We're having Dave's family to our house for Christmas this year, you know, so we can feast on home grown pork products, icy cold cocktails and enjoy the air-conditioning. We're planning a Polish feast as a nod to the family's heritage and I wanted to set a really special table.
In typical fashion, I went over the top with print, pattern and colour. I've avoided the more traditional colours of red, green and white in favour of fruity hues like pink, green, blue and purple. Because it's Christmas, I've embraced 'glitter' with complete abandon.
I started by layering coloured textiles complete with a bright table runner before filling my classic glass dome with masses of coloured baubles. Glassware is filled with fresh peonies and glitter encrusted reindeer stand proudly amongst ceramic pine trees.
I feel in love with the vibrant range of plastic table ware at Target and decided to add a jolt of blue in the form of tumblers and wine glasses. I chose platters and plates in textured ceramic including stunning crackle glazed dinner plates and polka dotted beauties for the side. We'll be eating with new cutlery from the Jamie Oliver collection and wearing party hats from glistening silver bon bons (I love a good bon bon).
To add a little bit of whimsy to the room I hung some ivy (but lets just go all out and call it mistletoe) above the table and put a couple of golden bauble wreaths on the wall.
Yipee! Just writing this makes me so excited for the family, food and friends we will be enjoying over the next few weeks!
We'll be preparing a place for our Christmas Tree (which is also available from Target) this weekend and before you know it, December will be upon us and the champagne will be flowing.
Because it's just SO much fun to decorate the house with all things festive, Target would like to give you the chance to win a $180 voucher to spend! Yaahooo.
All you need to do is head over to the Target Website, take a look around and tell me what you'd buy with your $180 voucher.
Tell me, are you hosting a family Christmas at your house this year?
What do you do to prepare?
EDIT- WINNER #95 HAS BEEN CONTACTED VIA EMAIL