Christmas Tablescape Ideas | Rustic Meets Refined: How to combine elegant china and crystal with rustic Christmas farmhouse elements.
Welcome to the Christmas edition of Styled & Set, hosted by Lory from Designthusiasm…and Christmas tablescape ideas galore. If you are coming here from StoneGable, a very special welcome to you. I’ve known Yvonne for years and am one of her biggest fans. In fact, she’s a pretty hard act to follow! Today I’m featuring a tablescape that combines china and crystal with the rustic farmhouse elements I love. I will share a couple of tips along the way in case you would like to do the same.
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Like most of my Christmas tablescapes, this one began with my Lenox Holiday china. It was collected one place setting at a time over many years, and most of the place settings were Christmas gifts from my husband. The year I was finally able to use it was actually quite exciting!
I mixed the china with rustic galvanized chargers from the Hearth & Hand line at Target. What makes this work is the gold trim on the chargers. I love the way it compliments the gold trim on the china. If you want to combine fine china with rustic accessories, make sure there is a common element. In this case, that element is color. The nice thing about these chargers is that they are both silver AND gold. If your china is trimmed in silver, they will still work!
Most of the pieces of this tablescape are rustic with a farmhouse vibe. (My favorite!) The only refined elements are the china and crystal. To give the crystal a more casual look, I filled the goblets with apple cider. I added fresh cranberries and a cinnamon stick. Not only is this drink delicious, it’s festive and colorful as well.
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The centerpiece began with the galvanized lantern from Target. I bought one for the stairway and loved it so much I got a second one. Now I have a pair and I hope you like them because you’ll be seeing them again! I filled the lantern with birch candles and fresh cranberries. I trimmed a bit of greenery from one of my little bushes and it was just enough to surround the lantern.
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Grain Sack Table Runner: borrowed from my dad | Napkins: HomeGoods | Botanical prints: click HERE | Crystal goblets: Lenox (my wedding crystal) | Juniper garland: no longer available.
New traditions are good…but so are the old ones. Every Christmas I get out the Holiday china and it brings back such good memories. When I set the table for my family, it’s a true labor of love and not work at all. (I will admit that some of the Christmas prep totally feels like work…but not the table!) Make new traditions and try new things to keep your family holiday time fresh…but don’t let go of your old traditions. They are the stuff that families are made of.
Now it’s time to send you along to my friend Kelly’s blog, My Soulful Home. Kelly is one of the nicest bloggers ever…and is an honest-to-goodness published author! Her book, A Year in Flowers, is beautiful and would make the perfect gift for the gardener in your life. After you visit Kelly, I hope you have time to visit a few more stops on the tour. All the links are included below.
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