Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Cozy Christmas Dinner

I'm a fattie foodie so any holiday or special occasion revolves around food. What can I say... I live to eat...

But I hate to cook. I'm horrible at it.

Fortunately for me and my family, my wife enjoys cooking and so does my Mom and let me tell you, they are REALLY good cooks ๐Ÿ˜‹. I blame them both for my love handles. If their food wasn't so good I would probably have the body of a Greek God...

I make up my lack of skills in the kitchen by setting up a nice table. And that's just as important if you ask me. I mean, what's better than eating a delicious meal on a festive table? NOTHING.

For me, food, and the act of dining, is art. I want my food to be framed by a nice plate and charger. I want to feel the texture of the napkin as I unfold it and put it on my lap. I want to relax as soft music plays in the background. I want to see smiling faces glowing under dimmed lights. I want to really BE IN THE MOMENT AND REMEMBER ALL THOSE DETAILS. A special holiday dinner is like magic to me.

This Christmas dinner, I wanted a cozy vibe which meant lots of soft textures that one might not find in a tablescape and when I came across this amazing knit runner, I knew that it would be perfect!

To add some holiday cheer to the center of the table I used little trees and a gorgeous string of lights from Cotton Ball Lights! They are absolutely beautiful! The lights are encased in cotton balls that resemble balls of yarn. The soft glow the cotton balls emit is just beautiful. Please check them out, they have tons of beautiful colors to choose from.

Check out Cotton Ball Lights HERE

I also really love the felt stockings. I used them as place card holders, but initially I thought of using them as cutlery holders. What do you like better?

The little green stockings are from Target in case you're interested. Not available online, but you can find them in-store for 3 bucks. 


Thanks so much for visiting today! before we finish here, I wanted to recommend that you check out another tablescape made by my friends Jodie and Julie over at The Design Twins Blog. Here's a little preview! You can click on the pic below to see more :)

 If you're into tablescapes and want to see more of my ideas then click HERE.

Also, check out the rest of my home decked out for the holidays by clicking HERE๐ŸŽ„

I hope you have an amazing holiday season with family and friends. Remember to live in the moment and make them special!


A special thanks and a merry Christmas to a few bloggers that are always so helpful, so kind and so inspiring. (You might have caught their names on the place cards ๐Ÿ˜‰. One day we will all have dinner together, I'm sure. ๐ŸŽ…


  1. I really love this tablescape๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ very cozy indeed! Must share!

  2. I just discovered your blog and I can't get enough! Your fabulous taste and engaging writing style make for a daily must-read. Keep those posts coming.

    1. Thank you so much for y our kind words!! I'm on a mini holiday break but am eager to get back to writing :)