Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart. All words and opinions are, as always, my own.
Do you remember my green & white tablescape for summer? Well, I think it’s important for pieces I buy to be versatile, so I wanted to show how many of these same pieces bought from Walmart Home can transition and work just as well for a Christmas tablescape! So, don’t just shop the Christmas section online or in the store. Look all through home, crafts, kitchenware, etc. Roam around and see what inspires you and make those low prices stretch even further.
First of all, I added some BHG green & white pillows that remind me of a Christmas sweater. I ordered these pillows from the holiday section of Walmart.com and was so pleased with the size and quality for the $12 price (and it comes in a variety of colors!) With a zipper closure and feather-filled insert, these are pillows that can transition from winter into spring with different covers. Again, versatility!
I put a pillow in each corner chair and I was surprised how “Christmasy” it made the space with that one simple change.
I also picked up some wrapping supplies, like these cute wreath-topped gift boxes (in-store only), some craft wrapping paper, reversible Hallmark wrapping paper, and a roll of roving wool. I’ll have to share some simple wrapping ideas in another post.
The star of this space though, is the table. I used the Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty Cake Pedestal as the centerpiece and created an advent candle wreath on it with an antique ironstone ring mold.
To give it more visual impact and create the effect of a table runner, I surrounded it with some artificial greens…
…and nestled in a few things to add texture and shine. Nuts and pinecones are my go-to holiday fillers, but I also added in some sleigh bell ornaments and an unexpected element – wool dryer balls! I was wandering through the aisles at Walmart, looking for ideas and I spotted these on an endcap display. I like using wool pom-pom garlands, so why not wool “snowballs”? And, when I’m done using them for decor, I can use them in the dryer! (Or just save them for next year.)
While I prefer using live greens, I learned our first year in this house that they turn dry and crispy in a matter of hours. It’s just not worth the investment, so I use a mix of artificial greens. I pull them apart, clip off bits, mix and match…whatever it takes to create a realistic-looking arrangement.
For the place settings, I used glass water goblets, Pioneer Woman Jade dinner plates, and some vintage Christmas plates and family silver. I like mixing new and old, splurges and bargains, inherited and purchased.
The minty green of the plates isn’t a traditional Christmas color, but it’s an accent in the vintage plates, so it works!
For place cards, I purchased wooden deer ornaments from Walmart (in-store only), wrote each name on it with a fine-tipped brown marker, and laced them onto the butter knife. These can be take-home gifts or you can put them on the tree as a record of your holiday guests. Maybe even write the date on the back to mark the occasion.
I had such a good time putting this table together. For so many years, I forced myself into a red and green color palette every December, but now that I’m free of that, there is no going back. The lesson I learned was to buy and use what I love, even if it’s not the norm. If I want to use minty green plates and wool dryer balls to decorate for Christmas…well, that’s okay! I can do it and make it look good!
So, you do you. Mix and match, break free of any “should-do’s”, and play. I assure you that you’ll enjoy the process more and that will be noticeable to your guests.