Hi there, Friends! As promised, today I'm sharing a simple Christmas tablescape inspired by nature and featuring vintage dishes and miniature wreaths plus my latest chandelier swag...
Though my vintage Friendly Village dishes are displayed year round, it was a festive Christmas tablescape I envisioned when I scored them at a yard sale earlier this year. The picturesque snowy outdoor scene lends itself to a nature inspired tablescape.
So I decided to feature my own garden evergreen--fragrant rosemary! I started by gathering a basket full, rinsing it thoroughly and then placing it in water for several hours before arranging any of it. Tip: Remove the leaves from the bottom of the sprigs and stand in vases of water, as you would with fresh flowers.
This Swedish teak tray was a previous find and perfect for a simple centerpiece.
First, I arranged my clearance LED candles, and then I filled in with rosemary sprigs--that's it! Let me just say, it smells ah-mazing!
This year, I challenged myself to arrange my decorations in different ways and also to use what I already have. After shopping my home, I came up with two previously purchased clearance Christmas placemats to form a table runner.
To create the mini wreaths, work with fresh sprigs. Once the wreaths are formed, they will dry nicely and still retain most of the green color and scent.
Simply bring both ends together in a circle, wrap twice and double tie with your choice of twine, ribbon or raffia. You'll notice I used raffia and a simple knot. You could also add ribbon, or names for place cards, or make them even smaller for napkin rings.
Y'all know how I love to dress up my chandy--I've shared it shimmering with ornaments and adorned with whimsical teacups. For the holidays, it's also decked out in rosemary.
Of course, I kept some of the whimsical accents like the pearls, vintage spoons and key, plus I added a miniature chandelier ornament in the center. Mercury glass ornaments and vintage bottles were also attached with ribbon. The added sparkle really is merry and bright!
Need fresh rosemary to create your own mini wreaths, centerpiece or chandy swag? I have plenty available and it's currently on sale!
Since I have the habit of photographing my chandy with a dining room view, I thought you would enjoy seeing it facing the living room.
Remember to join us beginning Monday for Creating Christmas! You'll have the opportunity to link at a different themed link party every day and I'll be sharing on Wednesday!