Good morning sweet friends and thank you for stopping by! Today I’m sharing our Winter Wonderland Tablescape with you.
Hosting family and friends is such a big part of the holidays, especially around our household. We love throwing big elaborate holiday parties as much as we love hosting simple dinners with a few close friends. It’s about coming together and sharing time with the people you love.
Do you remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about my Christmas inspiration this year? Well, I’ve gone a little bit off course, but I’ll share more about that during our Christmas Home Tour next week. So instead of the classic Christmas reds you might have expected to see, I leaned more towards the soothing and calm neutrals I am so drawn to.
I started by layering a piece of simple cream fabric down the centre of our large dining room table as a runner. I then incorporated more soft neutrals using white and grey linen napkins. In this case, I used Turkish towel-inspired tea towels at the head of the table and added basic white napkins at the remaining place settings. Using tea towels as napkins is one of my favourite tricks, they are so pretty and I love the large size of them, and using a variety of linens helps to add interest and texture to each place setting.
I set the table using our beautiful silver rimmed china from Pottery Barn (unfortunately they discontinued this line) and simple stemmed wine glasses. I’m always talking about my love of white dishes. Every dish, platter or cake plate I collect is white. I love being able to interchange pieces and mix and match dishes, and when they are all white you never have an issue with serving ware that doesn’t work together.
Once the table was set I had fun infusing my Winter Wonderland theme. I started with a large wood slice in the centre (last year my uncle cut a bunch of these from his backyard for me, but you can also find them here), I sprinkled faux snow on top and nestled a couple glittery green bottle brush trees (you can find similar ones here) deep in the snow. By adding a large glass dome I created a beautiful focal point for our table.
I scattered these simple and sweet bottle brush tree snow globes down the length of the table. I think they add the perfect touch of vintage charm thanks to the beautiful vintage canning jars I used.
I also love incorporating pretty gift wrapped boxes in my Christmas decor. I will often wrap up a little something special for each guest and leave the box at their place setting. It is a simple and thoughtful gesture to let your guests know you care. You can see how I incorporated simple gift boxes with homemade tags (plus 18 other Free Christmas Printables) here.
And finally, I finished by sprinkling silver bells throughout the snow globes and centre piece for a little extra character.
A simple and pretty table, and I’m proud to tell you that I set this entire table using items we already owned. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and the buying spree that the Christmas holiday often evokes (I’m definitely guilty of this!). But I challenge you to look around your home and decorate with what you already own. Think of new uses for long forgotten items, or simply moving peieces from room to room will give them new life. Remember, setting a Christmas table is only the backdrop for the laughter, reminiscing and many beautiful memories you will make while gathering with family and friends this holiday season.
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