Learn how to create a beautiful and budget-friendly natural Christmas table with this centerpiece and place setting ideas.
When is your favorite time to create a special tablescape?
Did you say Christmastime?
Oh my gosh, so did I!
Honestly, Christmas is my favorite time to decorate just about every place in my home.
Last year I embraced a red and white color scheme throughout my home.
Especially for my Christmas table!
This year, the first place I decorated in my home was my mantel.
And I tried something kinda out of left field for me.
Instead of adding the red berry floral picks to my greenery, I added pears!
Yeah, I know!
But I’ve had these pears for.ever.
And the beautiful stockings from South House Designs were such a lovely shade of pale gold.
Something kinda clicked in my brain to switch things up.
Which then turned into a challenge to myself to try decorating for Christmas this year without. any. red.
My focus turned to using lots of faux and natural greenery.
Then I mixed in cream, and ivory, and gold.
And you know what?
I’m loving it!
It all started in the kitchen with the chandelier
So the centerpiece and place settings on my kitchen table, the heart of my home, got a big switcheroo too.
Instead of red berry rings and a holly garland on my French country chandelier?
I used a beautiful faux greenery garland with another garland of “old gold” vintage glass ornaments.
My natural Christmas table features a mix of textures with plenty of greenery and candles thrown in.
I’m loving how the warm wood of my table mixes with the cream trees and greenery!
And yes, that’s my family’s Christmas tree sitting in the kitchen this year.
In a nutshell, it doesn’t fit in the family room thanks to our sectional that has a chaise where the tree used to stand.
But the tree is just making my kitchen and meal times that much more magical this year!
Let’s take a closer look.
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How to Create a Natural Christmas Table
The overall look of the table begins with this neutral centerpiece.
The center of my table is filled with all kinds of natural, organic-looking items.
Since my back yard money tree refuses to produce any moola, I got creative and made several of these trees!
The tall, fringed burlap tree in the center was how it all began.
It was so fun and easy to make!
But I didn’t want all the trees to look the same, so I also made a tree covered with burlap loops.
After finishing those two trees, I wanted to make one more larger tree.
But maybe not covered in burlap?
This loopy yarn-covered tree was the result of a trip to my craft stash!
I’m not sure which of these three trees I love the best?
Tell me which one is your favorite in the comments!
With the three larger DIY trees as my anchors, it was time to start adding in items from my tubs.
Candles are a must for me at Christmas, so I pulled out a variety of clear glass votive cups.
Two large pillar candles are sitting on some vintage Wedgewood plates I scored at Vintage Market Days for a steal!
I love how greenery looks mixed in with the natural and cream trees.
Instead of using a garland like last year, I added a few mini trees from Target’s dollar spot (or whatever they’re calling it now).
The centerpiece is rounded out with some cream bottle brush trees in a variety of sizes.
To tie it all together?
That would be a natural washed linen skinny table runner my friend Diane makes!
I had fun styling it for fall in a completely different way.
But these runners are fantastic because they’re so soft and pliable.
And the color?
Absolutely perfect for this natural Christmas tablescape!
Simple Christmas Table Settings
Remember those pears I used on my mantel?
Well I used the other half dozen to top each table setting!
The base is a fluted silver charger topped with our everyday white dishes.
A small wreath from the Target dollar spot adds texture and visual interest.
Some more of the Wedgewood bread plates with a beautiful green lacy pattern holds each pear.
I love the thrill of finding something super special like these plates.
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See what I mean by the Christmas tree making our meals magical?
I still miss having it in the family room, but honestly?
I spend more time in the kitchen anyway!
What do you think of this natural Christmas table?
Will you try making any of these fun trees for your home?
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!
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