Last Minute Christmas Tablescape Using Ornaments

These last minute Christmas tablescape ideas are perfect if you have no time to shop or you’re on a limited budget. Use holiday ornaments to create a lovely Christmas tablescape that’s full of charm. 

Last minute Christmas tablescape using ornaments

Last Minute Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Several weeks ago I was invited to participate in a “mystery box” design challenge for Pottery Barn. The premise was that they would send a box of ornaments {I didn’t know which ones} and I would use the ornaments to decorate for entertaining.

The one key directive is that they NOT be hung on a tree. You can imagine my enthusiasm – Pottery Barn – styling – and new ornaments to add to my collection – what’s not to love?

I decided to incorporate the ornaments into a last minute Christmas tablescape. My table is featured on their blog, and here are even more photos with a description below.

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Decorating with Christmas Ornaments

‘Tis the season to pull out the sparkles, glitter, and shine! Decorating for the holidays is a thrill every year as I decide what to use from last year and what to add new this year to make it fresh and different. One of the easiest ways to add a new look to your decor is through ornaments.

  • Change out the green ones from last year but keep the red. Pair them with white ornaments and you have a brand new look!
  • Ornaments are also one of the best ways to add sparkle to another room, such as the dining room. I love to decorate with ornaments because they’re so convenient to work with. You can display them in apothecary jars, on trays, in bowls, or in vases. I used a 2-tiered wire basket to display a collection of jewel-toned ornaments. It makes a beautiful centerpiece for the dinner table.
  • The different colors and shapes draw you in to see what else is inside, while the top tier of the basket is the perfect place to hold a flower arrangement.
  • The rest of the table is set with silver and gold allowing the colorful ornaments to stand out.
  • Place settings are layers of chargers, silver-rimmed china, paper doilies, and classic champagne coupes filled with rock sugar and another ornament nestled on top.
  • The ornaments at each place setting doubles as a small favor for guests to take home.

So you see, ornaments are more than just Christmas tree decorations. They can add a festive touch to any room of the home, and bring color and shine where needed. I hope you’ll try some of these decorating ideas on your last minute Christmas tablescape. Cheers!

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