This alfresco Christmas tablescape was so much fun to design. I love all the whimsy and charm Santa brings – after all, he’s a central guest at the table. This would be perfect for a family brunch or Christmas morning breakfast. So easy to set up, you can do it under 30 minutes.
INSPIRATION AND CREATING THE LOOK
This tablescape was inspired by these adorable small Santa head plates I found earlier this year at Hobby Lobby. They are currently discontinued, but keep an eye out next September. He’s got such a holly, jolly expression – don’t you agree?
I wanted to blend my rustic farmhouse table with some North Pole vibes. In addition to the Santa head plates, I multi-purposed a Santa cookie jar as a vase and filled it with snow kissed floral picks from Hobby Lobby. I love how it turned out and I’m enjoying it in the house until January 6th – Epiphany Day or Three Kings Day. Remember when you create a tablescape, you can use different decor elements throughout your house to complete a look. You don’t always need to buy everything for the table.
Since Santa is the centerpiece, I wanted to give him some height and make him more prominent. I placed him on a wooden stand I bought at HomeGoods, used a red berry wire garland to add some color at the base.
Instead of a table runner I decided to create a faux garland using the greenery from three floral picks I bought at JoAnn’s. Arrange the faux greens from opposite ends of the table toward the center and tuck the ends under Santa’s stand. If I were to use fairy lights, I would tuck the battery box under the stand as well.
A wooden garland from Walmart adds to the farm house vibe while mini glass ornaments (some are Santa suits) are scattered over the garland. Two Christmas Eve candles from HomeGoods are placed on each side along with chocolate covered pretzels and peppermints. It’s simple, effective and easy.
Faux green fern round placemats sit below a Pier 1 Imports white carved plate charger. This one is discontinued, but there are so many pretty ones online. I like this one and this one. My white Mikasa Trellis dinner plates were a HomeGoods find last year along with the April Cornell botanical napkins. The silver flatware is a daily use set from Crate & Barrel a few years back. I don’t remember the model name.
Using Scrabble tiles to write something is fun, especially for the kids. I purchased these tiles on Amazon last year and l love using them.
The water goblets are vintage Imperial Glass Company Cape Cod. You could find these in antique & thrift stores, eBay and Etsy. Replacements LTD also carries them. I love their cut design, the weight and square base. I think they are beautiful.
Vintage pressed glass open sugar bowls hold the pretzels above and the peppermint candies below. Lastly, I wanted to show you the center of the table and how real the faux greenery looks. I could have also added fake snow down the center, but it was too warm for snow.
I hope this tablescape inspires you to recreate one similar or come up with something uniquely yours. Either way, I would love to hear from you.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!