Decorating for Christmas is so much fun! However, it’s tempting to resort to your traditional routine. One way to mix up your holiday decor this season is with a beautiful Christmas tablescape. Here are a few of our favorites from around the web. Enjoy!
There’s something special about a beautiful table that sets the mood for the season! I am always amazed at the creativity behind so many holiday tablescapes. We hope this roundup has given you the inspiration to create something new and exciting with your Christmas decor. Finally, remember that there’s no “right way” to decorate. You’re free to create something that truly makes YOU smile.
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Thanksgiving is just days away and if you’re anything like me, you aren’t at all prepared. Here are a few tablescapes to inspire your Thanksgiving decor.
A patterned tablecloth is a great way to switch things up without having to invest in new dinnerware. This plaid pattern Bless’er House chose for her tablescape is to die for!
A few years ago, I decided to add some color to my Thanksgiving decor. I still reminisce on how well this design turned out. All the details are on my blog, Designers Sweet Spot.
We love how Fox Hollow Cottage designed her table around this vintage sugar mold. It’s the perfect centerpiece to give the table a casual yet sophisticated feel. Make sure you take a peak at her cute turkey-themed dinnerware!
You’ll definitely want to head over to 2 Bees in a Pod to check out all the adorable details added to this tablescape, including the DIY clay place cards! Such a special touch. (Plus, wouldn’t they make a cut Christmas ornament after the feast was over?!)
Most tablescapes are done on long tables with plenty of extra space for decor. Which is great, if you have a long table. Little Red Brick House didn’t let her small, round table stop her when it came to decorating. This simple design is perfect if you’re lacking all that extra table space this year.
I’m fully aware that this isn’t a tablescape. However, this DIY tutorial was too good to pass up! I can just picture several of these spaced along your table, or even a larger pumpkin as a centerpiece. Wine & Glue shares all the details on making your own centerpiece over on her blog.
While hello Allison used artificial pumpkin and wheat stalks for her table, this look could be easily replicated with the remainder of your fall decorations. However, the benefit to using artificial elements is that you’re able to use them again year after year.
Home with Keki loves collecting vintage glass and dishware. Her collection is beautiful! If you have a vintage collection, this would be a perfect way to enjoy it. Or it could be just the excuse you need to spend a day thrifting!
Tired of a simple runner down the center of your table or individual placemats? Just Call Me Homegirl decided to get out of her comfort zone and use two separate runners down the sides of her table to create a natural runner down the center.
If you’re wanting to create more space on the table for your feast (which is never a bad thing), maybe a Thanksgiving banner would be a better course of action. Homey Oh My went with a very simple place setting, and used this beautiful banner to achieve a festive feel.
domicile 37 created an eclectic feel for her tablescape by using a variety of dishware. She added a few velvet pumpkins and a macrame runner to finish off this unique look.
What’s more simple than craft paper, candles, and greenery?! Lemon Thistle shares how she created this fun yet inexpensive tablescape over on her blog.
Setting a festive table doesn’t have to be expensive, Twelve On Main was able to search her home for a few minutes and find everything she needed to create this look. I’m sure you have more hiding around your home than you’d expect.
If you still have pumpkins sitting around your home, this would be the perfect way to get one more use out of them. 1915 House shares how she created this Thanksgiving tablescape for “the rest of us”, simple and inexpensive.
Not everyone is a huge fan of neutral decor for the holidays. This is Our Bliss uses so many patterns and colors for this tablescape, proving that Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all white pumpkin and “fall” colors.
If you’re really looking to get outside the normal routine, make sure you check out this elegant table over at Shabbyfufu.
There’s something to be said for a table that brings back memories of childhood. This modern take on a traditional look does just that. Also, those tiny pies on each place setting really add a fun touch. All the details are over on Ella Claire Inspired.
Shine Your Light keeps it real over on her blog, sharing tips on how to smooth out your tablecloth without using the iron. She also explains how she created this beautiful centerpiece while taking a walk through her yard. If you’re scrambling at the last minute, this tablescape is all you need.
Although this entire table is beautiful, I think my favorite touch might be the napkin rings The Weathered Fox choose. They add such a special touch, you’ll definitely want to check them out.
This couldn’t be considered a Thanksgiving tablescape roundup unless I included at least one cornucopia. Hymns and Verses created a beautiful table centered around the theme of thankfulness. What better way is there to celebrate this holiday?
Hopefully you’ve gained some inspiration for your own Thanksgiving tablescape. I know I’m ready to feast after thinking about next week for the past few hours!
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And that’s where the story ends. Actually, it came to a grinding halt.
The END of the Dining Room ORC Story
The table improvements are holding me back. I need to paint the table, but I don’t have the vision right now as to which colors to use. White, black? Grey, Chocolate? Can’t decide.
Am having second thoughts about the curtains that I made.
I never have second thoughts. NEVER. Usually, I am an all in kind of girl. But, something in this room just doesn’t feel right.
Our home is very traditional. My mother’s beautiful Liberty Blue dishes are going to be the focus of this dining room. However, I don’t know what I was thinking when I chose the black floral for the curtain fabric. They just don’t complement each other, not at all.
I am even second guessing the paint color I chose. I just don’t love it.
This Waverly floral print is beautiful but, it’s just A LOT OF FLORAL. There are three other rooms that lead off the dining area, and all of them have to coordinate. This print just isn’t working out with the other rooms the way I had hoped. Rather than try to make things work and not be happy with the result I am going to stop.
I am putting the breaks on this entire project until I can find another fabric(s) that I like and re-think the entire design plan.
To Be Continued
Another problem is with the dining chairs. I have been looking for fabrics and materials to refurbish them. However, things are far more expensive than I had anticipated. With the cost of the fabric, foam cushions, welting, tacks, upholstery strapping and nailhead details it will cost between $80-90.00 per chair to redo them. Multiply this times 6 because we have 6 chairs. Yikes, that’s a lot of dough!
New chairs run in the neighborhood of $100.00, and I am not sure that I want to put all the time and money into these old chairs that I don’t really care for anyway. It just doesn’t seem worth it when I could purchase new ones in a finish and style that I like, and just do minimal customizing to match our decor.
So, the chairs are also on the back burner.
I’ve been shopping for lighting, and accessories too. Can’t find anything that I like, that fits in our traditional farmhouse decor and that I can afford. I love modern styles, but they just don’t work well with our traditional home.
How I FAILED in the One Room Challenge
Things just aren’t working out right now. In thinking about how to explain my failure to my readers, I have come to the conclusion that we don’t like to admit our defeats! As bloggers, we don’t want to tell others we can’t do it. Perhaps we expect too much from ourselves. At least I do. Seems like there is always something I am hiding from behind the computer.
It’s okay to fail in your decorating project. I hereby give you permission. Sometimes we need to give ourselves the “okay” to not be perfect and have a perfect magazine styled home. Beautiful homes are an evolution of style and living that develops over time.
Just like a shoe that doesn’t fit, our home needs to be comfortable for us to live in and fit us well. Things will come together in this room at another time, it’s just now right now. I am okay with that.
This is the end of my One Room Challenge renovation. More time is needed to figure things out. Updates will be posted as I have them but this failed project will remain unfinished for the time being.
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Here we are back again for week 3 of the One Room Challenge! This week our dining room renovation includes Window Treatments! Here’s what we have covered so far:
New curtains have been on my to do list for this room for a while. I dread a large project like this because it’s expensive and time consuming. However, this one turned out to be less expensive than I anticipated.
Here’s my story: Since I had my fabric picked out since week one, it was going to be easy to go and buy it at the store. Problem was they were sold out when I got there. Not good!
I took both bolts to the counter and asked the clerk why one was so much more than the other. Turns out the Waverly floral was incorrectly priced. It should have been marked 80% OFF!!! Calmly, I explained that I wanted to buy the entire bolt, before she could come to her senses and charge me more.
Overall, the print is a wee bit darker than I had planned. However for $12.00 I will make it work. I am in love with this print!
You will see in this photo that I also have white sheer curtains. They were my first purchase for this house and I decided to keep them as is. I used small suspension rods to hang those curtains inside each window well. You can get yours from my affiliate link here.
Cut fabric to desired length (window length plus 9″).
Make a hem for the side seams with a 1/2″ seam allowance, repeat again to clean finish raw edge.
Finish the top edge by folding under 1/4″ on raw edge, stitch. Fold over again 5″ and stitch.
Hem bottom edge by folding under 1/4″ on raw edge, stitch in place. Fold over again 5″, PIN in place. Hang up to window and adjust length as needed. You should have a slight break in the fabric at the bottom where the curtain pools on the ground under the window.
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