Now, I feel that the Christmas Season is so short so I try to stretch it out for as long as possible, plus I like to get as much done as early as possible so that I can relax and enjoy the Season. So my husband and I usually spend the days following Thanksgiving taking our time and decorating for Christmas. The Friday after Thanksgiving is usually spent putting up the tree, then trimming it and decorating inside the house over the weekend. The following weekend I usually dress the front windows with a Nativity scene and my husband decorates outside the house. This year though the first Sunday of Advent is early (November 29), and I'd like to have everything done by then. So, we have our work cut out for us this year, the day after Thanksgiving the tree will have to go up and be trimmed, and Saturday I can devote to dressing the front window and trimming the rest of the house, and my husband can work outside, and hopefully by Sunday everything will be done and the family can enjoy some Christmas sights and sounds along with another 'Thanksgiving' dinner.
I don't want to go overboard with Fall decorations for the table, as Christmas will already be ushered into our home. I want to keep it simple. And since this is a break from our normal routine anyway, I thought I'd like to do something UN-traditional (I usually have all the beautiful Fall colors adorning the table for Thanksgiving dinner).
While searching the internet I came across some wonderful ideas:
This is simple and so 'homey' and inviting looking.
I already have some creamy white pumpkins on the dining table now and a lace table cloth, so something like this photo below would be no extra work at all!
Here's another simple white setting. I love the idea of the soup tureen holding court as the centerpiece with a few white roses sitting prettily like 'ladies in waiting' on either side.
I think this one below is my most favorite! After Thanksgiving dinner is cleared off the table and the last of the pumpkin pie is served, I can see this beautiful bouquet of white roses with some green boughs added and placed on a mirror, and with some silver and white Christmas ornaments strewn about.
I think my motto this holiday season is going to be "Keep It Simple"!