5 Ways to Add Rustic Charm To Your Christmas Tablescape
Happy holiday friends! I just had to hop on and share my Christmas tablescape I created for our home this holiday season. I am so glad I created this fun table setting a while back because with the changes in the weather I have caught a nasty sinus infection this week. So, since I am home bound per doctor’s request I wanted to share this with you all while I have a spark of energy. (yes, I am bored, lol) In this post I will share 5 ways to add rustic charm to your Christmas tablescape this season. So, if you are needing some inspiration as you finalize your holiday dinner plans then grab a cup of cocoa and let’s dive in.
1. Rustic Place Setting
I don’t know why I get so excited when I see a slab of wood layered on top of cedar branches!! I instantly think of a rustic Christmas in a log cabin in the woods. This year I decided to re-purpose my wooden trays from last year and add my new Pier1 cedar branch placemats I got online for only $5.56. I needed a way to introduce the color green to my tablescape since my home is decorated in red and green.
2. Galvanize Lanterns With Candles
Having a focal point or a statement piece is important for any table when you are entertaining your guests. In my home I wanted to introduce and element of texture with galvanized metal. So of course I used the Hearth and Hand With Magnolia house lanterns as my element of texture. I decided to use the medium and small lanterns because the large sized lantern blocked too much conversation space when it comes to dining with my guests this year. To finish my scape I wanted to add a little ambiance to my centerpiece, so I went for chunky ivory candles at different heights. The add just the right amount of glow to my table.
3. Adding Pine & Berries
When I see pine and berries I get all of the Christmas feels running through my body. How about you? So I just had to add pieces of that element to my table. I decided to clip of pieces of my pine and cone garland and layer them on the sides of the lanterns and in between in order to have a bit of green to the center piece. Then I added sprigs of berries to tie in some red. You can find pine garland at any retailer like hobby lobby, Michael’s, and even amazon!!
4. Napkin Rings With Pine & Berries
I always have napkins at my kitchen table but this year I wanted to dress up my cotton napkins by threshold at target. So, I decided to add the hearth and hand with magnolia “Gather” rings. I love the metal touch and the simple lettering on them. In addition to that, I decided to embellish them with cedar branch leaves and berries. I purchase one spray of cedar branches and one spray of berries from hobby lobby and it was enough to complete 6 napkin rings. Just the simple touches can transform this beauties in to Christmas.
5. Metal Place-card holder on chopped Wood
I guess you can tell that I am loving my Hearth and Hand with Mangolia purchases, huh? I just thought it was be so adorable to place a simple message of peace, love and joy at each setting inside the hearth and hand placecard holder. (I created these cards in Microsoft word.) Then I thought to myself, lets place them on top of my birch wood coasters in order to continue that rustic theme.
I hope that you all enjoy my quick update to my table for Christmas. And if you have not started your Christmas tablescape then I hope this inspires you to create a fun statement for your own family this Christmas. Well, I better go rest for now. Questions: would you like to see a video of my tablescape? If so, leave me some feedback below. My voice is gone, but I can create a video with just holiday music to get you all in the mood. Until then, happy holidays my friends!!