Jingle Bells Tablescape & Tree
Ask The Designer Holiday Edition: Today I am sharing all the details for my Jingle Bells Tablescape & Tree located in our dining room, and ways to make a basic artificial green tree look fuller.
Hi friends, in case you missed my complete Home for the Holidays Home Tour last week today I am sharing all the details for my Jingle Bells Tablescape & Tree located in our dining room. In my holiday home tour, which you can check out the complete house at the link above, I mentioned that each room is themed for a Christmas Carol this year. Our Dining Room theme is done in a naturalized winter tone of Jingle Bells.
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I wanted to create the feeling of a open sleigh ride with this great ceramic sleigh I picked up at the end of season for 80% off in the pre-arranged silk area. While I personally was not a fan of the specific color of the arrangement inside for the regular price of $120, the sleigh itself and some of the basic greenery silk pieces could easily be reworked and were well worth paying under $25, which was a total steal.As you can see on the sideboard and the farmhouse table I have lined them with a furry white runner to give the illusion of a snow covered trail or meadow. I also carried the same white fur ribbon into our jingle bell tree. I used my tree ring chargers to give a snowy woodland feel, which is a fun contrast with my fancy 14K Lenox china sitting on top.I also created a DIY Yule Log Candle Centerpiece this year, which I will have a full tutorial coming this week to show how easy it is to make your very own. It is lined with our woodland frost covered woodland garland, which I normally hang around the upper staircase banisters, so I have a ton of it. This year I just wanted to reimagine its use in a new way. A great design tip is to always carry the similar decor pieces throughout a space to create a continuous design or theme in the space. Replication gives you a feeling of continuity, which makes it feel designed, verses the look of I a bunch of stuff put together and here is what I got.You will notice this same replication in the tree with the jingle bell garland, woodland frost garland, and berry picks, all the items can be seen throughout the entire space. This tree is a very affordable holiday option, available for delivery via Amazon. I am a firm believer that to do beautiful options you do not always have to pay a ton of money for them. I was lead designer for many decorator show homes, and holiday homes for over 20 years, and budget was always an issue. It is how you use what you got that matters, how you design it, not what you paid for it. Foods for thought, you are probably going to stuff you tree with a ton of ornaments, and decor anyways, so really the tree is just the frame work, correct? Unless you are doing a “naked tree” which is a completely different style altogether. Here is my list of tips and designer tricks for making a Christmas Tree looking fuller:
- Add Additional Lights- I always add extra lights to all my trees to add that glow within factor
- Add Filler- green garlands, or for flocked trees this can be fiber filler
- Add Floral Picks- always consider 25-30 picks of the same style to add continity to your tree
- Add Basic Ornaments- 100 solid color Ornaments to tuck inside and hang on the tips of branches
- Add Ribbon- 1-3 types ribbons to weave or twist into your tree as a filler
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Love this! There is no other time that makes you feel such harmony inside your house a during Christmas!
I be love the candle centrepiece, and your tree is incredible!
Great post. Love your tree and thanks for the tips. The dining table looks gorgeous. Looking forward to DIY Yule Log Candle Centerpiece
Another great decorating idea. I loved your thanksgiving post! This is one I also love, The colors pop! And go together so gracefully! So stunning! Thank you for sharing!
Such beautiful ideas as always!:)
That is a stunning tablescape! And I love how you added that old sled under the tree.
This is so festive and pretty. Great ideas.
I love how the table is set up! And that tree is very nice!
This setting is absolutely stunning and perfect for the holiday season!!
I absolutely love this Christmas tree decor. I need to actually setup my own Christmas tree soon.