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What inspired my Christmas Day dining table?

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I'll be the first to admit it, cooking has never been my thing - I mean, I've got better & I genuinely love it once I get into it! .. but I'll be honest that when I used to live on my own in Manchester, my staple diet was pasta, dolmio sauce and far too much cheese.

So when we agreed that Christmas dinner would be out ours for the first time to give our mums a break, everybody knew that what that really meant was Stu would cook & I would make the place look pretty...

Well hey, if I'm given a task, I put myself into it! & the look of the dinner table got me faaaar too excited for my own good!

I had some lovely compliments when I posted a pic of our table Christmas Day & even messages from people asking where I got some of the bits from which was a fab compliment - So I thought I'd write a post about what actually inspired me to step away from the traditional red & green..

Enjoy the read & feel free to ask any questions :) xx

Our Christmas Day Table 

Here she is.. Oh I wish I could do it all over again! The crackers were from TK Maxx & I literally bought them two days before in the sale, I couldn't believe how perfect they were!
I got a lot of my inspiration from the brand Kate Spade for the use of pink and chevron - you'll see in a couple of pics time the images I found on pinterest which are similar.
I very last minute cut some of the Christmas tree on christmas morning, I was inspired to do this by one of my favourite Instagram accounts @kerrylockwood_  - seriously, if you follow one account today it NEEDS to be hers. I've never been so inspired by an account, her homeware style is insaaaaane <3
Managed to get a picture of the starters before the mayhem began... The chevron place mats & coasters were from eBay,  you can buy them HERE for a £11.99 for a set of 4
I got the sequin table runner from eBay too - I think you may have caught on now but I BLOODY LOVE SEQUINS.
I've had these wine glasses for a while now (aswel as the matching tumblers) they are from NEXT and still in stock - you can buy them HERE. They are one of my favourite purchases (aside from the house! whoops) in 2015 <3
(especially for you @lauraparry33 :) )
I picked up the flowers from Sainsburys on Christmas Eve, I love that they came with cones that had been sprayed - perfect finishing touch to the table and they last for aaaages, infact they are still on my table now!
I had to get a picture of what the table became as after about 10 minutes it was literally carnage - I am NOT happy with whoever bought that huge tub of salt out of the kitchen!! Not the look I was going for!!! haha ;) You might be able to see all of the pieces of xylophone all over the table - these came in our crackers & thought it would be a real nice touch to all play a tune with the music sheets they came with - safe to say that didn't happen!


So as I do with most things which require a bit of inspiration - I took to Pinterest and even made a 'Christmas Table' board. Yep, that actually happened. Here are some of the pictures I had pinned - I just love the colours against the black and white, and of course, the sequin table runner was the main attraction.


Hope you've enjoyed reading this & use it as inspiration next time you need to make your table pretty - I'm already excited for the next time I need to do it, I'm drawn to a yellow colour theme next, can definitely tell I'm ready for Spring to arrive!

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