Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Dining Table Decor ~ Part 2

Welcome {Home for the Holidays} with The Corson Cottage.
As I said before, I will be partying with these amazing bloggers the next two weeks.

If you haven't read Part 1 of our Holiday Dining Table Decor
you can check that out here.
I got a little photo happy out of control.

Here is our Holiday Dining Tablescape.

To be able to set the table, I removed one of the lanterns that sit on the table everyday.
It made a little more room to ensure that guests will be comfortable.

Okay so, if you are a Corson Cottage reader you know how I feel about burlap.
 I added burlap squares instead of chargers or placemats.
Saved some $ on the ol budget, because I always keep a stash of burlap handy.

I love to use classic white dishes year round.
We have a casual lifestyle, so for us they are perfect.
You can make them work for any season just by making a few simple changes.
They are very versatile you can dress them up a little or keep it simple just the way I like it.

I picked up the plaid napkins at Target for $3.19 for a package of 2 and I needed 3 packs.
I'm really loving the plaid trend that is everywhere lately.
For me it was a perfect Cottage Christmas classic touch.
And it reminded me of home, my Mom always had a red & green paid table cloth for the holidays.
I also tied a simple piece of jute instead of using napkin rings, again saving money.

As you can see I placed my table setting for 6.
When we do have guests it's usually a full house.
I thought this is a great look for a holiday brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Here I thought I would show you just how simple it can be to change it up a little.
This look is just a bit more quick & simple.
Perhaps you need two coordinating looks because you'll be hosting guests for more than one meal.
Or if you do not need an entire table setting & you're just having a couple guests this works well too.

I switched out my centerpiece for a bowl of fresh Red Delicious apples with a few green sprigs.
I already had this bowl premade and it was sitting on a small
table that sits on our back porch right off the kitchen.
So it was an easy peasy swap. 
I just moved my lanterns to the floor behind the dining table.
I thought this was a great way of mixing it up & being efficient.
 I don't have to worry about making a new centerpiece on the day of hosting guests.

There you have it.
This is our Holiday Dining at The Corson's for 2011.
I'm partying with my all time favorite blogger today!
So head on over and check out Layla at The Lettered Cottage.
If you still haven't checked out Part 1 of our dining post you can still see it here.

Oh Yeah!
Don't forget to come back to The Corson Cottage to see the rest of our Holiday Decor 2011.
You are invited to party with us every Friday in December!!!
We will be warming your hearts for the holidays at our
Come join us!!!


  1. Very nice. I'm dying for some white dishes--secretly hoping my husband gets me some for C-mas. Love the napkins too!

  2. Beautiful! I love the two different table settings and the burlap! Your dining room looks so pretty. :)
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  4. I love the whole thing - I'm obsessed with burlap!

  5. nice dining table..
    dining table is the thing which are purchased once at least in a year and everyone wants to buy the durable and wonderful thing. therefore, we should take the best one.

  6. Love all the items you used for this tablescape. I adore anything plaid especially red.

  7. Hi,
    I like your cozy dining room. Your decor has so much "punch" to it. Very pretty.

  8. Both of your table scapes are beautiful but I love the second one! Between the bowl of apples, the plaid napkins and the burlap I don't know which element I like best.

  9. This is lovely! Burlap and white dishes is so classic and versatile! Great job!

  10. Loooove your tables!!! I especially love the burlap and the ribbon stripes on your chair covers. I really think the simplicity is so elegant. Great job!!!

  11. This is beautiful!! I love the white and the burlap is so perfect!! I'm a new follower!! :) Have a great weekend!

  12. Ready for a magazine! Your set up is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and thanks, too for adding your pretties to Overflowing with Creativity!!!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing

  13. When choosing a new table, it is better to buy a style with a user-friendly finish that won’t require constant protection and maintenance. Wood, which can take all sorts of wear or tear, is ideal.


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