Christmas Tablescape – 12 Days of Christmas Tours

I’m a little embarrassed to admit it but, when I showed you my holiday home tour last week, it wasn’t completely done.  

I still had a few tweaks and finishing touches to make when I got hit by a stomach bug which had me down for a couple of days. By the time I was back on my feet — sort of — I didn’t have time to get it all done in time for the All Things Home Holiday Home Tour.

I decided not to freak out and, perfect or not, I was showing my home.  And, I knew I was going to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Tours so I thought it would be the perfect time to show you some of my finishing touches.

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I’m the last stop on the final day of the tour, but don’t worry if you’ve missed it — I will have the complete list with links at the bottom of my post.  You will see home tours, projects, recipes — all kinds of holiday goodness and creativity!  I am totally wowed by the company I’m in and you will LOVE all of the beautiful homes and projects!

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Today, I’m going to show you my Christmas tablescape in my dining room.

festive and rustic dining room

I am really loving how it looks this year.

It feels all rustic and cabin-like to me.

Christmas dining room

Most of my decorations I already had and I just added some fresh greens and some new chargers under my plates (an early Christmas present to myself) to freshen things up.

Christmas chalk board

 

I have a combination of fresh and faux greens in the room.  

The fresh evergreens are cuttings from our Leland Cypress trees.   I love how they look in the chandelier.

holiday dining room

 

Every year I look forward to setting my Christmas table.

It means that I get to take out my Spode Christmas Tree dishes.

Spode Christmas tree

I collected these instead of registering for china when I was engaged.  

At the time I thought it was a smart move since most people only use their china at Christmas.

I do love it, but sometimes I wish I had fine china, too (I admit, I have a weakness for dishes of all kinds.)

Christmas in hutch

 

Last year I bought myself some inexpensive, plain white dishes that I dress up and down for other occasions.

But, I digress…

FitzandFloyd

 

Several years ago there was a Fitz & Floyd outlet nearby and I began collecting a few pieces to display each year.

It’s always fun to take them out see them at Christmas-time.

Christmas vignette

 

I also adore candles — any time of year, really.  But, there is just something about eating to candle light that feels extra special and cozy, don’t you think?

Christmas table

 

I already mentioned this in my home tour, but in case you’re new here I’ll tell it again:  

This birch tree centerpiece was made by my husband and me.  The logs came from my grandparents house and I wanted to make something special with them.

I think of my grandparents and their house on the lake every time I look at this piece.

holiday dining with candles

 

So, nothing too fancy here, just a few simple rustic touches in traditional red and green – my favorite colors at Christmas.

I’ll be showing you some more updates in the days ahead so I hope you’ll come back again soon.

I’m so happy you stopped by to visit – thanks for reading!

If you missed any of the tour, please visit the other blogs to see more holiday goodness — Merry Christmas!

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Monday DEC 2nd
FIRST HOME LOVE LIFE
DIO HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Tuesday DEC 3rd
AT HOME WITH THE BARKERS
RESTORING OUR 1890 VICTORIAN

Wednesday DEC 4th
FRESH IDEA STUDIO
THE GOLDEN SYCAMORE
HOUSE ON THE WAY

Thursday DEC 5th
CURB ALERT
PETTICOAT JUNKTION

Friday DEC 6th
ARTSY CHICKS RULE
RAPPSODY IN ROOMS

Saturday DEC 7th
SIMPLY FRESH VINTAGE
COUNTRY DESIGN STYLE

Sunday DEC 8th
MRS HINES CLASS
SNAZZY LITTLE THINGS

Monday DEC 9th
JUST PAINT IT
THE RUSTIC PIG
JUST A GIRL AND HER BLOG

Tuesday DEC 10th
OUR SOUTHERN HOME
VIRGINIA SWEET PEA
MEEGAN MAKES

Wednesday DEC 11th
SOPHIAS DECOR
A LITTLE CLAIREIFICATION
GIRL IN THE GARAGE

Thursday DEC 12th
MOMMY IS COOCOO
LITTLE MISS CELEBRATION
INSPIRATION FOR MOMS

Friday DEC 13th
MY SOULFUL HOME
CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYer
LILACS AND LONGHORNS

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32 Responses to Christmas Tablescape – 12 Days of Christmas Tours

  1. Hi Julie! What a warm, welcoming and wonderful holiday space! I just want to sit down, have some cocoa and cookies and enjoy! I love your Spode china and the gorgeous centerpiece on your table is just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us – pinning and sharing! Hope you have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

  2. Your dining room looks beautiful! I love the rustic feel of it all. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! ~Sonya

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  4. Your decorations are just beautiful! I also wanted to do a little more of a rustic Christmas this year. I love you centerpiece on your table and the greenery in your chandelier! It’s been a great tour and I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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  6. Dria says:

    Julie your dining room is so beautiful! I love the birch centerpiece so special from your grandparents! The chandelier is gorgeous with the fresh greens! You did a fantastic job decorating it all feels so warm and welcoming!!

  7. Kathy Owen says:

    Julie, YOu have a beautiful dining room. I am in love with the blue china cabinet. The chalkboard is too cute. I have horrible penmanship and can never make my chalkboards look that good. Have a great weekend.

  8. I love the rustic and cabin feel of your home!! Just beautiful! I love the birch centerpieces …and the chalkboard. It’s all just fabulous! (the blue cabinet is great too! 😉 )
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Nancy

  9. Julie, what a beautifully warm and inviting Christmas dining room you have created! I love your birch log centerpiece and its sentimental reminder of your grandparents and their lake house. You did a wonderful job! Enjoy it with your family.
    Cheers

  10. Kelly says:

    Beautiful Julie!! I love the Spode and that you AND your husband made the birch centerpiece! Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. Jeanette says:

    Julie, I love your dining room and it’s perfect at Christmas. My favorite is the log candles and they are special because of where they grew. Merry Christmas ~Jeanette

  12. Your table and dining room look so pretty decked out for Christmas. I love your Christmas china pattern. My friend has it and moves her regular china out of her china press during December and replaces it with her Spode. I love seeing it when I visit her. I hope you enjoy the rest of this magical month!

  13. Abby Lawson says:

    What a gorgeous tablescape! So festive! Thank you for sharing with us! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  14. Beautiful, Julie! So cosy and inviting.. and I swoon over that hutch every single time 🙂

  15. I loved your dining room when you redid it and it’s even more beautiful all set for Christmas! Love the birch centerpiece and the sentiment behind it 🙂 XO

  16. Ellen says:

    I love my Christmas Spode! It was a tradition on my mom’s side of the family and always so fun to put out. We have tons of it. Where did you buy the beautiful woven chargers? My mom used to weave baskets and those just look like something she would have made out of grapevine.

  17. The tablescape is so lovely and you certainly have accomplished the look of the rustic feel you were going for…and so glad to hear that the decorating is a “family affair”…love the birch centerpiece and so wonderful that the logs came from your grandparents house…so very special….

  18. Julie your house looks gorgeous! So cozy and festive!

  19. Meegan says:

    Absolutely stunning Julie! Although I am not surprised at all. I really like all of your spcial details. Your dining room is SO ready for Christmas.
    Merry Christmas, my friend!

  20. Sharon says:

    Julie, I absolutely love your tablescape. It’s pretty and elegant, but still casual. I love that you have that reminder of your grandparents lake house as your centerpiece..how lovely. And yes, I think eating by candlelight is extra special, too.

  21. Gee says:

    Beautiful tablescape Julie. I adore the story behind the centerpiece.

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  24. Julie, of course your dining room is beautiful – as always! I love your chalkboard art and your touches of greenery throughout the room. Your Christmas china is lovely too, and I like your story- I never got fancy china for my wedding either. Maybe someday. Thanks for sharing your festive dining room!

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  29. Your tablescape looks awesome! I love the chalkboard! I think that is such a fun thing to have in a dining room!

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