White Shabby Chic Christmas Tablescape

White Victorian Vintage Shabby Chic
Christmas Tablescape

This is a stunning vintage winter look for a fabulous white shabby chic Christmas tablescape! I love the white Christmas theme and it is an easy one to recreate.

Just think white, ivory, silver and lace and you can’t go wrong when searching for pieces to recreate this Wintry white shabby chic theme tablescape.

Use a white tablecloth with an ivory lace tablecloth layered on top to capture the old world Victorian feel.

Look for white feather table top Christmas trees, white glitter trees, white nutcrackers, white Santa’s and white reindeer to create your white on white Christmas tablescape in the center of the Christmas dining table.

Altered natural elements were very popular in Victorian times and are still popular today. Paint pine cones white and add them to the white florals in the tablescape.

White Feather Table Top Christmas Tree

White Feather Table Top Christmas Tree

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White Feather Tree

This is a gorgeous handcrafted white feather Christmas tree that is perfect for the starting piece focal point of a shabby chic tablescape centerpiece. It is a 3-foot tall tree so I would only use it on a large dining table or as a buffet table focal point. It would overwhelm a smaller table.

You may be able to find shorter trees at your local craft stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or JoAnn’s to use on smaller shabby chic tablescapes. Another good place to look for white vintage-style feather trees is at garage sales during the summer and thrift shops or craft fairs during the fall.

Add two additional shorter trees of varied heights for the decorator’s “rule of 3” in a grouping or vignette. Keep in mind when it comes to decorating, placement of objects using odd numbers is much more appealing to the eye than even-numbered pairings.

The other two trees could also be feather trees, but they don’t have to be. They could be a combination of three entirely different contrasting trees; as long as they are white or a varying shade of white. For example, it could be three feather trees or 1 feather, 1 lace and one bottle brush tree.

Winter White Glitter Sisal Artificial
Table Top Christmas Trees – Pack of 2

Winter White Glitter Sisal Artificial Table Top Christmas Bottle Brush Trees - Set of two

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Winter White Glitter Sisal Artificial Table Top Christmas Trees

These white bottle brush Christmas trees make wonderful table decorations that are keeping with the white shabby chic theme. They have been sprayed with glitter to add sparkle and turn them into fabulous table decorations. These bottle brush sisal trees are very affordable and can be placed on the table in several places. I think the star tree toppers are such a nice touch!

I would spray the trees with an adhesive glitter for additional sparkle and tie a bow of either an icy blue satin ribbon or a sparkly silver ribbon on the stem of each tree under the star with the ribbon draping part way down the tree.

This next trio of white Christmas trees will also make a beautiful display for any white Christmas tablescape. They are covered with white glitter and have a whimsical appeal with an antique-style flamboyance. The glitter will catch the candlelight like the sun catching the ice crystals in the snow.

White Glittered Clear Gem Accented
Table Top Christmas Trees – Set of 3

White Glittered Clear Gem Accented Flared Tier Table Top Christmas Tree Decorations - Set of 3

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Gem Accented Flared Tier Table Top Christmas Tree Decorations – Set of 3

I would place them in the center of the table and then get the embossed white deer which I featured on another post to place around the trees for a lovely winter white tablescape.

Bring together the old and the new using antique accents with contemporary flair. Add large glittered ball ornaments to the table as a contrast in visual shapes and textiles.

Glittered White Ball 6-inch Ornament

Glittered White Ball 6-inch Ornament by RAZ Imports

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Glittered White Ball 6-inch Ornament

I would place some sparkly Christmas ball ornaments (see below) around the pieces in a combination of both matte and shiny; with a mix of white, cream, silver and icy blue; then add a sparkling pearl or white snowflake garland.

This shabby chic candelabra holds taper candles and is draped with clear faux crystal beads and faux teardrop crystals. It will look beautiful on a shabby chic Christmas tablescape. The candles are not included.

Shabby Chic Antique White Taper Candle
Four-Arm Candelabra

Antique White Taper Candle Four-Arm Candelabra Image by Universal Lighting and Decor

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Shabby Chic Antique White Taper Candle Four-Arm Candelabra

In this photo, she has chosen to use white taper candles and white church style pillar candles in white shabby chic candlestick holders. Achieve this shabby chic look by draping strands of pearls and iridescent beads on the candlestick holders and hang crystal chandelier pieces on the pearl ropes. I would also look for winter white decorative candle wreaths to wrap around the candles on the table.

This next candle holder is a Victorian-style shabby chic hurricane candle lantern. It is stunning with a beautiful lacy metal design wrapped around the candle base. Sparkling crystal prisms hang from the lacey metal base. The crystals are plastic but you’d never know from the way they reflect the candle light on the table. This candle will add a nostalgic romantic glow and ambiance to the shabby chic tablescape when the inside candle is lit.

Victorian Hurricane Lantern Candle Holder

White Victorian Hurricane Lantern Candle Holder Centerpiece by Furniture Creations

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Victorian Hurricane Lantern Candle Holder

These gorgeous Fleur de Lis shaped shabby chic candle holders will look amazing on this shabby chic Christmas tablescape. They are made of cast iron with a creamy white distressed shabby chic finish that gives these gorgeous candle holders the look of weathered French heirlooms.

Shabby Chic Cast Iron Fleur de Lis
Taper Candle Holder Pair

Pair of Creamy White Shabby Chic Cast Iron Fleur de Lis Taper Candle Holder by Things2Die4

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Shabby Chic Cast Iron Fleur de Lis Taper Candle Holder Pair

Candlelight is an important factor when creating a magical dinner table. I think it is important to add as many candles to the table as possible to create a warm glow with a magical ambiance. I like to have at least one tea light placed next to each place setting with more tealights placed randomly throughout the tablescape.

This lotus shaped stoneware tealight candle holder is a perfect addition to our shabby chic tablescape. It is a creamy white with a shabby distressed appeal.

White Lotus Tealight Candle Holder

Christmas Holiday Seasonal White Stoneware Lotus Tealight Candle Holder Home Decorative Table Accent by Koehler

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White Lotus Tealight Candle Holder

This gorgeous shabby chic table cloth has the most beautiful lace edging and a lace design in the center of the tablecloth. It is available in 8 different shapes and sizes.

White Lace Shabby Chic Tablecloth

White Lace Shabby Chic Tablecloth by Diaidi

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White Lace Shabby Chic Tablecloth

This white tablecloth with a frayed ruffle will be a wonderful addition to any shabby chic decor. I might also add a square lace overlay placed diagonally across the center of the table prior to decorating. The extra layer of lace will give the table an over the top shabby chic style. Once decorated this tablecloth will look amazing.

Off White Linen Tablecloth with Frayed Ruffle

Off White Linen Table Cloth with Frayed Ruffle by Debbie's Porch

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Off White Linen Tablecloth with Frayed Ruffle

Personally, I am not real partial to pink, but in the example photo, Janice chose to use an antique English rose china pattern which does look very pretty. If using this type of antique china, I would look for vintage style accent pieces in the palest of pink or icy blue and white to add to the table.

I found two lovely sets of shabby chic vintage fine bone china dinnerware in pink rose patterns by Royal Albert Royal Dalton China which can easily be used to create a stunning tablescape similar to the one featured here in this photo.

Royal Albert New Country Roses Pink Vintage Formal China 5-Piece Place Setting

Royal Albert New Country Roses Pink Vintage Formal 5-Piece Place Setting by Royal Doulton

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Royal Albert New Country Roses Pink Vintage Formal 5-Piece Place Setting

In the past when I have set similar tables I would use either my set of white Lenox Opal Innocence Platinum Banded China layered with a silver charger and crystal plates, or I would layer the same way using an old world baroque style white china I have on hand. I also like to layer with my Lenox Frosty Blue China. The pale icy blue of this fine Chinaware works perfectly for white Christmas tablescapes.

This set of Royal Albert Lady Carlyle pattern bone china is a lovely romantic vintage floral print pattern and a 24k intricate gold banding. The intricate Victorian design has a lavish deep pink-hued border, decorated with flowers and foliage inspired by the rich textures and style of brocaded fabric and fresh posies from an English country garden.

Royal Albert Lady Carlyle Vintage Fine Bone China
5-Piece Place Setting

Royal Albert Lady Carlyle Vintage Rose Fine Bone China 5-Piece Place Setting by Royal Doulton

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Royal Albert Lady Carlyle Vintage Rose Fine Bone China 5-Piece Place Setting

The florals include roses, bluebells, and forget-me-nots. The design is from the curvaceous and extravagant rococo styles of the 18th century and the set is perfect for a shabby chic Christmas tablescape table setting. This is a service for one which includes a 5-piece place setting. Included in the place setting is a dinner plate, salad plate, bread and butter plate, teacup and saucer.

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Lady Carlyle Serving Pieces

Add Antique Style Ornaments
to this Shabby Chic Tablescape

Add in silver, icy blue, pink and white Christmas ball ornaments for a bit of additional color to the lacey white tablescape. Silver mosaic disco ball ornaments along with vintage style Christmas ball ornaments have been added to the table arrangement of Janet’s shabby chic romantic tablescape for added sparkle.

Mirror Christmas Ornament Balls 4-Piece Set
by Kurt Adler

Mirror Christmas Ornament Balls 4-Piece Set by Kurt Adler

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Mirror Christmas Ornament Balls 4-Piece Set

When I set a similar table I prefer to add mercury glass or antique silver ornaments and candlestick holders, which I have collected over the years, to my shabby chic tablescapes. These pieces look stunning while they reflect the light adding more sparkle in this old world vintage setting. If you don’t have an old stash like I do, mercury glass has become very popular again so you can easy buy new pieces which look antique and very shabby!

Antiqued Silver Mercury Glass Wave Design
Christmas Ornaments – Set of 6

Luna Bazaar Silver Mercury Glass Christmas Wave Ball Design Ornaments - Set of 6 by Cultural Intrigue

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Silver Wave Design Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments – Set of 6

Plumeria Silver Metal Christmas Ball Ornament

Plumeria Silver Metal Christmas Ball Ornament by Island Heritage

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Plumeria Silver Metal Christmas Ball Ornament

Silver Glittered Set of 4 Ball Ornaments
by Raz Imports

Silver Glittered Set of 4 Ball Ornaments by Raz Imports

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Silver Glittered Set of 4 Ball Ornaments

Shabby Chic White Victorian Lace
Christmas Ball Ornament

Clear Beaded White Victorian Lace Christmas Ball Ornament by Allstate

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Clear Beaded White Victorian Lace Christmas Ball Ornament

Transparent Flocked White Swirl Antiqued
Christmas Ball Ornaments – Set of 3

Transparent Flocked White Swirl 4-inch Antiqued Ornaments - Set of 3 by RAZ Imports

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Transparent Flocked White Swirl Antiqued Ornaments – Set of 3

Victorian Rhinestone & Lace
Glass Ball Ornament – Set of 4

White 5-inch Victorian Style Rhinestone & Lace Glass Ball Ornament - Set of 4 by Silk Decor

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Victorian Rhinestone & Lace Glass Ball Ornament – Set of 4

Nestle several of this gorgeous vintage style pale pink and lace Christmas ornaments among the white shabby chic tablescape decor. The pale pink and lace will coordinate perfectly with any of the Royal Albert fine bone china.

Pastel Dreams Pale Pink Victorian Lace and Glitter
Finial Christmas Ornament

Pastel Dreams Pale Pink Victorian Lace and Glitter 7-inch Finial Christmas Ornament by Melrose

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Pastel Dreams Pale Pink Victorian Lace and Glitter Finial Christmas Ornament

Part of the Kurt Adler Hollywood Nutcrackers Collection, this fun, whimsical nutcracker was designed by renowned artist Holly Adler. The nutcracker in an icy blue and white color scheme and is topped with an adorable and fun polar bear hat that is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Kurt Adler Hollywood Polar Bear Nutcracker

Kurt Adler 15-Inch Icy Blue and White Hollywood Polar Bear Helmet Nutcracker with Faux Rhinestone Crystals by Kurt Adler

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Kurt Adler Hollywood Polar Bear Nutcracker

There are so many different uses for a nutcracker in Christmas decor! He will not only fit right in with our white shabby chic Christmas table decor, but he will also be fabulous as part of a mantle display vignette or on an end table grouping. Furthermore, he could also be nestled into the branches of the Christmas tree or placed in a grouping underneath a Christmas tree. Can you think of another place to put him? I’ll bet you can come up with several of your own ideas!

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My next post will show you a fabulous white winter wonderland in shades of gray and white. I hope they will inspire you to create your own fabulous Christmas tablescape this winter.
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