The temperature dropped and it’s finally feeling like Christmas here in Texas! Yay! (We’ve had Christmases where we were all in shorts and tank tops sporting a suntan, and while it’s nice I really enjoy cold, sweater weather for the holidays!)
We’re super busy getting ready for Christmas, especially since this will be the first year baby girl is old enough to really take part in it! (She’s a year and a half!) I’m finally trying to put together a Christmas of our own this year, which is new and exciting for me but also means I have to plan things. Like presents, and parties, and Christmas dinner, and a Christmas table setting! Aaahhh!
I’ve seen so many beautiful, elaborate table settings around lately with so much attention to little details! One of them even had tiny cake houses on each plate!
But I know that I am not up for that this year. So instead of pulling out hordes of beautiful Christmas dishes and decorations for a Christmas-table-wonderland, we’re going for something a little more simple. I’m country at heart, so I took that for my inspiration and created an easy, rustic table setting for our Christmas dinner.
For our Christmas tablescape, I spread a white tablecloth and rolled a burlap runner down the middle. The burlap gives the table a country feel, while the white tablecloth keeps the look simple and clean.
For the centerpiece, I kept things super simple and easy with three white pillar candles in the middle. I’m just a sucker for candles! (But ya’ll probably already know that!) For a pop of color, I wreathed some red holly berries around the cluster of candles, then scattered some pinecones among the berries and candles for interest.
One of the things I love about our table setting is that I mostly used what we already have. The berries are new, but the rest we already had from our lovely Thanksgiving table setting. I love reusing old things in new ways.
I didn’t really realize how busy the Christmas season is till baby girl came along and hubby started asking if we do a little more to celebrate our own Christmas. (In the past I’ve been fine with going to a million family and friend parties, then having a low-key Christmas at home! I mean, there was just the two of us.) There is so much joy, but also so much preparation. In the hustle and bustle of the season, I find myself craving a little more simplicity. I love how this table setting is festive and colorful, but not overwhelming.
So tell me, do you like planning a huge elaborate table setting for the holidays, or are you craving a little more simplicity? What do you think of our Christmas tablescape? It’s a little rustic, and a little country!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 🙂