Christmas in the Woods is my Dining room theme this year, and with that came the question...
What type of place setting do I design?
I wanted to keep the design somewhat woodsy-rustic without
losing the elegance that I normally like to incorporate in my Christmas table designs. After
jotting down ideas, I thought, what about using wood??? And with that, I made a trip to
The Home Depot's lumbar department.
Here is my vision of a woodsy, yet elegant table setting
for my Christmas in the Woods table.
Process & Materials:
I had the lumbar guy cut the wood to 1x12 pieces which I then sanded and sprayed lightly with
a sealer. I hand wrote the words "Joy" & "Peace" alternatively on the corners of the wood pieces, encircled them using a shape template, (I made six wood settings) then used metallic craft paint by Martha Stewart to trace over the words and circle.
To style the place settings, I opted for my set of caterer's plates rather than using my formal china as I
wanted to keep the balance between woodsy and elegant without one overpowering the other.
I completed the look by laying my Pottery Barn Hemstich napkins over the plates, and tying a mute-shimmery silver ribbon around my husband's late grandmother's vintage silverware.
And there you have it...My Christmas Table Setting for
My "Christmas in the Wood"s Christmas Table.