This post is in partnership with Oriental Trading Company. Ideas and opinions my own.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re free to decorate for Christmas as we please! Wheeee!
I haven’t decorated for Christmas in a few years so this project was verrrryyy exciting for me to work on. Since I no longer have any of my old holiday decor, I was starting from scratch for this project and wanted to decorate a space that wouldn’t overwhelm me too much. That’s why I picked my dining table – there’s a limited amount of space to work with and hopefully no chance of decor burnout!
When it comes to holiday decor, my style tends toward the silver and gold side rather than the red and green side, so I wanted to bring that theme into this tablescape. I decided to create a “rustic glam” Christmas tablescape with metallics, sparkles, and a little greenery.
When I was shopping the Oriental Trading website, I planned out (for the most part) the tablescape in my head. That way, once I received my items in the mail, I had a good general idea of where I wanted to place everything.
Once I had laid down the pearl table runner, I started with the biggest items – the silver lanterns and the mercury glass candlesticks. I staggered them so that they alternated between tall and short. I filled the lanterns with two packages of pinecones (about 70% went to the large lantern and 30% to the small one).
Then I wove two boxwood garlands around the lanterns and candlesticks, making the garlands look as fluffy and full as possible.
Then I incorporated copper Moscow Mule mugs and balloon wine glasses. Here’s what it was looking like after I’d done all that:
For the place settings, aside from the copper mugs and wine glasses I placed a gold woven runner underneath white plates with silver trim.
On top of each plate, I laid a gold paper napkin and a burlap gift tag to use as a placecard. I couldn’t bring myself to write directly on the burlap tags because I think I’ll be able to use them for tons of different events. (But if I were using them for a dinner party, I would probably look for some letter stickers in a script font and label them with each person’s initials.)
You might notice that I also decided to add a burlap runner underneath the pearl runner for more texture. I also wove some sparkly gold floral picks into the garland and added gold pillar candles to the candlesticks.
I’m so happy with how my tablescape came out! Even my boyfriend, who doesn’t really care about decor – especially holiday decor – loved it and told me to leave it up for the season!
I love how versatile this look is. If you remove the sparkly picks and replace the gold pillars with white ones, this would work throughout the fall. As is, I think it would look great for Christmas all the way through New Year’s.
I hope my rustic glam Christmas tablescape shows you that you can create a glamorous, festive holiday look without shopping at expensive stores – all you need is some creativity and the willingness to experiment with layering colors and textures until you land on the perfect look!
You can find the pieces I used in my tablescape at Oriental Trading! Click here to shop their Christmas section. And because I’m feeling jolly, here’s a list of the exact pieces I used!
- Silver lanterns
- Pinecones (I used 2 packs)
- Mercury glass candlesticks
- White pearl table runner
- Burlap table runner
- Boxwood garlands (I used 2)
- Gold woven chargers
- White dinner plates with silver trim
- Gold napkins
- Burlap gift tags
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