I know I have mentioned this before, but I absolutely love the colors and warmth of Christmas. It really is the best time of the year. I have been playing around with a little Christmas tablescape with fresh greenery, pomegranates, oranges, and lots of candles. I also used some beautiful things that Caravan sent me for this post. This centerpiece is really easy to reproduce if you are looking for tablescape ideas, and bonus- you can eat part of the centerpiece when you are finished :).
I wanted to use a lot of candlelight because we have been having some pretty gloomy, stormy days around here lately. I love to add layers and dimension on a table, so I put most of the candles on these cake plates. I sprinkled in a few glass votives as well. I buy these at Walmart and they are actually my favorite to use and re-use.
First, I just set my table starting out with these linens. I added my wood chargers, plates, cups, silverware, etc. Then I added the cake plates with the candles. I wove greenery through the cake stands and stuck orange halves and pomegranates here and there. I added the little glass votives and I was finished. It was a really simple way to dress up a table, but still with a lot of color and impact.
At first, I thought I was a little weird to want to cut the oranges into halves, but I thought they looked so pretty that way so I just went with it. But then, after they were out, they made the table smell absolutely incredible!
I also made these little cups of Vanilla bean Panna Cotta for each place setting, garnished with sugared cranberries and a gingersnap cookie…. just for fun. (recipes: Panna Cotta I omitted the lemon, sugared cranberries)
The kids had no problem digging right into those!
I just love the warmth of this season.
And here are a few of my friends’ beautiful Christmas tables as part of our Seasons of Home Holiday Series. I am always so inspired by what they share each week.
and our featured guest, House of Five
Sources for my dining room and tablescape:
(affiliate links for your convenience)
Marble cake stands, cutting board, red striped napkins and table runner, dessert glasses, from Here
Dining Chairs, from Here
Dining Chair Cushions, from Here
My mom made the curtains- thanks mom!
French Bee Glasses (my favorite!), from Here
Woven Chargers, from Here
Chandelier, from Here
Parsons Chairs, Wayfair from Here
Silverware, from World Market Here