I like a pretty tablescape as much as the next fancy-pants, but what I do not like is buying items that I will use exactly one week out of every year. This holiday season, I’m going for a Christmassy table setting comprised entirely of items that I either already own or have plucked from my very own backyard, making it both completely practical and completely free, whee.
Black, White & Green Holiday Tablescape
1. Pull every single white, black and gold piece of china you own out of your cupboards, and layer ’em up. If you’ve got any Jadeite or other green serving pieces, throw a couple of those on there, too.
2. Green accents make a graphic black, white and gold tablescape feel festive and wintry, so use those succulents that you already have sitting around your house to add a subtle splash of forest-y color.
3. Finally, fancy up your place settings with a couple of branches of pine from your yard tucked into each napkin ring. Maybe throw a pine cone or two on there, just for fun.
Tip: If you gather up some pine cones and want to use them as decor, first bake them at 250 degrees F for 30 minutes to remove any critters. Then you can either paint the tips white for a snowy effect, or spray-paint them white for a frosted look (like the pine cones pictured here). Pretty pretty.