I am normally a fan of silver and white for the Christmas table. This year I decided to try an Australian Christmas table setting after I was inspired by the beautiful Christmas flower arrangement created by florist Megan Collins.
If you signed up to my 12 Days Christmas Decorating Guide, you’ll already know the recipe I follow for creating a table setting. I’ll quickly break it down for you here.
Table Setting Layers
When I talk about creating a table setting, I talk in layers. The base layer in this table setting was to leave the timber table bare, and not use a tablecloth or runner. Next comes the individual place setting.
The layers for the individual setting are:
- Rattan star placemat from Villa Maison
- Leila Dinner plate from Pottery Barn
- Linen napkin from Thea & Sammi
- Leila Bowl from Pottery Barn
- Eucalyptus from Flower Lovers
- Cutlery (had it for years)
- Glassware – find similar at Wheel & Barrow
Next comes the centrepiece.
I started with the beautiful flower arrangement that Megan created.
I then added flameless battery operated candles from Pottery Barn in assorted sizes. Lastly I just broke off stems of gum leaves and filled the spaces in between the candles to form a filler of foliage.
You should have seen me stopped by the roadside chopping branches off gum trees and putting them into the boot of my car.
A Table Setting in Under 10 Minutes
Setting the table for Christmas doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. I made this time-lapse video to show you how quickly you can create a table setting for Christmas. From start to finish this table took less than 10 minutes (38 seconds on time-lapse).
Time Lapse Video – Australian Christmas Table Setting
An Alternative Rose Setting
When Megan created the Christmas flower arrangement, she also created one with pink roses. I took a couple of photos of the table setting with the pink roses, just to show you what it could look like with different flowers. Don’t feel you have to create the exact flowers we used. You can use any flowers you like.
What Christmas setting are you creating this Christmas?
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