Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Table Decor

Table Setting Inspiration
For Your Holiday Parties 

As much as I love preparing for fancy dinner parties, it's setting the perfect table that I find most daunting. So, I have decided to find simple, easy-to-achieve and delightfully pretty table decor ideas from around the net to help me (and you) turn that holiday affair into something spectacular. These last minute ideas can be recreated with everyday items you can find at home, with the help of some garden blooms (if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), pantry essentials and craft-box components. These decor ideas will ensure your dinner table is the center of attention.

Pastel Place Settings
1. Borrow your grandma's vintage floral teapot & set some flowers inside for a quaint setting.
2. Paint some storage jars in pastel shades and top off with white roses.
3. Place a candle inside a tall drinking glass, then tie a single flower around the outside using a ribbon or elastic band.
4. Before you throw out those empty tin and cans, paint them to match your party colour scheme and fill up with garden flowers and greens.
5. Mismatch a variety of pastel plates and use an antique quilt as a table cloth for a truly eye-spiring table setting. You can also wrap little boxes of chocolates for each guest with floral wrapping paper and place on top.
6. Use pastel coloured water or gardening jugs for a serene summer table setting.

7. Place some candy swirls in a bucket for a two-in-one sweet treat and table centerpiece. 
8. Stock up a large glass vase with silver or gold covered chocolate kisses.
9. Spray paint pinecones in metallic hues & lay them out in different vases tied with ribbons.
10. Use any colourful Christmas lights that are not working anymore to fill up a vase. 

Edible Ornaments
11. Lay oranges topped with daisy straws on a cake plate, it will also lend a lovely zesty scent to your table.
12. Who knew green and purple cabbage leaves could be this versatile? Tie them around tea-lights and add them to a jewel toned centerpiece, along with some artichokes.
13. Add some vibrance to your table with a tall vase of lemons, sprinkled with silver baubles.
14. Bedazzle some pears with stick-on gemstones for a glittery and easily elegant show piece.
15. Asparagus can be used to make a DIY green themed vase to hold a floral bouquet.
16. A vintage wooden box stacked with peaches, apricots or plums will add a flavorful finish to your summer holiday table.

Jazz Up Your Jars

17. Roll a few of your elastic beaded bracelets around mason jars for a pretty jeweled effect.
18. Tie a doily around your jars and adorn with flowers.
19. For a more romantic look, use burlap and lace tied with string, and festoon with flowers.
20. Try a chic countryside centerpiece with hessian and a checked ribbon.
21. For a non-floral centerpiece, place glass stones into your mason jars, fill with water and a floating candle and wrap up with a raffia bow.
22. Peg antique postcards or family photos inside your jars and garnish with flowers.

Floral Flair
23. Transform a mundane muffin tin into something marvelous by placing candles and flower jars alternatively in each holder.
24. An ice bucket or silver kitchen utensil can be repurposed as a vase.
25. Glass cookie jars are beautifully ornamented with floating roses.
26. Remove the paper coverings from your soft drink bottles and place a single flower in each.
27. Adorn your cake stands with floral domes, made by sticking the stems of flowers into a polystyrene ball.
28. Turn your fancy stemmed drinking glasses upside down to cave a colourful bloom underneath, and balance a candle on top for an outstanding centerpiece.

Happy Holidays Dear Friends. 
May it be a Wonderfully Joyous One!

P.S I will be away for the rest of the week for an annual family Xmas get-together. Chat back to you next week.

*Photo sources: bhg.com. realsimple.com, countryliving.com, marthastewart.com, pinterest.


Unknown said...

MERRY XMASS SAM!!! <3 <3 <3


Dascha said...

Amazing post dear!!

Wish you a great Christmas!


Effortlesslady said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Wishing you a merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Unknown said...

Amazing ideas! I´m in love with all of them!!
Merry Christmas for you too sweety!
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LoveT. said...

Great Post! Love the floral flair :)


Unknown said...

Wow they are so lovely!


Emmylou said...

Awesome decor tips, Sam:)
Happy holidays to you and your family. XOXO

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Ashley Phillips said...

Great post as always Sam! These are lovely ideas!! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Toks said...

Great ideas. Have a wonderful Christmas Sam
Love Amy

Anonymous said...

I love pastels <3

Unknown said...

I love your selection (especially the table with the lollipops... oh well )

How are you doing ? I hope you'll have a wonderful Xmas, my dear !


Ohhh que bonito!!!
Me gusta todo pero me quedo con el pastel

Merry Christmas my dear :)

Mihaela Pojogu said...

Wonderful photos dear Sam, it's a great inspiration for any party!
Have a great time, Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

Nice ideas. I like colorful table settings.

Kacie Cone said...

Oh how I love festive decorations!

Min Tarpy said...

What amazing ideas! My friend did lots of sweet decorations and it all looks beautiful, but she is the interior designer, so she always makes things work…
Merry Christmas, Sam!

Elle Sees said...

merry christmas, sam! love these ideas.

Anonymous said...

you have such a lovely ideas :) my favorite one would be the festive one :) have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year !! xx

Unknown said...

Such inspirational ideas!

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Sarah Mendelsohn said...

Lovely table settings, so adorble! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Holiday Season :) Xx


Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute and inpiring ideas dear, I love it the Festive Table!

Beautetude said...

I love the Pastels. Happy Holidays hun to you and your loved ones.

La Bella Vita said...

Wow Sam-- you did it again! Such an amazingly thorough post with so many great ideas. I wanted to pick my favorite idea but am very undecided. I am a big jar collector-- mostly for my make up brushes and hair brushes, etc so I am thinking I want to take a few ideas from your jazzy up your jars section!

merry Christmas -- happy new year to you and yours! I am looking forward to another year of posts from you! :)

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diana said...

Those are great ideas!! finally Christmas days is almost here.
Whising you the best :)


Sue Westrell said...

These are all so lovely! There are a bunch of ideas here to keep around for when I'm back home in Cleveland and not visiting my anti-fancy parents. I especially love the flower domes and mason jar ideas, but surprisingly, I also like all the pastel ideas. Apparently I really like pastels when they aren't on me! But they're all super pretty, especially the layered plates one.


Birdie Liau said...

Pastel and festive settings is really cool(: I wish I can decorate stuff so well too! x


Pinkoolaid said...

cool designs


Diva Desle said...

All these are so beautiful and would be great for any summer party<3 Have a wonderful festive season and lots of love. Xxx


These are very lovely Sam, I also loved the colourful painted mason jars. Wishing you a happy Christmas and wonderful New Year. xx

LaTasha Bunting said...

Hello lovely Sam,

Such good choices hun! I love the pastel place settings! Too beautiful! :)
The jars are pretty! But I love those floral flair pieces! Gorgeous!
Awesome post hun! :)

I hope you have been doing well love! Happy Holidays hun!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Christmas Eve doll! :)


Evi said...

Lovely ideas dear!!! Merry Christmas! :) :) :)

Evi xoxo

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Eva M. said...

Amazing pictures!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Unknown said...

Lovely idea!!! Merry Xmas!!!
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Nokhuthula Nyoni said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos!

Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

sadee said...

Very colourful post so gorgeous

miasmode said...

Beautiful inspirations Sam. Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

xx Mira


Couture Carrie said...

LLove the festive ones!
Merry Christmas darling!


Peet said...

U, I really like the festive ideas, I want a bowl of sweets on my table too!:) Or a bunch of colorful yummy cookies everywhere!! Although that wouldn't be too smart, but hey, it's holiday season, we have to overeat, right?:) Happy holidays, babe, lots of love, hugs, kisses and warmth all round.

LoveT. said...

Merry Christmas! :)

Katie said...

Such clever ideas! These look so nice. Happy holidays! Have a good one :) xx

Wendy said...

Love the floral look! <3


Unknown said...

Lovely post dear! Merry Christmas <3

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Pilar Domínguez said...

I vote for the jars. Really lovely and simple!! I wish you a great night. Kisses:)

Elisa Zanetti said...

HI babe, I wanna wish u a Merry Xmas! May it be a day full of love (and fashion)
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Unknown said...

Hi Sam,
Stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas too sweetie! Your comments make my day and I am so grateful to have met you on blogger dear. I wish you a great Holiday and talk soon!
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Coco Colo said...

Everything Looks so wonderful and festive
I wish you a Merry Christmas :)
Enjoy the day!


Jackie Harrison said...

This post brought a festive smile to my face well done my beautiful friend,
Merry Christmas may it bring happiness and laughter and plenty of blessing to you and yours.

get carried away said...

great table decor sweety, so colorful, made me smile!
wish you a merry merry chrsitmas full of joy and happiness!


Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Such gorgeous ideas Sam. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much for your lovely comments over at mine, but for always being SO supportive of my humble little blog all year round. Wishing you nothing but the BEST for 2014.
Lots of hugs Sweets

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Oh, now these are really adorable ideas! Wish I could recreate some of them for my table, the festive set in particular is my fav! I usually keep it the most simple possible to make more space to the food stuff, so I put a centerpiece and some Santa Claus/Angel/Reindeer candles on it. My dear friend, I stop by especially to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hope you have a cheerful and peaceful time with all your family and loved ones, filled with joy, love and much happiness! Hugs and kisses! xo

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Unknown said...

Very Beautiful!!! lurv lurvly inspiration.

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Jointy&Croissanty said...

Beautiful decorations!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:)


Silvia Negretti said...

So many great inspirations!!!!
Happy Holidays dear! :D

Rupsha said...

Hi Sam!
Lovely inspiration/ideas.
Hope you're doing good.
Happy holidays to you and a very merry Christmas. :)
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Paola Lauretano said...

I love table decor Sam.... your post is wonderful and full of inspiration!!!
I wish you a very Merry Christmas my dear!!!!!
Kisses & Hugs!!!!!

Carmen said...

Cute post! I really like the festive decorations as the other ones rather remind me of Sping or Autumn. Living in Europe I´m really traditional when it comes to that ;)
Merry Christmas to you and your beloved ones!

Chic Delights said...

These are great ideas. I like the candies in the jar. Kids will love that. Merry Christmas to you Sam! Enjoy the Christmas Holidays!

Juliettka said...

nice post!


awhite said...

Excellent table decor ideas, doll! Merry Christmas!


Unknown said...

Festive is my favorite
Have a great Christmas darling!
Lots of kisses



Anna and Klaudia said...

lovely decorations! :) Merry Christmas!! :)

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Unknown said...

Merry Christmas to you!
Laura. xx


Tanya said...

Wow! Such a needed and soooo beautiful decorations, I love love the vintage kind the idea added. Thank you so much for a beautiful wished on mine dear Sam. I also, wish you a beautiful and joyfulness Christmas with your family. :):).


The Elle Diaries said...

Beautiful ideas! You never fail to disappoint, and I always open this blog with high expectations!
I love the floral balls , and the gem studded pears, the jeweled vessels, and well, all of it!
Fabulous post as always, dear Sam!
XX, Elle

Corinne said...

these are all gorgeous! i'm glad i'm not the only one obsessing over pastels right now (i have a powder blue problem these days :D)
have a great holiday!
xx Corinne

Milica Petrović said...

Beautiful post dear!!!! I love it! Happy Holidays! :) xoxo

Victoria West said...

Happy holidays my dear and all the best!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

my sweet Sam,
Happy holidays

Antonella C’est Moi said...

Happy holidays my doll kisses

Unknown said...

Sam I love these table decors inspiration! Wish you a Merry Christmas , full of Joy and happyness!


Beauty said...

Beautiful ideas for a beautiful Christmas; I wish you a very merry Christmas my friend..

andysparkles said...

Everything looks so amazing!

Merry Christmas!


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The Fashion Stir Fry said...

These are so pretty and very inspiring. If i had a table to decorate this year, i would be using some of these lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Holidays!!


noradulce said...

What a lovely post! Many inspiring ideas. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas dear! I wish you health, joy and happiness.


Alexa said...

my fave are the pastel and floral! so cute Sam <3 merry christmas love

Alexa <3

Denisa said...

Really nice inspiration. Have a great holidays.


The Dragonfruit said...

Oooh, love these cute decor ideas!
Have a Merry Christmas Sam!

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Coco said...

Merry Christmas dear Sam!
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Unknown said...

This is amazing <3

Unknown said...

I love your inspirations !!
Happy Chrismas dear !!


Unknown said...

Happy Christmas!

margaret cruzemark said...

Sending best Christmas wishes to you and your fantastic blog!
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Anonymous said...

So many great ideas! If only I had the time to decorate my place but every year I'm just too busy to do so... Merry Christmas!

Patricia González Fernández said...

I love the pastel decoration! beautifulllll


Sophie Sierra said...

What a fantastic blog post Sam!

I love all these ideas & especially the flower arrangements, gorgeous! <3

Hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas & a very happy NY!

Sophie xo soinspo

Imke said...

So beautiful and inspirational!

Merry Christmas!

XO Imke

Beauty Follower said...

I like the Festive decor.
Wishing you a wonderful Xmas day girl :)


tr3ndygirl influencer e fashion blogger said...

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
May it filled with joy, love, peace and happiness!

Kat said...

oooh so many great ideas! :D love this :) merry christmas! :)


Dascha said...

So nice dear! Great ideas!

Merry Christmas!


Why Girls Are Weird said...

Makes me wish I could grab a few of these out of the computer and use them for my wedding!

Marisa Silva said...

Nice ideas :)

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Mónica Villar said...

Love it!! merry xmas
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stylewithoutstyle said...

So cute and inspirational!
Merry Christmas dear :)

Dressed With Soul said...

Many thanks for this great and helpful inspirations, dear Sam, because I like it really to decorate the table and now I have thank to you good new ideas :)

Hope you enjoyed the Christmas time so far and the weather in SA is like you want it!

Happy holidays my dear friend!

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tiebow-tie.com said...

It look so wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Kashaya said...

Lovely table decors.=) Wishing you and your loved once a Merry Christmas too!

Svetlana said...

Nice table decor :)
Merry Christmas and happy holidays :)

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Mikka said...

Amazing ideas, Merry Christmas Sam, thank you so much for all the support, its been great :)

Unknown said...

such a great inspiration!! love it!
Merry Christmas!

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A Very Sweet Blog said...

these ideas are so pretty sam! i love the colors and patterns.

Chadlen said...

Hello dear...even with delay I would like to wish you Merry Christmas...May all your desires and dreams come true...


Patricia G. said...

Love this options for decorate the table this holidays!
Merry Christmas!


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Sandra Leiva said...

Everything looks so cute!
Merry Xmas, dear <3



Nhi said...

Merry Christmas Sam!! Hope you had a beautiful celebration with your friends & family:)
I love festive table decorations! i also like to have more or less the same colors for everything on the table:) lots of love xx

modanastrychu said...

Very nice ;)

LOLA FINN said...

Totaly amazing!! :) I love this pretty and inspiring post, dear! :)
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Laviña Jampit said...

definitely love the pastel set-up! Merry Christmas! :)


Elisabeth said...

Wow, how beautiful table settings! I especially like the one with the pine cones! Thank you dearest Sam for your kind comment, I wish you Happy Holidays as well. How will you celebrate them?

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Unknown said...

Love pastel set *_*

Happy Holidays, my love *_*



Harija said...

Amazing post and happy holidays!!

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Mitha Komala said...

such beautiful decorations! so inspiring <3

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Kathryn said...

These are all so gorgeous, I'm loving the jars that have been decorated. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Edyta said...

So lovely & dreamy Sam!!


Caro * said...

Beautiful inspirations, those decorations are perfect and very chic.
Hope your Christmas was fabulous :)

lalalaPatricia said...

I love the pastel sweetie! It's so pleasing in the eyes! :)


mademoisellemode said...

Lovely selection ^^


little luxury list said...

Mmm edible centerpieces are the best - functional and delicious! I also love filling glass jars with ornaments or candy too. Happy new year dear!

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Beautiful photos! I follow you via GFC, can you follow me back? x


Alexandra Zakharova said...

oh, what lovely decoration ideas you have shared with us!) All of those options look so royal and simply gorgeous! So festive and appealing:)
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Sam!!

Sveva said...

great inspirations! I will use one of it for the New Years ' eve!

Lady parisienne said...

Pretty images!

Karolina said...

So beautiful!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sam!

xx Karolina

The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata said...

Pastel Pastel Pastel! Merry Xmas love!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam, great inspirational pictures! I most of the time don't get further than some candles on the table and the standard Christmas colored ornaments. And of course the tree not too far from the dinner table. When is something too much, right? The living room shouldn't look like Dinseyland… With your tips I am sure everyone can make something really beautiful.
Happy holidays, dear Sam!

Demi Mist said...

Very nice ideas and tips Sam!
Happy holidays!!!

Unknown said...

These decor ideas are fantastic! I love the jars with colorful flowers! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day. Have a great weekend!


JANICE G said...

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Effortlesslady said...

Beautiful flowers,thanks for sharing.

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maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3

Unknown said...

OMG Sam..These are so colourful and amazing.It was so inspirational.I've always loved looking at these photos hehe
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gigi said...

amazing! what a great round up Sam! love the pine cones I recently did something like that for my home during fall. thanks for the inspiration hun! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

esosandra said...

Edible ornamet for me any day. Merry Chrismas dear.

Anat Koren said...

Amazing decor ideas!!! Happy holidays,dear!!!!


angieporelmundo said...

you have been lovely, I really like.


Unknown said...

I like these pictures :)

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Hi sweetie, how are you????
I miss you.
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Manhattan Image and Style said...

This is so beautiful!!! I love all these inspiring ideas! Beautiful pictures!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

The pastel table setting is my favorite. Very springtime!


Corinne said...

These are lovely collections, Sam!

Corinne x

Isa Machado said...

Love this inspirations! :D
Happy holidays dear!

ChatterBlossom said...

The lemons center is such a wonderful and unexpected one!

Maddie said...

I always love having fresh flowers in my house! If I would have enough money I would buy them all the time, except for summer, when I can get flowers for free from my garden, but, yeah, I miss some freshness in my house during winter!
Beautiful inspiration! :)


bbb said...

my my.. this post is very creative and inspiring! love your post as always darl. :) x

Eline said...

This is looking so cosy!

Gina said...

I always love all the mason jar DIYs:)

XO, Gina