French Country Christmas Dining Room Tablescape. Learn how to set a memorable Christmas Table to set the mood and wow your family and guests.
Happy December 1st! Can you believe that we’re now in the last month of the year? And that Christmas is only 24 days away?! Yikes! I still have so much to do…shopping (online for this gal), a few last minute decorating touches, and some holiday baking and meal planning. How about you?
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I’ll be sharing all of my Christmas decor soon, as well as sharing some cookies and sweet treat recipes, and maybe even some Christmas Day menu ideas. I’m also teaming up with a few of my super talented friends for a few blog hops – Christmas Cookie Exchange, Holiday Home Tours, and more. Lots of fabulous holiday recipes and decorating ideas at your fingertips!
A Sweet and Unexpected Surprise
I have some super exciting news to share…I made the cover of the December issue of Cross Timbers Lifestyle magazine!
I am so honored that they reached out to me for holiday table setting ideas and tips, and beyond thrilled to learn that my French Country Christmas Dining Room Tablescape made the cover! What a sweet and unexpected birthday surprise!
To see more photos in magazine, as well as to read interview, please go here and page 28.
Here’s another time I made the cover of their holiday issue.
French Country Christmas Dining Room Tablescape
When Stephanie with Cross Timbers Lifestyle magazine reached out to me in mid-October regarding their December issue I was more than happy to help! I already had my Christmas decor theme decided upon, but still had to make the mad crazy scramble to pull it all together to meet their deadline. Happily, I made the deadline. And equally happy to have one room completely for Christmas well ahead of schedule!
Or so I thought…
Since these photos were taken I’ve made a few slight changes, but you’ll have to wait to see those in an upcoming Holiday Home Tour. For now, I’ll show you some more of my French Country Christmas Dining Room.
This is the view from our Entry into the Dining Room. I love adorning the backs of dining chairs for the holidays and the addition of the ribbon and wreaths shown here give you a sneak peek of what’s to come. In my upcoming Holiday Home Tour, these wreaths are one of the items that received a small tweak.
Here’s a quick look at how I attached the ribbons to the chairs to secure both the ribbon and the wreaths.
French Country Coastal Centerpiece and Place Settings
My French Country Christmas tablescape has slight coastal design touch to it. Some are more obvious (starfish and seashells), while other coastal touches are much more subtle. Can you spot them? Hints: it has to do with colors and place settings design element.
Did you notice the subtle coastal touches?
A fun (and unexpected) way to show love and appreciation to your family and guests is to add a personal touch to each individual place settings with small “Sussies”, especially when the gift if personalized for the recipient.
Designer and Entertaining Tips: Layer your place settings for add interests and volume to the overall tablescape, while also allowing for ease of transitioning from one course to the next.
French Country Coastal Dining Room Centerpiece
Full disclosure here…We only have dinner in our formal dining room once or twice a year. How about you?
Since we don’t use this dining table on a daily basis, I typically like to have a taller centerpiece. However, since we plan on having our Christmas Dinner in here I’m keeping the table centerpiece low for ease of view and conversation. I’ll probably remove the angel during dinner, but everything else will stay.
Layers Add Interest and Depth to Tablescapes
Notice how the centerpiece has layers too. The table runner is actually two runners – a burlap runner and a faux fur runner. Then I’ve layered a few variety of greenery, white roses, pinecones, white and crystal berries, seashells, and Christmas ornaments. Each is their own individual element that I can move and manipulate to suit the look I’m trying to achieve.
When you come back for the Holiday Home Tour (wink, wink!) this centerpiece may or may not look a little different.
Past Christmas Decor
Take a trip down memory lane with me to see our Christmas Decor from years past.
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