This simple traditional tablescape is filled with several ideas for Christmas table decorations you can easily implement in your own home.
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It's always so fun to be able to decorate our dining table at the holidays. Our dining room is a great space with many of my beloved plants but we seem to only use it during the holidays.
Today I'm sharing this year's Christmas table decorations with a couple of tips and ideas to help inspire your own holiday table.
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It all started with this old zinc planter I found at Target. Originally I wanted to plant it with tiny trees. I noticed some at a local nursery but by the time I went back for them, they were closed for the season.
Instead, I decided to use three mini trees from Hobby Lobby wrapped with a string of battery operated fairy lights.
I also found these beautiful frosted leaves candle rings at Hobby Lobby which look great next to the zinc planter. Inside I used a candle holder and a small pillar candle from Dollar Tree.
Making Frosted Napkin Holders
I also picked up a 12 pack of artificial pine branches from Dollar Tree. Then I dry brushed them with a bit of white craft paint and sprinkled a little glitter on top. This way they tie in with the rest of the table. The glitter may flake off so if that bothers you just use the paint and leave the glitter out.
These flocked pine branches were then wrapped around simple white cotton dinner napkins, and placed on top of our red transferware plates which I have collected over the years. The faux galvanized charger is the same dollar store upcycle from the fall.
A little fresh cedar leftover from my winter wreath was added to the same bottles from last year's table decorations.
Our good stainless flatware, crystal water glasses, and reproduction red depression glass bowls complete the table.
These Christmas table decorations with traditional colors and plenty of sparkle creates a beautiful and bright holiday home.
Love your tablescape and how you are also budget conscious! As an fyi, I did get a copy of your Homemade for the Holidays e-book and love it! I'd strongly recommend it to your readers (I think I saw the link in the bottom of this blog post).
Thanks Susan, I do try to keep costs down. Mostly because it is so easy to get carried away especially at the holidays. Also, I'm so glad you liked the book. I hope to create a few more next year.
Love your winter table, Patti! I love its simplicity and the overall white look with just a touch of red. So pretty!!! I was just reading a few of the other comments from readers and I too love your Meyer lemon... I know they aren't really supposed to grow in Texas, but maybe if it were an indoor plant, like yours?? Miss having fresh lemons right off the tree from our California home.
Happy Christmas to you,
Hugs and blessings,
Thanks Barbara. It's a dwarf Meyer Lemon and you could definitely grow one in your home. You can see that I use grow lights in my dining room as it is North facing and even though it's a large window it does not get a lot of light. Happy Christmas and blessing to you and yours as well.
Thanks Dona. I hope you love it as much as we do. Merry Christmas.
Beautiful table. Will be pinnng.
Thanks Maria. Pins are always welcome.
Such a beautiful table, I love the traditional colours and the playful napkin holders.
The pops of red really make it sing Christmas. What a gorgeous table and a special treat for all your guests to dine there.
Thanks Kristi. There's something about a nice ruby red that I really like for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by.
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Love this Patti! So festive but not crazy difficult. Your ideas are always so do-able, and so beautiful at the same time. Looks like a very Merry Christmas will happen around this table.
Thanks Lidy. I'm so glad you like the table. I do strive to keep it doable and am excited to entertain the family here this year.
Patti, I'm in love with your tablescape. I love the three trees in the middle of the table. Of course the dishes are amazing too.
Have a great week.
Thanks Lisa. I do like the way they turned out but don't be surprised if I find some little real shrubs to plant in there for next year. Wishing you a great week as well.
Just lovely, Patti! The charcoal and red together are perfect...and love those napkin rings!
Thanks Julie. You are so sweet!
Absolutely beautiful; this is how my grandmother use to set her dinning room table. Simple, yet elegant right down to the very last detail. Your table is so inviting and I bet you just smile every time you look at it.
You're right it does make me smile. Thanks Carole.
Beautiful!! So many little details that add up to a wonderful holiday setting!
Simply stunning, Patti, and I love how bright and airy your dining room is (that pretty meyer lemon adds such a sunny element). The light streaming in is so pretty and showcases your gorgeous table beautifully. I love how you plugged in some inexpensive dollar store items and still pulled off a classy looking table. So inspiring!
Thank you Karen. I really appreciate your kinds words.
I'm an admirer of your projects Patti....and I see a wreath of yours over on your Instagram snippet that I'm going to HAVE TO check out!
Thanks Janet. I really appreciate hearing that you like my work.