Eek! Eight more days until Christmas! Are you guys ready? I am just about. Decorations are up though not as elaborate as I had hoped. It has been so busy these days and with a little one who has recently decided she no longer wants to sleep, I was lucky to get the tree up.
As I mentioned in my Thanksgiving post, we host our families’ holiday meals. I have been looking for inspiration for my Christmas tablescape and found a few favorites. Hope you find them inspiring as well.
1. Berry and Bright
I absolutely love this tablescape designed by Camile Simmons. Her palette choice of berry and green is a fresh update to the typical Christmas colors. Set against a dark table, the colors really pop. It reminds me of an Ashley Woodson Bailey print. The pomegranate and artichoke are a nice unexpected touch. Both naturally are beautiful in color and structure. The brown from the magnolia leaves help to tone down the strong pink ornaments. Camile also has some great hosting tips which you can read here.
2. Black, White, and Gold
I have noticed an increasing trend this year of a black, white, and gold Christmas palette. The color combo makes for a classy and crisp look. Not to mention, the theme could ease right into New Year's.
This DIY Marquee by Homey Oh My could easily be adapted into a table center piece. Instead of hanging the pine cones like she has, they can be bow tied closer to the branches and laid across a table. Click here for the DIY instructions.
This table by Estoria Social is simple and elegant. The gold glasses are hand painted and can be replicated inexpensively by purchasing some glassware from the dollar store and a can of non toxic spray paint. For step by step instructions, follow this DIY.
3. Rustic Black and White
The black and white theme continues but this time swapping out gold for a wooden element. If you have too many guests to have individual table settings, the chargers could instead be used for height in your table centerpiece. If you are not handy with a saw, there are many stores on Etsy that sell wood slice chargers.
I am not a fan of the pine cone candles but like how the chairs were decorated with some ribbon and spruce clippings.
An update to my garland post. My nursery was out of fresh garland so I grabbed an armful of free clippings out of their bin and purchased a couple artificial garlands from Target. I hung the garland with 3M hooks onto my mantel-less fireplace and then tucked the clippings into to the artificial garland. By the way, 3M hooks are awesome!
I still have to play with it but as you can see it filled out my garland nicely.