Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Our Christmas Table
Happy January everyone! To kick off the New Year, I thought I'd share our Scandinavian-inspired Christmas table...
We took elements from three beautiful vintage swedish table runners, including red, green, white, snowflakes and reindeer, and attempted a simple setting for 16 people.
While I was working on another Christmas project, Nehill kindly cut out some reindeer from a pattern I drew up for another Christmas project... He cut them from maple, and I stained them darker for a nicer contrast to the white tablecloths.
During the reindeer cutting process, Nehill spotted my design flaw. I had no does for the reindeer! He remedied that.
Did you recognize the white jars? My mom and I snipped some tree branches from the back yard to make some simple bouquets. I thought they turned out pretty cute. And they smelled pretty good. And they made a pretty nice natural environment for the reindeer and lady deer.
For each place setting, I crocheted snowflake ornaments. I used a pattern from a Japanese crochet book, size 30 thread and a size 14 crochet hook, and then starched the finished snowflakes.
Because my sister and I are, as our mom calls us, "table divas," our mom dyed some white napkins red for us! She was unhappy with them and thought they were a little bit pink, but I thought they worked!
These incredible table runners I bought from the Etsy shop NORDICARTCURIOSITY. I almost didn't want to share the link so I could keep all the beautiful swedish vintage goodness to myself!
Aren't they gorgeous?! I may just have a vintage Swedish table runner addiction.
(We of course had to include the Golden Beaver.)
Well, I was pretty happy with the table, and hope everyone else liked it too!