You guys! This Christmas is looking quite a bit different this year, and don't get me wrong I am super bummed about a lot of it, just like you! But why not create new traditions within your home? I know Tyler and I are going to be getting a small turkey and cooking up some of my moms famous stuffing, mash potatoes, candied yams, and green bean casserole! Another thing I thought I would do is go a little nutty on the Christmas décor. Why not go full out if we're going to be stuck at home alone, am I right?
I thought it would be helpful for you guys if I shared a few different ways to "spruce" up your table with fresh and faux greens. Check out a few DIY options you can accomplish with some items you might already have!
Table 1: The Rustic Christmas Table
Super cozy, this table brings a really rustic feel to your Christmas dinner table! I love how simple this table is to execute. Not gonna lie, I can imagine myself sitting down with a coffee and baileys. The wood burning stove crackling in the back ground of a log cabin, and the smell of bacon cooking on the stove ( I don't even eat bacon) it just fits the dreamy place my mind takes me when I see this awesome set up. Plaid PJ's and warm fuzzy socks... you get the picture!
Things I used:
Fresh greens in a vase - You could get clippings from your trees in your yard if you have the luxury! cinnamon & cedar napkins wrapped in twine ( you could also use paper napkins )
cedar wrapped candles in glass cylinders ( all from dollarama )
I used a blanket as the table runner with rustic chargers under each plate.
Wood cookies help to create height in your staging and add the perfect rustic touch to your décor. Tip*If you choose to use fresh wood cookies be sure to preserve them after if you would like to reuse them. They will tend to crack as they dry and can also create mold.
Table 2: Christmas traditions: As much as this year is the least traditional year we've had in years, I am loving the traditional Christmas look with the holiday china. I'm sure some of you have some china that has been passed down to you, what better time then now to pull it out and spruce it up?
This setting takes me to a Christmas tea luncheon! With so many different kinds of baked goods and mini sandwiches. a mulled wine to keep your bellies warm and sip by the fire.
Things I used:
Faux greenery laid as a garland with added berries ( from Michaels and always get it on sale!)
Brass candle sticks ( mismatched and thrifted )
Christmas china set ( you could use any china set you have at home!
Table 3: The Modern Farmhouse
Okay this is for sure one my favorites to set for any dinner setting over the holiday season. ESPECIALLY Christmas dinner. I really love the simplicity of it! It's so cozy yet such an elegant feel. I can picture opening a bottle of red, checking the turkey one last time before its ready, and setting the table with all the goodies we love for Christmas dinner.
Things I used:
Faux laid greens with fresh eucalyptus ( you could definitely use fresh greens from your yard )
Burlap placemats and plates
Wooden candle sticks with white candles
Wine glasses.. A must!
All photos taken by Fly Free Photography
For not so Christmasy table designs you can check out our blog post related to weddings Greens or Garlands blog!
I hope that no matter what this year may bring, that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!