I bought this star a couple of weeks ago at one of my favorite shops, Palermo, on Main Street Ventura.
The 8"star is sitting on a shelf in the dining room and I have been thinking that it will be the focus of the New Year's mantel.
So, I was pretty excited when Steve and I were in Palermo last week ( I was showing him things I would like for Christmas and he was taking pictures ) and I spotted the stars in a 5" size.
I bought the 5" star - on the right - on Sunday and decided the stars would be the focus for my Christmas table today.
|The Willows Home & Garden|
While I ate breakfast, I came across a new website, The Willows Home & Garden, and knew immediately what I would do for the napkins today.
A set of beads my sister bought me at French General several years ago and a coil of wire were my toys this morning as I played at making stars.
I found a little glitter star in my supplies and wrapped the wire around it with no plans and no idea of what I was doing.
I ended up with 4 wire stars and decided to embellish the glitter heart as well.
My funky handmade stars were tied onto the napkins and also added to the centerpiece.
The 8" star was too tall, so I just used the 5" star, placing it in a vintage style soap dish to allow it to stand up.
Out came these wonderful dishes I found at TJ Maxx a few months ago.
Tonight was the inauguration of napkins I made a few months ago - white & blue floral fabric with crocheted edges.
A few star candles I have had for ever were added along with the left over ribbon from tying up the napkins.
It was a simple meal of a salad and a bowl of pasta, but the Christmas table setting made dinner seem special.
I am having a lot of fun setting a different table each night, but I think we might need to go out to dinner tomorrow so I have time to come up with a new idea.
|Heart Handmade UK|
This photo I saw on the post, A Nordic Christmas from Etsy on the blog Heart Handmade UK is what will be running through my head as I sleep tonight,
along with a plate Leslie of Gwen Moss made for Father's Day last June.
I love getting ideas from others!
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