The Casual Christmas Table – Down Home Comfy

 

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.

 

 

country crafted tablescape
via Confessions of a Plate Addict

 

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.

woodland candle tablescape
via Sortra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lighted cranberry mason jar tablescape
via Yellow Bliss Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, nature takes over and provides a lovely centerpiece with the candles and
berries.

boxed candles in woodland tablescape
via Sortra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note the candy canes added to the napkins, such a nice little touch.

candy cane-burlap-greens tablescape
via Design14Interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

reindeer plaid gift box tablescape
via Piet I Imports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bold red and plaid candles and candy canes
via Take Six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top off a fruit filled glass bowl with fresh evergreen branches clipped from your yard.

fruitfilled bowl and greenery
via Christmas Decorated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those bright colors make a beautiful accent for the burlap place mats….texture… that’s what it’s all about.

 

black burlap and plaid tablesetting
via Decoist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bold pops of color can really add some zip to the table.

bold red and yellow table setting
via Christmas Decorated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great idea using veggies!

vegetable wrapped candles
via BHG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check your local dollar store for  these little cuties, for the silverware.

mini stocking silvware purse
via Just Imagine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

candles and wreaths tablescape
via My Design Dump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

checks and plaid table setting
via Family Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pitcher and bow plaid tablescape
via Sortra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

santa cap and candy cane tablescape
via Digs Digs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

swag and candle filled vases with xmas balls
photo: BHG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

candy stripe theme table setting
via Family Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The simplicity of this dining room makes a lovely background to showcase the greenery and understated mantle decorations.

via Home Goods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flame-50-pc-newCheck 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.

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