Last week I showed you guys my gold and black Christmas home tour:
A couple days later, while we were looking at the tree, Andy sighed dramatically and said, “Welp. I guess this is the Christmas of no red. The anti-Christmas.”
The ANTI-CHRISTMAS?! We’ve been married 8.5 years and I never knew the color red was critical in the celebration of Christmas to my husband. Well, I couldn’t have that. I couldn’t be the grinch who took the red out of Christmas! I had to bring in some red decorations and SAVE CHRISTMAS!!
I still hadn’t decorated my dining room yet, so I had ONE MORE SHOT… to save the entire holiday… for all of mankind.
I went back to tradition by covering my very-autumnal dining room art with a tartan plaid gift wrap and some VERY RED berry wreaths.
I still couldn’t resist some shimmery metallics and luscious fur for the centerpiece. Sue me.
But the place settings — look, red!
Those placemats? They are just more of the gift wrap that I used to hide the art. Can you do that? I don’t know. I’ve never seen a rule that says you can’t.
The place settings are gold and silver plates with RED ornaments in tiny cloches, and a RED velveteen ribbon tied around the napkin and salad plate.
I JUST realized that I completely forgot to set out my brass wine glasses and, you know, anything at all to drink out of. Just don’t do anything I do, guys. It’s safer that way. We’ll be very thirsty this Christmas.
I really think the whole thing looks best by candelight.
(I’m taking part in a Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour today. If you’re here from Lacquer and Linen, which is the stop before mine, welcome! Make sure you swing by and see the rest of my home tour right here. There’s no red there though. The next stop on the tour will be Restoration House Interiors, starting tomorrow morning. Make sure you go check out the holiday decorating inspiration at the other homes on the tour!)
I can only hope my RED dining room has saved the holiday for all of us this year, and taught our hearts the true meaning of Christmas. (Or something.)
It’s a Christmas miracle.
Do you ever learn anything new about your spouse anymore? Do you need any specific colors or decorations for it to “feel Christmasy” to you?