Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape
December 13, 2017

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? You'll love this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape

Christmas is such a magical time. All the lights, treats, and music just add to the ambiance. Are you intimidated by the thought of creating a Christmas table? It’s not as tough, or expensive as you might think! I wasn’t planning on styling a Christmas table this year but setting up the centerpieces made me realize I had everything necessary to transform our dining table into a Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape! I’ll take you through how you can create a simple, yet stunning, tablescape of your very own in just a minute. First I’d like to welcome you to the 2017 Holiday Party Hop! I’m thrilled to be joining 17 other event stylists and party shops to bring you a host of fabulous holiday inspiration. Cause you can NEVER get enough!

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If you’re just joining the tour you can start at the beginning with our lovely hostess, Mirabelle Creations, and work your way through. I promise you won’t regret it!Holiday Party Blog Hop 2017. #11 Press Print Party. #12 Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design.Holiday Party Blog Hop 2017. #11 Press Print Party Rustic Snowflake Ornament DIY. #12 Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design.

Today is DAY 3 of the Holiday Party Hop and if you are coming over from Press Print Party, welcome! Isn’t her rustic snowflake ornament just darling!? If you haven’t visited her DIY yet, it’s a must see. I think I need a few of these for our table! Now on to the details…

Cottage Christmas Table Elements
Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? What could be more cozy than a furry table runner? Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

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Here are the elements of a fabulous table deconstructed: {and it’s not as scary as you might think!}

  1. Something to cover the table unless your table is part of the decor
  2. A runner down the center to fill space and add drama
  3. Three centerpieces of varying heights or one long decorative piece
  4. Chargers
  5. Basic plates
  6. Decorative Salad or dessert plates
  7. Napkins
  8. Glasses or cups
  9. Flatware

Optional Table Elements:

  • Candles or fairy lights
  • Small pieces of decor for filler
  • Favor or treat
  • Place card
  • Chair backs

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Layer the Table

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? What could be more cozy than a furry table runner? Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

For the table cover, I cut a piece of gift wrap in half and lined each side of the table. Gift wrap is inexpensive, comes in so many colors and styles, and you can recycle it at the end of the season without an ounce of guilt. I found this beautiful white and silver birch tree pattern with red glitter cardinals in Target’s holiday section but you’ve got to start shopping EARLY to find the really great designs. I often use wrapping paper for runners but this year wanted to try something a little different and layered a piece of white faux fur from Fabric.com on top.

*Pro tip: When cutting faux fur you want to cut from the back side to avoid snipping the fur and making a huge mess! You can use an Exacto knife and straight edge to cut softly through the backing for the cleanest cut. After cutting, run it through the dryer on low heat with a damp cloth to remove any stray hairs. 

Centerpiece Variety

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? What could be more cozy than a furry table runner? Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

The easiest centerpiece around is a vase filled with ornaments in your particular color scheme. I chose silver, white, and red balls to compliment the gift wrap and filled a medium hurricane vase, a tall straight apothecary vase, and a small curved apothecary vase with a lid. Because they are all clear glass they work together. Collecting complimentary but not matching vases from second hand shops or clearance sales is great on the budget.

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In between the glass vases add something with color or texture. These pinecone trees were the perfect touch. I picked up two different sizes from Michaels Christmas display on clearance last season but you won’t have to wait since they are having amazing holiday flash sales right NOW, every day til Christmas.

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Mix in a few pieces of new decor with a vintage feel. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

Now this little Christmas Cottage from Target was totally unnecessary but adds so much charm! I love the vintage look it brings.

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Mix new and old decor with a vintage vibe. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

And the red barn! A companion piece to the cottage also from Target. I love the glitter roofs on both these pieces that tie in the gift wrap, utensils, and glitter ornaments.

Pretty Place Settings

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Layer paper dessert plates with glass dinner plates and a fun vintage print napkin. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

Chargers: I love starting with a charger, those oversized “plates” you can’t actually eat off from! They are totally decorative and make such a statement. While chargers can be expensive, during the holidays Dollar Tree carries silver, gold, and red chargers you can use as is, or spray paint to match your decor. {You can check out some DIY’d copper chargers from a peacock inspired Global Chic Holiday Tablescape here}

Plates: A classic set of white dishes will be the most versatile thing you own. Layer the white with a fun colored salad plate, as shown here with a vintage paper plate found at Home Goods.

 

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Add silver washi tape to wooden utensils for a little more shine. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

Napkins: Go fancy with cloth or more low key with paper. Fold them into amazing shapes, tuck them in between charger and plate, or simply set on the table to showcase a darling vintage santa! Also found at Home Goods, but you’ll never see the same thing twice so if you find paper goods perfect for the holidays, I give you permission to GET THEM!

Cutlery: Polish the silver, break out the faux metal cutlery, or my personal favorite right now, these wooden utensils from Amazon! I even added a little sparkle with silver Washi tape!

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Bubble glass goblets add old world charm. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

Glasses: The final necessary item is a drinking vessel. These clear bubble or “seeded” glass goblets are my absolute FAVORITE because they go with everything. You can add a sugar rim, decorative charm, or themed stir stick to dress up any glass.

Finishing Touches

Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? These little Gnomes are up to mischief! Look for vintage Christmas decor to spice up your table. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

How cute are these little mischievous Gnomes? This set came with my husband as a keepsake from his childhood. I love mixing vintage pieces with nostalgic reproductions for a classic cottage Christmas tablescape. Just tuck these little guys in between your vases and fillers.

As a finishing touch, sprinkle candles down the center in and around the decor. These LED battery operated tea lights have a built in timer which allows you to turn them on once. They come on the same time each evening for 6 hours and then automatically turn off. It’s magical! Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Fill large hurricane vases with ornaments for a simple yet stunning centerpiece. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

Place cards and favors are the final touch to a place setting. There are a million and one different ways to do this. I opted not to do a place card since it’s just my little family for Christmas dinner this year but I know my kids will appreciate the cupcake liner of Hershey’s Hugs while they wait for dinner to be served!

Chair Backs Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Chair back decorations are an easy way to add extra charm. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

Chair backs are something I always want to do but usually don’t get around to. Give yourself a break and purchase greenery sprays like these. All I did was add the ribbon. Sprays make it easy as you simply fold the wired stem to create a hook and drape it over the top rail of your chair. To avoid scratches use coordinating ribbon to wrap a section of the top rail.

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Looking for some good ol' fashioned Christmas decor? Chair back decorations are an easy way to add extra charm. Check out all the details of this Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. Farmhouse Style Christmas table, Vintage Christmas.

A simple and elegant final piece to our cozy cottage Christmas tablescape. I hope you enjoyed the tour and feel empowered to tackle your own Christmas table! Keep the party rolling by heading on over to Giggles Galore and see Mariah’s darling holiday bar cart up next on the Holiday Party Hop. I’m so glad you stopped in and wish you a very merry Christmas!

Holiday Party Blog Hop 2017. #12 Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. #13 Giggles Galore.

Holiday Party Blog Hop 2017. #12 Cozy Cottage Christmas Tablescape on Halfpint Design. #13 Giggles Galore Holiday Bar Cart.

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Until next time,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams

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