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.
So today I’m sharing my first holiday table setting of the season! I always host Christmas, so for me, there is 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 Eve dinner, or something else, this table setting is perfect and easily adaptable!
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 side 😉
I’m also joining 15 other bloggers who are sharing their holiday table settings today, too, all hosted by Kristen of Ella Claire & Co. so I hope you’ll scroll down to the end and check out all the inspiration!
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 mix of green and white with the gold.
A white dinner plate is layered over gold chargers.
These “Joy to the World” napkins were from Pottery Barn, but I found them on Ebay! Ebay is one of my absolute favorite places to find discontinued or different items for my tables. Both Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma items come up on there a lot, so if there is something you want, you’re frequently able to find it!
My gold flatware I’ve shared here before. It’s from Target and is very reasonable. And I have to say, I’m so glad I ended up buying it because I’ve been using it a lot! It’s especially great for fall and holiday tables.
A mix of brass candleholders from Terrain and Pottery Barn 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 is 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!
A flax linen runner is layered over a white cotton tablecloth.
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.
If you love doing tables or even if you struggle with ideas, I’ve written a free e-book just for you! With twelve of my favorite tables inside it makes it easy for you to get ideas and inspiration, and there’s one for each month of the year!
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Now for even more holiday table setting ideas, be sure to visit some of the gorgeous tables my friends are sharing below!
If you enjoyed this holiday table setting, you might want to check out a few of my other holiday tablescapes below!