Hello Friends!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family, and your bellies are still full. We are enjoying the holiday weekend away with family, and couldn’t be happier to have some r&r during what can be such a busy time of the year for our family. I will be sharing more Christmas decor around our home this upcoming week, but in the meantime wanted to share the tutorial from a tablescape I shared last week!
I shared this eclectic Christmas tablescape last week, but wanted to show you a step-by-step process for how I went about putting it together.
I knew I wanted to use my favorite mercury glass christmas trees, but I also knew I wanted it to feel different fro any tablescape I had done before. I love using unexpected items on my tables, because it adds such a fun element, and in this case, this flannel blanket adds a serious cozy winter feel.
First, I placed down a simple white linen tablecloth as my base. I didn’t want the colors in the flannel blanket to get lost agains the wood grain of the table, so the solid white base really helps my other pieces pop.
Once my white tablecloth was in place, I spread out the flannel blanket on top, evenly spacing it from both ends of the table. Then I gathered it on both ends to give it the “bunched” together look you saw in the finished table.
Now that I had my base completed, it was time to start adding the pieces to create my centerpiece. I started with my tallest trees first, and placed them diagonal from each other in the center of my table.
Once I had my two tallest trees placed in the center, I staggered my remaining trees, creating a zig-zag line down the center of my table. I placed two reindeer tealight holders on both ends to complete my winter scene.
To fill in the spaces around the trees, I placed fresh eucalyptus branches in the middle of my mercury glass trees. This really made my centerpiece come to life.
Next it was time to add the place settings.
I started with my wood plates first, in lieu of chargers. The separate my white plates from the white tablecloth while also adding some warmth to my table as well.
I placed my white dinner plate down next, then placed my folded napkins at the bottom of my plate so they would hang over the side of the table. Then I placed my salad plate on top.
In lieu of place cards I added a fresh sprig of eucalyptus to tie into my centerpiece, and a tiny mercury glass ornament at each place resembling tiny presents, and they tie into the tiny mercury glass ornaments hanging from my chandelier above.
Once my place setting where complete, I put my silverware and stemware down to complete each place setting. I used my blue goblets I picked up from HomeGoods a few years ago to bring out the blue in my flannel blanket, and to tie into the blue stripe in my napkins.
There’s a few steps I always follow when creating a tablescape. Creating layers in my base, which I did by layering my flannel blanket on top of a white linen tablecloth, and placing eucalyptus branches on top. Repeat similar colors to create a cohesive look. For this table I repeated blues, and silvers and whites by coordinating colors in different pieces around my table.
You can see my entire eclectic Christmas tablescape HERE, in case you missed it, and I hope these steps help explain my thought process just a little bit more.