Holiday entertaining: creating a rustic table

I started hosting Thanksgiving at my house a few years ago after my sister moved to Atlanta. She actually lives on my street. So convenient. Setting the holiday table is by far my favorite thing to do. This year I decided to go with a rustic woodland theme.

Creating this theme is easy and inexpensive. It works well for any holiday, and has become popular at weddings. It can be casual or elegant. Neutral or colorful. The possibilities are endless.

Get the look:

For this table, I chose a neutral palette with pops of green and natural fabrics like linen and burlap. A white tablecloth offers the perfect place from which to start. As does white china.

Tree slices -- often referred to as "tree cookies" --  form the base of my woodlands centerpiece. Birch votives in staggered sizes add height, but don't obstruct your guests' views across the table. Decorate with dried moss and berries.

Lots of texture = more interest.

Mix it up. Use fine china and silver with more rustic pieces like mason jars.

 {mason jar + burlap + raffia + blooms from your garden}

Make it personal and add a bit of whimsy.

Some shine….

Plus patina.

A bit of kitsch goes a long way.

You see. It's all in the details.

I hope this provides you with some inspiration for your next holiday gathering --  perfect for Christmas. Have fun with it!

Shop the look:
Tree slices, Amazon
Birch votives and card holders, Etsy
Moss, burlap ribbon & raffia, Michael's
Linen table runner and ribbon,
Place cards and rubber stamp, Paper Source
Succulents, Southeast Succulents

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