We are just two days shy of Christmas day, so what better time to think about a table setting. I am a very last-minute person, so probably someone more organized might have already thought about it and have an idea in mind, but that’s not me, sorry.
I have been researching around for a good table setting on Pinterest and found plenty of ideas, some richer than others, some more colourful than others. My main idea was to keep it simple, a bit rustic and with loads of greenery. Surely I couldn’t miss a chance to add candles, they always make everything better and warmer in my opinion.
Before we dive in, this is what I used for my table setting:
- cloth napkins;
- foliage: cedar, pine;
- cinnamon sticks;
- wooden coasters;
- plates and cutlery;
The centrepiece was quite easy to do. I started putting down branches of cedar and pine and adjusted on the way. There was no project behind, so I kept adding until I was satisfied.
We purchased the pine branches from a local florist and then used some cedar that we had left from the Christmas Wreath we did a couple of weeks ago. You can easily purchase these at florists or sometimes even at the supermarket. You can always swap the pine for some rosemary, which makes a great substitute and it smells great too!
I decorated the candles with foliage and cinnamon sticks and then wrapped some twine to keep it together. I like the rustic look of and it was honestly one of the ideas I got from Pinterest and wanted to recreate.
Add some pinecones on the side of the candles and the centrepiece to your table setting is done!
For the napkins, I wanted something simple. I used some of the cedar and pine with a cinnamon stick and wrapped it with twine. You can do many different things with it. You can create a pocket for the cutlery or fold the like a Christmas tree. The possibilities are endless as usual.
Just add the rest of your crockery and you’re done!
The important thing is to make it personal and make something you can enjoy! I love the smell of pine and cedar, which makes the table even more festive.
Hope you enjoyed the idea behind this and let me know in the comments what you will do! Tag us on Instagram and show us your table setting 🙂