Festive tablescape designs range from fancy to simple. Celebrate the holidays with us as I share with you a table design that is easy to create and light in the budget.
Festive tablescape ideas are so fun to share. When I was asked to create a table for a sorority Christmas party, I knew right away that this would be a good one to share.
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To begin this project, I started with the china that my client already owned. Her china is called Royal Hunt by Noritake, and the beautiful jewel-toned plaid design was perfect for my inspiration to begin.
CHINA CENTERPIECE & GIFT
I love to create a beautiful element that will sit on each plate. After strolling Target, I found these cute cookie cutters by Hearth & Hand. The gold tone was perfect as the gift and centerpiece for each dish. So I simply added some ribbon and a tiny sprig of pine to each plate. Then sit each place setting on a cable knit throw that is sitting on top of a white tablecloth.
There are so many ideas you can do with napkins, but with a fancy china centerpiece, I figured the napkin would look great nestled under the salad plate and draped down on the side of the table.
Now, for the fun part and that is the centerpiece. Start with an eye-catching piece in the middle. Because this table is so long, I decided on something that had some length to it also. It just happened that my laser cut wooden village by Crate & Barrel was a nice compliment to the Royal Hunt china. Next, you will need something around the village so I started thinking about using items that could be used by each guest other senses.
ORANGE & CLOVE CANDLES
Being a Florida girl, I love using oranges whenever I can. Did you know that oranges are ready to be picked in December in Florida? So, I couldn’t wait to add them to this table. To make these oranges simply cut the tip off and scoop out just enough insides for the tea light to sit down into it. Next, poke holes with a skewer and then stick the cloves inside the holes. Here is a great place to create designs like mine. And if you want to carve some designs use a Dremel. It is much easier and faster!
PINE, CRANBERRY GARLAND & BATTERY POWERED LIGHTS
Deciding on what greenery comes down to what you have around the house. Pine is abundant in North Florida, so we went with pine but to add another layer we made a cranberry garland simply with a needle and upholstery thread. Then for my favorite element, we also added this 6′ copper wire battery powered Christmas lights. I wish you could have been there to see how it finished the look and made it sparkle.
ADDITIONAL FESTIVE TABLESCAPE
You know how sometimes you have more guest than your table can hold. Well, pull out your card table, throw on some white tablecloths and add one of the extra lanterns. Check out how we added some pine to the lamp to continue the repetition. There was no room on the table to add anything else so this was all that could fit which was just perfect!
Now at this party, the buffet was not being used for food, so we needed to do some decorating. Lanterns, pine, and oranges were a great way to create repetition. If you have been following my blog, you know that repetition is a design element. Using the lanterns on the buffet and the smaller second table. And the oranges/clove candles and pine would bring everything together.
GET THE LOOK:
To finish the space, we added more pine to the nativity on the piano. If you have other Christmas decorations sitting around in the room, add the candles, cranberry or pine to repeat the pattern there too. Just these simple steps would tie it all together. To recap what we used here is a list before we go.
- White tablecloth
- Cable knit throw tablecloth
- Crate & Barrel laser cut village
- 6′ copper wire battery powered Christmas lights
- Pine branches
- Royal Hunt china (dinner plate, salad plate)
- Crystal tea glasses
- Gold silverware
- Brass bell cookie cutters
- White and red ribbon
- Old fashion farm lanterns
Well, we have come to an end to another post, and I am so glad you came to visit. I hope you were inspired and create a beautiful table for your friend and family this holiday season. 🙂
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