First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to answer my survey. I’ve been reading the answers and brainstorming and hope to get a response post up in a few weeks, and start a little Q&A with you guys! And if you haven’t responded, please feel free to give me your feedback and let me know what you’d like more of (or less of). But that’s not what we are talking about today…I was recently invited to be part of a round up of inexpensive holiday table ideas with HGTV, sharing my DIY gold horse place card holders. Unfortunately, I didn’t have those photos on hand anymore in a large enough size, so what’s a girl to do? I decided just to create an entirely new table and today I am going to show you this affordable and simple natural holiday tablescape. I decided to keep this table super simple and worked with what I had at home. I started with the amber glasses that have been making the rounds on my tables lately, my thrifted macrame runner , my grandmother’s china, my peacock silverware, and cloth napkins I owned. Of course, I added the DIY gold horse place card holders for a quirky and metallic touch.I love these guys so much that sometimes I use them to label foods and cheeses at get togethers, as opposed to just at place settings.For the centerpiece, I raided my yard and gathered pine branches, grabbed my DIY stripped log candlesticks, added pears from my refrigerator, and antlers I had on hand. All of these are rather accessible so this look is pretty easy to recreate. If you don’t have wood candlesticks, brass would look awesome as well.
The overall look is simple and fuss-free, which I love very much! I also love the low profile of this centerpiece so there’s no awkward trying to see around things to talk to people across the table. This collection suited my dining room and made it feel a little modern farmhouse. (Obviously, I shot these before I changed out my lightbulbs!)
So that’s it! Super simple, and extremely affordable. Check out the HGTV article for more thrifty entertaining ideas. And now I am off to a friend-date at Costco, which actually is one of my favorite activities, I kid you not.