Simple Beach Christmas
One of my favourite ways to decorate a table for Christmas is with a casual beach theme.
The secret to this relaxed look is to use simple items and not overcrowd the table. This keep things looking clean and fresh, ready for the food.
Everything I have used here is relatively affordable and easy to find, and the best part is, apart from the baubles, all other items can be used year 'round
1. Start with a pure white cotton table cloth and napkins, plain and simple dinnerware, cutlery and glasses. Small glass baubles in silver and shell pink are perfect for adding colour, shine and a beautiful Christmas touch
2. For a fabulous centerpiece, fill a white dish or plate to the brim with sea shells and starfish - these can be purchased from beach home ware stores. Scatter through a few of the baubles, leaving some aside to decorate the table
3. A small gift for each of your guests is a nice alternative to crackers. For wrapping, choose plain coloured paper like this soft brown and instead of ribbon try string or cotton cord