How I Put Together My Holiday Table

This past week I put together my holiday table and it’s pretty simple. I’ll share what I used and where I got everything below.

It started with the pink checked tablecloth I made with fabric from Spoonflower. I used a 3/4 inch check in a petal signature cotton. If the check was too small, I thought I would look like a solid color from far away and if it was too large, it would overpower the other things I wanted to put on the table.  This was the perfect size.  See the fabric by clicking here.

I added some pompom trim to the edge with hot glue to add a little extra whimsy.

I used a cute runner that a friend gave me as a gift, but there are a few similar ones you can get on Amazon. Check out this one and this one.

Then, I used a real tree and put it as the centerpiece on the table. My husband actually cut it down a bit so it wouldn’t be too tall. I decorated it with felt ornaments that I’ve used as decor in my workshop over the years. Brittany Atkinson painted some Frida ornaments for me which were the perfect color scheme.

I got some small pink poinsettias from my local nursery and painted some clay pots pink.

I put my regular placemats from Ballard Designs back on the table because they work with everything. I love these placemats! 

Then I used my white scalloped plates from Hudson Grace.   You can also get scalloped plates for a little cheaper on Crate & Barrel.

My classic Christmas dishes which I’ve had for over 25 years was perfect on top. You can get some pretty Spode ones here.

I used my ceramic Frida coasters around the table and the colors were perfect. It is the extra whimsy my table needed. You can get those coasters here.

My fun vases I got from Norway always add a bit of whimsy into the space. You can order them on Amazon here.

It’s simple, but fun and that was the look I was going for. My room has a lot going on, so this was the perfect table for me. Hope it inspires you to do something fun this season too. You can watch my YouTube episode on this, click here.

If you are interested in reading about my gingerbread house decorating parties I hosted one last year and two years ago: click here.


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