Friday, November 16, 2012

Inspiring Christmas Tablescapes

My sister invited me to her church's Christmas Inspiration where ladies of the church get out all their pretty  dishes and create holiday tablescapes. Each table is uniquely decorated by different women with their own dishes and ideas.
Other ladies cooked and baked up some of their favorite holiday recipes and had samples for everyone to taste. YUM!!
 What a wonderful event to start off the Christmas Season!

One of three tables my sister decorated.

A Thanksgiving tablescape.

Everything on this table came from the dollar store with the exception of the silverware.

Some ornaments, greenery and pinecones on a charger plate. So easy even I could do that.
 I think.

 LOVE this fireplace mantle. I saw a Noel similar to this on pinterest I'd like to make. Neat idea using a wreath for the O.

It's so much fun to see what each table will be. A lot of thought and detail go into each one.

You can use about any color scheme and make it look Christmasy. It's not just red, green and white anymore. 
 I love the warmth of chocolate browns!

Love the beach feel in this beautiful tablescape. My sister is the Martha Stewart of the family!

I'm doing something similar to this on my dining table this year.

 Name tag holders. They are little cubes of styrofoam covered with snow. So cute!

Isn't this the coolest thing. Peppermint candy melted to make a serving tray! Who knew?

Ice balls and greenery in a bird bath. Just fill a balloon with water and freeze.

If you have old books laying around you can repurpose them into bows, flowers, ornaments or wreaths. You can use sheet music, old maps and magazines etc. These are the craze right now.

 I wish I would have had time to take pictures of all the tips and DIY projects they had on display. I liked this tip on storing ornaments........
and this cute stocking stuffer!!

I hope you found some ideas you can use during the holiday season!
Be Blessed!


  1. I feel really inspired now Pearl after seeing all those beautiful place settings and ideas.

  2. Oh Wow Pearl! They are all so pretty. What beautiful ideas. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

  3. Wow neat ideas! It's amazing what one can find at the dollar stores and reuzit shoppes!

  4. Wow---that church obviously has alot of very talented, creative ladies... I'm IMPRESSED... I'll bet you got tons of ideas.

    Love the peppermint serving tray ---and that Snowman Poop is priceless...

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I think there are enough ideas here to keep me going for the rest of my life! What a fantastic evening. Your sister is really talented! Jx

  6. Some people are very talented with things like this. Some great ideas here and very pretty settings.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  7. Some people are very talented with things like this. Some great ideas here and very pretty settings.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  8. I loved looking at these great tablescapes... Your sister has the touch! My sister and I both love your blog! Thanks for the kind comment you left on my blog... I don't feel that I'm doing things that others couldn't do also. My sis ended up erasing her nature blog that she had been working on :( Got a lil frustrated I guess. I am still trying to persuade her to go on with it!

  9. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  10. So inspired thank you! out of interest how long do the ice spheres last?

    1. Depends on the temperature outside.It was probably in the upper 30s that night and they looked nice the whole evening.
      I suppose you could put them back in the freezer and reuse them.