Welcome friends, today I am pleased to join a fantastic group of gals who are eagerly awaiting to inspire you with last minute holiday entertaining ideas. I am happy to share with you my Christmas tablescape and the simple, yet stunning centerpiece I created in less than 10 minutes.
- Clear Glass Square Vase
- Faux Snow
- Faux Berry Spray/s
- White Roses – Real or Faux
- Floral Foam
- Floral Clay
- Pluck the berries from the spray and set aside. Amount needed depends on size of vase.
- Trim your floral foam so there is room on all 4 sides when placing it in the vase.
- Place a small amount of floral clay on the bottom of the floral foam and center on floor of the vase.
- Fill around the floral foam with faux snow about 1/2 way up the vase.
- Cut your roses to the desired length, and arrange in floral foam. I cut mine pretty short because I didn’t want to see any stem when finished.
- Gently fill the remaining vase with red berries.
A stunning addition to your Christmas tablescape in less than 10 minutes. What I love about arrangements like this is that nothing is permanent. I will be able to dismantle this easily when Christmas is over, and use this same vase and roses to create something for spring.
Simple and Charming Christmas Tablescape
It’s all about the food during the holidays, am I right? I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to show up at a party and immediately sit down to eat. A little social mingling is preferred with a light cocktail and snack. Now, if my husband were writing this, he would say the opposite (insert eye roll – Men).
I staged my table for a small gathering of 4, but we can actually seat 10 easily when both leaves are in. This table is actually a tad big for our breakfast nook, but during the holidays I am always thankful we have it.
For the table runner I actually used my oversized Turkish towel from Olive and Linen and draped it over a small stack of books to create a little height. I laid it across the middle horizontal this time instead of vertical mainly so the table decor could stay alongside the meal. So often I have to dismantle a few pieces of decor in order to fit the serving dishes on the table. Of course serving buffet style eliminates that problem, but isn’t always desired.
Since my floral centerpiece isn’t grand by any means, I coupled it with a few smaller pieces together on my favorite tray. The extra height from the books underneath the towel helped with visual interest, and the tray assisted in hiding the stems of the fresh evergreens.
These cedar branch placemats I purchased late summer sure look Christmasy to me! Target dollar spot wins again with these wooden chargers. A festive holiday tree is wood burned on them but my plates cover them up. The JOY napkins are from Porter Lane Home last year, and I am enjoying them again this year.
Easiest Plate Adornment Ever
Trimmings from unknown bush in back yard tied with string and garnished with a small ornament 😀
Beyond the Table
I thought it would be fun to give you a quick tour beyond my table. By far these open shelves are a favorite of mine to style. I left several everyday pieces and sprinkled a few Christmas items in. My tiered tray takes a close second in the favorite department and, if you have one, you know why.
Christmas in the kitchen would NOT be complete with out my chef keeping an eye on things 😉
Here is a look at our table when not dressed to impress, but charming none the less ♥
Thank you so much for taking time to visit! With Christmas less than 12 days away I hope to have inspired you with a few last minute ideas. Be sure to visit these amazing friends listed below for more holiday innovation.
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Author and photos – Martha Knake
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