Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
We’re in week 2 of the Holiday Table Blog Hop hosted by One O. I’m thrilled that this week has finally arrived to share my holiday table with all of you. It’s been so hard to keep quiet! You might have seen a little sneak peek on Instagram.
My holiday table setup was inspired by contemporary and traditional design while adding a touch of fun. I wanted a very clean, refreshing look with pops of color and something my guests would truly enjoy. Mixing in my love of hand-lettering and painting throughout the table, I don’t know if I will want to put any of this away at the end of the holiday season!
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s dive right in!
My table runner is actually the backside of wrapping paper where I then hand-lettered quotes going down the length of the paper. All of the quotes are from the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life. Growing up, I watched this movie every year with my Dad. This table runner certainly adds a sentimental aspect to my holiday table.
My glittery placemats? They were made from wrapping paper I found at Target. They have the perfect amount of sparkle and can easily be thrown away when the dinner party is over.
On top of the placemats, I placed beautiful wooden chargers where I hand-lettered a different holiday word on each one. I love how they turned out!
Plates were added on top of the chargers. I added a little greenery to the table setting with the smaller plates I picked out. I thought they worked beautifully with the natural color of the chargers.
Here’s where the fun begins! I painted small canvases to go on top of the plates with an abstract design using red, green, gold, black, and white paint. I then wrote a holiday word that matched the word on the chargers. Guests now have a home décor item to take with them after the dinner party. It makes for a great keepsake of a wonderful night with friends and family.
Tying in the natural wood color and gold of the chargers, I used wooden spoons and forks and dressed them up a bit. I added pops of color and gold glitter to each one to make them stand out. I love the results! I then added glasses with a gold design.
Now, let’s take a look at the napkins. I went with a black and white color fabric to continue the modern theme. Can’t find the type of napkin you’re looking for or thinking of? Head to your local fabric store and create some of your own. These only took me about 45 minutes to sew and certainly help create the overall design.
The décor for the middle of the table consisted of a few different items. Vintage candlestick holders and mercury gold votives allowed me to use candles to create a warm and welcoming holiday table. I found a few vases from my local thrift store and spray painted them to create a mercury design. I added pops of color to the middle of the table by adding succulents and red berries to the small vases. Two large green plants were also wrapped in shipping paper and red twine to complete the look.
I hope you enjoyed the overall design of my holiday table where traditional décor meets modern design. This was truly a fun table to create and hopefully inspires you to create a holiday table you won’t forget! You can find the details below on where you can find most of the décor I used in today’s post.
|| Table Runner: The back of wrapping paper with quotes written with a black marker.
|| Placemats: Gold glitter wrapping paper from Target.
|| Chargers: Found these in the Target One Spot. The words were painted with a paint marker.
|| Plates are from Target also!
|| Wooden Utensils: Purchased on Etsy and applied the glitter and paint myself for a custom holiday design.
|| Abstract Canvases: Get messy and creative for these! There’s no such thing as messing up. Paint your abstract design and allow it to dry. Using a paint pen, write your holiday wording on top of the abstract design.
|| Glasses and Mercury Gold Votives: Target One Spot
|| Vases and Candlesticks: Found at a local thrift store.
|| Napkins: I sewed the napkins myself and found the fabric at my local Jo-Anns.
I can’t wait to see what you create and design for your holiday table! Make sure to tag me on Instagram, @WithintheGrove, with your holiday table or chat with me in the comments below.
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