MUSIC THEMED CHRISTMAS TABLETOP DESIGN

Music themed Christmas table

I’m really excited to share this Music themed Christmas tabletop with you today.  It’s a theme I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years and it’s finally come to fruition.

Music is such a big part of the holiday and it’s one of the things I look most forward to.  From classic Christmas hymns to modern pop Holiday tunes, I love it all!  I used gold & silver and hints of musical touches in my Christmas tree post and this tablescape is sort of an extension of that.  In fact I will leave this table design up for our Christmas meal!

Check out all the ideas and details and let me know which is your favorite!

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Design Details:

  • I began by covering my 6 foot banquet table with a black TableVogue cover.  I’m still on the hunt for the “perfect” farm table for this room so the folding table will have to do for now.  Thank goodness for the TableVogue cover that goes all the way to the floor.
  • I found a vintage sheet music book a few years ago while thrift shopping.  It makes a fantastic table runner, just by layering sheets on top of one another down the length of the table.  Scrapbook paper {in a sheet music print} will work just fine too.
  • Remember I have an artificial tree?  Well, lucky for me there are evergreens in the common areas of the neighborhood so I cut off a few limbs from the bottom and added them to the table.  Small gold musical instruments {ornaments} are nestled in for extra detail.
  • A bouquet of red and white roses add a beautiful pop of color, and the gold ribbon ties it into the rest of the table.  I have to tell you I’ve had this flower arrangement for about 2 1/2 weeks now!  I’ve kept it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh but had no idea it would last this long.  I’m thrilled to say the least.
  • Place settings are simple, with a small gift for each guest.  The ladies get a lovely fragrant soap that’s wrapped in themed paper, and each ribbon detail is a little different.  For the guys, insert small items like key chain flashlight or bottle opener, into a tissue paper roll.  Wrap it in kraft paper and add ribbon at the ends.  Dress it up with themed washi tape and a button detail.
  • Finally, the water jug gets some creative touches as well.  Instead of topping it with the wooden ball it comes with, I added a ball ornament to the top.  I LOVE that idea!  Add a little fresh rosemary and frozen cranberries to the water for a very festive look. 

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Before any food hits the buffet, dress it up with coordinating decor.

  • I made these DIY music paper trees from the same vintage music book I mentioned above.  You can find my tutorial for it on Homes.com here.
  • I cut a piece of themed scrapbook paper and added glittered letters to spell “JOY.”  Placed it in my vintage floral frog and covered it with a glass cloche.  I think it looks modern and elegant.
  • More greenery and some antlers I spray painted gold complete the look.

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I really hope you like this design as much as I do, and I hope you’re inspired to bring in some music to your holiday decor.  Which detail do you like the most?

 

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. LOVE it, Chris! Absolutely beautiful!

  2. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! Love all the details – especially the bell jar display!

  3. I love it. Very elegant and nice! Merry Christmas from Spain!

  4. LOVE Christmas music sheets (any type of music related designs actually) and you styled this is the perfect way. You’re a stylist rockstar.

    • Thank you Melissa. I think the memories of my life are triggered by musical sound bites, so it’s the perfect theme for me to work with. :-)

  5. Love this

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