Christmas Outside In The Garden

With Christmas less than two weeks away we are finally enjoying some of what we live here for. The weather! While it's not the blanket of snow that I've been enjoying seeing on Instagram in many parts of the country it's been pretty darn nice. Finally.

blush peonies seeded eucalyptus

We are able to shut down the overworked air conditioning system at our home and fling all of the French doors and windows open wide. This past weekend we enjoyed being in the garden and even had a fire going in the firepit to stay warm. It's the holiday season indeed, but the Miami version and I'm not hating it ;-))
Speaking of Instagram and Christmas, today I'm joining in with a few of my Instagram friends in a HOME FOR CHRISTMAS link up, hosted by my good friend Lory of Designthusiasm. Be sure to keep reading to the bottom to view the other posts!

pink dinner tapers firepit christmas

We love to entertain outside in the garden and I anxiously awaited the sun starting to set to grab a few photos before it got too dark. Candles were lit and I brought some of the faux greenery out to the table and laid out a garland. Simple tablescape that looks like it took a long time with the greenery, a few shatterproof Christmas ornaments in my favorite soft metallic tones, votives and a pair of vintage tole candlesticks with blush candles and a centerpiece of seasonal fresh peonies in a copper pot. Sometimes peonies from the market need a bit of help and I have my tried and true suggestions for you to force them open IN THIS POST.

limoges blush flowers dinnerware

Setting a pretty table with my antique blush floral French Limoges china, monogrammed napkins, modern flatware and the prettiest wine coupes that are...acrylic! If anything is going to be dropped or break outside it's the drinking glasses that are carried around by guests. While I won't do a paper napkin I'm in all the day long with plastic drinkware.

elegant tablescape outdoor entertaining garden peonies

Just waiting for sunset, the guests and dodging the mosquitos that are always around down here by the water behind our home.

christmas tablescape blush pink

Bits of blush with the pink peonies, pink dinner tapers and the faux fur blush throw. Pink is always in style in my eyes, and apparently it's pretty huge for Christmas this year. We didn't do much outside in terms of lights or Christmas decor, other than a handful of string lights out in front of the house...but the table is festive in soft and subtle tones.

x back chairs outdoor garden dining

These chairs are perfect for outside because they are lightweight and can easily be moved around the garden. I'll be sourcing everything below...and it's starting to get dark with a golden glow coming in through the trees. Probably my favorite time of day, especially in the winter months.

pink peonies night dining

If you'd like to read the very romantic story of our pea gravel patio area, you'll find that in THIS POST and a little bit about our fire pit can be found HERE.

christmas party outdoor dining

Hopefully there will be lots more cool days and nights for us in South Florida to enjoy, since our winter is really short and global warming is really being felt here. I'm wishing you a cozy holiday season ahead friends! Next in the line-up is my talented friend Sheila from Maison de Cinq, so I hope that you take a moment to stop by!

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X-Back Chairs (from sponsor Kirklands/check your local store for availability)
Blush Goblets (similar)