Evergreen Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape

Ideas for using natural elements for a simple Christmas tablescape

natural farmhouse tablescape

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Hello, friends! Happy December! I hope you're enjoying the start of the Christmas season with all of the festive sights, scents, and flavors.

In our house, I've just about finished the Christmas decorating and am looking forward to enjoying the rest of the month. Our oldest will be home from college in a couple of weeks and our youngest will be out for the holidays as well. I plan to relish every moment since this will be our last year before our youngest goes off to college.

Seriously, where does the time go?

natural farmhouse table with vintage green glasses

Anyway, today I'm sharing this year's Christmas tablescape. We don't have a dining room in this house so what you see is where we eat everyday. No, it won't stay exactly like this all month, but I do like to dress it up a little.

Evergreen Christmas Tablescape

farmhouse table setting with vintage ironstone dishes

Lately I've been drawn towards simple, natural elements and that's how the table is decorated.

Here's how I set it all up.

1. Burlap Table Runner

For this easy tablescape, I started with a basic burlap table runner.

farmhouse table setting with wooden dough bowl centerpiece

2. Wooden dough bowl

I added some laurel cypress, boxwood, pine cones, and a few more items to a wooden dough bowl for a very simple centerpiece. We're not at all fancy or formal so this suits us to a t. My youngest actually said it's too much. Obviously she's not used to having the table all decked out, lol.

vintage ironstone dishes on a farmhouse tablescape

3. Simple vintage-themed farmhouse table setting

Some vintage white ironstone plates and vintage silver sit on our round woven placemats. And I added some black striped napkins from my shop, Emory Valley Mercantile, tied with twine. A little sprig of boxwood adds a bit more color to the setting. And a tiny silver ornament gives it just the slightest amount of bling.
simple farmhouse style Christmas tablescape

4. Colorful glasses

The vintage green goblets were favorites of my late mother-in-law so I like to use them when I can. They fit perfectly with the natural theme, even though they're a little fancier than the rest of the elements. 

And did you notice the chandelier? That's one of my favorite, most budget-friendly makeovers that I've ever done. It was shiny brass when I got it from a yard sale 10 years ago for less than $10. I spray painted it black and added some chandelier shades to update it. (Please don't judge me for the lopsided ones!) And this year I added the wood bead garland for a little more character. What do you think?

In the next room, our fireplace and mantel have been decked out for the season and here's a little peek:

I've actually NEVER shared a Christmas version of this mantel because it was red brick and my Christmas decor never looked good on it. A couple of months ago I did a paint technique on it (go HERE to see what I did) and now the Christmas decorations look great here. I've partnered with Joann Fabrics to give it a snowy Christmas look.

Come back Tuesday to see it all, or join our subscriber list below and you'll have it sent to you automatically. I'll be touring with about 25 of your favorite farmhouse style bloggers for a huge Christmas tour. You won't want to miss it!

Here are the sources for the area in case you see anything you would like to have for your own home.
  • burlap table runner found HERE
  • wooden dough bowl (similar) found HERE
  • vintage white ironstone plates (similar) found HERE
  • vintage silver found HERE
  • round woven placemats found HERE
  • black striped napkins found HERE
  • vintage green goblets found HERE
  • chandelier shades found HERE
  • wood bead garland is found HERE
  • vintage metallic ornaments found HERE
  • chairs are found HERE
  • rug is found HERE
  • tall wooden candlesticks are found HERE
  • curtains are found HERE (similar)
  • wicker demijohn (similar) found HERE
From the living room hearth, JOY sign found HERE

What's your favorite part of the tablescape? Leave me a comment and let me know. (Comments make my day. 😄)

Need ideas for your Christmas porch, deck, or gazebo? Visit my recent Christmas front porch which also has a simple, natural, vintage theme. I joined with 12 other home bloggers who are sharing their outdoor spaces. Here's a peek:

Click HERE to see it all.

And for all of my Christmas decorating posts since 2011, go HERE.

Thanks for dropping by!


Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog said...

Love the tablescape! The doughbowl filled with natural elements is perfect! Love the vintage and relaxed style of your home. With every post, I always want to see more. Happy holidays ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Angie, I love your tablescape! I hopped over to visit because I saw those green goblets on your table. My sister-in-law gifted me with a set last year and I just love them. I clicked over to Etsy and saw lots of things I'm putting on my Christmas wish list!

Marlene Stephenson said...

The different textures really added to the green color you used, beautiful enjoy your time with your girls.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love ALL of your tablescape! The natural woodland look is what I love for any time of year. Those green goblets are a perfect shot of color. The bricks look great painted too!

Norma Rolader said...

Amazing and so inviting Thank you for sharing

Angie at Postcards from the Ridge said...

Thank you so much Susie! You made my day! ~ Angie

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your table looks beautiful! I love the natural elements and those green goblets are the icing on the cake. My eye immediately went to them. LOVE!

Angie at Postcards from the Ridge said...

Thank you Jane! Your sister-in-law is awesome if she gave you some of the green goblets! And etsy is great for vintage items. Have a great weekend! ~ Angie

Angie at Postcards from the Ridge said...

Thank you Marlene. I think textures add so much to a table or room. And I'll definitely enjoy spending time with my girls! ~ Angie

Angie at Postcards from the Ridge said...

Thank you AnnMarie!! I love the natural look year round as well. It's just so peaceful and calming to me.

Angie at Postcards from the Ridge said...

Thank you Norma! So glad you like it! ~ Angie

Angie at Postcards from the Ridge said...

Thanks Paula! You know I have to have something vintage on the table and those glasses were the perfect finishing touch!

Amir Najam Sethit - a Well known Cook said...

Amazing..! Lovely pictures and your idea..Thank you for sharing wonderful blog..

Patti Estep said...

I saw this tablescape on instagram and loved it! The green vintage goblets look so great with the neutral an fresh greenery.

Deborah Regen said...

I am going to agree with some others here, I really like the green vintage goblets. They add a nice pop of color against all the neutral browns and tans in the scene plus anything vintage for a tabletop setting is good by me.

Stacey said...

This is just gorgeous, Angie. I love that you used your normal decor and added the seasonal accents. The textures and colors are beautiful.

Michelle Meyer said...

All the natural colors are so beautiful and the green glasses are perfect! Love it all!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this so much...beautiful, peaceful. and elegant!
I would feel very special being a guest at your table!

Lynn at Nourish and Nestle said...

Angie, what a lovely and natural table! I'd gladly sit down and share a cup of tea and chat about all your lovely home decor. Enjoy your holidays my friend.

Hugs, Lynn

VintageSouthernPicks Florence S said...

Angie, I always enjoy decorating with nature! So I love your tablescape. Everything works together beautifully from the green goblets on down to the woven placemats. Love the dough bowl too! Also love your chandy redo. Love how your background of vintage candlesticks sets everything up so nicely. Seems every time I want to take a photo I have a background that's MUCH less than perfect. Ha!

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