How To: Holiday Tablescape

How To: Holiday Tablescape [one_third_last][/one_third_last]The Holidays have got to be my favorite time of the year…with the exception of my birthday, of course (Yes, I consider it a ‘holiday!).  Not only are you giving and receiving gifts, but  you can decorate in whichever style you please. You can NEVER go wrong…whether it be traditional, modern, shabby chic, rustic, diva-like, country…the styles are endless! Every year, I tell myself ‘Next year I’m gonna change it up.’ But I always end up going the super Southern traditional route.

Unfortunately, I wont spend Christmas in our Memphis home where I created this Holiday tablescape. #brazilyall But it was fun preparing and setting this up nonetheless. My younger brother and nephew are living there; at least they will get to enjoy it.

Today, I am sharing with you the super easy and affordable way I achieved this beautiful holiday tablescape. Most items used for my tablescape are items I already had. Hopefully, this will inspire you in planning your very own for the holidays!

1. Table – The great news is ANY table will work: big, small, wood, glass top, round, square. I have both a glass top round table and an antique wood table I painted over the summer. I knew the latter table is what I wanted to use for the holidays. So any table you may have will work for your tablescape.

2. Table Runner – There are a plethora of holiday table runners out there…I mean gorgeous ones. But I knew I wanted to use burlap for my traditional theme. You can never go wrong with it. I already had burlap as well as gray fabric that was to be used to reupholster my parson chairs (never happened). I was really happy that they both coordinated well together.


3. Candles – And who doesn’t love candles?!? Candles always add the perfect ambiance and touch to any situation. And we ALL have candles, right? I am a huge lover of anything mercury. So it was only natural for me to include my mercury candle holders to this setting.

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4. Greenery – Greenery can actually cost you nothing. I went outdoors and clipped, clipped, clipped the greenery and hollies used for this tablescape.

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5. Ornaments – As I was putting this tablescape together, it was looking real plain y’all. So I knew a really inexpensive way to quickly add color was to add cute ornaments. The fact I only needed two or three was great for my budget. When I found what I was looking for, I decided to add ornaments to the wine bottles as well. Believe it or not, it was actually much harder to find the right fit for them. I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for. But when I saw them, I knew!


6. Linen Napkins – I don’t use linen napkins on a daily basis…or monthly for that matter. But I’ve always loved having them…just in case. The napkins I planned on using are actually at the monogrammers. So in its place, I used these napkins.



7. Seasonal Fruits – Not completely necessary but sporadically placing seasonal fruits into your tablescape not only add additional color, but also add a hint of warmth no matter your style. I only had pomegranate in the fridge. So that’s what I used!

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8. Great friends/family, wine, and conversation – I’m more of a spumante drinker (haven’t learned to ‘love‘ wine just yet). But I always make sure I have both red and white wine for those who do. With these combinations, a great time is guaranteed to be had!

Do you plan to incorporate a holiday tablescape this holiday season? If so, I would love to hear your ideas and plans. Thank you so much for stopping by for this read.

Happy Holidays!

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  1. November 29, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    This is such a nice table. I love how you put some seasonal fruits, it’s lovely x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • kuwc2016
      November 29, 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica! Just wanted to show how a lot everyday items can be used for tablescaping with a little imagination. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. Michaela
    November 29, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Omg I love this! Such a beautiful idea 🙂 #BLMGirl

    • kuwc2016
      November 29, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      Hi there Michaela, Thank you SOOO very much!!!!! I’ll head over your way shortly!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

  3. Keshia Rhinehart
    December 19, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    This is gives me so many ideas! I gave away my wood table. The table I have left is an outdoor table. It fit better in my space but it doesn’t look as nice. I will find a table cloth that is easy to clean & get to work. Thanks for the inspiration Candy!

    • kuwc2016
      December 21, 2016 / 12:14 am

      I am to please! So happy you found inspiration in this post Chica!

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