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5 Holiday Table Settings Idea’s

Let’s bring in the 2020 holiday season with 5 table settings that are sure to be hits!  If you got last week’s newsletter then you got a sneak preview.  This week I’m taking it one step further by pairing together a complete look. 

Get Casual starts with the Colleen dinnerware and gives you double duty.  It works for your everyday dinnerware and fits the bill when you want to keep it casual. 

Place the candles  in the trough and fill with greenery (home depot usually has free leftover pine tree clippings), and pinecones. 

If you’re up for a little DIY project use grey chalk paint as a primer on this trough.  Once dry then paint with a coat of while chalk paint.  I usually use Rust O-leum in Linen White.   When it dries take a piece of very fine sandpaper and rub until a little of the grey peeks through for a slight distressed look.  Or, you can keep it as is and go for a casual rustic look.   

The linen placemat adds a bit of texture that you can complement with these dinner napkins and napkin ring holders.  If you don’t have a set of wine glasses the vineyard reserve set is a great choice for any occasion.  Hopefully you’ll be inspired to try this collection.  If you have time, shop your local HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby, Michaels or TJMaxx and knock this look off.


The Glamorous Life is about the dazzle.  Last year was my first Christmas in Austin and I was still living out of boxes so decorating was at a minimum.  This year it’s game on and I plan on taking it up a notch!

We don’t get snow here so my way of having a white Christmas starts with the organic shaped dinnerware trimmed in gold.  

I can’t imagine a more perfect backdrop for these dishes then the bark textured table throw.  Give me all the glam!

Try scattering a few of the glitter snowflake votives along  both sides of the prelit garland.   I’m in Texas so this is my way of having a white Christmas since we don’t get snow here.

These festive gold leaf napkin rings are sure to make any napkin sparkle. 

Bring in some good cheer and make a toast with the metallic rimmed glassware. 

You can do the look exactly or freestyle and create your own glamorous life look with things you already have.


There is nothing like a traditional Christmas.  But this year I’m taking the traditional look to a whole new level…think rustic meets modern!  

The Traditional look starts with an acacia lazy susan as the base for our centerpiece. 

Choose 3 different sizes of the Kähle Hammershoi porcelain candle holders to place on the lazy susan.  Because odd numbers provide a bit more interest than the symmetry of even numbers.  

Sprinkle about some fake snow. then add pinecones in different sizes to complete the centerpiece. 

Don’t forget red or white candlesticks.   When lit will give off that perfect ambience. 

The red embroidered table runner adds just the right amount of merry to the Tahoe dinnerware, and hammered glassware  that’s available in three different colors.  Finish the look with antler napkin rings.

The Kid In You is meant to bring out that inner child that believes in the magic of Christmas. 

And what a great way to do that by beginning your table setting with some whimsical evergreen dinnerware.  It reminds me of the tradition of picking out a Christmas tree.

I love the idea of using this rustic sleigh with these ceramic Christmas trees illuminating a warm light to sit on top as a centerpiece. 

You can keep the centerpiece clean or place some berry garland around it. 

Sip on your favorite libation from this witty stemware.  They’re a sure fire conversation starter.  Lastly these reindeer napkins rings finish the look. 

If you have some nostalgic Christmas decor that fits this theme by all means pull it out! 

Scrooge Minimalist  Experiencing Covid fatigue?  If you are then you might be hard pressed to call it up and decorate.

So for the sake of not being a complete bah, humbug doing a little might be the sweet spot for you.

Use your own dinnerware, or if the Christmas spirit begins to seep in try the Ikea Strimmig Dinnerware. 

This dinnerware works if you want to buck the traditional colors or if you’re celebrating hanukkah. 

Not feeling a big tree then try this adorable potted tree in the middle of your dining table. 

Hang a few Blue mini Christmas ornaments 

The Fairy lights can be wrapped around the tree or loosely laid on the table…You do you boo!


The point of this post is to get your creative juices flowing.  We all need a little cheer as we all get ready for a Holiday season that will be challenging for all of us. 

Planning is key and if you want to save some coins start checking out some Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals.  You can also save cost by using items you already have that fit with the theme.  I’d love it if you’d share whatever you decide to do in our facebook group.  If you’re not a member, send us a request to join.


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