Christmas tablescapes, where do I begin? They can either be simple or all layered up. This year when I tried to decide on which type I wanted to do, I just could not pass up the opportunity to do both to share with you friends! Over the past month I have been hitting what us pickers call the vintage loot jackpot! From all the vintage Santa mugs to the picnic baskets, I have been lucky and getting all the things at the stores. Since all of the things are in the home why not go ahead and play around with them.
The first look I wanted to use all the things from plate chargers that my dear friend Sarah from @blessedcrazytexasnest makes to those vintage pieces that I have picked up along the way. I started out by picking a big vintage piece that I knew I could use to layer greenery and linen out of. This piece is my focal point and that is what I use to build the layers around. Inside of the picnic basket I layered in some winter greens, the book page and orange slice garland, and then a little tea towel to give it a soft linen texture. Also to tie in that linen texture I did table runner under the tabbescape. After creating the soft texture I wanted to add another element which was the wood chargers. They are great from layering as well. The wood chargers created the perfect dimension to sit the clear Santa glasses on that would make them pop. After layering those up I finished out the look with a stack of plates and vintage Santa mug on top beside of a stack of vintage copper cookie cutters. This layered look gives me the vintage Christmas feeling that you would get at your grandmother’s house during the holidays.
Now time to simplify! Just incase you want to have something simple but, with all of the tablesettings, I did this fun look took. I grabbed up 4 vintage books, vintage Santa mugs, and off white plates. These were for the place settings. Then I went and grabbed a simple strand of faux real like cedar garland and then the orange slice garland that I used in the layered look. I twisted the two garlands together and put them right down the center of the table and let the ends hang off the table. Once that was in place, something was still missing and there needed to be another texture. What was missing….during this time of the year I am all about my vintage brass candle stick holders. They are great to stick in spaces that need height..that is just what I did.
After those were placed I put together the place setting by simply placing the plate down with a green vintage book on it. I then topped off the book with a cute vintage Santa mug to add in the Christmas spirit. There are so many ways to take some of the same elements from one tablescape and use them in another but, create a whole new look. Many vintage pieces can be used in unique ways for that new look.
Since we all have different styles and looks I think it is always so much fun to create a few tablescapes for each season. I hope you stopping by the blog today will inspire you to make some fun Christmas tablescapes of your own. Thank you friends, XOXO