Have you been thinking about how you’re going to set your holiday table this year? Well, look no further. I’ll show you some of the ways you can create a Christmas tablescape for a special occasion.
I wanted to thank my friends at Bico Ceramics for the amazing holiday dishes they gifted me. They are just the cutest, and I know you will love them too!
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My Old Life of Using Paper Towels for Napkins
In my past life, (you know the one…before Instagram, the blog, Pinterest) I would set the table for the holidays with any cloth napkins I had bought on sale and were in the pantry, my regular, everyday dishes, and some candles. It was just a big deal not to use paper towels as napkins for any big event!
I didn’t realize that there was some sort of art to setting the table for a gathering, especially during the holidays.
But I’m working on it. I’ve been transformed. And I really like being creative and coming up with ideas that I’ve never tried before. Even if my table didn’t turn out how the picture in my brain thought it would, it was still a lot of fun to try.
Bico Nordic Village Collection
I was so excited when Bico Ceramics gifted me their dinner plates, bowls, and platters from their Bico Nordic Village. It’s almost a shame to cover up these views of a magical holiday village!
The Christmas Cottage Tablescape Details
It all starts with greenery from the pine trees in my backyard. I cut down…oh wait…my husband cut down several branches of greenery for me. Then, I wrapped wire around the branches after trimming them to one length and placed them on top of the table runner.
I then added several mini Christmas trees, pomegranates, assorted nuts, cinnamon cloves, and votive candles as a simple centerpiece.
These pretty glasses are from the Pioneer Woman. I love the way the plum color pops the table and looks with the nordic village dishes.
I thought the bottle brush trees would add a more festive look to the table.
The cloth napkins were found at Home Goods, and these copper napkin ring holders were from the Bremerton Flea Market. I added a sprig of fresh greenery to each napkin ring to spruce up the look.
Seasonal fruit such as pomegranates and oranges are a perfect touch for holiday tables and add color to your centerpiece.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, and hope you found some inspiration here.
Until next time,
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Creative Christmas Tablescape Inspiration Tour
But wait, there’s so much more for you to see! Don’t forget to head on over to Kristin’s blog, White Arrows Home, to see her beautiful Spode Christmas Tree Tablescape. Everything Kristin does gives you that warm and cozy feeling. And she lives in the most amazing lakeside cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Her home should be in a Hallmark movie!
The links for the other ladies are listed just below. You won’t want to miss it.
The Ponds Farmhouse / Shiplap & Shells / White Arrows Home / Stacy Ling Bricks n Blooms
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I love those dishes so much! And the way you have your table arranged is adorable!
Niky @ The House on Silverado
Thank you so much Niky! You are so sweet.
Absolutely beautiful Kim! Love the glasses too. I use walnuts and natural touches on my tables too , love the look. How great to create with your own pine branches. I have bottle brush trees at my place settings too.
Thank you Cindy. I can’t believe how much I love bottle brush trees. I just can’t get enough of them!
This is so festive and fun, Kim! I love how this all came together. It’s amazing. I love the dishes you chose and how you layered so many natural elements with the bottle brush trees. It’s totally fabulous! Hugs, CoCo
Thank you for the kind words CoCo. You’ve made my day.
Rebecca Payne says
Thank you Rebecca. Happy holidays.
Monique Stadie says
I love your blog and wonderful ideas. The small white bowls the trees inside on the place settings are so cute. Do you remember where you found those?
Thank you Monique! I believe I found them at Home Goods. I really love them.
Julie H from Michigan says
Love your tablesetting. You”re right…the plum glasses give a pop of color!
Thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by.
Chas Greener says
Your tablescape is lovely and those dishes are so very cute! Someday I hope to sit with you at your lovely home and chat all day long 🙂
That would be so fun Chas. Let’s do it! Someday!
I’m in love with those plates! So pretty and you styled the table perfectly! I love that you used fresh greens and all the natural elements! And the glasses are so pretty in that color! And thanks for the sweet compliments!!
Thank you Kristin. I was really glad I bought those glasses, love the color too.
So many times I want to have a completely neutral house. Then I look at your page and that absolutely fabulous and festive table and want a tone of color. I know you’re enjoying your merriest of homes. Hope you have a magical season.
That means so much Cindy. When I first joined Instagram, it felt like I was one of the very few that added color to my home. I was a little nervous at first, but now I’m happy I stuck with what worked for me. Happy holidays my friend.
Such a pretty table! I love all the natural elements that you added in! Thank you for the inspiration Kim!
Thank you so much for the compliment Donna. Merry Christmas to you my friend!
Kim your table looks beautiful! I love those pretty pink goblets!
Thank you Stacy! I fell in love with that color. Pioneer Woman always has the best glassware and dishes.
Kristi @ Mulch and Paint says
Your tablescape colors are beautiful. Lovely dinner plates! I like how you mixed fresh greenery, faux trees and the bottlebrush trees together..the blend perfectly! Thank you for sharing!
You are so sweet Kristi! Thank you such much for visiting.
Kim I just luv your table. Bico has so many beautiful patterns to choose from and this one is just perfect for the holidays. So many beautiful ideas. Pinned.
Thank you Ann! Bico really does have a great variety of designs. This collection is a lot of fun.
Rachel Harper says
Everything looks wonderful! Those dishes are just the cutest and the colors a perfect for your beach cottage.
You always do such a fabulous job.
Thank you Rachel. It’s always so fun doing these tablescape with you.
Lora Bloomquist says
Beautiful tablescape, Kim! Love the dishes; so cute! The interplay of different textures is as beautiful as your gardens:)
Thank you Lora! What a sweet compliment. Hope you’re having a great weekend.