Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 3rd is the 10th Day of Christmas

Are you sad that you've packed away your Christmas decor for another year?  Or are you feeling lazy and thinking you better get at the tear-down? If it is the latter, the good news is, you don't need to feel bad as it is still Christmas.  Yes, there really are 12 days of Christmas and today, January 3rd is Day 10.  

With that in mind, I'm going to show you this tablecape I created yesterday for us to enjoy during the last days of Christmas. 

I know not many people are still decorating for Christmas once Dec 25th is over but here at Dining Delight, the fun continues!

And not with a 
Ten Lords a Leaping tablescape
 but with an elegant red & gold Christmas tablescape. 

Inspiration began with these centerpieces I created using these Dollar Store containers. I originally designed these for a client for a Christmas Eve dinner party she was having.

I put floral foam inside the neutral containers and poked frost-tipped greenery pieces into the foam.

Then I attached red and gold ornaments to floral wire and also poked them into the foam.

I am a big fan of repetitive centerpieces so I placed three of them down the center of the table.

These glass ornament-filled candleholders were placed in between the centerpieces.

The place settings were layered in red & gold as well...

...with a red charger, a gold rimmed dinner plate and a Christmas designed red salad plate.

A gold coloured placemat and flatware coordinate with the place settings.

The topper on the dish stack was the placecard holder I created.

I have a number of these gold pillar candleholders (Partylite years ago).  I used them as pedestals for the glass dishes...

...that I filled with red beads, an ornament placecard holder, some greenery and colour-coordinated chocolates.

A red and gold napkin were combined in a gold napkin ring.

Naturally, I decorated the sideboard behind the table too.

A red and gold colour scheme was added here as well...

...with two more of the centerpiece containers.

I am a big fan of these Real-Lite faux candles! So real-looking with a flickering faux flame.

It is hard to capture in photos, but the frost-tipped greenery and gold ornaments add a lovely sparkle to the table.

The 12 days of Christmas begin on Dec 25th and end on Jan 5th with the start of Epiphany on Jan 6th.

If you are like me, I hope I've made you feel better about still having your Christmas decorations up.
Relax and enjoy them for a few more days!

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How charming and very creative!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your table setting. Very elegant. I was sad to take all of my Christmas down but just did not know when I would have the time to do it. However, I am still enjoying my Christmas tablescape. Love all the simple ideas you have going on here with your tablescape. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Yes, mine are still up too. I will take them down next week. Then the house will be bare. I always, as a blogger, feel so RUSHED to take it down and get on to another season/look. Thanks for making me feel better!!!!!

stitch-angel said...

At last I am getting your posts in my email!! I have followed your wonderful tablescapes (and other ideas) for years by visiting your blog! Thank you for this wonderful surprise!

Sarah said...

Christmas is packed away here, but I certainly enjoyed seeing this beautiful table.
I have a set of 12 Days of Christmas plates that my husband gave me a few years ago, but have yet to use them. I need to have a large dinner party!
Happy 10th Day of Christmas!

Jann Olson said...

What a beautiful tablescape! My Christmas is put away, but I am embracing winter. Anything that had a winter feel, like my snowmen will stay out until I decorate for Valentines. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This is beautiful. You always create great centerpieces. I just put all my Christmas decorations away. I wanted to take advantage of the help when my daughter visited and my husband was available to help tote the tubs that I filled back to the basement.

Maria Elena said...

Happy New Year, Lori! Beautiful table, as always. My Christmas decor is all put away by now. I made sure it all came down before everyone went back to work so they could give me a hand. :) Growing up in Spain we always celebrated the 12 days of Christmas and the holidays were not over until January 6th, Three Kings Day. Now to figure out what to do with this very empty house. LOL Have a wonderful day. Maria

Darlene Gardner said...

We don't ever take down our decorations until after January 6. Love your red and gold tablescape. So elegant and beautiful. Happy New Year! Love seeing all that snow outside your windows. Here in North Carolina, we are supposed to get some snow tomorrow evening and Saturday. It will be our first of this winter.

Southerncook said...

Such a beautiful and elegant table. I love everything about it. I have taken down most of my Christmas decorations but keep my Nativity up until the Epiphany which will be take down today.

Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Our beautiful Christmas tree will stay up until after our winter dinner party on February 4. Such a beautiful and elegant table Lori. Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

Thanks for making me feel better about still having my decorations up.
Your table is so elegant. It's great how you reused the centerpieces. I like how you used the 3 arrangements on the tables. Guess I will try Monday to pack things away, planning on leaving somethings out for winter decor.

Blessing to you in 2017!

Chloe Crabtree said...

Red and gold are such classics for Christmas. I always thought that Christmas went through January 6th which would give you even a few more days! Thaks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

The Charm of Home said...

The place card holders are a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I love red and gold and decorate mostly in these colors. Your table is scrumptious.

Sandra Lee said...

What a beautiful way to extend the holiday!