Saturday, December 4, 2010

Make a book-inspired table setting

I found this centerpiece idea a few days ago while wandering around blogs looking for paper wreath instructions.  I still can't believe that the website, The Graphics Fairy, really exists!  She has a HUGE number of beautiful graphics and they're all free!  I'm hosting the Christmas dinner for my book club this year and I need a bibliophilic centerpiece.  This would be perfect!  I found it on the Cheap Chic Home blog.  So, I'm posting it now which means I am committing myself to making it - or at least something close.  This weekend, when I actually put it all together,  I'll take a picture and post the comparison.



And this arrangement (from Pretties and Posies) for the benches outside the front door . . .



A few years ago I remember folding "Elf Boot" napkins, but I couldn't begin to remember how to
do THAT again without a little help.  So, I found the sweetest little old man named Luigi who is kind of an elf himself.  In his video, he teaches you how to fold "Elf Boots" and "Cinderella Slippers".  Since our book group is all ladies, I decided the Cinderella Slippers would be best.





Inside each slipper, is tucked a little elf-size scroll 
with a quotation about books, printed on vellum and tied with string.
Love it!









A little "book page" house, in keeping with the theme.


My friend Jan, from McKinney, Texas, really took off on the "Elf Boot" napkin idea.  She made some for the children's table at their family Christmas celebration - complete with candy canes tucked inside.  They look adorable!  What child wouldn't love to sit down at this table?

I love it, Jan!


This tablescape is linked to:
Between Naps on the Porch



3 comments:

fromhousetohome said...

I would love to do that look on the outside bench....can you please send some snow to Dallas and I just know I can pull off the look!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Very cute.

Loving the angel.

Hope you had a great NY...

Wishes from Stockholm,
/chie

Chubby N Chieque said...

Very cute.

Loving the angel.

Hope you had a great NY...

Wishes from Stockholm,
/chie

YOU COULD MAKE THAT IS ON FACEBOOK!

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