The casual Christmas table, down home comfy, is that your style ? If so, we have gathered some beautiful settings for you to explore and perhaps pick out some ideas to incorporate into your tablescape.
Dressing your table for the holidays is the difference between having someone greet you with a deer in the headlights look versus a warm smiling welcome.
Neither one of these is a life threatening event, but it can set the mood and make that event just a little more special. So let’s put a smile on that table.
When dressing your table or sideboard or wherever you want to make a holiday display, keep in mind that it’s not how much you spend it’s how creative and resourceful you are when designing your tablescape… that’s what makes the difference.
What exactly is a tablescape? Well they’re not just a centerpiece, they’re a blending of various elements of colors and textures that create a harmonious design. They can be simple or over the top, frugal or extravagant and when done properly can make such a huge difference in your home.
Before dressing your holiday table take stock of what you already have and maybe you just need to repurpose, paint or embellish those items. Don’t forget to include nature by using branches, berries and dried leaves as accents. As shown below, the possibilities are endless.
Epsom salts, my new best friend, it’s amazing how versatile this stuff is. Whether used as shown here with candles or cranberries, it can be a frugal and attractive addition to your table. So let your imagination run wild.
Again, nature takes over and provides a lovely centerpiece with the candles and berries.
Note the candy canes added to the napkins, such a nice little touch.
With a rustic mix of wood, pine cones, greenery and a few whimsical touches, it’s sure to evoke a warm comfortable feeling for you and your guests.
Top off a fruit filled glass bowl with fresh evergreen branches clipped from your yard.
Those bright colors make a beautiful accent for the burlap place mats….texture… that’s what it’s all about.
Bold pops of color can really add some zip to the table.
What a great idea using veggies!
Check your local dollar store for these little cuties, for the silverware.
The simplicity of this dining room makes a lovely background to showcase the greenery and understated mantle decorations.
Check the attic or basement for old candle holders , bowls, trays, etc. that haven’t been used in ages, give them a festive update with spray paint, ribbons or add a few berries or fresh herbs , and they’ll take on a whole new life.
And most of all be sure to save some time for yourself…after all you need to enjoy the holidays too.