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5 Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Today I’m joining my Supper Club Friends to bring you Christmas Table Decor Inspiration. I’m so excited because joining us this month is Kelly from The Tattered Pew. I can’t wait to see all her holiday Inspiration.

I love sharing Creative Christmas Table Decor and Table Setting ideas for the holidays. Today I’m sharing 5 creative ideas that will take your table setting from ho hum to wow!

This table is a combination of farmhouse, rustic and vintage style. I hope you like it.

Close up view of reindeers as center piece for Christmas tablescape

If you are joining me today from Simply 2 Mom’s, welcome. Didn’t you just love their modern farmhouse table?

5 Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Christmas Table Decor with Reindeers and patchwork tablecloth
Add Warmth to your Table Setting

My first tip is to add warmth to your table setting for Christmas. I like to add a table cloth or table runner to cozy up my table.

This year I made a patchwork table cloth to use over the holidays and and you can see the tutorial here.

It really helps to anchor my table setting and adds a vintage feel because of its patchwork design.

Long view of Christmas Table Setting with Reindeer Centerpiece on DIY Riser & DIY Patchwork Table Cloth

Instead of a full table cloth, I decided on a scarf or throw version. It warms the table without feeling too heavy. I also like to use table runners and you can see last years table runner here.

Elevate to new Heights

Tip number two is to add a variety of heights to your table setting.

Here I added a DIY table riser to the middle of the table. This helps to create a fun centerpiece and adds height to the center piece items.

It works as a centerpiece because it anchors all the random items together for one cohesive centerpiece.

Reindeer Centerpiece for a fun Christmas Table Theme

The riser also holds the everlasting fork and knife candles from Lucid Candles which I used on my Thanksgiving Table as well.

Close up of Creative Christmas Table Decorations with Lucid Candles and greenery.

Mix with Vintage

Y’all know how much I love using vintage pieces all though out my home.

Vintage dinnerware is one of my favorite things to thrift and I found these adorable individual gravy boats while out Thrifting with the Gals in Wilmington, NC.

I’m excited to use them on my holiday table for salad dressing this year.

Reindeer dishes from Casafina make for a fun Christmas Table

The glassware and the silverware are all items I’ve found out thrifting this year. The silverware was one of my favorite finds for sure.

Vintage Cutlery with snowflake napkin ring and deer plates.

In addition, I used two French Vintage bowls to hold greenery spears as part of the center piece. The mixed matched brass candle sticks and salt and pepper shakers help to complete the riser and are both vintage.

Vintage Ironstone pieces with brass candlesticks for Christmas Tablescape

The green goblets are definitely vintage and along with the wine glasses are both thrift store finds.

Vintage mini gravy boats hold individual salad dressings for Christmas Inspired Table Setting

Unexpected Centerpiece

Next, instead of a floral arrangement, I decided to use these 3 reindeer as the focal point of my centerpiece.

Creative Christmas Table Setting Ideas with reindeer and snowflakes

This was inspired by the Deer Friends dinnerware from Casafina and they are a gift from the ladies at The French Farmer’s Wife.

Reindeer inspired Christmas table with DIY patchwork table cloth

Reindeer Ornaments double as place card holders and are a perfect match for the center piece reindeers.

reindeer Christmas Ornaments are perfect for holding placecards

They allow for guest to communicate easily without blocking the view around the table. Because they are similar in height, I only placed one on the riser. The other 2 reindeer are nestled next to the riser.

Greenery Christmas Table Decor

One great way to tie a centerpiece or table decor together is to add greenery.

Reindeer Inspired Creative Christmas Table with wooden riser and metal reindeer.

I love to use real foraged greenery later during the season, however today I used two faux garlands and wrapped them around the bases of the reindeer and candlesticks.

Christmas Table Setting

I was so inspired by these beautiful dishes from Casafina. The neutral Taormina plate chargers will be perfect to use year round on table settings.

Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas with Deer Friends Dishes from Casafina

I decided to keep the table setting simple to not compete with patchwork tablecloth and to allow the Deer Friends plates to shine. They make the table so fun and festive.

Reindeer Table Setting from Casafina

In addition, I used neutral napkins so that they wouldn’t compete with the DIY Table Cloth. The snowflake napkin rings are from Piper Classics.

Place setting for Creative Christmas Table Ideas with Deer Friends Dishes

You can see the napkins here and the napkin rings here. In addition, the tutorial for the table cloth is available here.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas but don’t leave yet because there’s so much more inspiration.

Next up is Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms with her Clever Christmas Dinner Table Ideas. To follow along, just click on each link below.

Stacy – Bricks N Blooms / Jen – Midwest Life and Style / Kelly – The Tattered Pew

Michele – Vintage Home Designs / Anne & AnnMarie – Simply 2 Moms

Be sure to check out the full supper club menu and my Walnut Baked Brie recipe here.

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

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Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Oh my golly, I want my own little gravy boat and those fantastic galvanized reindeer! Thanks for sharing it on Farmhouse Friday! We are featuring you! pinned


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Cindy, What an honor. Thanks so much sweetie.

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Thursday 2nd of December 2021

I love your gorgeous Christmas table Rachel! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday - we're featuring you at tomorrow's party!


Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Michelle, You are so sweet. I really appreciate this.