ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 21, 2008

Last-Minute Christmas Entertaining Ideas

tabletop ideas from crate and barrel

Adding one or two items can freshen up your typical Christmas table scheme. I found  those items at Crate and Barrel and there is a few hours left to order online.

The red knitted Flatware Mittens are cute. Kids will love those. The kids can even help you dress up the table.

A new tablecloth can completely change the style of your table. I prefer using a Holiday tablecloth with my usual entertaining dinnerware set. I like the modern botanical pattern in shades of red and black on a vibrant cranberry background. Marimekko also produces the pattern in shades of silver and cream on a crisp white ground.

A hot chocolate is one of most enjoyable pleasure of winter. Make sure to have a good provision for the Christmas brunch or to serve your stay over guests before bedtime. Add a Peppermint Spoon with your hot chocolate or coffee for an added attention.

I bought the glass Bodum Chocolatière last year. It works well. The white porcelain Bodum Chocolatière looks even better. You must call a store for availability of the Bodum Chocolatière since the online store is out of stock.

Shipping Information

Last Day to Order for Christmas

  • noon CT December 22 for standards and 2-Day Express
  • 11:00 a.m. CT December 23 for Next Day Express

SOURCING:
+ Flatware Mittens on sale at $11.95 USD for 4
+ Marimekko Lumimarja Tablecloth and Napkin from $6.95 to $109
+ Double Chocolate/Holiday Cocoa on sale at $1.95 – $5.50 USD
+ Bodum Chocolatière on sale at $29.95 USD
+ Peppermint Spoons $9.95 for a set of 8 spoons (4 red, 4 white)

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