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!
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 😉
The “centerpiece” is an easy mix of large and small brass bells (love how versatile these are!), a simple cedar garland, juniper branches from my yard, and fresh eucalyptus.
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.
In the meantime, I also found 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 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.
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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!
Ella Claire & Co. | French Country Cottage | Craftberry Bush | Julie Blanner
Maison de Cinq | Rooms for Rent | Beneath My Heart | Home Stories A to Z
Dear Lillie | The Handmade Farmhouse | Zevy Joy | Inspired by Charm
Maison de Pax | Keeping it Cozy | Kindred Vintage | My Sweet Savannah
If you enjoyed this holiday table setting, be sure to check out more holiday tablescapes and entertaining ideas below:
Classic Christmas Table Setting with Pinecones
How to Host an Easy Holiday Wine & appetizer Party
Casual Chic Green & White Christmas Tablescape
Julie Blanner says
I love this!! So elegant, and the brass bells add such a unique element.
Thanks so much Julie!
KariAnne Wood says
That is the prettiest table, friend—love those napkins!
You have the best style!
Thank you KariAnne! Happy holidays to you!
So classy and elegant! I absolutely love this!
Thank you so much!!
This is stunning, Sheila!
Thank you Jenni!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Oh Sheila – this is gorgeous! I didn’t even notice there weren’t any flowers until you mentioned it – it’s simply beautiful! White and gold is one of my very favorite color combinations, and it’s perfect on your table! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration – I’m definitely stealing this one! 💗
Aww thanks Barbara! I know – me not using flowers is out of the ordinary for sure, haha! So glad you found it inspiring!
Michael Wurm Jr. says
This color combination is sooooo chic! There are so many beautiful details. I know I’d love to be a guest at this table.
Aww you’re so kind Michael – thank you!! You know I’d LOVE to have you at this table 🙂