Christmas table for two!

An ode to traditional Christmas table decorations, guinea pig friends, my latest rock glass finding and pre-Christmas dinner parties… At the end of November, I become accustomed to picking up mistletoe, leaves, small branches and pine cones during our dog walks to use them for decoration. I have always been a gatherer – as a kid I would go sloe berries foraging with my Mum (that she would use to make gin for Christmas gifts and gatherings), and as an adult, my pockets are always full with shells after a walk down the beach and flowers after a walk through the Botanical gardens. Christmas table for two

Christmas table for two, Christmas table decorationsChristmas table for two, Christmas table decorationsThis Christmas, I wanted to follow the foraging tradition and pay homage to my mum’s stylish decor. Mum would always make lovely garlands by stringing popcorn and cranberries to decorate the windows and dried slices of orange to decorate the table. She would cut slices of large oranges and baked them in the oven for about 2-3 hours, and I remember the entire house would smell of Christmas!

I tried to make some popcorn. but failed massively, so I decided to forget the garland idea for the time being, but the slices of orange turned out pretty well. I collected some green leaves from the nearby park and managed to make a small wreath to go around the candle base. I attached the leaves with green string and attached the slices of orange with wooden pegs that I bought at the local crafts shop.

Christmas table for two, Christmas table decorations

Christmas table for two, Christmas table decorations Christmas table for two, Christmas table decorations

With the days getting darker, I seem to enjoy cooking meals and hosting weekend gatherings, it’s a cozy and affordable way to have fun with friends & family. This weekend, I invited my best friend for a pre-Christmas dinner party; she will basically be my guinea pig for all the new recipes I am excited to try this season. As I wanted to make sure every single detail on the table was on point, I set myself a challenge to find the best rock glass that would match my vintage set of plates and foraging style decoration.

Christmas table for two, Christmas table decorations Christmas table for two

After searching online for the most of my Saturday morning, and just when I thought that every glassware is colourless, I came upon this amethyst rock glass from SOHO HOME and I couldn’t be any happier with its fun colour and size! They have a spiral pattern, are delicate and sturdy at the same time, and they come at the fraction of the price I’d expect them to be. Christmas table for two

I set up the table and put all my Christmas decorations in the middle. Got Frank Sinatra’s Christmas songs playing on Spotify and wore my red dress as I  enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere that I made for myself.  I can’t wait to have friends over for dinner parties this Christmas.

Christmas table for two, Christmas table decorations

Are you a fan of pre-Christmas dinner parties too?

Anastasia

Rock glass provided courtesy of SOHO HOME. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support Natbee’s!

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20 Comments
  • Laura
    December 7, 2018

    What a nice table, i love how it’s decorated!
    im so happy Christmas is so close now 😀
    kisses!!

    • Anastasia
      December 7, 2018

      Thanks Laura, I tried to bring in some old and new traditions, glad you liked it!x

  • Sissie
    December 7, 2018

    Everything looks so elegant and warm! Definitely an inspiration

    • Anastasia
      December 7, 2018

      Thank you Sissie, that’s so kind of you!x

  • Claire Jessiman
    December 7, 2018

    How on earth could you fail massively in making popcorn?! That made me giggle xx

  • Lauren
    December 7, 2018

    Love this post Anastasia, so festive and beautiful. You totally revitalised the Christmas table with this rock glassware <3

    xo
    Lauren

    • Anastasia
      December 7, 2018

      Aww thank you Lauren, that’s so kind of you, thanks!x

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    December 7, 2018

    The rough texture of the glass works so well with the foraging theme! At my campus, the art club hosts a winter soiree every year, and there’s always one activity corner where we stick cloves into oranges! It’s always fun sticking the cloves in different designs 🙂

    • Anastasia
      December 8, 2018

      That must have smelled LOVELY!!!!!! I love these kind of activities <3
      x

  • Helen M
    December 15, 2018

    I love what you did with your Xmas table this year, very beautiful and these glasses are so pretty!
    We decorated our Xmas tree last week but I am still to buy the crackers and table decorations haha

    Helen x

    • Anastasia
      December 16, 2018

      Thank you Helen, I am so glad you liked it! 🙂

  • Katerina
    December 15, 2018

    Anastasia this is such a beautiful table!
    May I please ask where did you get these beautiful plates from, or are they vintage?

    Thanks in advance! xx

    • Anastasia
      December 16, 2018

      Thanks Katerina. They are vintage, I got them from a charity shop almost 3 years ago. Sorry I cannot be of much help on this…

  • Rebecca
    December 15, 2018

    Love your Christmas decorations. We put up our tree at the 5th of December and I have already sent all my Christmas cards, so I am pretty proud of my organisational skills this year!

    • Anastasia
      December 16, 2018

      Thats pretty impressive to be honest 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • Tanja
    December 17, 2018

    May I please also add that this top could have not been more appropriate for a pre-Christmas dinner?
    So beautiful!!!

    Love from Tanja
    xx

    • Anastasia
      December 17, 2018

      Thank you Tanja, it’s from H&M last year’s Christmas collection 🙂

  • Joanne
    December 31, 2018

    What a beautiful Christmas table, also I love the red top that you are wearing xx