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Easy Tips for a Christmas Tablescape

Get ready for some easy, creative, and budget-friendly tips for a Christmas Tablescape using a mix of old, new, DIY, and repurposed items. I hope these tips inspire you to get creative when setting your tables this holiday season.

I am obsessed with dishes and love putting together festive tablescapes for any occasion.

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Tips For Planning A Christmas Tablescape

I used a few items that I previously owned; some thrift store finds, repurposed items, and DIY projects to create an inexpensive Christmas Tablescape.

DIY Projects for Christmas Tablescape

All of these items are DIY projects that I’ve shared previously.

Earlier in the fall, I made an easy-to-make table riser for upcoming holiday events.

In addition, I made DIY ticking napkins with cutlery pockets and ticking tassels which I added to a DIY Table runner.

For this Easy to Make DIY Farmhouse Table Riser, you can use new wood but add a rustic appearance by distressing the wood and using a dry brush chalk paint technique. Create you own table riser with these easy to follow steps.

Don’t miss the table runner tutorial here.

DIY Ticking Tassels added to DIY Christmas Table Runner

Thrift Store Decor for Christmas Tablescape

Some Thrift Store Items take center stage on this Christmas Tablescape. These items cost only pennies compared to what you would spend purchasing new ones.

The thrifted items on this table include the hurricane lantern centerpiece, wine glasses, grapevine wreaths used as chargers, and a set of black candle holders.

You can save so much money by recycling thrift store finds. Here are some additional tips for shopping in thrift stores.

Foraged Pinecones and mini cedar wreath have faux flocking for a snowy look as the tables centerpiece

Foraged Tableware

The pinecones are foraged from our property and received a snowy flocking using this 2 Step Easy Technique. Faux cranberries were scattered on the greenery to help brighten the table and pull together the red-and-white theme.

Foraged Pinecones and mini cedar wreath have faux flocking for a snowy look as the tables centerpiece on DIY Table Riser

New Items Used for the Christmas Tablescape

One of my favorite things to search for in vintage shops is dishes.

However, I love all dishes, and although these dishes from Bico Ceramics are new, they definitely have a vintage feel and work perfectly with the DIY Napkins & Tablecloth.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Plates for a red and white holiday tablescape.
Toile de Jouy Winter Wonderland Dinnerware from Bico Ceramic

Sophie – Silent Night – Cow Painting – She loves taking center stage during Christmas.

The large pinecones rest on mini cedar wreaths (or candle rings). Another wreath is inside the thrifted hurricane lantern with a battery-operated candle.

Pinecones and faux cranberries on DIY Table Riser for a festive Christmas Table Centerpiece
Sophie – Original Art Print

DIY Table Runner With Ticking Tassels

The DIY Table Runner includes ticking tassels for a festive tablescape. The ticking tassel tutorial was a DIY tutorial from earlier this year.

DIY Table Runner, DIY Cutlery Pocket Napkins, and DIY Wooden Table Riser combine with Foraged Pinecones & Thrifted tableware

DIY Ticking Napkins with Cutlery Pocket

The cutlery pocket adds a unique touch to these DIY Ticking Napkins.

DiY Cutlery Pocket Napkins in Red Ticking and Red and White Buffalo Print for Festive Christmas Napkins with Vintage Inspired Dishes

I was inspired to make these napkins after these patriotic napkins made for the 4th of July.

The wrought iron candle holders are another thrift store find, and with the addition of festive napkin rings, they look festive over the Christmas table.

Vintage Bench draped with garland, a Thrifted Hurricane Lantern with foraged pinecones & DIY Table Riser for Creative Tablescape Ideas

Repurposed Candle Sticks

The thrift store candlesticks look up to date with a fresh coat of black chalk paint. Placing the candlesticks at the end of the table creates a unique and unexpected arrangement.

Repurposed Thrift Store Candle Sticks

The antique chippy church pew is filled with comfy pillows and snowmen.

Red and White Tablescape Ideas for Christmas Gathering and Christmas Dinner Parties

Additional Tutorials That You May Enjoy

I hope this festive table helps to put you in a festive spirit this week. Although the holidays will be much different this year, it’s even more important for us to try to create cheer and joy in our homes. Have a blessed day!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Here are some Easy Tips for creating a Christmas Tablescape using a mix of old, new, DIY and repurposed items for an eclectic, unique farmhouse style Holiday table.


Tuesday 31st of January 2023

Thank you so much, Rachel! These ideas are unique & traditional all at once! I have similar pine cones (not from my yard) that I wouldn’t have thought of using this way…. But I love the look of it. I will be trying something similar next year, guaranteed!!! The pine cone arrangement would look great on a mantel, too!! I love the glimpses of your beautiful home in the background, too. Happy 2023, & be well!!


Tuesday 31st of January 2023

MaryEllen I really appreciate you for stopping by. I'm so glad you like this idea. Thank you for sharing your ideas.


Sunday 6th of November 2022

I love your tablescape, Rachel! Everything is decorated so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas! Pinned.


Sunday 6th of November 2022

AnnMarie, I appreciate your comments.

Jennifer Howard

Saturday 5th of November 2022

I just can't...I can't get over how cute the ticking napkins are!!!! This is adorable Rachel!!!


Sunday 6th of November 2022

Oh you are so kind Jennifer. Thanks for making my day.


Friday 4th of November 2022

Rachel I am obsessed with your dinnerware too! xo


Friday 4th of November 2022

Stacy, It's one of my favorite patterns also.


Saturday 3rd of September 2022

I might be just a little crazy, but I focused on the beautiful edge of the black and red christmas plate showing on the photo of your table runner! Can you tell me the name of the plate line? thanks!


Wednesday 7th of September 2022

Melanie, Those dishes are packed away until I pull out my Christmas and I can't remember the manufacturer. They came from HomeGoods.