How to Create a Christmas Cottage Tablescape for a Festive Holiday Feast

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!

Christmas cottage tablescape

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Christmas cottage tablescape

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!

Christmas cottage tablescape

I didn’t realize that there was some sort of art to set the table for a gathering, especially during the holidays.

But I’m working on it. I’ve been transformed. And I 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.

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Christmas cottage tablescape

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!

Christmas cottage tablescape

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.

Christmas cottage tablescape

I then added several mini Christmas trees, pomegranates, assorted nuts, cinnamon cloves, and votive candles as a simple centerpiece.

Christmas cottage tablescape

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.

Christmas cottage tablescape

I thought the bottle brush trees would add a more festive look to the table.

Christmas cottage tablescape
Christmas cottage tablescape
Christmas cottage tablescape napkin with greenery

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.

Christmas cottage tablescape
Christmas cottage tablescape

Seasonal fruits such as pomegranates and oranges are a perfect touch for holiday tables and add color to your centerpiece.

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Christmas cottage tablescape

Thank you for visiting my blog today, and hope you found some inspiration here.

Until next time,

Happy Tablescaping!

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  1. I love those dishes so much! And the way you have your table arranged is adorable!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  2. 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.



    1. Thank you Cindy. I can’t believe how much I love bottle brush trees. I just can’t get enough of them!

  3. 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

  4. 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?

  5. Love your tablesetting. You”re right…the plum glasses give a pop of color!

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

  8. Such a pretty table! I love all the natural elements that you added in! Thank you for the inspiration Kim!
    Merry Christmas✨

  9. 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.

  10. Kim,
    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.

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