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Inspiring Rustic Cabin Christmas Centerpiece & Budget Table Ideas

If you love a cozy rustic cabin feel, join me today for an inspiring rustic cabin Christmas tablescape. Learn how to create a rustic centerpiece with budget table ideas to save money.

It’s such a hustle and bustle time of the year, and we wanted to provide you with a calm and relaxing table idea.

Imagine a winter wonderland outside a cozy mountain cabin. The fireplace crackles and the table is set for a delicious Christmas dinner.

Gather around as we share our rustic cabin Christmas ideas with you today.

Rustic Cabin Christmas with Farmhouse Style. DIY Deer Antler and Magnolia leaves wreath and antler centerpiece.

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Supper Club

Today’s tablescape is part of our monthly Supper Club Series.

If you are joining us for the first time, we are a group of friends who love to entertain, and when entertaining in person wasn’t recommended, we started a virtual supper club in January 2021.

We are from different areas of the country, and it’s always fun to see each person’s interpretation of the monthly theme. Meet the Supper Club Hosts.

  • Stacy Ling, Bricks N Blooms from New Jersey
  • Michele, Vintage Home Designs from Texas
  • Jennifer, Midwest Life & Style from Nebraska
  • Anne & AnnMarie, Simply 2 Mom’s from North Carolina
  • I’m also from North Carolina.

We are excited to have Kristin from White Arrows Home with us today. Kristin lives in a log cabin in the Northwoods of Minnesota, so I know you will love her inspired ideas today.

Cabin Christmas Budget Table Ideas

Today’s table setting combines foraged natural elements with collected and thrifted dinnerware.

I used a mix-matched place setting of Christmas dinnerware that I’ve collected over the years. I have a weakness for dinner plates; these handpainted reindeer salad plates were too fun to resist.

They are a whimsical addition to the rustic table setting with a deer Christmas theme.

Reindeer Salad Plates for place setting on a cozy cabin Christmas Table Setting for Farmhouse style Holiday decorating.

In addition, the Royal Staffordshire dinner plates were a HomeGoods find from several years ago. The copper charger plates were found while antiquing over the summer. They are originally from Pottery Barn and are very heavy. They are one of my favorite finds.

Next to the dinner plate are red linen napkins with cute Christmas berry napkin rings. The napkin rings hold a rustic pewter cutlery fork.

Reindeer Salad Plates for place setting on a cozy cabin Christmas Table Setting with holly berry napkin rings

Thrifted tarnished brass candlesticks and thrifted wine glasses look right at home with the new martini glasses. They were a welcome surprise Christmas gift from my hubby last year.

Shopping thrift stores allow you to splurge on something great every once in a while. The martini glasses were a splurge gift for sure. LOL

Reindeer Salad Plates for place setting on a cozy cabin Christmas Table Setting on a vintage copper charger plate

Insider Tip – Budget Tableware

One of the best bargains is thrift store tableware. You can find dishes, wine glasses, cutlery, and more for a fraction of the original price.

The best bargains will be incomplete sets. Don’t let that discourage you.

I love to mix and match, and I’ve actually gotten lucky a few times and found additional pieces of the original pattern.

In addition, if you are a tableware hoarder like myself. Look through your own supply before purchasing new. All the dishes, wine glasses, and cutlery used on today’s table have been in my cabinets for years.

Cozy Rustic Cabin Christmas Deer Antler Centerpiece

I have been inspired to decorate the farmhouse with deer and reindeer this year. I have gradually added several projects, such as these cute reindeer I upgraded from Dollar Tree.

That said, I wanted to create a rustic Christmas Deer Antler centerpiece.

The container is a larger pewter vessel with deer busts on each side.

Deer Antler Centerpiece for a rustic cabin table setting with deer head salt and pepper shakers

I created a loose arrangement of pine stems, magnolia leaves, pinecones, and faux red berries.

I added a few plastic grocery store bags to the bottom to raise the natural elements.

Foraged Natural Materials for Deer Antler Centerpiece and Magnolia & Pinecone Christmas Wreath

In addition, faux antlers were tucked into the greenery to complete the arrangement. After finding a real deer antler skull at a thrift store, I knew they would be perfect for a rustic cabin Christmas dinner party.

Deer Antler Centerpiece for a cozy rustic cabin Christmas dinner Party in the farmhouse.

An antique cheese board is a riser for the natural element centerpiece and adds to the rustic cabin vibe. The deer head salt and pepper shakers are the only new purchase outside the martini glasses, which were a gift.

Antique Farmhouse Table set for a rustic cabin Christmas Supper Club Dinner Party with Deer Antlers.

Deer Antler Wreath

The rustic cabin centerpiece is enhanced by the DIY Deer Antler Christmas Wreath. If you missed it, I previously shared How To Make A Christmas Wreath with Deer Antlers, Magnolia, and Pinecones.

It’s an easy and practically free project and adds to the table’s rustic ambiance.

Deer Antler and Magnolia Wreath over the Antique Farmhouse Table Set for Christmas

In addition to the deer antler wreath, a vintage crock holds a small Christmas Tree as part of the farmhouse tables surrounding decorations.

Copper Charger Plates and Wooden breadboards with tarnished brass thrifted candlesticks on a farmhouse table.

Our supper club series will share a full menu and recipes on Saturday to compliment your rustic cabin Christmas dinner party.

You may have seen this easy martini recipe earlier this week. It’s a Cranberry Pear Christmas Martini, and it’s yummy.

Cranberry Pear Easy Christmas Martini


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More Cabin Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Now it’s time to see what all the other Supper Club ladies have been up to. First, let’s take a look at Stacy’s lovely outdoor table setting.

Stacy –Christmas Tablescape with Rustic Elegance / Michele –Rustic and Cabin-Inspired Christmas Table

Jen – How to Set A Rustic Table in 5 Easy Steps / Kristin – A Cozy Cabin Christmas Tablescape Perfect for Entertaining.

AnnMarie –How To Create a Rustic But Elegant Table / Rachel – Rustic Cabin Christmas Table Ideas

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Inspired Rustic Table Setting for Christmas with Deer Antlers and natural elements to enhance the table.

AnnMarie | Simply2Moms

Friday 17th of November 2023

Such a beautiful rustic Christmas tablescape Rachel! Happy Holidays!


Saturday 18th of November 2023

AnnMarie, I appreciate this.


Friday 17th of November 2023

Oh, Rachel. This is SO pretty! Perfect for a rustic holiday gathering.


Saturday 18th of November 2023

Jen, Thank you.


Thursday 16th of November 2023

So fun to join you this month! Especially for the cabin theme. Your table would be perfect in my cabin. Love the antler touches!


Friday 17th of November 2023

Kristin, It's different for me but I'm loving it.

michele - vintage home designs

Thursday 16th of November 2023

Such a beautiful table Rachel! I love the centerpiece in the pewter reindeer vessel. And your plates are so cute!!


Friday 17th of November 2023

Michele, Thanks so much. it was a fun theme.

Stacy Ling

Thursday 16th of November 2023

So warm and cozy for the holidays! Beautiful!


Friday 17th of November 2023

Stacy, Thanks, I agree.