It may seem a bit counterproductive to share this Christmas tablescape the week before Thanksgiving but the goal is for this content to be ready for you when you are ready to decorate for Christmas.
One thing I’ve dreamed of for years was having a nice big table to decorate seasonally. If you’ve read along here for long, then you’ll know that in our previous home we had a modest dining area with a small round dining table that wasn’t ideal for seasonally decorating. That being said, I still made a go at it every chance I got. As soon as we moved to California and had a larger dining room, I bought the perfect table and have been itching for an opportunity to decorate it.
We moved to California on military orders and have been living in our military base house for just about four months. Our move across the country was less than smooth and since settling here, I’ve learned that it’s okay to decorate slow and simply. I’m carrying that strategy into my holiday decorating as well.
Simple decorating for me means creating something beautiful with little time or effort. That’s the kind of simple that this tablescape is. Decorated simply with things I pulled out of our holiday bins and eucalyptus snipped from a neighborhood tree.
I started decorating the table by layering some eucalyptus branches. The rustic stars are ornaments that I found in a vintage shop years ago. I found something similar here.
Next, the most simple part of the tablescape was adding bunches of ornaments all along the table. These are the shatterless bulbs so I feel safe having them out around the kids. They do tend to roll around so I kept them secure with a little bit of tape. The key to this tablescape is to bunch the bulbs together, layering them on top of each other.
The place setting goes along with our simplicity theme. I used my everyday white plate on top of my favorite linen napkins. I love the crocheted detail around the edges. I used these mini wreaths on my kitchen cabinet doors last year. They work perfectly in the place settings here.
My favorite part of this room is our new cabinet. It makes for the sideboard piece that can hold extra plates, cake stands, and more. On a normal day, it also stores homework supplies so they’re at the ready. To decorate, I filled vessels with ornaments and displayed my favorite little white houses that I’ve been collecting. The wreaths are hung with some ribbon left over from last year.
I hope that seeing this simply decorated tablescape inspires you to be creative, use what you have, and decorate simply.
My dear friend Bre from Rooms For Rent organized a tour of beautiful holiday tablescapes that will inspire you even more. Make sure you visit all of the bloggers below to see more beautiful holiday decor.