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