Holiday Tablescape with Shutterfly

Thanks to Shutterfly for sponsoring today’s post; all opinions are my own.

Friends, it’s almost that time…time to Deck the Halls! And I couldn’t be more excited! As many of you know, our family moved back at the very end of March, so this will be our first Christmas in our new home. I can’t wait to add my own festive touches everywhere, starting with the dining room!


I’ve always loved decorating with a vibrant red at Christmas time, and this year I’m going to mix in some pretty metallics too. You know shiny things make everything better, right? Here’s a peek at my dining room table for the season, decorated with a combination of DIY and some festive things I ordered from Shutterfly.


I started off with a tablecloth and runner that have pretty metallic threads running through them, then created a festive centerpiece filled with greenery and ornaments. {I’ll be sharing another blog post soon with all the details of how I made it!} In the middle of the centerpiece is a candle I created using Shutterfly’s new Art Library feature. Instead of putting a photo on your projects, you can use some of this pre-made art instead. I loved the whimsical watercolor design of ornaments spelling out the word, “merry,” so I had it placed on a Fireside Spice candle that smells like a combination of orange, apple, cinnamon, spices, and vanilla. All of us really like the scent, and I also like that it’s made of all natural soy and essential oils, so it doesn’t bother my allergies.


Next, I used the same Art Library image to create a matching Serving Tray that’s perfect for holding everything from Christmas cookies to drinks. Made from durable waterproof Lucite, these trays are easy to clean with a cloth in case of spills or crumbs. They’re available in two sizes; mine is the smaller one, measuring 12 x 9 x 2 inches.


Speaking of drinks, did you notice those Wine Glasses?! I almost squealed out loud when I saw that Shutterfly now offers personalized glassware, including both stemless wine glasses and Mason Jars with handles! As soon as I saw them, there was no question that I wanted some for my table this holiday season! First, I ordered monogrammed mason jars, complete with a framed letter “L” and the words, “Latta Family.”


For the wine glasses, I chose to echo the sentiment on my centerpiece, “merry & bright”! Unlike many of Shutterfly’s products, you don’t add photos to the glassware, but you can personalize the etching to say whatever you like.


These not only look gorgeous on your table, they would make fabulous gifts for your girlfriends, am I right? They’re also incredibly hard to photograph…so Shutterfly was kind enough to share this image to show you how great they look.


Of course, you’ll notice one very important piece of drinkware is missing so far…but never fear, you know I have to have a set of mugs for my coffee! Once again, since I wanted everything to coordinate, I used my favorite Art Library image. To really make the design pop, I chose to make my mugs red on the inside and on the handle.


Like all of the ceramic mugs from Shutterfly, these are microwave and dishwasher safe {yay!} and available in this standard 11 oz size as well as a larger 15 oz one. If you happen to be turning a photo mug into a gift this year, you can even add Ghirardelli chocolates to it when you order!


To finish off the meal {or maybe start it off too}, I ordered these festive but chic monogrammed Glass Plates. They’re just perfect for holding a cookie…or two…or ten.


So, there you have it, my holiday table for festive occasions! Of course, for everyday occasions we’re not quite so fancy. I have to protect my table linens, so I ordered a set of fun Placemats that match my mugs, tray, and candle. They’re 11 x 17 inches and the laminated finish makes them super-easy to hand wash after every meal.


What do you think of my seasonal dining room decor? I’d love to hear what colors and decorations you use in your home for the holidays!

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  1. Hi Amy! I learned about your blog while reading about you at Cindy deRosier’s blog! Congrats on being the winner of The 2015 Craftys Best Craft Blogger award! I absolutely love your holiday tablescape, especially the way you mimicked the mug art on your placemat! Everything about it is absolutely beautiful. To answer your question, we have used traditional Christmas colors(red and green) in our home for years, but this year I am thinking about going a bit non-traditional for us with golds and silvers dominating instead of just reds and greens.

    1. Thank you so much, Sharon! I’m so glad you stopped by! I’m all about the metallics this year, as you can see!

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