My Rustic Inspired Plaid Accented Christmas Tablescape was styled with a simple and homely ambiance in mind, and it feels light and approachable.
Initially, my plan was to leave the leaf in the dining room table for the remainder of the year. However, for the designs I have in mind a shorter table works best. Although I styled this table with a rustic ambiance in mind, it feels light and approachable.
This Rustic Inspired Plaid Accented Christmas tablescape combines more than a few of my favorite things. I will continue to be fond of plaid, tartan and buffalo checks even if they are no longer in style. Reindeer are synonymous with Christmas and contrary to what my family thinks I’ll never have enough. As much as I’ve wanted to, this is the first time I used the brown lanterns this year. It was so much fun to pull all these pieces together for this table.
I started by layering a smaller ivory cloth over a larger white one. Then came the new addition to my stable of reindeer. The distressed look adds to the charm and rustic feel of the table. To give it height I wrapped two styrofoam blocks with an ivory napkin and sat the reindeer on top. At each corner, I added pine cones and holly.
Brown outdoor lanterns flank each side of the reindeer and two miniature evergreens wrapped in burlap finish the centerpiece.
My love of plaid often has me bringing out my wallet more than it should and not always paying attention to what I’ve purchased. While planning this table I was excited to use what I thought were tartan napkins. Silly me, they’re placemats!! Determined to use them anyway I paired them with the ivory distressed look chargers.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen these ivory dinner plates. I bought them last weekend at one of my favorite thrift stores. Four for $1.50 with 25% off wasn’t a bad deal. It wasn’t until I washed them that I saw the original price and where they came from. $6.00 each from Pier 1. Now that’s what I call a bargain!
These hobnail salad plates are my go-to plates when I want to add texture and there’s something about the dollar bin at Target that’s hard to resist. I think they knew I was coming and set out these appetizer plates. The plaid one was on top and of course, I wasn’t leaving without them.
Though the scroll design on the handles of the Hamilton Forge flatware is a tad fancy, the burnished brown color lends itself to my rustic theme. To finish the stack, I paired a white and green napkin and held them together with a dark wooden napkin ring.
When looking for additional drinkware to go with the faceted green goblets, I looked no further than my kitchen cabinet for our everyday tumblers.
This is the first of four Christmas tablescapes I want to share and sometime in between those I have visions of lots of baked goods dancing in my head. Ah, the joys of blogging!
This picture and the first one were taken with one of my hubby’s drones. His hobby is opening new possibilities for me and I love it. When he started building and buying drones years back they were still called multicopters. Between his drones, copters, planes and all of my “stuff” we definitely need more storage space.
- Ivory cloth over white polyester tablecloth – thrifted and Amazon
- Plaid placemats -Big Lots
- Ivory distressed chargers Hobby Lobby
- Pier 1 dinnerplates – thrifted
- Beige Hobnail Salad Plates – thrifted
- Plaid & Bicycle Appetizer Plates – Target Dollar Bin
- Ivory/Forest Green Napkins w/silver & gold napkin rings -stash and thrifted
- Hampton Gate Brown Handled flatware
- Green Goblet Smoky Tumbler thrifted and stash
- Brown Lanterns -Big Lots
- Mini Burlap Wrapped Evergreens -Target Dollar Bin
- Ivory Reindeer – Big Lots
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