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A Simple Rustic Christmas
Tablescape Idea

I am featuring a variety of ideas for you to use to create a Simple Rustic Christmas Tablescape for this Christmas holiday season. I hope to inspire you to take these ideas and 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 create your own tablescape 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 more crafty with DIY projects. For those of you who don’t have the time to make rustic Christmas decorations, I have found resources 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.

Rustic Centerpiece Wood Bowls

Jennifer Rizzo begins her simple centerpiece by filling a long wood trough-shaped dough bowl with 3 birch wood style candles, fresh evergreens, silver mercury glass Christmas ornaments, and a glittery silver bird. She has chosen silver ornaments and silver tableware to tie it all together in her rustic Christmas tablescape.

Simple Rustic Wood Dough Bowl CenterpieceAny long wood trough-shaped dough bowl you may already have in your kitchen pantry cupboard will be perfect to achieve the very same look of this simple rustic Christmas tablescape.

Years ago when I was still living on the Big Island of Hawaii, I had an antique poi board 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 looked beautiful for island style entertaining.

I have selected several beautiful examples of long wood bowls in both primitive and polished styles. Any of these bowls are beautiful choices. It all depends on the style you prefer for entertaining. Do you want a more primitive look or do you prefer a more refined rustic table?
 

Long Rustic Wooden Dough Bowl

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Carved Rustic Wood Bowls

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Place a trio of birch wood candles in the center of the dough bowl and surround them with the mercury glass ornaments and fresh evergreens. To be on the safe side, I would use LED tea lights instead of real candles to prevent any accidental fires.
 

Real Birch Log Tea-light Candle Holders
Set of 3

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Rustic Woven Display Baskets

Of course, you are not limited to large wood dough bowls. Long serving baskets made with interesting weaves and materials can be substituted to achieve a rustic homespun look.

For a long dining room table, more than one basket can be placed end-to-end down the length of the table. Fill each basket the same way we filled the wood bowls. Add birch candles, ornaments, and fresh evergreens. Again, remember to only use LED candles when using woven baskets for safety’s sake.
 

Woven Rattan Serving Baskets

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I like to collect unique baskets and am always on the hunt during the summer months at garage sales and flea markets looking for interesting antique baskets. It is a great way to find baskets to both decorate and organize my home at fabulously low prices.

Don’t throw away chicken wire baskets either. They can be lined with moss and filled with greenery for a gorgeous rustic focal point in your tablescape.
 

Rustic Metal Wire Industrial Baskets

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If you are a crafty DIYer, scraps of fabric can be woven in and out of the metal 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 weave through the wire of 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 add interest to the table and look amazing!
 

Rustic Galvanized Metal Industrial Baskets

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Silver Christmas Table Top Decorations and Figurines

Adding silver Christmas decorations and figurines to the tablescape. Jennifer chose silver orrnament pieces for her rustic Christmas tablescape. If wanting a rustic elegance on your dining table, I recommend continuing with the silver theme.
 

Silver Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments

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Mercury glass behaves as candlelight reflectors creating a magical effect glimmering off the walls and all around the room. 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 on the table around the centerpiece and at the guests place settings.
 

Mini Vintage Blue and Green Mercury Glass Ornaments
Set of 36

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

Silver Bird Christmas Table Decor

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Expand the table decorations by adding extra greenery on both sides of the centerpieces. Nestle silver Christmas decorations such as reindeer, birds, and fruit into the evergreens. Scatter extra pieces randomly on the table.
 

Rustic Silver Candle Holders

Mercury glass candle holders can look both rustic and elegant all at the same time. The best thing is that they are so much more affordable than sterling silver candle holders, yet can look equally as elegant.

Faux Mercury Glass Pillar Candle Holders

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Additionally, place 2 or 3 silver candle holders of different heights to each side of containers and at the end of the table as anchors in the tablescape design.
 

Silver Splendor Mosaic Deer Christmas Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 2

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Rustic Country Christmas Table Décor

If wanting a more rustic setting, lose the silver and replace with natural elements and rustic tableware. Add accent pieces such as pine cones, bare branches, moss, birch logs, and white reindeer table top decorations.
 
White Deer, Pine Cone, Birch Tree Candle Holder Display
 

Country Rustic Natural Multi-Color Spheres
Christmas Ball Ornaments

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Easy DIY Rustic Christmas Home Accent Decorations

 

 

Cast Iron Fleur De Lis Style Finial Tabletop Decor

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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 amazing inside the house with a rustic Christmas tablescape design or outside on the deck decorating a summer patio tablescape.
 

Snowy Brown and White Owl Figurines
Set of 2

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An adorable pair of rustic snowy fuzzy feather-like owls. The owls featured above and below can be worked right into a Christmas tablescape scene as accent pieces everyone will love.
 

Woodland Owls Table Top Decorations

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Deer Antler Candle Holders

I have selected a wonderful assortment of deer antler candle holders for you to choose from. Pick the ones you like the best to place throughout the rustic tablescape décor.
 

Small Antique Antler Hunters Lodge Tea Light Candle Holder

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You can never have too many candles on a table and these deer antler tea light candle holders are a perfect woodland addition to this rustic themed Christmas tablescape. Add several of them to the table, placing one on each side of the birch wood basket centerpiece, and another next to each place setting.
 

Rustic Antler Cabin Lodge Candle Holders
Set of 3

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Smaller votive and tealight candles can be placed all around the table for additional light and sparkle.
 

Faux Deer Antler Pillar Candle Holders

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Bronze Deer Aspen Hurricane Candle Holders
Set of 2

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French Country Rustic Farm House Dining Tables

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 to serve our guest their Christmas meal, whether it be for a family Christmas brunch or Christmas dinner. If you dont’t already have a dining table, now is the time to invest in one for the holiday season. Here are a few gorgeous examples of French Country Farmhouse style dining tables.
 

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On a longer farm style table we can expand this centerpiece down the length of the table into a fresh and simple, yet elegant, rustic Christmas tablescape.

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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, for a fabulous wood farmhouse style table, is to leave it bare and just add a simple neutral linen table runner and placemats. If need be, hide any tabletop imperfections by covering them with a neutral color, natural cotton or linen tablecloth.

I like the idea of using a dark hunter green or burgundy tablecloth with this rustic theme as the backdrop for the table design. Add a lighter colored table runner and placemats for an interesting contrast to the darker tablecloth landscape.
 

On My Next Post We Will Cover Rustic Fine China Place Settings

That does it for a simple Christmas tablescape idea using brown lantern candle holders for the main tablescape theme.

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A Country Style Rustic Christmas
Tablescape Idea
Using Red English Transferware

On today’s post, we are going to create a country-style rustic Christmas tablescape using red transferware as the table setting. I saw this photo of a rustic tablescape created by Nancy from Nancy’s Daily Dish Blog for the fall apple season and thought it is a great idea for a rustic Christmas tablescape.

Country style is trendy and the down-to-earth, rustic country feel that comes from the use of a burlap tablecloth, red gingham fabric, and especially when using red and white stripe kitchen towels for placemats or napkins. So, on this post, we are taking Nancy’s autumn tablescape idea and turning it into a rustic country style Christmas tablescape.

Royal Doulton Red TransferwareNancy used a set of antique Royal Dalton red transferware. I have found several different china patterns with which we can substitute for a fabulous red and white transferware country style Christmas table setting.

I just happen to have an old set of Johnson Brothers Old British Castle transferware which I have used often over the years. I love layering it with white or blue fine china sets for many special occasions. Since we have downsized from a large house to a small apartment, I have handed down many of my china and transferware pottery to my daughters, including my red Old British Castle set. I did keep 4 place settings for myself but I shipped everything else to one of my daughters in Hawaii.

By the way, red and white transferware is called pink transferware, even though it comes in a variety of shades of red, from very light almost pink to a very deep carmine red or maroon. If the transferware is actually pink, it is very rare and is usually a washed out red, called English pink. Are we all as clear as mud on the subject? Grin.
 

Large Country Style Dining Tables

Nancy started her tablescape with a burlap table cloth similar to the one I featured one on my previous post, but a tablecloth isn’t a necessity, especially if you own a gorgeous farmhouse plank style dining table like the farm house style dining tables I am featuring below.
 

Amish Barstow Rustic Plank Trestle
Solid Red Oak Dining Table

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I was pretty excited when I saw this gorgeous handmade Amish barn wood style dining table. This gorgeous rustic country style dining table was handcrafted from North American wood by skilled Amish woodworkers. The table is made from red oak but they are also made from brown maple, white oak, and rustic cherry. It is finished in a natural finish that lets the beauty and natural color of the wood shine through.

Each piece is enhanced with the character that comes together in a piece of furniture which will add depth and endurance to your home. It is an ideal combination of both style and value. The Amish tables will last for years and years because of the expert craftsmanship that goes into each piece.
 

French Country Style Wood Farmhouse
Dining Tables

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Rustic Farmhouse Solid Pine Trestle Bench

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Use a pair of country style dining table benches with your dining room table to really add a rustic country feel to your country dining room. If you want a more formal atmosphere, take the benches outside or push them up against the wall. Then replace them with regular dining chairs at the table.
 

Rustic Wood Farmhouse Dining Tables

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Creating a Rustic Christmas Tablescape

Nancy begins her table setting using a large piece of burlap fabric. Burlap gives a wonderful rustic look to the table, but it is a difficult fabric to launder and reuse. Instead, I have selected several burlap look-a-like tablecloths for you to look at. We do want to keep with a neutral tone as the base color for our tablescape setting to keep the table from looking too busy, especially if you have a dark dining room like Nancy’s.
 

Washable Burlap-style Tablecloths

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I have seen tablescapes using red transferware placed on a red and white toile tablecloth and it is too busy on the eyes. Your eyes don’t know where to rest. Using toile fabric to accent the table is the way to go.

On the other hand, if you have a very light, bright dining room consider using a darker solid burgundy or maroon colored tablecloth as your base color.
 
Nancy started her tablescape design using a red and white gingham tablecloth that she bunched and scrunched decoratively along the center of the table.

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Christmas holiday red and white toile print rectangle cotton tableclothChristmas Holiday Red and White Toile Print Cotton TableclothClick Here for DetailsSince we are doing a Christmas tablescape, I like the idea of using a red and white Christmas holiday toile fabric tablecloth, instead of the checkered gingham, for a little more of an upscale Christmas rustic country look. Besides, the toile print coordinates so beautifully with the red transferware china pattern. I think it is so much nicer accent for this Christmas look.

If you have a red toile sheet it would work nicely too. When I go to garage sales and thrift stores during summer months I keep my eyes out for old sheets I can upcycle into a new home décor use.

First, bunch and scrunch the toile tablecloth fabric along the center, and down the length, of the dining table. Next, you will build your tablescape with similar items to the ones Nancy chose for her tablescape. Remember the photo above?

I have chosen items you might like as replacement pieces to use as the tablescape decorations. These items will be placed on top of the fabric, starting in the center and working them down from the center towards each end. Place anchor pieces at each end of the table to mirror each other. I want each end of the table to balance and each side of the table to be the same view for our guest.

Nancy used extra-large natural fiber woven orbs for her autumn tablescape design. She started with 3 large orbs centered upon the toile tablecloth.
 

Large Grape Vine Orbs

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Instead, I think red is more appropriate for our Christmas design. Below are several red spheres made of a variety of materials which can be mixed and matched on the table.
 

Decorative Red Orb Tabletop Décor

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Weave fresh or faux evergreen garlands around the larger orbs and nestle smaller orbs and Christmas decorations into the evergreens around the larger ones.
 

Rustic Red Metal Christmas Star Jingle Bells Ornament

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Burgundy Red Pip Berries and Rusty Stars Garland

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Ivory pip berries with rusty stars are also available, along with 11 more color combinations.
 

Red Christmas Candelabrum
Three Glass Hurricane Candle Holders
with Hydrangea, Holly, Pine Cone, Berry & Evergreens

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An alternative to the red tabletop orb décor is to use fresh or faux evergreen candelabrum centerpieces. If the dining table is long, the candle centerpieces can be doubled or tripled to fit the length of the table.

Included with this candelabrum centerpiece are 3 hurricane candle holders (candles are not included) nestled within the foliage of the tabletop piece. It is a fabulous starter piece for our rustic Christmas tablescape which we can layer out from the center and down the table. One of these centerpieces will suffice for a small table seating, however, for a longer table serving 8 or more you may want to line two or three of the centerpieces down the center of the table, depending of course on the table’s length.

The red orbs can still be used with a candelabrum by placing several different sizes on each side of the faux evergreens and berries. I think a 6″ ball is large enough. I want to add interest to the table without overpowering the table with giant orbs like Nancy used in her autumn tablescape.

The faux boughs and berries are hard wired so they can be bent any way necessary to accommodate any smaller decorative Christmas pieces you feel like adding.

Red Themed Christmas Holiday Tabletop Décor Centerpieces

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Another idea is to use a pair of centerpieces, such as the ones featured here, by placing one on each side of the red sphere design. The red spheres would be the focal point of the table design, while the foliage pieces would act as the table anchor end pieces. Again, be sure you are not using items too large for your size table. If your table is smaller you may want to switch to shorter candle holders or switch to taper candles instead of pillar candles. Perhaps just one red Christmas pillar candle on a low stand.

Once all of the pieces selected for this tablescape have been placed on the fabric, fill in with fresh evergreens if you have access to them.

Take a nature walk to collect tablescape decorating elementsTake a Nature Walk to Collect Decorating ElementsTake nature walks with your family all year long and collect natural elements such as pinecones, pussy willows, feathers, and vines to use in tablescape decorations.

During fall and winter months my saner half cuts fresh evergreen boughs for me to decorate with and I have been known to create vignettes using dead tree branches and making votive candle holders out of twigs.

If you live in a place where this isn’t possible, fresh can always be bought at the Christmas tree stands that sell fresh trees. Often the guys running the stands will give them to you for free. Local grocery stores and nurseries will also sell them to you, but I always try to get free first.

Use seasonal greenery such as evergreens, holly, mistletoe, rosemary, and sage. I think it is also a good idea to use natural elements indigenous to your local area.

Fill in the greenery with pine cones painted red and scented with cinnamon, smaller red spheres, faux red cardinals and red Christmas ornaments. Don’t over clutter but do make it pleasing to the eye with bursts of red colored objects.
 

Christmas Pine Embossed Pillar Candle
by Chesapeake Bay Candle

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I like to use lots of candles in my tablescapes to furnish sparkle and glimmer with a magical warm welcoming feel for my guest at our Christmas dinner. I believe that you can never have too much candlelight on a Christmas tablescape! So once I have my tablescape laid out, I like to fill in the gaps around the tablescape with candles.
 

Red Rustic Table Linens

Starting with the placemats we have several options. Nancy used red and white stripe kitchen dish towels to coordinate with the gingham fabric tablecloth she used for her autumn apple tablescape.

Because I chose to use a red toile fabric tablecloth for our country Christmas tablescape design, at first I thought I wanted to use red toile placemats to coordinate. However, after looking at it, I realized the red toile as the background for red transferware is still much too busy so I looked for other solutions.

I decided on using either a set of French bistro red striped placemats or to follow Nancy’s lead and use the white with red stripe kitchen towels folded under the dinner plates. You decide what you like the best.
 

Red French Stripe Cotton Placemats
Set of 6

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White with Red Stripe Cotton Kitchen Towels

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Any one of these kitchen dish towel sets are fabulous finds to use with the red transferware table setting! They are the best quality to dry dishes and they make great placemats or dinner napkins for a rustic country tablescapes.

All of these kitchen towels are durable and quite functional, especially if you are a DIYer who is adept at sewing. They can be sewn together for country table runners, kitchen curtains, and pillow covers. I love them for the use of placemats on our Country Style Rustic Christmas Tablescape.
 

Natural Cotton Christmas Wonderland
Red & White Toile Kitchen Towel

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I originally wanted to use this coordinating red Christmas toile kitchen towel as the placemat on our tablescape, but it was too busy with the red transferware setting on it. Instead, I love it to use as a rustic homespun Christmas dinner napkin!

The red toile print is a delightful winter Christmas scene, perfect as a rustic Christmas table setting accent piece. It matches the tablecloth used as the base for the tablescape perfectly. Kitchen towels are so much larger than a regular cloth napkin they give the extra coverage that makes people really enjoy using them. On the downside; it does not come as a set, and on a brighter note; you can purchase exactly what you need.

On the other hand, I found 3 different sets of French bistro style dinner napkin sets that will look lovely with this table setting. The stripes coordinate perfectly with the striped bistro cotton placemats.
 

White with Red Stripe Fabric Dinner Napkins

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Pay attention to the set in the center. They are reversible! On the one side is the red and white stripe ticking fabric which is perfect for a rustic country style table setting, and on the other side is a red Christmas evergreen toile print! Perfect to accent the table’s centerpiece toile fabric. Either side will look fabulous with this country Christmas table setting!

Personally, I am a big fan of natural cotton, bamboo, and hemp fabrics as sustainable eco-friendly fabrics. The napkins featured on the above left are 100% natural cotton. Unfortunately with cotton, if the cotton fabric has not been pre-shrunk before cutting and sewing, they will shrink in the wash and they will also require some ironing.

Man-made polyesters are hard on the environment to produce and they are not decomposable. Polyester fabric clothing is among the sins of thrown away products clogging up the landfills, right up there with disposable baby diapers. Anyway, enough about environmental issues. Let me climb down from my soapbox and continue about on about the napkins I am featuring above.

Many of you out there prefer polyester because they are easy-care and require little to no ironing. They are not as absorbent as cotton, but they will do the job a napkin is suppose to do. For those of you looking for this type of easy-care napkin, the napkins featured above right are the napkins perfect for your table settings.
 

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Red/Pink Transferware

Nancy used a mixture of Royal Dalton Butterfly pattern red transferware for her autumn apple table setting. Instead, for our country style rustic Christmas table setting I have chosen to use Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles pattern of red transferware.

I have picked up beautiful antique pieces of this set from antique shops, garage sales, thrift stores, and online from places like eBay, Etsy, and Amazon. However, it is a pattern which is still being produced by the Johnson Brothers family business, so it can still be purchased new. I do mix old and new pieces. I often go to Replacements.com when I need a replacement for a broken piece or for a piece I need but cannot find on Amazon, or anywhere else for that matter.
 

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles
20-Piece Pink/Red Dinnerware Starter Set
Service for 4

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The perfect set to start you on the fast track to building your collection of Old British Castles transferware china. These newer sets are produced in China instead of England and that is how you can tell the differance between vintage and new pieces. Don’t let the “Made in China” disappoint you, as that is where porcelain “china” was first produced. That was way before the Chinese taught the English their artisan pottery skills.

The quality of the transferware has not been diminished. I have found this set (yes I did buy a couple of these sets on Amazon for my daughters to add to their collections) to be heavier than the vintage pieces, but the color and pattern in the transferware is the same, if not a bit brighter. After all, they are new and have not faded with time like the vintage pieces.

The newer pieces can be washed and dried in the dishwasher, but I would wash vintage pieces by hand. The force of the water and heat, along with the strong abrasive dishwashing chemicals can both break and damage vintage pieces.
 

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles 5-Piece Pink/Red Dinnerware Set
Service for 1

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A fabulous service for 1 set to add to your starter set of Old British Castles transferware china. Included with this set is a dinner plate, a salad plate, a cereal bowl, a cup, and a saucer.
 

Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Serveware

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Click the red button above and it will take you to additional Johnson Brothers Old English Castles red/pink transferware serving pieces you can add to the sets you have at home.
 

Vintage Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles
Christmas Tree Edition Transferware

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This Christmas tree set is a servive for 4 with 3-pieces for each serving. More serving pieces may be purchased separately.

The Johnson Brothers Old English Castle special Christmas edition features a Victorian English Christmas tree, rather than an English castle. It is a classic, timeless pattern that is highly collectible. The Christmas tree is decorated with pink/red plaid bows, complete with toys placed underneath the tree.

The border is an intricate, elaborate blend of Victorian scrollwork in a lacey scalloped design and edged at the rim with small delicate geometric patterns. Lush rose floral bouquets are placed intermittently between the scrollwork around the rim of the plates.

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The Christmas tree edition looks especially festive layered in a table setting with other red and white transferware china pieces. Use them on a table set with Christmas greenery and decorations.
 

Johnson Brothers Twas the Night
20-Piece Pink/Red Christmas Collection
Service for 4

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This Johnson Brothers Pink Christmas collection is the nostalgic Twas the Night Collection. It features scenes and text from the classic Christmas story “Twas the Night Before Christmas“. I would layer this set with ivory creamy white dishes to offset the red for a really pretty red and ivory layered Christmas display.
 

Red & Green Festive Crystal Glass Stemware

Clear cut crystal stemware are always gorgeous on any table setting, but for Christmas, why not liven up the table setting with the festive Christmas colors of either red or green stemware?

It is perfectly O.K. to mix and match the red and green colored glasses with the clear crystal too. Use a clear wine glass to hold water, a red glass for red wine, and a green glass for white wine. Use any combination of beautiful stemware you happen to love to serve your beverages of choice.
 

Vintage Inspired Festive Red Stemware

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Vintage Inspired Festive Green Stemware

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Festive Red Stemware

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Festive Green Stemware

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Festive Christmas Holiday Design Stemware

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Bamboo Flatware Sets

Nancy chose to use a set of bamboo flatware for her rustic country autumn table setting.
Natural Bamboo Flatware 5-Piece Place SettingNatural Bamboo Flatware 5-Piece Place SettingClick Here for DetailsI think it is a great idea for a casual rustic dinner setting and I found a similar set that is the perfect for a casual affair.

With that being said, we are setting a Christmas table, so I think we should take it up a notch by using silver or gold flatware for a more refined country setting. I found a few awesome gold and stainless steel bamboo flatware sets that will look beautious on our Christmas tablescape.

If you already own a set of gorgeous silverware, then by all means use it instead, but if you are in the market for something new and different you might want to consider one of the metal bamboo sets I am featuring below.
 

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Rustic Christmas Tablescapes

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Creating Rustic Tablescapes for our Christmas dinner parties have become quite trendy over the last few years and are continuing the trend this year. Burlap, muslin, rope, and twine can be seen mixed with tartan plaids, lace, crystal, and mercury glass into an eclectic primitive to elegant style.

When creating a rustic tablescape we want to bring the outside in with natural greenery using elements from nature that are growing wild outside our door.

Beautiful centerpieces can be created using the natural foliage growing right in our neighborhoods. Go outside and pick up anything that looks interesting. Think pine boughs and pine cones, acorns, dried tree branches, herbs, lotus, and pussy willow. These elements will add texture and interest to our tablescapes.

When my kids were little, I would take them on nature walks throughout the year and collect natural treasures. Living in Hawaii, we had the luxury of both the ocean and the mountains.

We went to the beach and collected seashells, driftwood, sea stars, coral, and fishing floats that washed up onto the beach. During the Christmas holiday season, we went to the mountains to cut our Christmas tree and collected pine cones to make decorations.

All of these natural elements can be used to create something beautiful while adding rustic charm to your Christmas tablescape and décor!

Are you living in the suburbs with a well-manicured lawn? Then get your seasonal foliage from the local nurseries who will carry seasonal favorites such as poinsettias, holly, mistletoe, and red berries. Craft stores will carry pine cones and dried florals and the Christmas tree lots will sell you pine boughs.

Antique, or at least antique-style, pieces such as the lanterns in the above photo are fabulous pieces to use as focal points in our rustic tablescapes. Notice the burlap table runner used in this rustic tablescape along with the pine boughs and dried tree branches. Simple, primitive, yet elegant.

Look through your cupboards for textile collections, enamelware collections, crystal, china, and depression glass collections. Anything old that you have collected, and love because it calls to your soul, can be incorporated into your rustic tablescape design. Think about our pioneer ancestors and how they made Christmas decorations from practically nothing. They used what they had on hand to decorate their homes for Christmas and made it magical.

Keep in mind there are only 3 things to remember when looking for special pieces to add to your rustic Christmas tablescape.

Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

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Rustic Greenery Christmas Tablescape and Place Setting

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On my last post at Rustic Christmas Tablescape Idea, I talked about expanding Jennifer’s original tablescape idea for a larger table. This photo is a really good example of what I was suggesting on that post. Don’t be afraid to combine rustic and refined, old and new, placing them amidst seasonal greenery. Stagger your newly found and newly bought pieces down the center of the table. Remember to add lots of candles. The more the merrier.

Looking at yesterday’s post idea, and at the image featured above, we are setting a more natural, down to earth, rustic looking Christmas tablescape, but using a lot more natural greenery. I found some fabulous stoneware Christmas pottery (featured below) perfect for the more rustic look of this table setting.

Table Top Candle Lantern Décor

Recreate the gorgeous rustic tablescape idea featured above using black mission style tabletop candle lanterns placed amidst the greenery along with birch wood candles.
 

Rustic Square Antique Pewter LED Candle Lantern

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I would place two lanterns on the table, one at each end of the tablescape. They will act as the anchor pieces amidst the fresh evergreens and surrounded by the birch candles I featured on yesterdays post. The rustic square lantern featured above has a pewter antique finish with clear glass windows and an ornate lace inspired trim. An LED candle is included.
 

Black Painted Metal and Glass Candle Holder Lanterns

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Adorable black metal lanterns to be placed, space evenly, amidst the tables fresh greenery, and down each side of the tablescapes centerpiece. The lantern featured in the center of the above grouping is larger than the other lanterns featured. Included with lantern are 3 battery operated candles (batteries NOT included).

The lanterns featured on the right and left are mini-lanterns made to hold tea lights. I recommend using battry operated tea lights. The black metal gets really hot from live candles. Additionally, the melted wax from tea light candles can be another safety hazard.
 

Birch Bark Candles and
Birch Log Candle Holders

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Birch wood bark candle holders are the rustic element that really helps to tie the rustic look together. I am a firm believer in having lots of candlelight mingled in with the elements creating the tablescape. These birch bark candle holders are designed to hold tea light candles, which are included. I prefer using battery operated tea lights for safety reasons. Each candle is made from a natural birch bark log so sizes and shapes will vary, but they are drilled to set the tea lights right into the logs.

I like the idea of using the birch bark covered candles mixed in on the table with the birch log candle holders because of the different sizes available with the set. I think I would use them more as decorative pieces rather than candles so that they can be reused for table decorations another time. Using several sets of the birch tea light candle holders will add plenty of candlelight to the table.

Natural Woven Rattan Placemats

Hand woven rattan placemats are the ideal choice to place under the rustic Christmas stoneware dinnerware we are featuring below to set this rustic table.
 

Brown Round Woven Nito Placemats
Set of 2 by Kouboo

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A gorgeous hand woven placemat set I think will be stunning on a bare wood dining table. The placemats have a tight weave of alternating color fibers from the nito vines which will add a rustic yet elegant touch to our rustic Christmas themed table.

The great thing is, they can be used anytime of the year for any season! They are beautiful as the first layer in our rustic table setting under the layered dinnerware. They not only look fabulous they have ample room for the charger and will accent the dinnerware perfectly. Additionally, they are easy to clean as they can be submerged in water.
 

Rattan Charger Plate Sets
by Koyal

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Two more sets of rattan charger plates to consider.
 

Oval Rattan Placemats
Set of 2 by Kouboo

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If you prefer an oval placemat, similar to the one featured in the example photo, this beautiful set is hand woven rattan. It will most certainly please you when you see it against your wood finished dining table. It is hand woven with a tight, intricate weave in the Philippine Islands. There are also two more colors available below.
 

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Handmade Oval Braided Natural Straw Placemats
Set of 4

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Green and White Dinnerware

Green and white dinnerware can be layered or used alone to set the table of our Rustic Christmas Tablescape Idea. I have selected the classic Christmas Natale Stoneware to featured first. It is created by Arte Italica in Italy. It is a gorgeous rustic Christmas holiday pattern which fits right it with our evergreen tablescape. The chargers used to accompany this classic Christmas pattern are the Arte Italica Finezza Holiday Charger Plates.
 

Arte Italica Finezza Holiday Charger Plates

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Gorgeous, uniquely designed, ceramic charger plates with wide delicate lace rims. They are available in green, cream, and red. These chargers will look stunning when placed as the first layer of our rustic dinnerware place setting. They are paired with the rustic Italian classic Christmas Natale by Arte Italica featured below. The two paired together are fabulous! These beautiful chargers will also look stunning when paired with British transferware china sets such as the Johnson Brothers Friendly Village Collection and the Old Britain Castles Collection.
 

Arte Italica Natale Dinner Plates

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Arte Italica is one of my favorite designer importers of Italian home decor design. I adore this beautiful rustic set of handmade Italian Christmas tree ceramic pottery.

The center of the plate is designed with 3 Christmas trees which reminds me of a beautiful impressionist watercolor painting. The snowy evergreen trees are surrounded by a band of rustic design pine boughs and Christmas berries, rimmed with an earthy tree bark brown.

Each piece in the Christmas Natale tableware collection is a one-of-a-kind piece due to the hand painted designs. This set will look fabulous when paired with any of the green, cream, or red chargers featured from the Arte Italica Finezza Collection.
 

Arte Italica Salad Plates

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Arte Italica Soup/Pasta Bowls

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Arte Italica Christmas Natale Serving Bowls

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Arte Italica Christmas Natale Serving Trays

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Celebrate the Winter Christmas Season
by Gifting Completer Pieces of
Arte Italica Natale Dinnerware, Serveware, and Bakeware

Click the Links Below to Get Completer Pieces:
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Ivory Firenze 16-Piece Dinnerware Set
Service for 4

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Layer this lovely rustic Old World ceramic design dinnerware with the Natale Christmas dinnerware and it will make a stunning rustic, yet elegant, Christmas presentation.
 

Ivory Firenze Ceramic Dinnerware and Serveware
Completer Pieces

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Lenox French Perle Pistachio
Dinnerware & Serveware

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A soft green stoneware set to layer on a rustic woodsy table setting. It is made by Lenox, who as I’m sure you know, is renowned for their high quality porcelain fine china.

This beautiful set of stoneware can be layered with the Arte Italica Christmas Natale Tree Collection or with the Ivory Firenze Ceramic Dinnerware Collection.

I recommend layering the subdued, pale pistachio green with the Ivory Firenze Ceramic Dinnerware Collection. The two collections will look fabulous together with the deep greens of the seasonal greenery used in the tablescape. The Lenox French Perle is also available in white.
 

Green Christmas Cloth Dinner Napkins

I like using dark green cloth napins with this table setting, however, you may prefer white. Either color will be fine. I just think the dark green will look sharper against a dark wood dining table and the rattan placemats.
 

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If you’re looking for something more festive, check out the Christmas berry, holly, and poinsettia print napkins I’m featuring next.

Green Holly Berry and Red Poinsettia Print
Christmas Dinner Napkins
Set of 4

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Bright, bold, vibrant, and festive. These Christmas print napkins will liven up any Christmas tablescape setting. They will bring the spirit of Christ to any red, green, or white themed place setting.
 

DIY Napkin Rings

 

It Is Really Easy To Make Decorative Napkin Rings At Home

Photo by BHG.com

Photo by BHG.com


I found this idea on the Better Homes and Garden’s website. It demonstrates a super simple way of doing this. So easy! Just cut the burlap into strips about 2-inches wide with the length frayed to look like fringe. Measure strips around a folded napkin with a 2-inch overlap.

Cut and glue overlapping short ends. Be sure to leave it loose enough for your guest to remove the napkin from the ring. I would use dark brown or dark green buttons.

Feed a strand of burlap through the button holes and tie. Glue a button on top. I would then tuck a sprig of pine bough, rosemary, or holly under the burlap napkin ring.
 

Tracy Porter’s Quick Inspired Napkin Ring Ideas

 

Red and Green Glass Stemware

A variety of gorgeous red and green glass beverage glasses to accent the featured dinnerware.
 

Arte Italica Christmas Natale Etched Holly Luxury Red European Stemware

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Arte Italica Christmas Natale
Etched Holly Red Glass Pitcher

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Place a matching red glass pitcher etched with Christmas holly on your Christmas table and fill it with your favorite beverage. Whether it’s filled with sangrias, martinis or water, serving becomes a whole lot easier for the hostess when the pitcher can be passed at the table. Serving a buffet? Keep several pitchers filled on the buffet table.
 

Green Peacock 4-Piece Wine Glass Set

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This is a set of unique white wine stemware in a dark blue and green peacock feather design. They are fabulous wine glasses to use as accent pieces with dark green chargers and white dinner plates.
 

Green Wine Glass 4-Piece Set

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A uniquely designed handcrafted wine glass set with air bubbles handblown into the design. These green wine glasses will coordinate perfectly with the fresh greenery used in our rustic tablescape. They are much prettier in person than the photo is able to portray, and so much more affordable than crystal. Even though they are just glass, they do look fabulous in a rustic dinner setting.

I would use these glasses for white wine or water drinking glasses.
 

Rustic Flatware

Instead of using bamboo flatware, let’s us something more rustic instead. Rustic flatware is more appropriate when paired with woodsy tablescape décor.
 

Antique Copper Twig 5-Piece Flatware Set
by Black Forest Decor

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I didn’t want to use bamboo flatware with our rustic table setting like they did in the photo. It is okay to use, but I just think bamboo looks better with an Asian theme. However, I do really like this set of copper twig designed flatware. They are an epic set of flatware that fits right in with this woodsy rustic tablescape.

The set is made of stainless steel for lasting durability and finished with a copper coating. Flatware designed in wood, deer antlers or designed to look like bark would be awesome and appropriate designs for a rustic table setting.
 

Rustic Hand Forged Carbon Steel Flatware

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Get down-right Medieval and have fun with these hand forged rustic flatware sets. Made with blacken carbon steel they will help to set the rustic tone to your table setting display.
 

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Country Christmas Tablescape Idea

Let’s get inspired and create a beautiful country Christmas tablescape using red and black tartan plaids as our theme. The first tablescape we will look at for inspiration comes from Michelle Edwards at Sweet Something Design Blog.  She takes a simple tartan camp blanket and turns it into a lovely contemporary country Christmas tablescape theme.

Simple Country Christmas Tablescape Image

Photo by Michelle Edwards of Sweet Something Design Blog

I believe it is essential to layer different textures and elements to create visual interest for a Christmas tablescape and Michele has been successful with her simple fall country tablescape design. I love her idea and want to recreate it for a rustic country Christmas tablescape.  Let’s bring her fall outdoors picnic theme inside for Christmas dinner by adding layers, embellishments and a bit of Christmas sparkle.
 

Highland Tartan Plaid Tablecloths

Starting with the tartan plaid vintage camp blanket, I love this idea for a tablecloth especially if wanting to create a country feel on a budget as there may already be one stashed away in your closet.  I had several folded in my linen closet for years. They were passed down by my Grandmother and have been passed down by me to my own daughters.
 

Highland Scot Tartan Premium Wool
Throw Blankets

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Either of these gorgeous blankets can be used just as Michelle used one in her tablescape. Fold it and lay it across a wooden dining table or it can be opened to cover the table fully.
 

Pure Linen “Blackfriars” Tablecloth

 Blackckfriar Plaid Christmas Tablecloth Image

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Pure Linen “Blackfriars” Tablecloth

I love this linen Blackfriar tablecloth, especially for this contemporary country Christmas tablescape. I think it will look fabulous with burlap accessories and black or red linen napkins. I have a red, green and black plaid tablecloth similar to this one with gold threads woven in that I like to use sometimes at Christmas when wanting a Scot plaid themed table setting.
 

Country Style Tablescape Candleholders

I do love the tree rings Michele used as base candle stands for her glass cylinder hurricane candle holders. They look like tree stumps rising from the garden. I would definitely have someone make a trio of them for my country Christmas dinner table.
 

Basswood Country
Thick Round Wood Plaque
by Walnut Hollow

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If you don’t know anyone who can cut the wood rounds from fallen trees for you, this is an inexpensive solution for the suburbanites or city dwellers who want to recreate this rustic country tablescape for Christmas. These pieces are 1.8″ (almost 2 inches) thick, not as thick as Michelle’s, but they will still look fabulous as the base for the hurricane candle holders. They are available in thicker slabs, but they do get more costly the thicker they are.
 

Decorative Country Candle Holders

Personally, I have never been one to place tall centerpieces in a tablescape. I like my dinner guest to be able to see each other and converse with one another without having to peer around huge designs. I was taught about visual design in school eons ago. I have since learned not to put a single over-sized item in the middle of the table.  A much better visual scale approach is created by layering down each side of the length of the table starting from the table’s center. Taller pieces (such as a tall candleabras) should placed as anchors at each end of the tablescape.

With that being said, even though Michelle’s visual is very large I think she has still succeeded because the cylinder glass candle holders are clear, meaning we can see each other through them.  I think for our purpose of recreating this country Christmas tablescape design, I would downsize the cylinder candle holders. Instead, I would use shorter, wide glass cylinders, if available.

I have found several different options for candle displays which can be substituted, or not, depending on your own preference.
 

Artificial Decorative Christmas
Pine Cone, Twig & Pine Bough
Burlap Accented Pillar Candle Ring

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Use three of these pillar candle holders to replace the contemporary cylinder pillar candle holders used by Michelle. Place one of the artificial arrangements on each of the wood rounds. The faux evergreens and burlap surrounding this candle holder will work well for someone who doesn’t have access to the fresh pine boughs, pine cones, and red winter berry greenery.

I love the addition of the old style lamp hanger on this piece for a more authentic country look. It reminds me of an old barn lantern. The pillar candles are not included and I would purchase a LED pillar candles to use in place of real candles.

If choosing to use this piece, add some faux red winter berries and intertwine them around the faux arrangements and the three candle holders. I would also add faux snow to the inside of the lantern and nestle a LED battery operated pillar candle into the snow.
 

Clear Glass Cylinder Hurricane Candle Holder Set
with Votive Candle Holder Inserts

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The inserts of these hurricane candle holders can be removed to fill the bottoms with faux snow, small pine cones, red faux winter berries, or whatever you want to enhance the look of your tablescape. Each season change the items you place in the bottom of the candle holders. How fun is that? Perfect for every season.

Remember too use fresh or faux seasonal pine boughs, red winter berry, and wide burlap ribbon to wrap and weave around the centerpiece candle holders.
 

Textured Glass Cylinder Hurricane Candle Holders
with Rustic Inserts Separates

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Get the sizes you want. I suggest either one of each or 3 of the giant size to recreate this country Christmas tablescape idea. Fill the rustic bottoms with faux snow or winter seasonal evergreens, pinecones, and red berries. A few small pine cones and some holly with red berries would look awesome nestled into, or dust with, some faux snow.
 

Battery Operated LED Candles

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I recommend using flamless, battery operated LED candles on the dining table for safety reasons. It is just way to easy for a candle to get knocked over and start a fire. I have seen guests drag their sleeves across a lit flame and have it catch on fire. It is just less worrisome using these types of candles when creating a tablescape.
 

Clear Glass Cylinder Candle Holders

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If you want to copycat Michelle’s original design, then any of these clear glass cylinder candle holders will work perfectly and look beautiful in your country Christmas tablescape. Select the styles you like the best.
 

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Decorative Black Mission-Style
Metal and Glass Pillar Candle Lanterns
Set of 3 by Melrose

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Here is a completely different idea for this country Christmas tablescape idea. Use three black lanterns on the wood tree rounds instead of the cylinder glass candle holders. I think they will look awesome with the black tartan table cloth. If choosing this idea, I would use large black or white jingle bells as the napkin rings with red napkins instead of black black napkins. We want the colors to pop by putting contrasting colors together.
 

Country Elegance Wooden Glass & Metal Pillar
Candle Holder Lanterns

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Country Christmas Place Settings

Michelle uses burlap placemats to coordinate with the burlap ribbon used to intertwine with the evergreens around the candle holders and wood tree rounds used in her fall country tablescape. She kept it simple using white stoneware dinner plates and red handle flatware.

For our country Christmas tablescape, I want it to be just a little more elaborate with some extra layers and extra detailing. I will step up our burlap table placemats with ruffled ones and add a ruffled table runner to our tartan tablecloth.
 

Burlap & Cream Ruffle Place Mats
Set of 4

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The extra detailing of the cream ruffles, added to these burlap placemats, takes us from country ordinary to the next level by adding a bit of pretty feminine flare to our table setting. It goes from country casual to country special. Keep in mind that burlap is not washable and can only be spot cleaned and hung to dry or dried flat.
 

Creamy White Ruffled Burlap
Table Runner

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We can go several different ways when layering our country Christmas tablescape. We can keep it simple like the original idea, or we can add the extra layer of linen detailing by using this cream ruffle burlap table runner. Place it on top of the tartan blanket (or tablecloth) and under the wood tree rounds. It will coordinate beautifully with the burlap in the tablescape and the placemats.

Another thought is to remove the tartan plaid blanket and just use the burlap table runner like Darlene did in the photo below.
 

 Photo by Darlene of Our Creative Life Blog


Photo by Darlene of Our Creative Life Blog


 
This tablescape is very similar to Michelle’s idea, but she chose to use a plain burlap table runner without the plaid tablecloth (like I just suggested above) and her table greenery is all faux from Hobby Lobby craft store.  I like her choice of lantern candle holders. She found them at a garage sale. Lucky lady!

I like layering my dinnerware for special occasions to add more interest and depth to the look of my table while using the layered dishes to serve my guest a more formal dinner course selection. We can have it look country special without getting too formal, but a step up from casual country BBQ fare.
 

Mud Pie Tartan Plaid Christmas Charger

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When using the clear glass hurricane lanterns in the centerpiece, I would add a red or tartan charger and a red or tartan salad plate.
 

Red Sponge Glass Charger Plate
Set of 6 by 10 Strawberry Street

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This brilliant red ruffle edge charger plate will contrast beautifully against the white dinnerware and look stunning with the black accent pieces of the contemporary country Christmas tablescape.
 

Red Argent Sophia Flatware Set of 20, Service for 4
by Hampton Forge

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Using a set of red flatware will add a feeling of Christmas to the table and while coordinating perfectly with the dinnerware of this contemporary country table setting. It is retro casual with an elegant feel because of the black scroll handle fittings. Whether you choose a black or red color theme, this easy care set will look fabulous.
 

Black Cotton Fabric Dinner Napkins
Set of 6

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See how fabulous the black napkins look with the contrasting red place mats and the white dishes? This napkin set is 100% cotton and is available in 37 different colors including solid red and 2 red plaids. It will shrink some in the wash and will require ironing as it is 100% cotton. Wash in cold water the first time to set the colors.

When chosing to use black lanterns as the tablescape focal point, use a black charger to set underneath a white dinner plate layer and use solid red napkins. The white dinner plate will look fabulous against the black and red. I would also use a black salad plate and the last layer a white appetizer plate or soup bowl.
 

Black Sponge Glass Charger Plate
Set of 6 by 10 Strawberry Street

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Country Elegance Black Charger Plates

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Black Treble Clef 20-Piece Flatware Set
Service for 4

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I love this contemporary rustic black flatware and thing it will look fabulous with this country Christmas tablescape! It is a 20-piece, service for 4, made from high quality stainless steel with mirror and blackened finishing. The black handles remind me of an unfurling fern shoot.
 

Red Cotton Fabric Dinner Napkins

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See the gorgeous contrast of the black background with a white plate and red dinner napkin?See the gorgeous contrast of the black background with a white plate and red dinner napkin?

 

 

Country Jingle Bell Décor

The finishing touch of this tablescape are the adorable jingle bell napkin rings. They are handmade from rusty jingle bells tied with hemp twine. Michele tucked in a fresh sprig of boxwood with 3 twigs. If you don’t have any boxwood growing in your yard use fresh pine or rosemary sprigs. Faux greenery is just fine too if nothing fresh is available.
 

Large Rusted Jingle Bells
Set of 12

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When using black lanterns in the tablescape matte black jingle bells would be awesome, but I couldn’t locate any. I would spray paint these jingle bells black if you can’t find any in your area either. Halloween may be the time to look for them. There are 12 large jingle bells in this pack. They are 3.5 inches which are an ideal size to use for the napkin rings.
 

Large Jingle Bells

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When using lighter colored wooden lanterns as the focal point you might want to consider using a lighter rusty brown color jingle bells, or perhaps even white. And red jingle bells will be so Christmasy with any choice you have made for this country Christmas tablescape.
 

I hope I have helped to get your creative juices flowing to recreate your own Country Christmas Tablescape.
Be sure to come back to see another Christmas Tablescape Décor decorating idea.

 

 
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