My mom and sisters have an eye for decorating. For me, it doesn’t come naturally. I second guess myself a lot, and when I do see something I like I’m not sure where to put it in my home. Decorating a room in my house or even the dining room table for a holiday dinner is a challenge for me. It usually consists of me calling my mom a bunch of times to get her opinion. Although there was a lot of Pinterest browsing and consulting with Lance and my mom, I love how my first Christmas tablescape turned out!
Last Christmas Lance and I invited his parents over for Christmas Eve dinner. We cooked the traditional ham dinner. I wasn’t even concerned about how the table looked because I was more nervous about cooking. I had never even cooked a holiday meal before. Thankfully everything came out really good! Although the meal was good, the tablescape wasn’t as it just consisted of plates, silverware and paper napkins.
Next year I would really like to add a few more pieces to my tablescape. I’ve been really into wooden chargers and placing the chargers under the dinner plates and adding a table runner I think would give it a more complete look. I thought this was a good start for my first Christmas tablescape, and I’m excited to see how my table looks next year adding a few additional pieces.
This year Lance and I hosted Christmas Eve brunch for his parents and brother. Even though brunch is less formal than dinner, I still wanted my tablescape to stand out. I hope this tablescape creates inspiration for your next holiday get together!
Pinecones:Designs by Tracey
Ribbon:Designs by Tracey
Cranberry Stems:Designs by Tracey
Greens:East Branch Organics
Brass Candle Stick Holders:The American Museum Brass Collection by Baldwin (similar)