Holiday Table Setting Featuring Plenty of DIY-s

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I am not the only one who loves the Holiday season. There are so many reasons to adore this time of year: family get togethers, joy and happiness that is spread around, lights and colours throughout, gift giving/receiving, helping those in need and you name it aaaannd, my favourite, THE FOOD. No Holiday is perfect unless there is a food, and by that i mean plenty and variety of it.

Food tastes always great, but if there is a special setting where the food is served during the Holidays than you take your food to another level of enjoyment.

To make your table look stylish and special doesn’t take to brake a bank. It only takes a willingness, some creativity and a lot of DIY.
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So this is how I created this table setting concept for these Holidays and I am over exited with the look I achieved, and also hope that my guests are going to love it too.

I started with a grey tablecloth, and white washed curly placemats which I purchased this spring in Istanbul, Turkey. This tablecloth and the placemats are the only purchase that I made this year for this table setting, all other items I already owned or I DIY-ed.
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I will start with the napkins. I got these 10 napkins as a present, but there was no hemming on them; however, they were of a high quality cotton fabric so I really apreciated the gift. I hemmed them using a miter joint method (90 degree angle) and they turned really nice.

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To add a glam detail, instead of a ring, I tied the napkins with a black cotton ribbon and gently placed a gold detail on top of the napkin. The gold detail is in fact a DIY treat for the guests, and there will be another post sharing what that treat is and how it was done.
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The cutlery is another DIY. In Pristina, where I am at present the prices of the cutlery with gold appearance details are extremely expensive so, as much as I wanted to incorporate such cutlery on my table setting, I was not prepared to pay the top price for it. So I DIY-ed the cutlery, and I will be sharing the process in another post.

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The candle holder is a work of a local blacksmith done based on design sketched by me, and the gold part of the candles is another DIY of mine. As you can see they are not perfect and there are candle dripings here and there, but that was the whole idea to have that imperfection on the table. I love the look of the candle drippings. Candle with those drippings is just like the life. Life goes on, just like a candle that keeps lighting up, while getting imperfected and sometimes messy with those drippings; but, it keeps going on while making us happy so we do not find those drippings to be bothersome.

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The white paper stars are also a DIY, and I love how they add texture to the table top.
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Place cards in this table setting are another DIY, and they turned super, super cute. I will be also sharing how I made them.
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Flocked wreaths are DIY too. I just looooove their look. They added such a classy and dreamy look to the whole table set up. Adding them in clusters, really make space feel less formal and fun.
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I love my table this year and just hope that my guest will love it too. But wait, I need to cook. Guests are expecting food. Off to kitchen to get started with big cooking……

Happy Holidays

Besa

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Dekorim festiv i tavolines me elemente dekoruese te tipit Beje Vet (DIY)

Une nuk jam e vetmja qe i gezohet festave te fundvitit. Ka shume arsye per t’i pelqyer keto festa: tubimet me familje, gezimi dhe lumturia qe eshte e perhapur gjithandej gjat ketyre festave, dritat dhe ngjyrat ne cdo skute, dhenja dhe pranimi i dhuratave, ndihma atyre qe kane nevoje, e cka mos tjeter, dheeee me e dashura per mua USHQIMI. Asnje feste nuk eshe perfekte poqese nuk ka ushqim aty, dhe kur them ushqim atehere mendoj shume ushqim dhe llojllojshmeri ushqimi.

Ushqimi gjithehere eshte i mire, por nese eshte i servuar ne ndonje tavoline te dekoruar ne menyre speciale per festa, atehere perjetimi i ushqimit ngritet ne nje nivel tjeter te kenaqesise.

Qe t’a beni tavolinen e juaj te duket me me stil dhe speciale, ju nuk duheni te shpenzoni shume para. Ju duhet vetem pak deshire, pak kreativitet dhe shume gjera mund t’i beni vet.

Pra ja se si e krijova kete koncpet dekori te tavolines per festat e sivjetme te fundvitit, dhe jam shume e lumtur me pamjen e arijtur, dhe shpresoj qe mysafiret e mi gjithashtu do t’a pelqejne.

Fillova me nje mbulese ngjyre gri, dhe me shtroje nenpjatash ngjyre te bardhe te shperlare te cilat i kisha blere ne fillim te vitit ne Stanboll. Kjo mbulese dhe shtrojet e nenpjatave jane te vetmet blerje qe i kam bere per t’a realizuar kete dekor, the te gjitha gjesendet tjera i bera vet (DIY).

Po filloj me salvetat. I kisha fituar si dhurate 10 salveta qe nuk i kishin skajet e kthyera, por ishin nga materiali i pambukut i kualitetit shume te larte. I ktheva skajet duke e perdorur metoden e qepjes se skajit ne kendin 90 shkalle dhe u perfunduan shume bukur.

Per t’i shtuar nje detal glamuros,ne vend te unazes per salveta, i lidha salvetat me nje fjongo te zeze nga pambuku kualitativ dhe e vendosa siper salvetes nje detaj ngjyre ari. Detaji ngjyre ari ne te vertet eshte nje detaj Beje Vet, dhe eshte nje dhurate e vogel per mysafiret, ndersa metoden se si e bera do ta ndaje me ju se shpejtin, ne njerin nga postet e ardhshme.

Edhe luget dhe pirunjet kan te involvuar punen Beje Vet. Ne Prishtine, cmimet e lugeve dhe pirunjeve ngjyre ari ishin tejet te kushtueshme, prandaje edhepse kisha shume deshire ti inkorporoja ato ne dekorin tim festiv, nuk isha e pergaditur te paguaj cmim aq te larte. Se si i bera keto vet, do ta ndaj me ju ne njerin nga postet e ardhshme,

Mbajtesi i qirinjeve eshte pune e salduesve lokal te cilet e realizuan kete detaj ne baze te dizajnit te cilin e skicova me dore te lire.

Yjet e bardha nga letra jan gjithashtu projekte Beje Vet.

Edhe kartat e venduljes per mysafir jane gjithshtu projekte Beje Vet, dhe dolen shume, shume te bukura. Edhe per keto do e ndaj me ju se si i bera ne ndonje nga postet e ardhshme.

Kurorat e zbardhura me debore, jane projekte Beje Vet, dhe shume jan duke me pelqyer se si dolen. Ato i shtuan nje pamje shume me klas tere siperfaqes se dhomes se ushqimit. Duke i vendosur ne grumbuj prej tre e bene qe hapsira mos te duket shume formale.

Me pelqen shume dekori i tavolines kete vit dhe shpresoj qe mysafiret e mij do t’a pelqejne gjithashtu. Por prisni, une duhem te filloj te merem me zierjen…. Mysafiret presin qe te kete ushqim ketu! Ika ne kuzhine te filloj me zierje…

Urime Festat

Besa

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Table Setting Featuring Plenty of DIY-s

  1. You have really amazed me..your table setting is beautiful and to know alot if it was DIY makes even more so.. (even the cutlery)..I can’t wait to read about it. Having custom made candle holders is awesome (great design on that! I love the color flow and the romantic softness of the entire tablescape. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year

    • And you really make me happy with your comments and nice words about my work. I appreciate so much that you read my blog and always find time to leave such wonderful comments. Comments, such as yours, always serve as an inspiration for me, to keep undertaking interesting and unique DIY-s. I am so happy that through my designs, I made a true virtual friend, YOU. Thank, you Jamala for your continuing support, and have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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