I'm so excited to share my dining room table dressed for Christmas eve where my family will be having dinner.
As I explained, when I shared the Thanksgiving table, we take turns hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas eve and this year it is my turn to host Christmas eve.
I will make the main dish which is going to be a big pot each of beef chili and white chicken chili and the others will bring some of the toppings, sides, and desserts.
I made a really good white chili last month and didn't think Mr. Savvy would like it like he does the red chili, but he loved it.
It will just make things easier by making the chili ahead of time so I won't be worn out by the time everyone gets here.
I like sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips with my chili. Cornbread may be an option, too.
Mr. Savvy loves saltine crackers. He has to have his saltines.
I'm not sure what desserts would be good with chili. Maybe brownies served with some peppermint ice cream to cool down the spicy meal.
Oh, and the centerpiece I created? Well, I used the large wooden slat tray that my daughter gave me last Christmas. Boy this tray has been used many different ways all year. I really had no clue what I was going to create and then this just popped in my head.
I filled it with everything I already had on hand. I used batting with faux snow sprinkled all over it and added my vintage bottle brush tree collection.
I added my vintage style children figures that I purchased a couple years ago. They have been used in a different location each year. First year I used them on the mantel.
Last year I used them in a snowy vignette in the little hallway on on the chest.
While shopping at Pottery Barn a couple weeks ago I found these battery powered lights that are attached to a very thin wire. I love them. I just tucked the battery pack under the snow mat and voila we have light.
This is at dusk.
Easy centerpiece and table setting using everything I already had except the lights and those were only $16. I think this may be my favorite holiday table yet.
What do you serve with chili? I need some more ideas. Oh, and desserts, too.