For everyone setting the holiday table this year for Christmas, I came across a great idea! Go visit a Christmas Tree Shop, Home Goods, Target or any other local store that has all the abundant Christmas stuff-we-definitely-don't-need-but-want. Snag a bunch of miniature Christmas stockings, one for each guest, to add a little color and holiday cheer to your dinner table. They double as cute little pouches for your silverware! I love this! Leave them on their own, or get fancy and top off the look with a sprig of holly, evergreen, mistletoe or even a candy cane. If you get the little stockings that are really tree ornaments, then your guests have something great to take home and use on their tree for next year!
Crate and Barrel has really cute modern ones right now...
For the no frills version, Party City sells the 5" classic red stockings in a pack of 6 for $4.99!
If you want to plan ahead and try to be prepared for next year with a more personalized version of this look, check out this Etsy shop that makes custom stockings just for this purpose...you can even add a monogram!
Have a wonderful holiday dinner!