I find setting the table for Christmas dinner one of the loveliest parts of the holidays. There's something about taking the time to make the atmosphere special for family and friends that gives me a little rush, yet seems peaceful at the same time. Do you find that too?
I keep my tables simple so the beauty of natural elements that I always include can shine through. Connecting with nature as we celebrate makes everything more meaningful and wakes us up - even for a couple of hours - from the materialism that can creep in at this time of year.
I've collected photos of some of my past holiday tables to share with you as ideas of how you can create a special table without getting fancy or buying a lot of stuff. Fruit, nuts, greenery, wood, herbs...all of these things are cheap, easy to come by and bring special joy to your meal.
May your holidays be simply merry and bright!