Rustic Christmas Tablescape Idea

Simplicity is the Theme of this Rustic Christmas

Tablescape Idea

I am featuring a variety of ideas for you to create a Rustic Christmas Tablescape for this Christmas holiday season. My hope is to inspire you to take these ideas to recreate a rustic Christmas tablescape all your own.

Take the ideas from the beautiful tablescapes featured in the photos, along with the suggestions I offer, to created your own work of art design using natural elements along with items you may already have on hand. Adding beautiful pieces will turn your dining table into a truly stunning Christmas table setting you will be proud to showcase to your special guests.

Some of the ideas for these tablescapes may even inspire you to get crafty with DIY projects.  For those of you who don’t have the time to make rustic Christmas decorations, I have found sources where you can purchase the pieces needed to recreate the look you want.  Personally, I like to take ideas from many different rustic Christmas tablescape creations and put them together in my own way.

Jennifer Rizzo starts out with a great simple centerpiece idea for her tablescape by using a long wood trough shaped dough bowl filled with 3 birch style candles, evergreens, silver Christmas ornaments and a glittery silver bird. She has chosen silver as the main theme pieces to tie it all together in her rustic Christmas tablescape.

Real Birch Log 3-Piece Candle Holder Set

Real Birch Log Candle Holder Set by BINESHII

I love the way this company packages their rustic real birch wood log candle holders for shipping. They are packed ready to give as a gift in a red box. The candles are nestled in a bed of fresh Aspen wood shavings surrounded by pine cones and fresh cedar evergreen for a crisp natural scent.  I think these birch wood candles look fabulous as the focal point in Jennifer’s rustic tablescape.

Click Here for Details:
Real Birch Log 3-Piece Candle Holder Set

A Rustic Wooden Dough Bowl is the Centerpiece Container

for this Rustic Christmas Tablescape Idea

Any long wood trough shaped bowl you may already have in your kitchen cupboard will be perfect to achieve the look of this rustic Christmas tablescape.

Years ago when I was still living in Hawaii, I had an antique taro poi trough originally used to pound taro root into poi.  I used this wood trough often when entertaining as the focal point for tablescapes.  It was made of koa wood and look beautiful for both rustic and elegant tablescapes.

I have found several beautiful examples of wood dough bowls, both rustic and polished. Either would look beautiful, dependant on the style you chose. Do yu want a rustic primitive look or a rustic elegant look? I have pieces for both styles featured below.

Rustic Wooden Dough Bowl-Batea

Rustic Wooden Dough Bowl-Batea

Click Here for Details:
Rustic Wooden Dough Bowl-Batea

 

Acaciaware Oval Bowl

Acaciaware Polished Sustanable Wood Oval Bowl by Pacific Merchants Trading

Click Here for Details:
Acaciaware Wood Oval Bowl

Of course you are not limited to wood bowls. Large baskets with interesting weaves from interesting materials could be substituted to achieve a rustic, homespun look. I collect baskets and am always on the hunt at garage sales for unique baskets during the summer.  It is a great way to find baskets to both  decorate and organize my home.

Abaca Oval Baskets Set of 2 by Woodard & Charles

 

Abaca Oval Baskets Set of 2 by Woodard & Charles

Click Here for Details:
Abaca Oval Baskets – Set of 2

Don’t throw away chicken wire baskets. They can be lined with moss and filled with greenery for a gorgeous rustic focal point in our tablescape. If you are a crafty DIYer, scraps of fabric can be woven in and out of the chicken wire for a whole new rustic look.

Use scraps that match your color scheme.  For example, if layering the dinner table with blue and white china transferware, use blue and white fabric scraps to make the container.

Galvanized metal or enamelware metal containers are another idea for a rustic country style Christmas tablescape. Any rustic looking container, regardless of the material it is made from, will look awesome!

Faux Distressed Metal Rectangle Red, Green abd Cream Boxes Set by Traders and Company

Click Here for Details:
Faux Distressed Metal Rectangle Red, Green and Cream Boxes Set

Add Silver Christmas Decorations

and Figurines to the Tablescape

Jennifer chose silver pieces for her rustic Christmas tablescape.  If wanting an elegant rustic style stick with the silver, but expand the decorations by adding more greenery to the table on both sides of the centerpieces and adding silver Christmas decorations such as reindeer, and replicated antique mercury glass ornaments.  I would also add 2 or 3 silver candle holders to each end of the table as anchors in the tablescape design.

If wanting a more rustic setting, loose the silver and go with more natural elements like burlap, dried twigs, pine cones, tree burls and wood.

Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments

Mini Silver Mercury Glass Swirl Design Ornament by Luna

Click Here to See a Variety of Mercury Glass Ornaments:
Mercury Glass Ornament Collection

Mini Vintage Green Onion Design Mercury Glass Ornament

 

Mini Vintage Green Dotted Onion Design Mercury Glass Ornament by Luna Bazaar

Click Here for Details:
Mini Vintage Green Mercury Glass Ornament

Mint green mercury glass ornaments look beautiful scattered around the table of a rustic Christmas tablescape.  They add subtle color to coordinate with the natural greenery used to decorate the table.

The beautiful glass behaves as candle light reflectors as they pickup the candle light creating a magical effect.  Nestled them into the greens of the centerpiece bowl, place them around the candle holders at each end of the table and place them randomly around the center piece and place settings.

This mint green color will look stunning with the green place settings used in this tablescape.

Faux Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holders

Faux mercury glass is a great way to add rustic elegance to a Christmas tablescape. Mercury glass has a mottled look of antique silver that needs a bit of a polish.

Mercury glass candle holders look both rustic and elegant all at the same time and are so much more affordable than sterling silver candle holders.

I would place two or three pillar candle holders of different heights at the end of each table surrounded by the same greenery used in our centerpiece bowls.

Faux Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder Antique Silver Finish Elegant Classical Design Country Home Décor by BCD

Click Here for Details:
Faux Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder Antique Silver Finish-12 Inch
Faux Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holder Antique Silver Finish-15 Inch

Silver Splendor Mosaic Deer Christmas

Set of 2 Pillar Candleholders

by Melrose

Silver Splendor Mosaic Deer Christmas Set of 2 Pillar Candle Holders by Melrose

Click Here for Details:
Silver Splendor Mosaic Deer Christmas Set of 2 Pillar Candle Holder

Silver Bird Statue by Design Toscano

Silver Bird Statue with Closed Beak by Design Toscano

Click Here for Details:
Silver Bird Statue

Hand crafted and hand painted silver, this resin bird looks like it is real silver it is so well crafted. Nestle it into the greenery of a rustic Christmas tablescape using a silver theme.

The tablescape could be expanded by adding decorative anchors at each end of the tablescape. Use birch candles instead of birch logs with white tapers and votives mixed in.

Adding accent pieces such as pine cones, bare branches, moss, white reindeer table top decorations and old world mercury glass ornaments.

Glitter Doves & Nest Set of 3 by Mud Pie

Glitter Doves & Nest Set of 3 by Mud Pie

Click Here for Details:
Glitter Doves & Nest Set of 3

I love incorporating bird nests into rustic Christmas settings and I think this set is fabulous.  Mud Pie always designs the best things for the latest trends. This adorable set has 2 glittered birds and the nest with glittered eggs. One bird is gold and one is silver. The nest is made with real twigs and moss.  This set can be used with the silver pieces shown above or the rustic pieces shown below.

If Wanting A More Rustic Setting, Lose the Silver

and Go with Natural Elements Like Burlap And Wood

 

Country Rustic Decorative 8-Pc Natural Multi-Color Spheres Set

Christmas Ball Ornaments

>Country Rustic Decorative 8-Pc Natural Multi-Color Spheres Set by Benzara

Click Here for Details:
Country Rustic Decorative 8-Pc Natural Multi-Color Spheres Set

Rustic Burlap Look Round Snowflake

Set of 2 Christmas Ornaments

by Melrose International

Rustic Burlap Look Round Snowflake Christmas Ornaments Set of 2 Image by Melrose International

Click Here for Details:
Two Burlap and Snowflake Rustic Ball Christmas Ornaments

Rustic Style Clear Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments

with Burlap and Button Accents

Set of 12 by KSA

Rustic Style Clear Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments with Burlap and Button Accents Set of 12 by KSA

Click Here for Details:
Rustic Style 12 Pc. Clear Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments with Burlap and Button Accents

This is where being a DIY crafter comes in handy and can save a bunch of money!

Especially if you are a fabric hoarder like I am and have a bunch of burlap and twine on hand. I have bags and bags of jute and different size twine that I got at a garage sale this summer for $2.00. I also go out on nature walks with my better half collecting pine cones.

Some we use to feed the birds and squirrels during the winter by smearing with peanut butter and hanging. The rest I use for Christmas decorations.

These ornaments can easily be made by wrapping strips of burlap and jute around styrofoam balls. To use in the rustic Christmas tablescape they won’t even need ties for hanging.

If you do want to make a few to hang, I like to use plaid and lace ribbon for hangers on this type of rustic ornaments.

Rustic Christmas Decorations with Burlap – Easy Home Accents

 

Brown Natural Wicker Bag of 9 Rustic Decor Twig Orb Balls

Brown Natural Wicker Bag of 9 Rustic Decor Twig Orb Balls - by Melrose

Click Here for Details:
Brown Natural Wicker Bag of 9 Rustic Decor Twig Orb Balls

Cast Iron Fleur De Lis Style Finial Tabletop Decor

Cast Iron Fleur De Lis Style Finial Tabletop Decor by DCIINC

Click Here for Details:
Cast Iron Fleur De Lis Style Finial Tabletop Decor

Summer or winter this cast iron Fleur De Lis is a fabulous piece to use as rustic table top decor both indoors or out. It is a piece that will look awesome inside with a rustic Christmas tablescape design or outside decorating a summer patio tablescape.

 

Decorative Nature Inspired Stick Reindeer

Christmas Table Top Figure

Decorative Nature Inspired Stick Reindeer Christmas Table Top Figure by DCIINC

Click Here for Details:
Decorative Nature Inspired Stick Reindeer Christmas Table Top Figure

This stick reindeer was fabricated to resemble a birch twig reindeer. It is a fabulous, inexpensive decorative tablescape piece which will coordinate well with the birch log candle holders feature at the top of the post.

Red and Brown Rustic Hammered Metal Standing Deer

Table Top Christmas Decoration

by Melrose

Red and Brown Rustic Hammered Metal Standing Deer Table Top Christmas Decoration by Melrose

Click Here for Details:
Red and Brown Rustic Hammered Metal Standing Deer

I love these two rustic red and brown hammered metal deer to pair together on a rustic Christmas tablescape.  Both stags have such a majestic air to them I can’t help but feel a certain amount of awe when looking at them. I would place one of each on each side of the tablescape as both sides should be a mirror image of each other.  Both reindeer are accented with a red jingle bell collar.

Red and Brown Rustic Hammered Metal Head Up Deer

Table Top Christmas Decoration

by Melrose

Red and Brown Rustic Hammered Metal Head Up Deer Table Top Christmas Decoration by Melrose

Click Here for Details:
Red and Brown Rustic Hammered Metal Head Up Deer

In the Birches Bristled Woodland Owl Family Set of 2

Rustic Christmas Tablescape Decor by Melrose

In the Birches Bristled Woodland Owl Family Set of 2 Winter Table Top Decor by Melrose

Click Here for Details:
In the Birches Bristled Woodland Owl Family Set of 2

I think this pair of owls are adorable and could be work right into a
rustic Christmas tablescape scene.
They are made of birch wood twigs and feathers.

Rustic Antler Country Cabin Hunters Lodge Candleholder

by Gifts & Decor

Rustic Antler Country Cabin Hunters Lodge Candleholder by Gifts & Decor

Click Here for Details:
Rustic Antler Country Cabin Hunters Lodge Candleholder

You can never have too many candles on a table and this rustic antler candle holder is perfect for a rustic Christmas tablescape. I would use two of them, placing one on each end of the tablescape next to a taller pillar candle holder. Then I would work smaller votive and tealight candles all around the table for additional light and sparkle.

 

Modern Lodge Brown Rustic Aspen Tree Branch

Set of 2 Pillar Candle Holders

Modern Lodge Brown Rustic Aspen Tree Branch Set of 2 Pillar Candle Holders

Click Here for Details:
Modern Lodge Brown Rustic Aspen Tree Branch Set of 2 Pillar Candle Holders

This set of rustic tree branch candle holders will look awesome mixed into our rustic Christmas tablescape. They can be used at each end of the table next to the shorter reindeer antler candle holders as anchor pieces or they could be placed on each side of the birch wood candle center piece holder another pair of birch bark candles (candles not included).

Ideally We Would Have a Plank Farmhouse Dining Table

to Set Our Rustic Christmas tablescape

Jennifer’s rustic Christmas tablescape was created for an inmate seating of 6 on a rather small dining table making it close quarters for her guest.  Her tablescape is actually more of a centerpiece as the size of the table didn’t leave much room for expansion into a true tablescape, but it is very pretty just the same.

Ideally we would already have a farmhouse style dining room table made from wood planks.  Then we can expand this centerpiece down the length of the table into a rustic Christmas tablescape.

New Plank Top Table 10' Rectangle Country Farmhouse Dining Table Rustic Walnut by EuroLux Home

Click Here for Details:
New Plank Top Table 10′ Rectangle Country Farmhouse Dining Table Rustic Walnut

Jennifer dressed her table with a funky tablecloth decorated with gold glitter and sequin embellishments that I think takes away from the rustic look we want to achieve.

A great alternative, if you have a fabulous wood table, is to leave it bare and just add a burlap table runner and placemats.  If need be, hide any table top imperfections by covering with a neutral color, natural cotton or burlap tablecloth.

I like the idea of using  a dark green or burgundy tablecloth with this rustic tablescape. I like the idea of adding a lighter colored table runner and placemats to the darker table cloth and think it would be an excellent choice for an added a spot of color.

On My Next Post We Will Cover Rustic Fine China Place Settings
to Layer on Our Rustic Christmas Tablescapes

 

June's Signature image

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *