Easy Christmas Table Setting at the Blue Cottage

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 17, 2013

029b-003I styled a Christmas table setting for the first time in the Blue Cottage. I guess you could call the theme casual cottage chic.

Nothing I used breaks the bank. I found the tablecloth, small red plates, medium plates, napkins, and placemats at Home Goods, and they were about $4 to $9 per set.

easy Christmas tablescape

I used our white wedding china and vintage glasses, like I did for our Thanksgiving table setting.

And I’m using my 1930s vintage silverware for the first time that I scored on Etsy! We are now using it every day –why not dine in style all the time? Life is too short to save it for just a few special occasions.

I already had the little deer and the bread basket. The silver candelabra is one of two that I scored at Goodwill for just $7 recently! Love them.

Decorating the plates was simple as well. I’m addicted to paper goods, and when I was at A.J. Moore the last time I picked up sets of Christmas-themed scrapbook supplies that were on sale for $1.60. One of the bags happened to have these cute wish lists in them, so I used those instead of name tags. Add a miniature bottle brush tree as embellishment and you’re set.

DIY doesn’t always have to mean you have to heat up the glue gun — sometimes putting things together in a simple way works just as well.

easy Christmas tablescape with bottle trees

You can’t see it now, but the little red plates actually say “Northwood Cottage” and were perfect for my cottage Christmas theme.

simple cottage Christmas table decor

Christmas table decorWhich leads me to my second Epson salt “snow globe,” after making this super-easy one the other day.

easy Christmas tablescapeI placed Epson salt in the bottom of the glass vessel, added little bottle brush trees to create a forest scene, and one tiny house that was a Christmas tree ornament. It was one of 6 in a little set that cost $2 at the craft store, and I just cut off the string.

DIY Christmas centerpiece with bottle brush trees and Epsom salt

Later, I rearranged a few things to show off both silver candelabras.

Christmas tablescapeMy mom just sent us a care package from Germany with chocolate, marzipan, and those star candles and miniature wreaths, which made a nice addition.

easy Christmas tablescape

easy Christmas tablescapeI can’t wait to paint those four chairs white — I think they’ll be my the next Annie Sloan chalk paint project.

Are you decorating your table in a special way for Christmas this year?

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Cathy December 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM

I love your festive table especially your plaid table cloth. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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Dagmar Bleasdale December 29, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Thanks, Cathy!

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Teresa December 18, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Beautiful! You did a lovely job of decorating. Merry Christmas to you!
Teresa from NanaHood.com

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Dagmar Bleasdale December 19, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Thank you, Teresa! Happy Holidays to you as well!

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Dominique Goh@Dominique's Desk December 18, 2013 at 4:21 AM

I love the deco..so nice and really Christmasy.

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Dagmar Bleasdale December 19, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Thanks, Dominique!

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veraviola December 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Absolutely beautiful! So happy to see the beautiful silverware being used & enjoyed!

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Dagmar Bleasdale December 17, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Thanks ;)

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