Saturday, October 16, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge


If there are two things that I love its Christmas and vintage chic. Put them both together and you've got my idea of heaven. The undisputed Queen of Chic is Rachel Ashwell from Shabby Chic. I have her books and I love her work. 

As you can imagine, I was a little beside myself when I read her latest post on adding a little twinkle to a Christmas table setting for a new target commercial she is doing. In this post she provides a step by step approach on how to make a simple yet 'oh so glamorous' table setting using vintage pieces around your home.

Here's a few more table settings if vintage is not your style...



What wonderful creations are you making for Christmas? Have you spied someone else's creation that would be perfect for a loved one? Perhaps you need some help with a few ideas.To join in, just leave a comment and simply add your link below.You can join in anytime during the week. If you are new to this meme, click here for all the details on how to join in on this Handmade Christmas Challenge and feel free to grab my button.


8 comments:

Natasha said...

I love all of these ideas. The red and white table looks so festive with those cinnamon sticks!

I have linked up with a delicious caramel fudge recipe that is to do for!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Posie Patchwork said...

LOVE Rachel Ashwell, i have all her fabrics, slowly using them on patchwork quilts, too divine to cut into, baby steps. Her books are a treat, her style is fabulous & always works, never vintage try hard, she's the queen for sure. Love Posie

Sarah said...

Thank you for showing me exactly what I would like for this year. That gingham serviette one is so me. I see I am going to need a lovely jug like that one too!

Moags and Smeet said...

Looks great - now to plan the feast!
~ Laura (Moags)

Jules said...

Lovely table settings, I love setting the Xmas table and getting it all ready for the foodathon that our Xmas lunch becomes! Have a great week! J

Sarah said...

Oh yes, love Rachel Ashwell, I have her book but had never checked out her blog before so thanks for the link. Some great ideas for vintage festive decorating. x

Little Ted Canvas said...

Gorgeous settings there. I think my favourtite part is the 'setting up' and decorating for christmas...x

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I love all the table settings. The red one is very eye catching.