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Easy Tips for a Christmas Tablescape

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

Here are some Easy Tips for creating a Christmas Tablescape using a mix of old, new, DIY and repurposed items. I hope these tips will inspire you to get creative when setting your tables this holiday season.

Tips for planning a Christmas Tablescape

Here are a few items that I used to create an inexpensive Christmas Tablescape. These items are DIY projects that I’ve shared previously.

Earlier in the fall I made a table riser for upcoming holiday events. In addition, I made DIY ticking napkins 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.

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 if purchasing new.

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

Here are some additional tips for shopping thrift stores.

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

New Items Used for the Christmas Tablescape

One of my favorite things is vintage 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. Dishes are available here.

Toile de Jouy Winter Wonderland Dinnerware from Bico Ceramic

Sophie – Original Art

Sophie – Silent Night – Cow Painting – She loves to take center stage during the Christmas Season.

DIY Table Runner with Ticking Tassels

The ticking tassel tutorial was a DIY tutorial from earlier this year.

DIY Ticking Napkins with cutlery Pocket

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

Repurposed Candle Sticks

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

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 23rd of November 2021

Lovely. . . I am a new subscriber. . . .so lovely with your runner and those dishes. Very sweet.


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Donna, Welcome. I'm so glad you are joining me. I look forward to sharing more adventures with you.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 21st of November 2020

I just love your table Rachel! And those dished are so pretty. I am just loving your Christmas decor style.

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Kim, I really appreciate your comments. Rachel

Miche Ortega

Thursday 19th of November 2020

I am certainly inspired. Your tablescape is just beautiful! Pinned. Thanks so much.

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Miche, You are so sweet. Thank you!

Margie Clements

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Good morning. from Bainbridge Georgia! Thank you for sharing your Christmas table ideas! And I really like thr way you did it! In fact I have a white wooden stand just like that! You gave me some ideas for my table for sure! I love your dishes too I have a lot of red & white speckled enamel dishes that I love. So once again thanks do much for sharing your Christmas ideas Have a blessed day and have fun decorating! Margie

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Margie, I'm so glad you got some ideas from this post. Thank you for sharing and I bet those speckled dishes would look great mixed with these Bico Ceramic Dishes. Rachel


Thursday 19th of November 2020

Everything is beautiful. Festive and cheery!! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and talents!

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Michelle, I really appreciate this so much. Rachel