Today I’m joining the very lovely Jen Woodhouse from The House of Wood – along with some insanely talented bloggers (see them all below) – for Jen’s 12 Days of Christmas Tablescapes tour! I have the honor of being Day 6 on the tour, and am so thrilled you’re stopping by! I hope you brought your appetite for color and a love of wine, because today I’m serving up both. Pull up a chair and enjoy!
If you checked out my 2014 Holiday Home Tour you may have noticed I’ve got a thing this year for yarn. Since it’s already scattered throughout my holiday home I decided to bring it to our holiday table as well!
I started with these DIY yarn-wrapped Christmas trees, grouped together to make a centerpiece:
I propped them up on a white cake stand, and covered the base with my favorite bay leaf garland that I found at Pottery Barn a few years ago.
For the place settings, I started with chalkboard placemats that I found at Target and added my white crisscross china. These dishes were a gift from my mom years ago and I love that they go with anything. I added a crisp white napkin to match the tablecloth and topped it all with a whimsical place card:
For the place card holders, I started with chalkboard circles pulled off of a strand of chalkboard garland, and lettered them with each person’s name using this chalkboard lettering tutorial. Next, I made some mini DIY pom pom garland out of yarn, and strung them on a strand of white yarn and through the loops of the chalkboard circle. I love the fun little pops of color they add to the table!
To finish off my colorful Christmas tablescape, I wrapped the stems of each wine glass in colorful yarn.
Shortly after our daughter Kate was born we sold our formal dining table and turned that space into a play area for her, so now all of our dining happens in the eat-in section of our kitchen. Here’s a full look at that space:
To the left of our table is an IKEA dresser I “hacked” to turn into a kitchen sideboard. I decorated the top of it with some family photos from past Christmases and more bay leaf garland that matches the tablescape centerpiece. Lastly, I gave the lampshades a temporary holiday hue by wrapping them with red cable knit scarves.
To the right of our table is another chalkboard that I lettered with the same font as our place cards. I added a fun, festive holiday greeting that all the wine lovers will enjoy! The sign hangs over “Mommy’s Advent Calendar” (a.k.a. my wine rack) with wine bottles labeled for a countdown to Christmas!
I hope you enjoyed this stop on the 12 Days of Christmas Tablescapes Tour! There is seriously so much talent exploding from this tour that I can’t even believe I got asked to be a part of it!
(I’m pretty sure I only get invited to things because they know I’ll bring wine.)
Please take a few moments to check out tablescapes 1-5 that have been posted so far, and then continue clicking through tomorrow until December 23rd to visit stops 7-12 (links below)!
12 Days of Christmas Tablescapes Tour Schedule:
Monday 12/8 – Rogue Engineer
Tuesday 12/9 – Her Toolbelt
Wednesday 12/10 – So Much Better With Age
Thursday 12/11 – Pneumatic Addict
Friday 12/12 – Pretty Handy Girl
Monday 12/15 – All Things G&D
Tuesday 12/16 – brittanyMakes
Wednesday 12/17 – House of Wood
Thursday 12/18 – Sawdust Girl
Friday 12/19 – My Altered State
Monday 12/22 – That’s My Letter
Tuesday 12/23 – Ana-White.com
Like this post? See more of our colorful Christmas home in my 2014 Holiday Home Tour!