BellaGrey Designs: Setting a Beautiful Holiday Table + 8 Tips to make it Easier on You

Setting a Beautiful Holiday Table + 8 Tips to make it Easier on You


I think one of the most wonderful things about the holidays, is setting a beautiful table. This shouldn't stress you out, in fact you shouldn't worry about it. Your table should be simple and express your creativity. If you are still unsure, ask a creative friend for help, which happens to be one of my favorite tips.

As I shopped over the last several months and saw all the metallics, I started gathering items for my Fall table. This became my inspiration. Keeping with the typical Fall colors of orange, brown and glimpses of yellow, I also incorporated the metallic gold, silver and copper. 

My favorite parts of this table: 
  • the painted fruits
  • silk leaf runner
  • glittered mini pumpkins
  • Moscow mule mugs
Most of the items I had on hand, but I love the holiday excuse to add to my tableware. The only items new on my table are the Moscow mule mugs {thanks mom}. 


If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the fruits being "updated" with a few layers of metallic spray paint. Yep, you read that right! They are faux fruit which have been spray painted. They turned out beautiful!




The other items, I gathered from around my house. "Shopping" your house beforehand saves you time and money! You will surprise yourself what you will find in your own home. 


To keep with the Fall mood, I used a burlap runner, instead of a tablecloth, and created a thinner runner down the center with leaves. Topped the leaves with metallic fruit and glittered pumpkins. Scattered the smaller silk leaves and pinecones to fill in the decor. Splashes of copper, silver and gold add sparkle. 

I like to provide guests everything they will need for a meal. I "built" each place setting with a gold charger, a large white dinner plate, a place card and metallic fruit or a glittered pumpkin, a wine glass and a Moscow mule mug, which can be used for water. Don't forget to set a napkin with a pretty holder and flatware. If you are having the meal later in the evening, candles are a nice touch and adds ambiance. 






Color coordinated wrapped boxes hold items of thanks for guests, plus it adds a little extra touch. Place cards are not only pretty and functional, but add a personal touch for your guests. You can find the place cards in my shop

Serve a signature drink after dinner such as an Bourbon Spiked Hot Apple Cider or the Classic Moscow Mules. 

TAKE AWAY TIPS: 
  • Ask for help
  • "Shop" your house first
  • Use a runner instead of a tablecloth
  • Classic white dinnerware will last forever and can be mixed with other pieces
  • Get creative ~ use faux fruit to dress up your table and prop up place cards
  • Purchase matching ribbon and wrapping paper for a little extra touch
  • Keep the centerpieces low so your guests can converse with ease
  • Place cards are a great way to add the personal touch
I hope I have inspired you to set a beautiful stress free holiday table you have always wanted. 

6 comments :

  1. Beautiful table! Love the touch of metallic with the burlap Jennifer!

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    1. Thank you sweet friend! I am so into metallics right now!

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  2. I love the mixed metallics and touches of glitter. Gorgeous table!!! Found you linked up to Your Home and More linky party.

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    1. Hi Tracy! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Metallics are so in right now and thought they would go perfect on a Holiday table! Thanks again for stopping by!

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  3. How gorgeous are those bronze pears!?! So pretty! And the glittered pumpkins? Adorable!

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  4. Beautiful table and tips! LOVE the painted fruit and I always love a good moscow mule! :) Thanks for linking up with us over at Your Home Decor and More!

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