Winter Tablescape

After I took down my holiday decor, I was in mourning. Our dining room table just looked incredibly bare. Tear! I just had to decorate it again, and that’s how my winter tablescape arrived…I’ll let the pictures do the talking…and yes, I was in the mood for GOLD.



winter tablescape

winter tablescape

winter tablescape

winter tablescape

winter tablescape

winter tablescape

winter tablescape

Now for a little budget breakdown…

White plates: Already owned, from Crate & Barrel - $0

Gold chargers: Bought this package of 6 beaded charger plates from Bed, Bath & Beyond after Christmas for $7.49!

Small gold plates: Already owned. They are actually candle holders, but I used them as mini plates - $0

Silverware: Already owned, from Crate & Barrel. Do I wish I had gold silverware for this table  – yes! Maybe next year – $0

Napkins: Already owned white ric rak napkins, from Pier 1 Imports. Can be purchased here. $0

Gold napkin rings: Purchased after Christmas, at West Elm for $1.97 each. Total = $11.82

Table runner: Handmade by me (for my table runner tutorial, click here). Fabric is from Jo-Ann’s Fabrics and was $7.98 total.

Brass candle holders: Hand me downs from my dear Auntie – $0

Candles: Already owned – $0

Branches: Brought home by Kyle. We found them on our Christmas day walk and thought they had too much character to just leave them on the ground. $0

Place card holders: I reused a few gold pinecone Christmas ornaments (I just snipped off the ribbon and hook) and slipped a little name card in the middle of the pinecone.

I tried to reuse what I had here, and the items I did buy are fairly classic pieces and I’m hoping I’ll be able to use them for many years to come. So in total, I spent $27.29 for this little tablescape. Not bad, eh?

Now that the table is set, what shall I cook for dinner?

7 thoughts on “Winter Tablescape

  1. Beth Said:


    Love that you already had so many of the items and were able to combine them into something so special.

    The little candle coasters/mini plates are food-safe, yes?

  2. heather j Said:

    I love it Kirsten! The gold is gorgeous and the rustic accents just add a lot.

  3. Leila Said:

    Love it!!! The branch with the candles interspersed is so artful. I’m loving gold right now too!

    I found a set of gold silverware at an antique shop last year…it’s somewhere in storage right now (sad) but I look forward to digging it out one of these days!

  4. craftosaurus Said:

    Hmmm, I think that table just screams “beef wellington and yorkshire pudding” for some reason. By which I mean, it’s beautiful!

  5. Rosa @ flutterflutter Said:


    And on a different subject… Crate & Barrel plates! We don’t have one up here, but I’ve been considering crossing the border to pick up eight place settings of white dishes. How do they stand up to constant use and washing? Good quality?


    1. kirsten Said:

      Hi Rosa! I’ve had my C & B plates for 3 plus years now and they look as good as new. I don’t have fancy china, so these plates get used all the time, even for special occasions. They get a thumbs up from me:). Happy shopping!

  6. Elise Said:

    I love this! It looks gorgeous and bold while still looking warm and welcoming. And how great to have found the branches from outside. It gives it such a winter feel.


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