In this holiday table setting we used cedar and eucalyptus along with brass accents to create an easy but elegant table that is perfect for anything from a December dinner party to Christmas Eve.
This is truly the season where I’m in my element. I love hosting dinners, parties and get togethers, especially at this time of year. Everything feels extra festive and it’s such a special time to create memories with those we love.
And since I’m usually hosting Christmas, there’s a practical reason to be planning and styling in preparation for the holidays. But, whether you host a dinner party, a casual holiday event like a tree-trimming party, Hanukkah, Christmas dinner, or something else, this table setting is perfect and easily adaptable!
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I never like a table setting to be too fancy or unattainable. I love it to be pretty, but I also want it to be practical – and easy! And I think this fills the bill. It’s pulled together and very festive, but with a casual inviting side, too 😉
A white dinner plate is layered over gold chargers.
These “Joy to the World” napkins were from Pottery Barn, but sadly they’ve been discontinued. But I did find some adorable options that will definitely give you a similar look!
The gold flatware I’ve shared here before is a more recent purchase and I have to say, I’m so glad I ended up buying it because it’s so versatile. And it’s especially great for fall and holiday tables!
I frequently use silver when I’m doing tables, but this is one of the few times I’ve had a lot of gold on a table, and I love it! It feels very festive and special, and I love the contrast of green against the gold.
A mix of slender and chunkier brass candleholders also march down the center of the table, creating a pretty centerpiece with almost no effort. And no flowers – I know, that’s unusual for me! But sometimes it’s nice to be able to throw one together quickly and for less money, and by just using greens and candles I’ve kept it inexpensive.
The cedar branches are actually my favorite faux garland, and then I mixed in live pine, juniper and eucalyptus that I clipped from the yard.
On top of each napkin I’ve used another little brass bell along with sprigs of juniper and eucalyptus. And you could easily add a place card there, too!
On the sideboard are more brass candlesticks and a collection of bottle brush trees. I just adore bottle brush trees and their vintage charm! I did a whole table with bottle brush trees last year, my Soft & Romantic Holiday Table Setting.
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