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Easy & inexpensive Christmas tablescape ideas

The Holidays are upon us already! How did that happen so fast? I love this time of year… all the yummy desserts, family traditions & warm cozy nights snuggled up by the fire. This year we’re having Christmas morning at my house where we’ll have everyone over to eat a huge breakfast & open gifts. Later will be dinner at my mom’s with Clayton’s family & mine. She’s making her famous garlic mash, honey ham & other goodies. I cannot wait!! I’m looking forward to being preggers this holiday season.

Now onto to the decor:

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1. I recently saw these Kate Spade inspired dishes on Pinterest and thought they would be fantastic for the holidays. You could easily create this DIY on some plain white dishes you have laying around or go grab some at your local Goodwill or thrift store! Pair them with another patterned plate & you have a layered look with lots of personality.

2. I love anything gold. Tie silverware with ribbon, lace or twine to give your place settings a pulled together look.

3. Use Dollar Store fake fruit and spray paint them with metallic and glitter. Place one on at each place setting for some added glam. If you are planning on having assigned seating, you could attach a name tag to each pear.

4. To keep the sparkle theme going, use more glitter spray paint on branches from your backyard! Add them to a vase or lay them in the middle of the table mixed with a ton of candles and you’ve got a gorgeous centerpiece that cost almost nothing!

5. There are so many creative things you can do with candles. If you have mason jars, you can fill them with sand, cranberries, rice or whatever you like. While you’re at the Dollar Store grab a bunch of pillar candles to add to hurricane vases for a romantic lighting all throughout your house. Tie cinnamon sticks around candles with twine. So cute & it makes your house smell amazing! Mercury glass is timeless and goes great with any holiday decor.

6. Personalize a menu for each place setting or use a pretty chalkboard and display the menu there. Either way menus are a nice touch.

I found this DIY menu using muslin bags and a custom stamp! How cute is this??

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Which is your favorite? What sort of things to you like to do to save money on holiday decor?

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Xo,

Melissa & Virginia

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Holiday Tablescape Musts!

ThanksgivingĀ  & Christmas are right around the corner! Oh how I love this time of year. This Thanksgiving we will all be heading over to Clayton’s parent’s house for a fun family Thanksgiving feast.

When it comes to holiday decor & tablescapes I tend to like the unique and unexpected.

Like this idea of using your old wine bottles as candle holders! Brilliant and cost effective!

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IĀ  think candles are a definite must when it comes to decorating your table for the holidays.

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Colors I normally lean toward are metallic & earth tones. Gold, silver & champagne colors are among my top favorites.

West Elm has some GORGEOUS options for tea light candle holders. Kind of obsessed. Also check out Pottery Barn.

Place cards are another detail that I really like for any special occasion. Small details like these make all the difference!

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There are so many different easy ideas for holiday place cards on Pinterest.

Now let’s talk menus! Personalized menus are a great way to personalize your table and wow your dinner guests.

This one is so cute for Christmas! The candy cane stripes are adorable.

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Or you could keep it simple & chic.

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Here’s another amazing idea for a menu. Such pretty elements of vintage & rustic style.

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Dress up your place settings with simple things like a cinnamon stick, berries & twine. SO simple yet so amazing.

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Do you have any fun holiday decor ideas for your table? Do share!

Xo, Virginia & Melissa

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