December 17, 2021

Take your cue from the welcoming tables and decor during the holidays and spread the cheer throughout the year ~ 🎉🎉

Why is it that during the holidays we create beautiful tablescapes and home decor with gusto, inside and outside...but forget creating this kind of beauty the rest of the year?  How awesome would it be if we added those little added touches of elegance or fun for special occasions, dinner with friends or "just because" it's a Saturday?!!! 

I've noticed 4 key areas where we can inject a bit of beauty on a regular basis each day, week or month of our lives... 

  • Seasonal elements such as flowers from the store or the rose bush in our backyard, greenery such as pine trees or junipers, blooming tree or shrub branches and different types of dried pods, pinecones and fruit.
  • Lighting whether it's a group of candles, votives, antique candle sticks, a string of fairy lights or even a camping lantern (how fun would that be for a weekend family dinner?!)
  • Fabrics which or store bought or handmade - napkins, table runners, placemats, handmade bows for the back of each chair. Mix them up with different textures, patterns and colors to create your own unique festive ambience.
  • Accessories such as figurines, glass or natural balls, driftwood, collectible bowls for serving, platters, serving trays and various shapes and sizes of stands to display food.  Baskets are another great accessory lending themselves to an artful and quirky presentation or decoration.

I hope you find a little inspiration in the following photos so you may incorporate a little festivity into your daily living!  Enjoy! 🎉💃🏻


A table setting with white plates, napkins, gold-colored cutlery.


Take notes on this gorgeous table setting!  Fabric, votives, flowers and brass silverware ups the ante for this dining experience.  Photo:  Vietri

Large bouquet of flowers in a vase on the table


You say you don't have a vase?  Use a canning jar then add a bow, brass candlesticks and vintage glassware to change it up. Photo:  Bouqs 

Christmas tablescape in a dark-colored room

The natural elements of the pine bough and pinecones completely change the look of this table.  Every season has something to offer.  Photo:  Andeelayne 

Christmas tablescape, plate in the foreground

A string of fairy lights and votive candles take this everyday dinnerware up to the next level for entertaining or an intimate evening with friends.  Photo: APrettyLifeInTheSuburbs

Bottles of wine and olives, cured meats and cheeses and other snacks.

Serving ware can make or break your presentation.  Mix and match your collectible pieces with added accessories like this reindeer and mini Christmas tree.  Photo:  CelebrationsAtHomeBlog

Tablescape with melted wax bottle decor.

Making one-of-a-kind candlesticks has never been easier...plus, they add such an interesting element to your decor!  Photo:  ElegantWeddingInvites

Various snacks and finger foods on the table.

Who knew cutting a slice of a felled tree could be the perfect serving tray?  Photo:  IT.PaperBlog

A rustic table full of delicacies, decorated with plants.

Using various odds and ends from around your home add character as well as height to display foods on your buffet.  Photo:  MarthaStewartWeddings 

White dining chairs with wreaths on backs

Kouboo's Chippendale Counter Stools are the perfect backdrop for these antique hunting horns and greenery.  Great idea for anytime of the year!

Photo:  IG @meetmeonmccaskill

Tablescape with turquoise accents

Add a pop of color, foliage of the season and a festive dinner table is set. 

Photo:  ModernOnMonticello

Christmas glasses decorated with red cranberries.

Use a color of the season to dress up your cocktails and serving cart or table.  Photo:  SandAndSisal  

A table set for Christmas with white plates, greenery, candles, and gold accents. Red berries and pinecones add a festive touch.

Exchange this table runner with a different color pattern and... voila...  you change the mood for festivities!  Photo:  RandiGarrettDesign 

Tablescape with autumn harvest vegetables.

Fresh food of the season are a simple and elegant way to add merriment to your entertaining decor and table.  Photo:  BHG; Gregg Scheideann photographer

Fairy lights in a jar on a table with plants.

Fairy lights and greenery are a no brainer anytime of the year 🤩.

Photo:  WillowStreetInteriors