Outdoor Christmas decorations can run the gamut from rough to refined and there is always something for every style. In this post I’m sharing my garden area, where we are fortunate to be able to entertain in the winter months. See how you can create a similar look inside your home!
Looking pretty fancy, but I have to tell you that this look was so easy to pull together in probably about 15 minutes! I maintain the thought that if you have sort of a “dress rehearsal” in your head before entertaining, it can go fairly fast when it comes down to your event. Do you have a closet or cabinet where you store your extra dishes, glassware and table linens? We have a lack of storage in our older home, so I need to be creative and talked about storage in THIS POST. Find the French chairs HERE and a similar table HERE.
Since this seating area is outside, I do have to make several trips to tote everything out here. The first thing that we did though was to add more lighting to the bushes for an outdoor christmas decorations Christmas look. We aren’t quite finished with that and have more lighting plans to accomplish…I hope to share that soon. We lost some of the trees in this area with a hurricane last year, so we had to be creative and couldn’t hang the larger outdoor twinkle lights that I prefer. Instead we used regular indoor/outdoor Christmas tree lights, as they don’t weigh much and are a great trick for styling your lighting anywhere!
The lights give a Christmasy glow and so do the metallic accents on the table, making for a outdoor christmas decorations look without being obvious. I love to use gold, copper, silver and bronze at Christmastime…both outdoors and inside. To make life easier I get out everything I think that I’ll need and grab a couple of empty plastic totes from the garage and cart it all to the table. For more on the jars with the candles and how to make your own…I have easy instructions for you in this DIY PATINA MASON JAR post.
The dishes are a compilation of budget thrift store chargers that I spray painted gold and antique French ironstone plates. The napkins were given to me by my friends at Serena & Lily and the gold flatware is vintage. The stemware is acrylic (yes, you heard that right!) and the copper cups are Moscow Mule mugs that make any drink taste great.
The flowers and greenery were a splurge for the week and will see a lot of use for various projects. It takes just minutes to drape them as a table centerpiece and as far as the pale peonies, I often use something like THESE VIALS to keep them fresh. With a few non-breakable Christmas tree balls sprinkled in as outdoor christmas decorations, everything looks festive for a holiday dinner and truly there was not much fuss!
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