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I absolutely love the holidays, and today I’m sharing how to put together a very easy and elegant holiday table. First, I throw out all the rules. If you don’t want to get bogged down with the formalities keep reading. This is the perfect foundation table for any occasion. You can make it more or less formal. It’s totally up to you. Below are my basics.

START WITH THE PLACE SETTING

Very basic for some, table setting 101 includes placemat, plate, napkin, done.

placemat // plate // napkin

ย For a more formal look, you can add a beautiful tablecloth, formal charger and napkin ring.

THE CENTERPIECE

Candles are the best way to bring elegance to the table. For this table setting, I kept it extremely simple. I purchased a wreath at World Market, and added three pillars in various sizes in the center. The addition of a charger underneath helps protect the table from dripping wax.

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A COUPLE MORE IDEAS…

From this table setting you can add more or less. More candles, more vases with flowers or greenery. For Christmas, I like to add a fresh sprig of holly or juniper to each napkin. If I don’t have time to go out and purchase, I just take clippings from my Christmas tree.

If you are more of a “rules follower,” here’s a diagram from Wayfair just for you.

Most important, have fun & enjoy! Happy Holidays!

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Happy Monday! Lately, I’ve been inspired to mix influences from South Texas and Mexico into my interiors. It may be due to my recent trip to my hometown on the border of Texas and Mexico but what ever the reason,ย I love the look! Below, I’ve put together my favorite elements for a very South Texas living room.

via Arch Daily

I love using hurricanes, especially these simple, yet modern, ones above from Crate & Barrel.

I also love to use photography and found this wonderful photograph from Parish Photo of a Charreada (Mexican Rodeo) in San Antonio, TX.

Rio Grande Blanket

ย Have a great day!

~ Shannon

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One of my favorite items to use in a home, that’s never hard to find or costly but totally makes a room, is the glass hurricane. Whether it’s modern or traditional in style, it can bring a bit of warmth and sophistication to any room.

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Of course fans of the Barefoot Contessa will know about the ones on her kitchen island. Lovely.

In case you care to do a little shopping over the weekend…

TaylorHurricanes

Taylor Hurricanes from Crate & Barrel, $8.95-$19.95

alex-hurricane

A simple Alex Hurricane from Crate & Barrel, $14.95

london-hurricanesLondon Hurricanes from Crate & Barrel, $24.95-$39.95
everest-hurricane Everest Hurricane from Crate & Barrel, $149.00hurricane4

Pomp Hurricane from Ikea,ย $12.99

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