Beauty is everywhere. Just look outside your window & there is a world of opportunity to decorate with. So often we rush to the store to buy our decor, but I prefer to consider what I already have then go to the store to supplement. This simple Christmas table setting starts with my pomegranate table runner, my everyday dishes, casual linens & is trimmed with leftover cinnamon sticks & snips of greenery. It’s casual & cozy – just how I like our guests to feel when sharing dinner with us! While I love using china, it’s not necessary – it’s a personal choice. If you don’t have any, I encourage you to incorporate your everyday dinnerware. It’s all about the company anyways, isn’t it? Our china is buried safely in boxes in our yet-to-be unpacked basement. I look forward to unpacking more in January, but for now, I’m just enjoying the season. I hope you are too!
Tip: add pillows & throws to make your dining room as comfortable as your living room, especially if you’re planning a long meal or games to follow!
I usually set up a self serve bar, but always keep bottles of wine at the table for convenience along with a pitcher of water.
Any time you preset a dinner table, it just feels a little more special. Even if you’re serving buffet style, place something at each place setting, a charger, or even napkins with utensils & a little sprig will do!
Shop this table: Gold Flatware | Linen Napkins | Wine Glasses | Everyday Plates
I’ll be sharing the step-by-step tutorial to recreate this Christmas centerpiece later this week! Do you host Christmas? If so, how many are you entertaining?
Quick, easy, fresh, beautiful. That’s how I describe this 5 minute Christmas table runner I created for our holiday entertaining. It’s SO simple & is long lasting. It makes the table feel special, but is inexpensive, adaptable & reusable. No floral training required. I love that you can fill a large table, for just $12. It has been the backdrop to several meals this week & is part of my cozy Christmas table setting. To create this 5 minute floral Christmas table runner, you’ll need…
Separate your eucalyptus, grouping the stems in 2’s by size.
Place the largest branches on opposite ends in the center of your table.
Layer the second largest branches on top of each side, stems meeting each other in the middle.
Snip pieces of eucalyptus to fill in the center, fanning them outward until full. Lay them on top or tuck them under the other stems.
Add your pomegranates, starting in the center. Keep them in a consistent line, group them together or allow them to “fall” sporadically. Face the prettiest side of the pomegranates to the place settings.
The eucalyptus will dry after a few days, but remains beautiful. Thanks to my friends Emily of Emmy-Ray & Erin of Volante Floral for always inspiring me to think outside the box in my “arrangements!”
Looking for a blue Christmas table setting this year? Check out my take on a A Blue Christmas Table Setting!