I have been so fortunate this year to connect with so many wonderful bloggers that are each an artist in their own way when they are styling a table. This week has seen so many beautiful tablescapes. I hope you have had a chance to visit all of their blogs and check out their Holiday tablescapes, but if you haven’t, head down to the end of this post and click on the links and get some wonderful inspiration for setting your holiday table!
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Sometimes ideas come to me within my head, but sometimes I need a inspiration. This year it was these pretty homespun-looking chalkboard ornaments. I knew I wanted to set one of these on each table for my guests to take home to their own trees.
I decided that I would go traditional, with lots of red, and some touches of black to mesh with the chalkboard ornaments. This is a much simpler table than I usually style and I enjoyed that aspect of it with all of the fussiness of the holiday decor throughout my home. I got out my slate placemats from Crate and Barrel to begin with . I haven’t used these once in my new house and was glad to get them out of the pantry.
The red dinner plates are from the Pioneer Woman from Amazon. I absolutely love her dishes. The price is great, but what I really like is the fluted edges and little details. The red flatware is also by the Pioneer Woman.
I have had these red goblets for years, I have no idea where I got them from, but I do love that they added more of the red color to the table.My favorite thing about this table is the red carnation spheres I made! I have been wanting to make these for quite sometime, and I Christmas seemed like the perfect time for these fun flower balls. I originally thought I would leave them unadorned, but I couldn’t help myself and added these sweet little bows out of chalkboard style Christmas ribbon. I wrapped a length of the ribbon around each of my slate placemats to carry through my theme. I added three extra large snowy Christmas ornaments to my tabletop. The napkin rings were fashioned from tiny paper boxwood garlands that I picked up from Target for just $3. I didn’t even need to use the entire garland. My table is casual yet festive! I decorated my chalkboards on the wall behind my table to coordinate with the table. I have wanted a couple of these preserved wreaths (or even more than a couple!) for sometime now. These are by Smith & Hawken for Target. I treated myself to two of these this year. My holiday chalkboards included a purchased chalkboard sign and more of the chalkboard – look ornaments that I turned into magnets. Everything was trimmed out with the same chalkboard theme ribbon which I got from JoAnn’s. Take a moment and visit these other amazing blogs if you haven’t done so already! I have enjoyed hosting along with all of these lovely ladies. You will find a tablescape that appeals to everyone across style and theme!
For all of you who asked for the tutorial on the carnation spheres: