Rustic and Refined Christmas Dining Room

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Worthing Court: Rustic and refined Christmas tablescape

I really enjoyed putting my dining room together for Christmas this year.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene via Worthing Court blog

For some reason, I didn’t agonize over what to do like I normally would.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene via Worthing Court blog

Almost everything that I used are things that I already had on hand.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene via Worthing Court blog

I’m pretty sure it helped that I kept my same white tablecloth with a burlap overlay on the table that I used at Thanksgiving.

Did you know that if you spray burlap with hairspray, it will reduce the shedding?
Yep – that’s how we avoided burlap dust in our pecan pie.  ;o)

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog

It helped too, that I kept the white tureen out and just removed the mum that it contained for my Thanksgiving table.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog

And it helped that I kept the same woven straw placemats and my everyday Mikasa Italian Countryside dinnerware and water goblets as part of the place settings.

I just added in some of my Christmas china along with a gold charger.
The gold of the charger plays off of the delicate gold band running around the rim of my Christmas china.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog

From there it was just a matter of embellishing…

…with several pieces of my heirloom silver that I didn’t even bother to polish…

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog
Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog

…and lots of glittery, shiny silver and gold.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog
Worthing Court: Rustic and refined elements Christmas tablescape

My nativity scene resides in this room as well.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog

All of the figures are so big that I’ve never been able to find a creche large enough to accomodate it and my plans to diy one have never come to fruition.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog

So this year, I backed it with a chalkboard drawing that mimics the humble stable where the King of Kings was born.

Christmas table, centerpiece, place settings and nativity scene at Worthing Court blog

Thank you so much for hanging around and being a part of my life!
I don’t say it nearly enough, but you all mean so much to me.

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24 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Love the deer and how your chargers pick up the gold of your chandy!!!

  2. Just stunning, I love it and all the touches. I love the touches of silver and the cake stands and cloches filled with balls. Very pretty.

    Cynthia

  3. HI Suzy! OH, your table is most gorgeous! I love your centerpiece and the cloches with the shiny balls and the reindeer! Oh, it’s just gorgeous!
    Your Nativity is so pretty too. You’ve done so good.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  4. Recreate and Decorate says:

    Suzy it looks great! Im so crushing on rustic Christmas decor this year!

  5. All your Christmas goodness is so beautiful! I love the tablescape!

  6. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Suzy…the table is stunning!!…Love the twig centerpiece..so very clever!!…and the chalkboard “creche” is fantastic…see you tonight!

  7. This room is absolutely beautiful. I love the gold and silver touches.

    And good for you not agonizing over the tablescape. That’s a great lessons or the rest of us, and I think it’s great that you did a quick-change using some of the same elements you used for Thanksgiving. Proving that you don’t have to have hundreds of different sets of dishes to create beautiful and unique tablescapes.

    And I never knew that trick about hairspray on burlap. Must commit that one to memory.

  8. Oh so beautiful! So much eye candy everywhere. The Nativity is beautiful and the chalkboard stable is great. Our Jesus would love your creativity.
    Thanks for hosting, Ginger

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hey Suzy,

    Your table is stunning! I love it!! What kind of camera do you use? Your pictures look so professional.

    Melissa

  10. Oh, your table is gorgeous… But I love, love, love the way you drew the manger on the chalkboard! That is so creative. I am saving that idea. Happy Holidays!

    Karen

  11. Suzy, your dining table is gorgeous. I love your unpolished silver. And the Nativity with the chalk board, that, is genius. <3 Merry Christmas! xo

  12. Wordy Woman says:

    Beautiful and elegant. I don’t do any clasdy decoratibg or design. It’s just not a part of who I am. For you, I truly believe it is a gift from God. When I am at your table and in your home, I feeled pampered and I feel like a princess. Your gifts for decorating and design mixed with your gift for cooking mixed with your spiritual gift of hospitality are truly a blessing to those with whom you share these gifts.

  13. Suzy – I love your table and all of the sparkles!! This is my first time visiting your blog and I am so jealous that you live so close to Replacements. I would be in real trouble – I absolutely love that place. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  14. SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla says:

    Very festive! Happy Holidays 🙂 Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  15. L'Heure Bleue At Home says:

    It looks so beautiful. Love the reindeer!

  16. Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside says:

    Very beautiful!

  17. How beautiful and festive! And I love how you used all the ornaments, just beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  18. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says:

    This is just lovely! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas 🙂

  19. Very lovely! Your ornament accents look so festive and I love the reindeer! Your dish stack is lovely!
    I’ll have to remember the hair spray for the burlap part!
    Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!
    Liz