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Rustic Christmas Tablescape

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Now that the house is completely decorated for Christmas, my thoughts have turned to entertaining. I love casual dinner parties, impromptu cocktail get-togethers and time spent with family and friends. Life at the lake has definitely made an impression on my holiday and Christmas decorating. Our townhouse faces the woods and I decided to bring that inspiration into the house with a rustic Christmas tablescape.

This is our 2nd year to join this year’s Home for the Holidays blog tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home! This is the 3rd year for her HFTH tour, and we promise to bring some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you’ll find anywhere. You can see our post from last year HERE.  So stay tuned – it’s 30 blogs with a different topic!  Sit back and enjoy!home-for-the-holidays-2016-graphic-sondralyn-at-home

I wanted the table to have a rustic and woodsy feel. The table runner is actually weathered wood bark wrapping paper. It was leftover from our Christmas gift wrap last year and made a perfect base for the table decor.


Plates were layered on top of twig placemats.


Each salad plate has a different message of the season.


Cypress greenery, moss balls and pinecones were layered in the center of the table. Don’t forget…if you gather pinecones from outdoors they need to be treated. Just bake them in a preheated 250 degree oven for 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the pine cones cool. Trust me, you don’t want to skip this step 🙂


The bark candleholders were on clearance at TJMaxx.


The fresh greenery is so bright and cheery! Sprigs of rosemary were added to each place setting. The fragrance is amazing and lends to the rustic woodsy theme.


I love the twinkling candlelight and glimmer of the Christmas tree lights.




I wish your screen was scratch and sniff. All of the evergreens smell amazing!




I love a casual tablescape. It is still pretty but it’s not too formal or stuffy. I want my guests to feel comfortable – take their time with the meal and linger afterwards.







Rustic Christmas Tablescape

I hope you enjoyed my rustic Christmas tablescape. Don’t forget to visit all of the other great posts right here…

Monday – Holiday Mantels

Country Design Style | Duke Manor Farm | Domestically Speaking

Organize and Decorate Everything | Sondra Lyn at Home | Two Purple Couches

Tuesday – Holiday Recipes

An Alli EventNot Just Paper and Paint  | Nourish and Nestle

StoneGable  | Sweet Pea | What Meegan Makes

Wednesday – Holiday Crafts

An Extraordinary Day | Lovely Etc | Lilacs and Longhorns

Lydi Out Loud | Salvage Sister and Mister | Weekend Craft

Thursday – Holiday Decor

Atta Girl Says | Chatfield Court | Create & Babble

Designers Sweet Spot | The Heathered Nest | Worthing Court

Friday – Holiday Tablescapes

Celebrating Everyday Life |Cottage at the Crossroads | Cottage in the Oaks

The Everyday Home | Postcards from the Ridge |  2 Bees in a Pod


Home for the Holidays 2016

Holiday Mantels

Holiday Recipes

Holiday Crafts

Holiday Decor

Holiday Tablescapes


  1. Love these pretty Christmas plates and the stick place mats too! So pretty! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Debra Casebere says:

    Just beautiful! Love the woodsy look!!

  3. Such a pretty table setting. Where did you find the small themed plates?
    Have a Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi Norma – the little plates were purchased at HomeGoods! Thanks so much for commenting!

  4. I think I CAN smell the evergreens through the computer!! This is over the top stunning! Love the candle holders too! Fun to be on the hop with you.

  5. Your table is so inviting! I love the greenery and the birch bark. Thanks for the tip about the pinecones… I can see why you wouldn’t want to skip that step!

    So glad to have you on the HFTH 2016 tour! Merry Christmas, ladies!!

  6. Your table is so fresh and inviting – I love it!!! Filled with beautiful touches, thank you so much for sharing this (oh, and I love the tip about the pinecones!!). Thank you for being part of the Holiday Home Tour – it’s so fun to be on it with you!

  7. Beautiful! I love how lush all of the greenery looks and combined with your birch wrapping paper runner (brilliant idea to use wrapping paper) and twig mats it is stunning.

  8. Your tablescape is stunningly beautiful! You know I love a woodsy theme! I’m going to look for some of those twig placemats! Enjoyed being on the tour with you again this year.

  9. Oh I just really love the natural beauty of your table. All the greenery and moss, with the candles and lights…sheer perfection. I can so easily see spending a very relaxing and enjoyable dinner around this lovely table. Thanks for the ideas…

    Have a great weekend and a lovely Christmas.

    Hugs, Lynn

  10. This is so gorgeous – I’m obsessed! I love all of the greenery and the moss balls and actually love everything!

  11. Beautiful! I LOVE the rustic look and all the moss. It’s so fresh and green and inviting. Great job!

  12. I love all of the rustic and natural elements in your tablescape! It’s all so beautiful and welcoming!

  13. I adore this! All of the rustic elements are perfect; the mix of greenery and bark textures! I love it all 🙂 Wonderful job 🙂

  14. So beautiful! I love all the natural elements and textures. And I’m a huge fan of that birch bark wrapping paper – I use it for everything!

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