Create A Winter Woodland Table for Christmas or New Year
Wow, we’re so close to Christmas now we can almost touch it! Have you ensured you have enough seats for everyone if you are entertaining? (I think we will need to borrow some chairs this year!) How are you decorating your table for that special meal?
If you’re still undecided, here’s an idea for you, especially if you fancy a change from the traditional festive red and gold: a snowy, wintry woodland theme.
This look would be ideal for either Christmas or New Year’s Eve/Day. We’re often busy focusing so much on Christmas Day that New Year celebrations can be a bit of an afterthought, so it might be nice to change your Christmas table theme if you are entertaining guests.
There’s something truly magical about a snow-dusted winter woodland scene and so I wanted to try and capture some of that natural beauty. Working with Kaleidoscope and using products from their lovely Christmas department, I chose a few pieces that I thought would work well in creating this kind of look.
With its white background and stunning bird and nature illustrations, the table runner and matching cake plates designed by illustrator Millie Marotta are an ideal basis for your winter woodland table.
Twinkling fairy lights are a ‘must’ for this season, so I’m displaying a cheery and charming Xmas sign which looks even lovelier when dusk starts to fall:
And don’t forget lots of white candles and maybe you could add a pretty white star lamp like this one:
The icy blue, supersoft throw is a lovely snug addition to a chair but still in keeping with the theme. When we think of woodlands we imagine tall trees and natural foliage. You could use branches and berries from the garden on your table to bring the outdoors in. I’ve cheated slightly by opting for a faux wall decoration. Made from realistic-looking artificial branches, it’s shaped like a large snowflake and is perfect for the wall above our table. I love it’s dusting of snow! Such a dramatic piece of wall decor for this season and also makes a nice change from a wreath.
I like to give a dining table some height in the centre, which is why the white Mary Berry cake stand above is ideal and some tall candles. The gorgeous stag antler candle holder in silver looks beautiful, especially with the slightly translucent tall candles I found at John Lewis (£1.50 each). While the candle holder, by Culinary Concepts, makes a beautiful centre piece by itself, the little extra details such as the silver bird ornaments and natural pine cones help to reinforce that woodland nature feel.
Chilled Prosecco in these tall and elegant glasses entice you to take a sip! By renowned glass makers LSA they are perfect for celebrations and would make a lovely gift.
So there you have it, a wintry woodland table scene that works for Christmas or New Year and takes you from afternoon tea to evening drinks. I hope you like it! You can find all the products I’ve used from Kaleidoscope linked below.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!