In this post: Rustic and elegant winter decorations add seasonal flavor to a white tablescape, uplifting the mood for a winter celebration.
To say I’m not a huge fan of winter is a vast understatement. I am one of those people very much affected by the weather and the bleak perspective winter sometimes offers very much makes me want to hibernate. For that reason, it’s the perfect time to set a table in celebration of the season to make my peace with it and find the joys in winter. I love the freshness of a white tablescape, so that’s a natural place to start. Here, winter decorations add seasonal flavor to a white table setting.
In setting my table, I first thought about my overall design inspiration that you can find in this post, and then followed my key concepts, focusing on the clean crispness of mixed whites, the warmth added by candlelight and a nod to nature via woods, branches, bark and pinecones.
The foundation of the tablescape is the plate stack, featuring snowy white plates in dinner and salad sizes, that are highlighted against silvery accessories and a dark wood dining table. (See resource list below.)
Rustic wooden lanterns provide a bold opportunity to add candlelight through pristine white candles tucked inside.
These bare white branches are dusted with faux snow and lend a lovely wintry note to the scene. The idea was to capture the beauty of the season on the table without any of the real chill that comes along with it.
The nearly colorless palette extends to the sideboard, as well, where an iridescent white cake plate lifts a pewter vase and mixes with crystal and glass candle holders.
Cottony white napkins with tonal embroidery are corralled by these wonderful glimmery napkin rings.
The white tableau is complemented by pretty cane back Shabby Chic chairs, with their white ruffled chair covers.
The crystal herringbone goblet sits next to a French water glass, mirroring the table’s thematic mix of strong and classic with light and feminine.
The silvery chargers have a decorative edging that offer a lovely backdrop to the clean lines of the simple plates.
The brilliant light shining through the window reveals the the starkness of the whites balanced against the warm dark woods.
Nothing says winter like two handled soup bowls waiting to be filled with a warm broth. Here they offer a sculptural note with large pine cones set inside them.
A bark server functions as the base of a woodsy centerpiece, where wintry candles are encircled by mini pine cones and gold flecked ones, as well. The vignette captures the essence of the tablescape, offering bits of nature served up amongst charming tabletop elements, all in the shadow of the warm glow of candlelight.
Winter Decorations Source List
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- White plates
- White soup bowls
- Silver chargers
- White embroidered napkins
- Crystal bracelet napkin rings
- First Love flatware
- Glen plaid goblets
- Coffee mugs
- Wooden lanterns
- Bark platter
- White branches
- Glass Footed Hurricane
- Mini pinecones
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