Christmas Table Decorations

I really enjoy coming up with a pretty Christmas table for my family every year to make our family get together extra special and try to change it up from time to time.  On a white tablecloth I placed a lighted twinkle garland down the center of the table and decorated it with mercury glass trees and various sizes of silver Christmas ornaments and some silver tinsel.  Since my family is British, we traditionally set Christmas crackers at each place and pop them and read the silly joke aloud, put on the funny paper hats and fight over the cheesy party favors that come in each cracker.  It’s tradition!

Several years ago, I cut some boughs from the yard and sprayed them with flocking spray.  I have sprays of pearl and crystal garlands and placed them on top of the boughs and placed the twinkle garland down the center with pearlized and silver Christmas ornaments. 

One year, I was looking through the Gump’s catalog and saw some pretty moss covered balls and decided to make them myself.  I bought various sized stryofoam balls and glued moss all around them.  Then I took some pretty ribbon and tied it around the ball and glued a Christmas pick from the craft store to the top.  Same idea for a fraction of the price!  I have antique Victorian silver plated posie vases that I place them on and scatter them down the table.  My dear friends Charlie and Peggy gave me their set of gorgeous silver plated chargers and I love to use them every year and be reminded of all the wonderful people in my life past and present.

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