Entertaining can be a lot of work. Planning a meal, setting a table, preparing the meal and then there’s the clean up (womp womp womp). Let’s take a look at my Simple Rustic Christmas Tablescape and wait till you hear about how I’m going to entertain more this season and stress less!
I love to entertain — and enjoy making the table look inviting. I find that part to be the most fun. What will I use for the centerpiece? Will I have a color theme? Candles or flowers? Round or Square plates? And the list goes on.
I enjoy layering pieces — starting with a placemat or tablecloth, then adding the dinner plate and topping that with a salad plate or bowl. Finish off each setting with a napkin and/or place card.
This simple centerpiece came together with a galvanized tray, candles and vase fillers (cranberries and birch wood). Many times you can “shop” your own home to find the right pieces that create a masterpiece.
Place cards can add a personal touch too. Whether you use a holiday message or personalize them with name, place cards can add to your guests feeling all warm and fuzzy. And guess what? I’m offering this Merry Christmas Table Card to all of you! I thought the vintage holly graphic was perfect for a rustic themed tablescape.
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Okay, at this point I’m guessing you’re wondering about the statement I made earlier. How am I going to entertain more this season and stress less? Ready? Disposable dinnerware by Mozaik.
Can you believe that these plates, the silverware and the cups are all disposable? A stylish option that makes entertaining less stressful? Yes, please! Squeal!
Ironically, when setting my table, I kept lifting the plates as if they were glass. They’re beautiful! You’re not only cutting your clean-up time in half, but you’re sure to impress your guests as well.
Any celebration meal to which guests are invited,
be they family or friends, should be an occasion
for generous hospitality. –Julian Baggini
I love sitting at the table and enjoying the food, the drinks and the conversation without feeling anxious about cleaning up. This rustic Christmas tablescape turned out so lovely in all it’s simplicity. It might even be one of my favorites.
Here’s to simplifying our holiday entertaining… in style! What tips would you have for preparing for your next dinner party? Be sure to share them in the comments below.