How To Create A Casual Holiday Table

Dec 20, 2019 | Maggie Lane Designs, Tablescapes

Who is finished wrapping and decorating for Christmas???  I am!!!!!!  You know I love tablescapes so I decided to put two different looks together this year.  These are the pictures of our kitchen table of a more casual look which I’m so excited to show you.  I will blog about our dining room table with a formal look on Saturday.  I bought these Pioneer Woman Holiday dishes at Walmart two years ago.  This year I found the table runner, red wine glasses, and snowmen at Home Goods and the sugar/crystal covered fruit arrangement at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.
 
I love all Christmas decor but my favorite is the traditional red and white.  I also love a dramatic centerpiece on a table but I don’t want my guests having to look around that to see me and vice versa!  So I keep my table decor on the down low :-).  Here are some suggestions for creating low centerpieces but still giving a dramatic look.
 
 
Greenery – Lay a wispy length of pine as a green runner on your table.
Ornaments – Place special ornaments or treasures where you can see them and mesh into the green runner.  Or put ornaments in a bowl with a string of dainty battery operated lights to give a sparkle effect.
Candles – Place small votive candles in decorative glass globes on your table to give a warm glow.  Or surround a larger candle with cranberries and greenery for a more rustic look. Just make sure it is not in anyones way.
Layer – The key to any decor is placement and layering.  Adding dimension and using different textures to create a festive look.  Start with your biggest item and work down from there making sure you have room for dishes, napkins, silverware, and room for everyone to eat.
Serving Dishes – Setting up a side table or kitchen counter full of matching or even mis-matched serving bowls and serving utensils to compliment your table is a creative way to use your holiday dishes without crowding the main table.  Mix in candles, greenery, ornaments, and berries to create a warm and festive look.
Use Food As Your Centerpiece – Make a meat and cheese tray and give it height by using different size bowls and dishes to add in jams, jellies, nuts, olives, etc.  Use your favorite dish or a fun festive tray or even add some herbs to give it more color.  Place in the middle of the table for everyone to enjoy!
 
 
 

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5 Comments

  1. Carla

    Very pretty!! Love the festive colors…Merry Christmas!!!????????????????❄⛄

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    • Bobbi

      Thank you!!! Stay tuned for my dining room table decor tomorrow! Merry Christmas!

      Reply
  2. SOPHIE

    ANOTHER MASTERPIECE!!! YOUR DISHES ARE UNIQUE & LOVELY. YOUR TABLE SETTING WOULD PUT ANYONE IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

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    • Bobbi

      Thank you so much!!! And thanks for reading my blog! Stay tuned for a more formal look tomorrow :-). Merry Christmas!

      Reply
  3. SOPHIE

    ANOTHER MASTERPIECE!!! YOUR DISHES ARE UNIQUE & LOVELY! THE TABLE SETTING WOULD PUT ANYONE IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

    Reply

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