Christmas Tablescape the Modern Farmhouse Way

December 12, 2019

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Do you change up your Christmas Tablescape every year? Or keep it the same? I try to change mine every year. However, this year I wondered if I was ever going to land on a style I liked. But finally it came together. Of course, starting with a clean slate is key. And since, I’ve been pondering this Christmas tablescape for a while, my dining room table had become a catch-all. So all of the “stuff” needed to find a home.

I usually always start my winter tablescapes off with a warm fuzzy blanket as my runner. I love this one I picked up on sale at Target, Black Friday weekend….

Christmas tablescape with mini trees and a soft blanket

This year, I wanted to keep things simple. So when I came across these milk jugs and festive flocked bottle brush trees at Target, the idea hit me right away….

Fuzzy blanket, small trees, and milk jug

Such a simple look, I know, but exactly what I was wanting…

Holiday decor on dining room table

QUICK TIP: I have found that the best place to buy fresh greenery is at a Christmas tree farm. They usually always have piles of extra branches in all different species of trees. And their prices can’t be beat! Locally, I like to hit our Boy Scouts Christmas Tree Sales. $10 for as much as you can carry away in two armfuls. Amazing! Especially considering, Home Depot was asking $8 for a measly 3 branches. That’s crazy!

view of dining room table with greenery in milk jugs

Here’s a quick look at last year’s tablescape. It was pretty simple too…

dining room table decorated for Christmas

And just for fun let’s go back two years ago….

christmas is here farmhouse style holiday home tour

I definitely went a lot fuller in my greenery and added the pops of cotton stems. Of course, that year it looked like a cotton plant exploded in my house. Cotton stems EVERYWHERE. I kinda REALLY toned that down this year. Head over here for a look at our 2019 Christmas Home Tour.

And heck, why not– three years ago.

Christmas centerpiece with tray and greenery

So sorry about the quality of that photo! We’re pulling deep from the archives.

And pulling even deeper into the archives–four years ago….

Christmas centerpiece with white lantern and greenery

Oh, how the styles change! Thankfully!! 🙂

And to end on a pretty note, here’s one last look at this year’s Christmas tablescape…

Christmas tablescape with mini trees and a soft blanket

I’m sure a lot of you have already completed your Christmas decorating. But then there are some, who decorate all season long. What kind of decorator are you? Get it all done as fast as possible or stretch it out throughout the season? Me? Get it all done as fast as possible. 🙂


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Coming up next week: Outdoor Christmas Decorating Tour

Until next time,

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Other great holiday posts: 

Christmas is Here-Farmhouse Style Holiday Home Tour

Oh Christmas Tree–2018 Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Outdoors Tour 2018



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