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Our Christmas Table Setting

Christmas Table Overview

It’s Christmas Eve! I’ve been so excited for Christmas and I can’t believe it’s finally here. Tomorrow, on Christmas Day I turn 28 so our Christmas is filled with family, gifts and lots of good food. Here are the photos I took yesterday of our Christmas Table setting while testing it to see how it would look. This is how we will set our table tomorrow evening to enjoy a lovely dinner together.

I’m really happy how the table setting turned out. Green, a darkish blue and white; a perfect natural atmosphere. And being a graphic designer comes in quite handy when you’re make menu cards :). I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  
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Weekly Favorites #7

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While the days continue to be grey and rainy, I’m spending my days listening to Christmas music, drinking coffee and hot chocolate and work a little bit. I’m not the most productive at the moment but it’s okay. I’ve had a great year so far so I’m giving myself some time off to finish some less important projects that have been lying around for a while. Some favorites from last week:

    • Best coffee/tea of the week: I spent a day in Amsterdam last week to do some Christmas shopping and a to do a little bit of work. Whenever I’m in Amsterdam I love to go for a cappuccino at Back to Black. The atmosphere and coffee is awesome and I always end up sitting there for hours.
    • Favorite drink/food: we spent the weekend with our family in Friesland. We had Dutch pea soup (snert) for dinner and it’s so good!
    • Best article I found on the internet: this article about a woman who captures beautiful and expressive photos of cats to deal with her own insecurities. Just read it and look at those photos!morning scene on pinterest
    • Favorite pin on Pinterest: this morning scene. Really love that cup! Because you never have enough cups- right?
    • Song of the week: Baby, It’s Cold Outside by She & Him. My favorite song from my favorite Christmas album- can’t get enough of this song.


Inspiration for the most beautiful Christmas table setting

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With Christmas just around the corner and all of my family coming for dinner I’ve been thinking a lot about our Christmas table setting. I want it to look beautiful but don’t want to overdo it with too much decorations. I’m a big fan of candles and greens so that were my keywords when I was searching for inspiration. I also love to use a white table cloth as a base- because it’s simplistic and highlights the table. On Pinterest I found some beautiful inspiration that I’m going to use to set up my own table setting.

As soon as I have figured out all the essentials I will share my table setting for this year with you. This was our table setting last year.table setting 6

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Images found on Pinterest

Festive mood

candleholderWe decorated the house with Christmas decorations this week. I’m a huge fan of Christmas (I was born on Christmas day) and I love every single bit of it. Putting up the tree takes so much time but it’s always totally worth it. I bought some new ornaments as well this year to fill up some empty spots that we had last year. We decided to keep our tree classic with white and silver tones and I’m really happy with how the tree looks. Because I’m quite the perfectionist I spent 7 hours to put it up… especially the lights are taking up so much time! The last few days I spent every evening curled up on the couch next to tree with a good book.

P.S. the candleholder on top is also new- look at that shape!

Christmas Tree

Weekly Favorites #6

Espresso fabriek

The days are going by so fast! Last week was over before I knew it and the same thing is happening this week. I almost forgot to share my favorites from last week.

  • Best coffee/tea of the week: this cappuccino at the Espressofabriek in Amsterdam. Look at that latte art in combination with the wood.. I love it! We had a delicious muffin and brownie with it and sat at the window looking at the rain outside. Perfect way to spend a Saturday.
  • Favorite drink/food: the tartlets we had from Petit Gateau! (see my previous post
  • Best article I found on the internet: Sorry, it’s another one from BoredPanda (it’s one of my favorite websites). This article about an artist that recreates Van Gogh paintings on matchboxes! Amazing!~
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  • Favorite pin on Pinterest: this beautiful corner that I pinned onto my Home board. What a perfect place to sit down, read a book and listen to a record spinning.
  • Song of the week: Numbers by Daughter. The more I listen to this song the more I love it.