Holiday Tablescapes That Will Wow Adults & Keep Kids Busy

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  • Category
    Eat & Drink, Homes
  • Styled by
    Tracy Berglass
  • Photographed by
    Shane O’Donnell

The Rustic Table


A bucolic table set off by sophisticated, rustic touches including antlers and rattan, enlightened with hints of ivory, celadon green flowers, flowering pink berry branches and hemmed linen napkins in eggplant. Magnolia leaves, fresh pomegranates and mini pears tie it all together.


Table runner by Crate and Barrel; linen napkins from Hudson Grace Brentwood; antlers purchased at LA Flower Mart; wooden plates by Williams Sonoma; wineglasses by Pottery Barn; vintage candlestick holders; place setting tags from Paper Source.

The Kids Table


Keep the little ones busy so the parents can enjoy a leisurely meal with this fun, colorful, interactive table. Encourage kids to draw their place settings with crayons and decorate with the stamps and ink. With all the activity, they may even sit still until it’s time for dessert!


White butcher paper bought on Amazon; orange checked tablecloth folded to be used as runner from Joann’s; decorative stamps, ink and burlap bags (holding crayons) from Paper Source; rattan turkeys and napkins from Crate & Barrel; kids’ glasses are repurposed containers from Nest candles; white dinner plates from World Market.

The Blue & Black Table


Get out your good china and silver for this elegant tablescape that works for any number of special occasions that fall between now and the first of the new year. But don’t let all the fanciness shackle you. The light baby-blue plate in the middle of the stack is melamine! White hydrangeas in full bloom complete the formal-without-being-stuffy look.


Blue tassels (cut off a string of garland) tied on napkins from Paper Source; black and white china by Wedgewood; crystal wine glasses by Riedel; vintage champagne glasses and sterling silver candelabras, silver flatware by Reed and Barton; blue melamine salad plate from Target.

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