Hello friends, we are so excited to kick off the Christmas season in our new and refreshed dining room! The dining room has quite a different vibe now that we have new wood floors and a new dining table and we are loving the new look! We have put together a classic Christmas tablescape with fresh florals and greenery and are thrilled to be joining the Styled & Set Entertaining series hosted by Lory at Designthusiasm. Lory has put together an amazing group of talented bloggers in this series so be sure to check out the list at the end of this post. If you are coming over from Annie at Zevy Joy, welcome, we are so glad you’re here!
The inspiration for my color scheme this year was this faux fur burgundy scarf. I was wearing it out shopping one day and while in pottery barn noticed how it matched many of their beautiful seasonal displays. Now of course burgundy or any shade of red is not a new idea for Christmas decor, but I haven’t used it for several years so it feels new to me! This table setting is a pretty classic Christmas tablescape especially with the fresh florals and greenery but I think I’ve used burgundy in a slightly new way on my tree and I can’t wait to show you that soon!
This was such an easy tablescape to put together as I used items I already had. The only money spent was for the fresh florals and greenery. I picked up a pack of two dozen roses at Trader Joe’s for $10 along with one bunch of fresh pine tips and a couple packs of eucalyptus. The whole purchase was around $20!
I’ve had the green and white Christmas plates for several years, found on after Christmas clearance at Target. Since I only have four red and white Spode salad plates I mixed them with white phaltsgraff plates. Don’t be afraid to mix different dishes together, not every place setting has to be the same. As long as they match it’s ok to mix. Here I mixed every other place setting with the different salad plates as well as different Christmas mugs and even napkins.
On the back of each chair I attached a faux spruce sprig that I bought at Michaels a couple of years ago.
I’ve had this red pepper berry wreath for several years, but haven’t used it in awhile. I think it adds a fun festive touch to the hutch.
I found the burgundy velvet “Peace”pillow at Homegoods.
Again using pieces I’ve had for years, I pulled out this Christmas tree tea pot and santa creamer.
For the centerpiece I used fresh florals and greenery. I created a runner of sorts out of the fresh greenery. I simply placed the eucalyptus and pine branches down the center of the table. I then nestled in some pine cones that I already had. You can buy pine cones so many places and they last year after year.
I have a pretty large collection of white chippy candlesticks so I grouped a few of them in the middle of the greenery then placed bouquets of roses on each end.
A view looking into the living room with the tree up but not decorated yet.
I bought the pre lite birch trees this year on sale at Target and placed them in my garden urns and covered them with moss. Such an easy way to add a little sparkle to the dining room!
After unpacking some of my Christmas boxes from storage I found the burgundy stockings and decided to add them to the back of the wing chairs for a festive touch.
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I hope you enjoyed our classic Christmas tablescape with fresh florals and greenery and maybe got some ideas on how to dress up your own classic Christmas table. Next up on the tour is Rachel at Maison de Pax so be sure to check out her fabulous ideas for some Christmas inspiration as well as all the other talented bloggers in the series!
Kim & Lacey