Well, it's already only 3 weeks until Christmas! How did that happen??! I have really been getting into the spirit of the holidays lately. I don't know if it's because I had to decorate a little earlier this year for my two Holiday Home Tours here and here, or that it has been so cold here in California (a rarity this early), but either way, I am so excited for Christmas this year.
Part of what I love, besides the decorating of course, is hosting holiday dinners and parties. I've shared that I love tablescaping, and this time of year it's especially fun. I know some people hate entertaining, but I truly love it. So with that in mind, I thought I would share a casual nature-inspired Christmas table so if you struggle with this kind of thing, it might help (or hopefully, inspire). This would be perfect for a casual gathering, tree-trimming party, or even Christmas Eve dinner.
Usually my tablescapes are inspired by a particular theme, and this one was no exception. I found these plates at Marshall's recently and since I passed on some plaid plates at Home Goods several years ago and have regretted it ever since, I knew I had to have them!
I already owned the cute red toile plates from last year, and I knew they would look amazing with the plaid ones. I also wanted to incorporate a lot of natural elements. I used some little live pine trees (similar here, here, and here), tiny pinecones, fresh greens, and burlap.