I hope you’ve had a very merry Christmas, and as you’re preparing for New Year’s, I thought I’d sneak in one last Christmas post of our Christmas table. This scheme would be pretty for any winter table, minus the Christmas crackers, and I just love how it turned out.
I saw a version of these cute little houses, and really wanted to try and make some. I mentioned it to my awesome brother-in-law, who just happens to work in a place that has a workshop (I’m just slightly jealous) and I was able to meet him there on the Saturday afternoon before Christmas and he whipped these up for me. The bases are scraps of wood, and the chimneys are made of small pieces of copper pipes. So simple, and so beautiful.
We thought it might be fun to make some different sizes, and these very mini versions have a birthday candle for their little chimneys. Won’t they be fun on a cake for a birthday?
We also made some little place card holders. I bent a piece of copper wire around a round dowel to make a clip to hold the place card, and then we drilled a tiny hole in the little houses and inserted the wire.
Along with the wooden houses, my brother-in-law Shaun also made these wonderful little cement ones, and I added some gold, copper, or silver leaf to the roofs.
I set the table with the rustic wooden chargers that we made for Thanksgiving.
I love the contrast of the rustic wood, along with the fine china, and all the gold, silver, and copper that went with our theme this Christmas.
I picked up the pretty napkins at Target, and the Christmas crackers are just from the dollar store.
The cute little salt and pepper shakers are President’s Choice, I couldn’t resist them when I decided on the little house theme for the table.
I just love how my little village of houses, snow and Christmas trees looked for our cozy, rustic Christmas table. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family as well, and I wish you a wonderful and happy New Year! With a table this pretty, and family and friends to gather round it to celebrate, life really is a party!