It’s finally looking like Christmas in the dining room, so I would like to show you my tablescape! It will be a small Christmas eve gathering, so I have set the table for four.
This year I decided that I wanted to use natural elements and traditional red and green as my color palette. Sooo…I started with a realistic-looking faux garland and layered in more pine cones and juniper cuttings as well as flowering cherry twigs collected last spring when they were full of buds.
At the center is a lantern with Gothic window glass…one of my favorites and first finds when I started Goodwill hunting several years ago.
Next, I scattered red pillar candles in glass cylinders and simple votives throughout the centerpiece. I love the ambiance they add!
Once again, I am using my favorite plates…Felice by Chris Madden…a $10 Goodwill find from last year! That’s my mom’s Towle Silver Flutes flatware. I love the simple pattern and the patina of old silver! The water glasses are my best Irish lead crystal and I have added some wine glasses found at Goodwill. Can you tell…I like to mix elegant with simple!
At each place is a Christmas ornament…nesting cardinals…for my guests to take home with them.
On the table…a drop cloth tablecloth topped with my versatile ruffled burlap table runner lend themselves to the rustic look of the tablescape. (Click here for instructions for making your own runner.)
Baby Kitty reminds me that since we will have our dinner on Christmas eve, it might be nice to show you how the table will look in the candlelight.
And here it is! The candlelight gives a completely different look, I think!
I love the way the crystal and silver really glow! The candlelight seems to highlight the contrast of the elegant…
…and the rustic elements of the table.
An here’s just a little peek at the dining room. The burlap stockings from last year’s mantel are hanging from each chair, waiting to be filled with surprises for my guests! I’ll show you more later.
And there you have it…my rustic Christmas tablescape with evergreens and burlap. What do you think? I still have lots more that I am working on, so be sure to come back!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas decorations! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!