The Great Tablescape

I love a good table setting. So much so, that I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them. My favorite part of decorating for any holiday or party, is the table setting. I just think it’s a really easy way to set the tone for whatever vibe you’re going for. It’s also a fun way to bring out some of my favorite pretties tableware that doesn’t get to see the light of day all year round. This year however, I have not done any kind of tablescape for the holiday. I don’t know what my problem is. Maybe because we don’t have a formal dining room this year, or because my table has been present wrapping central, or because I’m afraid our curious little toddler will pull down any tablecloth or runner and everything on top of it down onto her. (Probably that last reason.) So right now I’m living vicariously through my inspiration boards. I love this modern, rustic design. I like the simple white dishes paired with the pine cones and wood chargers. The simple plaid, or buffalo check, really ties it together.

Of course I love anything gold. So this setting with a mix of gold, white and pink is definitely my jam. I like the height variation they have going on with the candlesticks, deer and trees. The white dishes and clear glasses really help everything else on the table pop!

This next one is pretty fancy shmancy, I’m pretty sure it’s really for a wedding. But how pretty would this be for a holiday dinner table?! I like the neutral color palette. Again, they used wood chargers (need to make me some of those) and just some simple greenery. The all white candles make it feel sophisticated and keep it from being too rustic.

This next one is my favorite. It’s the one my hubby would totally hate. But hello, it’s Kate Spade and it had me at the sequins tablecloth! Simple, sparkly, pretty….’nuff said.

This purple, blue and brown is really not something I would normally gravitate toward, but for some reason I really like it. I like that they used colored plates and tied it together with just some similar colored candles and ornaments. I love how they made a non-traditional holiday color scheme feel Christmas-y.

This one just looks like Christmas to me. I love the crisp, white tablecloth and plates. The all-clear, vases and glasses really help all of the red and green elements stand out. It looks simple and festive all at the same time!

This last one I could really see myself doing (maybe next year). I’m not crazy about the star pattern tablecloth, but I LOVE the monochromatic look. I like that the table is the real star of the show while the rest of the room is really simple with minimal decorations.

Looking at all these pics really make me want to host a holiday party! At the very least, they are inspiring me to clear all the clutter off of our table and use it for it’s actual intended use…eating.

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