Monday, December 7, 2015

Wood Christmas Place Setting

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.

Happy Holidays!

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