just a gold spray paint from amazon)
  6. Next I added some Wax flower which I sprinkled with some glitter ( too much glitter said no-one ever !!! )
  7. Finally I added some pink pagoda berries ( no red berries in this house!! ) Pink where possible!
  8. Once I brought it into the house I added candles. I popped them into candle holders like these ( amazon , eBay or wherever online) and then pierced them into the oasis.. Then popped in the candles
  9. finally to fill the gaps between the three oasis I added a few more sprigs of christmas tree and some pots of Hellebore ( Christmas roses) .. a perfect final addition to the table I think.

 

 

Now .. only problem is… is there room for the plates ?! ( just about!!)

 

 

 

There you have it… I hope you like it and I hope our Christmas guests will too

 

Laura-Ann xx

4 Comments

  1. Tracey
    December 21, 2017 / 9:14 am

    You are just incredible. Each and every one of your posts/stories on IG & your blogs are perfection . Such a talented young woman. You & your gorgeous family are so naturally beautiful. Every photo is like something out of a magazine. In addition to being gorgeous, stylish, arty/crafty, talented & fabulous, you have such a gentle nature. You are amazing 💗💞💗

    • lauraann
      December 21, 2017 / 9:18 am

      Awww Tracey you always make me smile !! Thank you so so much! Have a lovely Christmas xxxxx

  2. Christine
    December 21, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Amazing Laura Ann. Enjoy your Christmas Celebrations at your amazingly decorated table. 🎄

    • lauraann
      December 21, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks so much Christine !! Have a lovely Christmas xx

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