Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Hey there!  I worked on our table decor this morning and as usual, I kept it pretty simple.  
For the table, I used vintage Christmas sheet music for placemats.  Then placed my favorite white plates on top, along with my newest set of mini bread boards.  On top of those, I added the gorgeous vintage silver that my hubby brought home to me.  And simple white napkins complete the look.
I added some greenery into the hurricanes that were already on the table to add a little "festiveness",
is that a word?
I found this wonderful vintage dough trencher on Etsy last week and snatched it up to add to my collection.  I filled it with gorgeous pomegranates.  Simple, natural and pretty.
For above the pocket door, I simply went into the woods and clipped some greenery off some cypress and cedar trees and stapled it to the wall.  Free.
I bought one of those inexpensive faux green wreaths and added burlap strips to it that I cut from some of our coffee sacks, then hung it from our built in corner cabinet that holds my collection of transferware.  I also hung a glass berry garland from our light above the table.
For our buffet, I bought a mini Christmas tree and put it into a bushel basket wrapped with burlap and rope.  Then brought out my special vintage wine decanter with etched glass wine goblets that my hubby bought for me for our anniversary one year. 
To add some festiveness to the dining chairs, I tied strips of canvas to little berry wreaths that I made from glass berry garland, and hung them on the backs of the chairs.
And that's pretty much it.  Nothing fancy, just simple and inexpensive, but still pretty, cozy and warm for the holidays.  That in itself is beautiful to me.
Happy Decorating!

Come join us for a week of Holiday Decor link parties!
The Lettered Cottage

39 comments:

  1. Your photos are so wonderful! I love the idea of sheet music for your placemats...The pomegranates in the dough bowl really pop with color and are so festive.....I also adore the natural things in decorating for holidays....So simple, yet so beautiful!

    I am also having a burlap handbag giveaway on my blog. I am a follower of your blog and hope you will follow me...Please enter giveaway if you are interested.

    Thanks and have a wonderful week.

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  2. So beautiful, yet simple! I love your table runner too!!

    Merry Christmas!!

    ~*Jessica

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  3. Your home is just beautiful and I loved the classic, yet slightly modern simplicity of your dining room. Thanks for sharing! Take care, Laura

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  4. So pretty. I love your wall colour, too!

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  5. wow..I love the fact you used a lot of things from outside and the placemats from sheets of music. Its so beautiful! I love the tree peeking around the corner.

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  6. Everything looks so Beautiful! I Love it all.

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  7. I think it is fabulous. I love the little cutting boards on the plates with the flatware on top. Love the clippings above the door...love it all!!!

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  8. LOL Diana- I was cruising thumbnails on the Lettered Cottage and clicked on yours! So funny, I just love your style! Your table and dining room looks so cozy & perfect! I love those little wreaths on the chair backs, cute idea! Oh, I didn't have my Christas table done, so I linked up my Thanksgiving table post which features your beautiful bread boards :) I am totally using them for Christmas too! Look forward to seeing more of your Christmas decor, so inspiring!

    ~Carla

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  9. I just love your style! Vintage is my favorite-it's always so cozy and inviting!
    Can you share what you do to make your pictures so awesome? What lens, actions, etc. I am beginning to learn how to take my camera off 'auto'.

    Thanks,
    Heather @ GreenWay Home

    BTW-I received the french inspired bread boards. They are beautiful-I am going to make small bread loves and wrap them up with a pretty dishtowel for hostess gifts!

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  10. Love it all! Especially the sheet music. Nice simple touch. Your house is beautiful! I linked up to the same party! Feel free to visit my blog link at:

    http://athomeinthenorthwest.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-decor.html

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwest.blogspot.com

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  11. Your home is beautiful! I linked to the party too. And guess what's on my table? One of your beautiful bread boards!

    Thanks again!

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  12. Thank you! That makes me so happy! I hope you're enjoying them! :)

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  13. I've been looking for berry wreaths to hang on my chairs. I didn't think about making some from garland - where did you buy yours?

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  14. This is gorgeous! I found you through Layla's party today... I love the bread boards and dough trencher. Where on Etsy did you find it??? I have always wanted one :) Thanks for sharing your table, it is beautiful.

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  15. These are all so gorgeous, I just can't get over it. And I'm in love with your actual table. It's lovely.

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  16. Diana, it is beautiful! I love the simple but gorgeous touches. Can I come live with you? :-)
    Do you mind sharing where you found the dough bowl? I've always wanted one...without spending big bucks. The greenery you used over the door is a briliant idea! You've done such a wonderful job on everything!

    xo
    Pat

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  17. I love your table. Sometimes these tablescapes are a little over the top for me...this one is perfect! I love your dough trencher. I have been wanting one of those for ages. Hadn't thought of looking on Etsy. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    ~Annie

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  18. Diana...how beautifully festive. I love the simplicity of everything! Love to you! Don't work too hard! :)

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  19. (Sigh) How perfectly lovely. Anytime you want to come up north to do some decorating......

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  20. This is beyond breathtaking! It's a dream! Can I come over? :)

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  21. Oops, forgot to say I'm following you!

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  22. LOVE your house and style. That cutting board collection and the way you have it displayed is fab! I too live in a house that's over 100 years old and we did a complete reno on it recently. Following along.
    Kelly

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  23. Did you put anything on the vintage Christmas sheet music for placemats so they wouldn't get wet or ruined ?

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  24. Your house is so lovely. Found you from whiteonrice's post. I've love to know more about that vintage chalkboard you have on the buffet. Did you find that or make it?

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  25. Hi Kristina, yes, I made the chalkboard. I posted a tutorial for it here on my blog as well. :)

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  26. oh my gad, i find my inspiration:), I am looking for something things in style, which one i love:), ecru, blak, white and brown, this my colours! you have woundefull home!

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  27. Oh soooo beautiful and lovely! I'm really impressed with your vintage ideas! You made it fantastic and truly I can say - "One in a million" tablescape!

    Somehow, you might want to visit one of my bookmarked wholesale tablecloths store on the net. Their items are really fabulous and are really perfect if you are having a big party to throw out.

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  28. Lovely home and great blog. Now following.

    Marie

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  29. Great post. Awesome house. I just want to know which camera you are using for taking these snaps. Great snaps I must say ... Local Real Estate Agent in Orlando

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  30. Love the decor. Wondering where your white plates are from?I need new ones and like the ones in the pic.

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  31. i have three words for your table setting: Fabulous, Gorgeous and "Dreamy". I have always dream of something like that for my table. So lovely. Thanks for sharing! Allow me to share this to Pinterest board featuring Christmas table decorations. Cheers!

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  32. Your Christmas table decorations are its finest! Wow, It's like I am looking at the pages of a homestyle magazine. So dreamy and magical. Thanks for sharing this amazing post.

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  33. Hi, i love your christmas decoration ideas. Simple but fantastic, good job. And because i liked them very much, adding them to my collection of christmas decor ideas at http://www.pinterest.com/kumar65/christmas-table-decorations/. Thank you!

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