My Holiday Table Setting

My Holiday Table Setting

I have to admit, I’m not the best at decorating. My tendency is to do little so when I try to do more, I end up doing WAY too much. Even in my college art classes, my attempts at drawing exaggerated limbs lacked… exaggeration. So when minimalist decor started trending a few years ago, I knew that I would design my home in this way. Suffice it to say that this minimalist philosophy also applies to my holiday table setting.

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We hosted our Friendsgiving party last week (post coming soon!) and I wanted the place to look festive. However, I’m not that into place settings (no unnecessary dishwashing, thanks) so I wanted my table to make an impact. I got a rustic runner from Amazon to put on my Dylan white lacquered table from CB2. I have been mixing rustic with modern so this is a perfect foundation for my table setting. On top of that are some fresh garland. I also added a few faux metallic berries from Michael’s that I bought last year.

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The four candle holders are from Pottery Barn while the flameless candles are from Amazon. We initially bought and planned on using real candles but I didn’t want to worry about melted wax everywhere so the flameless ones were the best choice. I got some candleholders from Cost Plus World Market and the the white reindeer head is from Michael’s a few years ago. I’m not a fan of symmetry so I added an old Thai tea bottle I got from our Thailand trip with some faux greenery.

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I pretty much threw everything together but I was so surprised at how much everyone loved it. We really are our own worst critics sometimes.

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How are you decorating your table this holiday season? Are your more formal or casual? Let’s talk in the comments section!


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