Today’s post is a guest post by Jennifer Tankersley of ListPlanIt.com I know you will enjoy all of these gorgeous ideas for how to festively decorate your holiday table!
While my family loves living in Maine, the decision to live here has taken us far from family. We most often celebrate Christmas with just the 5 members of our immediate family in our own home. We have come to love our Christmas Eve dinner tradition. We cook all day, but we always take some time to make the table look especially festive. My preference is for natural materials. My motto is, “Less is More.”
Here are some ideas from table linens to table settings, from chairs to chandeliers, for your dining pleasure this Christmas. Check out my Pinterest board called Christmas Table. Click on the links to see examples.
- Use two table runners instead of placemats.
- Snowflake placemats under glass plates.
- Napkin rings from twine and decorated with cinnamon sticks and greenery from Post Social.
- Fold napkins like a Christmas tree from A Big Slice.
- Or like this Christmas tree from Design Studio Co.
- Pinecones in candlesticks from Carrie’s Design Musings.
- Simple wreaths and pillar candles.
- Cranberry tea lights from a Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
- Rustic wood and greens centerpiece from Ador by Melissa.
- Pomegranate centerpiece from Komali Nunna.
- Stockings as silverware holders.
- Ribbon napkin rings and woven place mats from In Good Taste.
- Personalized, personally decorated white plates from Lori Living Out Loud.
- Snowman Table Setting from Ibb Design.
- Christmas chair garland from All About You.
- Mini Christmas trees in corks.
- Candy Cane style decorations from Karin Lidbeck-Brent.
- Hang wreaths on backs of chairs from Home by Heidi.
- Upside down wine glasses as candleholders from DIY People.
- Candy cane candleholders from The Mother Huddle.
- Christmas card garland on the backs of chairs from BHG.com.
This post is part of the 20 Days of Ultimate Christmas Lists Series on Paradise Praises.
Jennifer Tankersley is the creator of ListPlanIt.com, which has hundreds of lists, checklists, and planning pages that you can create & manage at home or on the go to put your world-and your holidays-in order. She also writes 100DaystoChristmas.com, which begins September 16 (exactly 100 days to Christmas) and offers a daily dose of inspiraton and motivation to get you through the busy holiday season.