Now that both the interior and exterior of most homes are all decorated for Christmas - cards are written and sent, baking has begun and plans for entertaining have been made, it's time to give a little thought to what tablestyling to implement. Will you have a large family gathering, serving your Christmas dinner formal & family style? Or will you be hosting a friendly casual gathering and go buffet style? Even if it's only setting a table for two, a few simple details can create a magical setting to celebrate Christmas. Here are a few tablestyling ideas - from place-settings to chair details, using the very popular combination of natural linens, winter whites, antique silver, nature and fresh greens...


Keep the table simple, crisp and clean - perfect for winter!


Give guests a gift of nature...

A simple olive wreath creates a low-profile centerpiece...

Love this idea - especially for a Southwest Christmas:
A low bed of succulents + gold dipped wine glasses = casual elegance!


Love this idea too and SO simple to do: Doilies as place-mat under a clear plate.
Great way to utilize your favorite letter-type to personalize your place-settings... and clear plates can be collected from the Dollar Store, a thrift store, even just the grocery store.


Beautiful rolled napkins on a charger presentation for a buffet...

A simple cedar wreath with ribbon for slip-covered chair backs...

More casual elegance...

twine + spruce + cinnamon sticks!

No wreath? No problem! Create a margent to adorn chair backs
(A margent is the vertical arrangement that drops at the ends of festoons - aka a swag (garland).


Simple table layers for a winter gathering... or be ready with a buffet too...

 So many wonderful tablestyle ideas... I wish I had family here in AZ to do these for! (I miss doing tablescapes for family who would come to dinner in our FL home.)

All of the above images I gathered off Pinterest and pinned to my Holiday Inspy Board -- which after two years of pinning, has gotten out of control! I seriously need to create smaller categories (wish they had sub-boards!) and relocate some of these pin ideas. While scrolling through the board, and seeing all the ideas I'd love to do, it got me thinking: Do one Christmas pin project per month, which would equal 12 Days of Christmas to share next year.

Happy pinning and tablestyling!
Can you beilive, Christmas is now less than a week away!

Thanks for stopping by,

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe it's less than a week away either Lynda, December has just flown by! What a fantastic idea to complete one project per month, that would make the holiday prep so much smoother.
    (I wish Pinterest had sub-boards too!)



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