I can’t tell you how excited I am to be sharing today’s post! Today I’m bringing you the exact tablescape I’m creating for Christmas this year as we are hosting in our new home!
Since moving here in May, I haven’t shared a ton of photos of the house on the blog. We’ve been getting settled, and to be honest, there is still a lot of decorating and filling of spaces to do. That said, I couldn’t wait for the holiday season to arrive to start to decorate for Christmas!
D E C O R : GOLD CHARGERS | HOME SENSE GREEN BALLS (SIMILAR) | REINDEER NAPKIN RINGS | VOTIVE CANDLE HOLDERS — OLD (LOVE THESE) | CANDLESTICKS — OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, LOVE THIS) | PINECONES | SIMONS NAPKINS (SIMILAR) | HOME SENSE TABLE RUNNER — OLD (SIMILAR) | MOHAIR PILLOWS | SIMILAR WATER PITCHER | WINE GLASSES | DECORATIVE ANTLER | MINI FEATHER TREE | DECORATIVE REINDEER
My inspiration initially came from the blush napkins, a find from last year at Simons that I purchased after Christmas despite not having a ton of space to store them in the condo we were in. I also snagged those reindeer napkin rings as well and am excited to be finally putting them to use! I knew I wanted to mix silver and gold–especially since we have both elements in our house. I would love to splurge on this flatware, but it’s totally not in the budget for this year 😉
After purchasing the greenery balls on a whim, and having them sit on the dining room table with other decor on a daily basis, I loved the natural element they brought to the table and wanted to weave them into the theme. From there I added the Burgundy taper candles and pillows to add more warmth to the table. Deep jewel tones are so great for Christmas, and since we have metallics and the blush, it’s a great balance.
When you are setting your table, and I’m definitely no expert, I have found that the more you layer and add, the better it looks. These gold chargers were the base of my idea, and they are such a great price point (and also come in silver or a table runner). Laying down a table runner is a must to ground the table, and sets a tone for a theme. From there, I added the green balls and gold candle holders I knew I would be using. Pulling from things I had around the house, I found those clear glass votive candle holders and then added some pinecones to fill in some of the gaps. Another idea is to add a festive garland running down the centre. Don’t be afraid to play with various textures and heights as well. It’s generally good to keep things low, but tall taper candles are skinny and easy to see past when seated, so they work.
And finally, I added the white feather tree and the decorative reindeer at the end; it’s almost like the headboard of a bed, it adds structure to the table without being overly fussy or in the way, but again brings in another layering element.
All in all, have fun with it, choose a colour scheme, stick to it, experiment and add and take away elements as you desire until you achieve the perfect look. And of course, when all else fails, Pinterest. 😉
* * * Edit: I forgot to mention, the candles are from Michaels but I can’t link them online. I searched high and low for inexpensive ones and they have burgundy, red, silver, gold, white and ivory for $2 each! If you’re looking for taper candles, I would highly suggest checking there.
Photography by Lisa Provençal.
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