set the table

In case you didn’t know already, I love throwing dinner parties and entertaining our guests. While the food is, of course, very important, so is the setting (in my opinion, at least). Over the years I’ve found myself opting for the safe side and use a couple of candles for the table setting. No big fuss, you know. This year, however, I tried to throw together what one could call a centerpiece.

set the table
set the table
set the table
set the table
set the table
set the table
set the table
To create this I stopped by our local flower shop where I spotted some beautiful twigs with shades of red. They were perfect to go with my deep red table cloth and the baubles in our Christmas tree. However, I was in need of something green to go with them. At first, I thought I would go with a couple of branches from our hedge but then I saw these beautiful eucalyptus leaves. Perfect or what?

I didn’t bind these together or anything, I just assembled these on the table and put a couple of simple candlelights in between them. Our guests loved the table decoration and I hope I can keep everything for our next dinner party this Saturday (I basically bought all the eucalyptus leaves they had left at the flower shop).

If you take a closer look at the pictures you will notice the hostess gift I made for our guests: chocolate chip cookies. These are a personal favourite of mine and have been on the menu for quite a couple of times. They’re so easy to make and everybody loves them. I think I might bake these again for our annual New Year’s dinner with the parents this weekend, since I know my dad loves these.

6 Comments

  1. Kim december 30, 2014

    oh wauw! ziet er super super mooi uit. I can’t imagine xmas is already over!

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    • kelly januari 3, 2015

      Dankjewel, Kim! Ja, ik vind die periode na de feestdagen heel wat minder leuk. Gelukkig is er dan zowel mijn verjaardag als die van de hubby om naar uit te kijken.

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  2. Akane december 30, 2014

    That is gooooorgeous! I dont think I ever thought of setting up a table like this! Looks beautiful!

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  3. […] really tried to step up my game when it came to dinner parties. I paid more attention to the table setting and planned everything carefully so I wouldn’t create so much stress. I must say, it really […]

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  4. ktrn januari 4, 2015

    Mooi! Ik vind het al een feestje op zich als de tafel mooi versierd is 🙂

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