December 10, 2015

Christmas Past Tablescape Ideas

Today, I am revisiting some of my Christmas 2014 tablescapes to let me review and make some decisions about this year's table decorations. I thought I would take you all along. And, I hope that you get some ideas from looking at my photos. 

I like to have different tablescapes during the holidays. Some are suitable for keeping on the table during dining and some have to be moved off to make room for more plates and platters.

Our dining room is visible from the front I want it to be pretty, despite being my photo studio and craft area. ha!  

I hope you get some ideas from my photos. I usually pull things from here and there, throw in some pine cones and sprigs of greenery, and voila! 

You may not have the exact bowl that I do, but maybe you have something similar that would work.  Feel free to take any part of one of my designs...and style something new. 

The candlesticks in this arrangement are Pier One, and aluminum. The large bowl, while it looks like silver is also aluminum. No polishing! 
I have used this one bowl to create several looks. 

Here is another view of the pedestal bowl. That was my Christmas decorating purchase last year. And the nice thing works all year. That is my new shopping formula these days. 

Other than a Christmas ornament or two, and maybe ribbon, I do not really buy holiday specific decorations. 

Again, my pedestal bowl, but with additional greenery swags added down the table runner to make a more lush arrangement. 

I don't know why it took me so long to learn to use greenery garlands down my tables! But is a super easy way to add a fuller look to your table. 

And here is one last view showing my bowl with ornaments and greenery. I just used the bowl on a side table. Christmas balls and ornaments make great filler for blowls, glass urns, hurricanes, etc. 

These two are just quick looks that I played with while setting up a buffet table.

Moving to the kitchen... here are three different styles I created (below.) 

The first one uses my chippy tray. I love using trays to begin centerpieces and tablescapes. My preserved boxwood topiaries joined the party. 

I use the topiaries all year long, but I think they are especially fun at Christmas. Their little galvanized buckets and black and white checked ribbon are just perfect in the kitchen. They will return this year!

For this arrangement I used greenery balls and faux artichokes in a black wire  basket bowl. Then I set the arrangement on an inexpensive gold plastic charger. The Dollar General often has plastic chargers similar to mine. 

The hurricanes came from the dollar store last two dollars each. ha! I broke many of mine during the I am replacing with cheapos. The thing, expensive or not, breaks. 

And for this arrangement, more two dollar hurricanes, an old platter, and pine cones. With flickering candles one does not need much else to create a nice ambiance.

I love the simplicity of a tureen on a platter for a centerpiece. This year I am going to work with my tureens to make different arrangements.

This last one is not a tablescape for a dining table, but it is one that I used on the coffee table last year. 

It is the first time I really decorated for Christmas using my blue and white china and porcelain pieces. And, I will probably do more blue and white Christmas decorating again this year too. I loved using red with them!

How about you? Do you decorate for Christmas using non traditional colors? 

I hope you found some inspiration in my photos. I am always looking at table arrangements when I visit other blogs. I just love to see what others are doing. 

Andrea & Reba, A Blue Christmas

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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