This Christmas, my holiday tablescape was inspired by evergreen trees, and I love how it turned out.  First, I used a plain white tablecloth to create a base.  Then I folded a thin, plaid cashmere throw blanket to serve as a runner (going the opposite direction, just to be different).

For each place setting, I layered 2 different paper placemats from Hester & Cook – the evergreen trees rectangular mat and the circular, wood die-cut mat.  A coordinating place card with trees (a Barque exclusive) and a decorative, cotton napkin complete the look for each setting.

A few hidden jingle bells never hurt a holiday tablescape.  These I just happened to have on hand.

For the center of the table, I wanted something that guests could still see and have conversation through, so I was thrilled upon finding this “Holiday Garland” carrier for 60% off at Jo-Ann’s.  It’s perfect!   All it needed was a little garland, mini battery-operated white lights, a fun ribbon and oversized candy canes to add some color.

With the addition of an antique red gas camping lantern on each end of the table and a sprinkling of tiny pine cones, this table has a rustic and woodsy look.

How do you decorate the table for the holidays?  Do you have a tried and true table setup, or do you try something new every year?  I’d love to know.

Merry Christmas all,

– Kandice