Dec 20 2013

Simple Christmas Tablescape

Can you believe Christmas is less than a week away?  We are counting down the days!  As Christmas gets closer it’s time to think about the menu and table decor.  This can be a daunting task, but we have a simple Christmas tablescape idea to share with you today that is affordable and doesn’t require much effort.




We wanted to keep the tablescape simple.  We both like traditional colors with a touch of elegance and a hint of rustic charm.  Most of the things we used can be found in your home or your own backyard!  The only items we purchased were the dinner napkins which we did as a pocket fold and can be used for any occasion.




We used our mom’s Christmas dishes that she has had forever.  Love the look of the plaid pattern with the white dishes on top.  The glass stemware, candle holders and silverware add that touch of elegance.




The rustic elements like the wood table, the crate, and the pine cones is our favorite part of the decor.  The pine cones were from the great outdoors at no cost!  The greenery adds a soft and delicate touch.  You can see how to clean the pine cones here.  The table runner was a great find at HomeGoods…one of our favorite places!  It was only $12.99 and can be used year round.  Mason jars and glass vases were filled with votive candles and cranberry vase filler from Pottery Barn.




When we had the table set we thought there was just a little something missing.  Alisa came up with the idea of doing the greenery place card wreaths (we love wreaths as you can tell from reading our blog!).   The place cards were made from scrapbook paper that was made to look like a chalkboard and we wrote the names with a chalkboard marker.  (Side note:  The chalkboard marker has changed my life!  It is so much cleaner and easier to use than regular chalk!)  You could also use chalkboard spray paint on cardstock paper for a similar look like we did for our gift tags here and on our advent calendar.  It was the perfect touch to pull it all together.






Make sure to follow us: Marissa on pinterest and Instagram. Alisa on pinterest and Instagram.  We would love to follow you too!  Have a great weekend! 



2 comments on “Simple Christmas Tablescape

  1. Marissa, I just wanted to click over here after you left that sweet comment on my last blog post. Thank you so much for those words. It always means the world to me when I can encourage another mama. Are you marissaramsland on IG? I really enjoy connecting on there!
    Also LOOOOOVE that table runner. So gorgeous!

    • Hi Haverlee! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet note. I was definitely encouraged by you. I have enjoyed following you on IG and yes marissaramsland is me! I look forward to connecting with you over there. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! on said:

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