A metallic tablecloth and runner create a holiday ambiance – but choose differing textures (like the runner), it adds visual depth.
Chargers are a tablescape essential in my book, adding a refined touch to your whole setting. Don’t be afraid to mismatched plates & bowls, just remember to keep with the color scheme – metallic and white in this case. For plates and bowls, I highly recommend TJ Maxx or Homegoods – you’ll find plenty of fun, and different holiday plates that will make it easy to mix & match (not to mention the prices are fab).
A strictly silver tablescape felt too monochromatic for Christmas, so I opted to add a touch of red. It’s amazing what a few accessories from a craft store can do – red glittered pine cones, adorable faux red robin birds in bird cages, and cranberries displayed in glass – add a fun, natured twist and pop of color.
Adding a touch of natural, green foliage to the table instantly gives the gleaming table a bit of earthiness. Placing a few different pine branches here and there brightens the table. Floral shops or grocery stores generally sell bouquets of mixed holiday branches – or, just snip a few branches off your Christmas tree! If you would like to add a holiday bouquet to your tablescape, Emily-Grace from Entertaining Grace has a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a gorgeous bouquet that looks like it came straight from a florist, it can be found here.
Getting creative with place-cards:
Slipping a place-card onto a pine-cone as a holder is very simple and charming – and trumps a lonely place card any day.
Candles add an immense dose of holiday ambiance! Mix and match different-shaped votive candles and places them throughout the setting.
Tablecloth: Snowfall Linen Tablecloth, Crate & Barrel, $49.99
Runner: Painted Metallic Runner, West Elm, $24.99
Chargers: Antique Glass Charger Plates, Bed Bath & Beyond, $59.99 for set of 4
Candles, Votive Candles, Michaels Craft Store, $1.99-4.99
Faux Red Robins + Holiday Birdcages(pictured in tablescape photos), Ashland Botanical Noel Holiday Decor, Michaels Craft Store, $.99-$4.99
Pine Needle Branches + Cranberries: Purchased at a local grocery store
I hope everyone has an amazing time getting ready for Christmas!