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Holiday Tablescape

simple holiday tablescape using natural elements and flameless candles - pinteresting plans blog

Wouldn’t it have been helpful if I’d shared my holiday tablescape before Thanksgiving? I take on so many holiday projects and try to be a good mama, so this got put on the back burner. I am hoping that phrase “better late than never” holds true. I purposely used a lot of decor that might be similar to items you already have at home because the holidays are costly enough if you ask me?! Maybe this post can inspire a few subtle touches you can add in last minute to dress up your holiday table.

holiday tablescape with white pumpkins - pinteresting plans blog


We got this extending wood dining table last year and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I’ve gotten messages asking if it holds up to kids and I’ll be honest – my kids never eat at the dining room table. We only use the dining room table for holidays and we host so many people that my kids eat at the “kids table”.

We have a coordinating dining bench to go with the table as well as these rolling upholstered chairs. The chairs look almost just like these ones sold at Restoration Hardware for far more. The cover only removes on the seat cushion, so I wouldn’t say they’re a great everyday dining chair. I’ve seen other bloggers use them as desk chairs. I love them, but again, we only use our dining table a few times a year so that’s why mine look so clean :).

For Thanksgiving (we already had our Christmas tree up) I did a long faux eucalyptus garland (similar garland here) layered over a neutral table runner with lots of white pumpkins down the runner. This year I found cute faux white pumpkins on sale at Crate and Barrel and was finally able to kick the fruit flies out of my house. Do you notice fruit flies if you keep live pumpkins in the house?

I added lots of candle holders at various heights (this brass set as well as older ones from Home Goods) and loved the way it looked with white candles.


minimalist holiday tablescape for christmas dinner - pinteresting plans blog

Originally for Christmas I was going to keep all the candle holders and garland and add in a bunch of small silver and gold ball ornaments I’ve had as “filler” for many years. I got them at the dollar store, but I’ve seen similar at Target. After a candle tipped over on Thanksgiving I decided to use my favorite flameless candles here instead for Christmas. These birch flameless candles are my absolute favorite. I don’t splurge on too many things but I think these are worth it. They bring me joy year after year AND THEY TURN ON AND OFF ON A TIMER.

simple holiday tablescape using natural elements and flameless candles - pinteresting plans blog


Since I am not likely to make a trifle this holiday season, I used this bowl (similar here) to add height on my table. For faux snow I used scented bath salts (which come unscented too, the smell is pretty strong).

The pine cones I used are pine cone filler but if you can find some pretty ones outside – they’re free decor! I grabbed the pine sprigs from my yard and didn’t have to wait for them to go on sale ;).

I’ve mentioned we are saving up for a kitchen renovation in 2020. You can follow my kitchen ideas on Pinterest if you’re interested! Have a great weekend guys! Stay tuned for Amazon stocking stuffer ideas tomorrow.

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  • Rosemary
    December 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    If you get pine cones outside, be sure to bake them at 200 degrees for a bit to kill any critters! I love pine cones. Free decorations. I spray them gold and silver too. And I love, love, love the Luminera faux candles with the flickering flame and timer. They can be set to go off every night, even when you’re not using the room…they just make the house look so festive! I even got the tapers too.

    • Rachel
      December 14, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      thank you!! great tip on baking the pine cones! happy holidays.