Our house has transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland! Does anyone else feel like their house feels the most home-y at Christmas? It almost feels like the rest of the year is wrong, but Christmas the house looks exactly like it’s supposed to.
If I had it my way, my entire house would be gold and white glitter. However, Stephen lives here and does not share my views on glitter. We have found a way to compromise though. We stick to the traditional colors–red and green and then add gold, so we all win!
This year we actually have a house, so we have lots of rooms to decorate! I was most excited to decorate our new dining room. I’ve been looking at Pinterest tablescapes for years and couldn’t wait to create one of my own.
For our wedding, I registered for Christmas Spode. My mom always used it at Christmas, and I had to have some of my own to keep the tradition alive. For my tablescape, I took the Christmas tree theme from my china, and brought it to life.
Check out my DIY Christmas Tree Place Cards here.
I found some adorable ceramic Christmas trees that looked almost exactly like the ones on my Spode. My Crate and Barrel placemats have a gold border that matches the rim on my wine glasses. And I added a cute little bird cage with a friendly red robin to top it all off.
The creme de la creme are these adorable silverware napkin folds. They are so simple and inexpensive to create, but really give your table a little something extra. I used white napkins, but you can use any color you want.
First I folded them into triangles and placed my knife, fork and spoon in the middle. I folded each side inward twice so I had a little package. Then I placed a piece of garland on top and tied a piece of red and white yarn around the whole thing to keep it together. I just used a simple knot to keep it in place.
Next, I put a small ornament on each string coming off the knot. I purchased these precious little Sugar Paper ornaments from Target. Finally I tied a bow with the two strings. Pro tip–if you tie the bow with the left loop first it’s perfectly straight. You know the “bunny ears?” Start with the left “ear,” loop around, and pull tight.
TA-DA! Perfect for a Christmas tree tablescape.
PSA: in case you haven’t heard, all Christmas decor at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby is 50% off and has been for awhile. I got all of my garland for my mantle and banister for $2. Also, the Christmas trees on my table, the red bird, and the cage are all from Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby also has tons of picks and fillers to fill your tree and garland. See below lol…
I’m also, of course, a huge fan of Target and Home Goods for Christmas decor.
Don’t discount Lowe’s and Home Depot either. They are the best for those things you don’t think about, like extension cords and spare lights for when one of yours goes out. OR if you need a giant inflatable fish taco truck for your yard. I don’t have one of those, but seriously considered it last night.
I just love Christmas, don’t you?
What do you think of my Christmas tree tablescape? Where is your favorite place to shop for Christmas decor?
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Ashley Stephenson says
I love how you decorated your table! We don’t have a very big table in our dining room, so I don’t do much with it but if I did I would do it similar to yours!
Sara Montague Miller says
It looks wonderful! My mom was similar Christmas dishes and glasses, and I love them so much!
Summer @ Coffee With Summer says
I loveeee the utensil decor and the use of the bird cage as the centerpiece – so unique and fun!
Kay R. says
It looks really good! Love the napkins 🙂
Patricia Eales says
What a beautiful decor! Your photography is amazing as well!
Rachel@The Confused Millennial says
ah this is SO cute Helen! I love the utensil ties! Ugh i love christmas time so much!
Nikki Gwin says
The Place card holders are definitely my favorite! And I love the gold birds on your banister!
Kristen @ TheSophisticatedGal says
I love this tablescape look! It looks so good for the holidays 🙂
justine @ sunnyinjune.com says
this tablescape is so incredibly pretty! love all the details and the candy cane looking string you use!
Chelsea Jacobs says
This is all so beautiful!
Brooke Pollard says
Love your decorations! The decor looks amazing – especially the garland running down your stairs. Why can’t it be Christmas all year round?!
Tayler Morrell says
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it so much! I can’t wait to have a dining room to do things like this!