Anyone else go without a real table for a long time and then go into non-stop tablescape mode once you got one?
Because that’s where I am at the moment.
I put together a third Christmas tablescape for the season using pretty basic pieces. This would be easy to whip together if you’re hosting any sort of Christmas gathering in the new few weeks.
Today’s post is part of the 2nd annual Virtual Holiday Cocktail Party hosted by my friends Vicki and Jenn from 2 Bees in a Pod. You can see all sorts of tablescapes, cocktail recipes and appetizers – basically everything you need for a party – from the other bloggers all linked at the end of this blog post.
If only this was a real cocktail party, yes? This time of year is nuts, and we could all use a drink.
Speaking of, if you were around last year, you may recall I put together a post on setting up a holiday cocktail bar, which is definitely a fun one to check out if you haven’t seen it!
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We just built our farmhouse dining table (tutorial here), so we need to stock up on placemats and table runners and such. In the meantime, I’ve been using this lace scarf and honestly, it looks so good on the table, I might just keep it up.
I split up a festive grocery store bouquet between wine bottles and these little glass swing bottles.
No joke, I needed another clear bottle to keep it even with two, so I dug one out of the recycling bin and scraped the label off.
Does anyone what those green fluffy flowers are? I want them in the house all the time. Plus these flowers lasted for weeks, which is always awesome.
I just love that evergreen and, those little red berries are so festive.
I added some gold candlesticks and a few green ornaments and jingle bells to fill in on the scarf.
Oh, I should also mention that our dining room is in the midst of a makeover. You can see the coastal design plans here.
We’re looking for a rug, a light fixture and chairs for the heads of the table, and we’re going to build benches for the sides. So that’s why there’s no chairs in these pics! We’re using folding chairs for now.
We use those white appetizer plates year round, they work for just about everything!
The gold birds are actually ornaments. They used to be my grandparents’, and I love adding little touches of theirs to our house during the holidays.
If you do party favors, it would be fun to put little ornaments like this at everyone’s place setting. We’re keeping these though. 🙂
I added some ornaments to our wine glasses last year for a festive touch before anyone starts drinking out of them, and it was so cute I decided to copy it again this year. (If you saw the post about Christmas decorating in our kitchen, you know I’m all about copying good decor ideas from last year.)
The napkins are actually paper, nothing too fancy, but I love the ‘Wine a little’ on them so they work just fine.
GET THE LOOK:
Since a popular question I get is “Where’d you get that?!,” here are links to the same or similar sources:
- Farmhouse table (DIY project)
- Brown lace scarf (table runner)
- White taper candles (I like these because they’re unscented.)
- Small glass bottles
- Green plates: dinner plates and salad plates
- White appetizer plates
- Clear stemless wine glasses
- ‘Wine a little’ napkins
- Boxwood wreath
- Windows turned picture frames (DIY project) – or these are similar
- White curtains
- Curtain rod (or that one is sold out a lot, this one is similar)
You might want to see these holiday entertaining posts, too:
One of my favorite holiday cocktail tricks is putting liquor bottles inside a wreath like a tray. (Does it count as a trick if it’s super easy? Sure.) You can see more of our holiday cocktail bar here.
Remember to hop around to the other bloggers’ cocktail decorating and recipe posts below!
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