Our Christmas tablescape and a design lesson


Are you still trying to figure out what you’ll make for Christmas dinner?  So am I!!  I can’t help much this year in the food area, but I have ideas for the Christmas tablescape!

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What is a tablescape?  It’s a fancy word that sets the tone or mood of the table.  Picking a theme for the table helps you pick the colors, textures, and style of the table.

Today I’m sharing our farmhouse Christmas tablescape and a design lesson for how I was inspired…from tables in different styles.

Our Christmas Tablescape

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Last week I shared a collection of tablescape from talented blogging friends.  I’m using bits & pieces of those tables to create our table.  You can see my inspiration tablescapes here.

My pet peeve {side note and why I try to inspire others design lessons}

It hurts my heart when someone comments negatively about creative works.  Some of my most loved projects were inspired by something I may not even care for.  For example, fabrics.  Silks and busy images or strong colors are not my styles.  I may love the way they draped a throw on a bench, but not like the throw.  Instead of focusing on the throw that I don’t like, I grabbed my farmhouse style throw and draped it the same.

Draped Throw | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com
Farmhouse throw “pleat draped” on our porch swing.

Imagine a world where we all have the same tastes and likes.  Looks boring, right?

Table Runner

Our Christmas tablescape runner | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Our table runner is a piece of burlap cut to size with the edges frayed.  I was inspired by Debbie at Refresh Restyle table and the buffalo check runner she created for her table.  So to add a check to my farmhouse fabric, I pulled threads to make a check.  I created the runner live for subscribers a couple of months ago.

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Candles on our christmas table | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

I made these candle holders last month.  The inspiration to add a touch of rustic to the table came from Brett and Kelly’s rustic Chrismas table at North Country Nest.   A milking stool lost its legs to create these rustic holders.  Not to worry though, the top turned into this.

Song Notes

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Liz Marie used songbook pages for placemats on her winter table.  I didn’t have songbook pages that large.  So I made copies of songbook pages to tuck between the plates.  Should I have guests belt out the song in their place setting?

Guest Favors

Silver ornament wine glass tag | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Lory at Designthusiasm created a favor idea that I loved!  To recreate the idea in my farmhouse style I used silver ornaments with guests names and added a chalkboard tag tied with twine.  Make sure to pop over and see the elegant idea on Lory’s table.

Dessert Table

Cookies on table lr to px | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

Our dinner for 4 guests will not need a large dessert table like Lauren’s at the Blesser House.  But I was inspired by her table to add our dessert to our table.

I’m hoping these store-bought cookies will magically be home-baked by dinnertime.

Additional tip

If store-bought baked goods are all you have time for…sprinkle them with powdered sugar.  Makes them look yummier! 😀

Oh, sprinkle the powder with a sifter.  The first time I tried these I shook a spoon of powdered sugar over a cake.  Splotches of powdered sugar on a cake doesn’t look yummier. 🙁

Our Christmas tablescape | Country Design Style | countrydesignstyle.com

My own inspiration happened by accident.  I was holding a vintage small jello mold while digging in my Christmas decor box and voile!  Turned upside down the small molds holds ornaments.

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  1. You have the best ideas, love the jello molds. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. I think it looks beautiful but oh how I wish I could see a shot of your whole table. As much as I enjoy your close ups, a complete table picture would help me put it in perspective .

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