Inspired by a vintage tablecloth and glass ornament houses, I created an easy-to-put-together Christmas centerpiece to add holiday style and sparkle to my dining room.
Simple Christmas Centerpiece
You might remember that about a month ago I posted about my vintage modern Christmas table decor. I set the table with glassware, plates, flatware, and even a special cake. (You can see that here if you missed it.)
As much as I LOVED that tablescape, I noticed that I wasn't using my table much because of how it was set. Normally, I would have my morning coffee at the table while scrolling through blog post comments on my laptop. With the table set, I couldn't do that because there wasn't space. I realized I needed to clear everything off and only have a simple Christmas centerpiece.
I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I mostly used things I already had. I did, however, go to a fave local antique store (Diamond Antiques in Tarentum, PA, in case you're local) where I found a vintage tablecloth and a glass cake dish and cover. The former turned out to be part of my inspiration!
With those goodies in hand, and a few things from around my home, here's what I came up with!
Pretty cute, huh?
I was immensely pleased with how it turned out, mainly because it took very little effort or planning. Usually, I stress over these things, but this centerpiece came together easily.
How To: Simple Christmas Centerpiece
For this Christmas centerpiece, I started with the vintage plaid tablecloth. It was a deal for only $10. Instead of laying it straight or "correctly" on the table, I decided to spread it out at an angle. This just seemed more interesting given all the straight lines in the room - the window panes, doors, flooring, and molding.
Next, I placed the cake stand in the center of the table. (I found this one at HomeGoods a couple of years ago.) Then I put my new-to-me glass cake plate on the stand. I sprinkled faux snow on the plate and tucked in four glass ornament houses I had recently picked up at a local shop. I bought them because I thought they were pretty. And as luck would have it, they fit perfectly here. With the houses in place, there was even room for a couple of mini faux pine trees.
Once the mini snow village was complete, I placed a glass dome on the cake plate.
On each side of the cake stand, I positioned a set of black taper candle holders. (You might remember that I also used them in my previous tablescape.) Their clean design looks wonderful with my chandelier.
I also recommend these white taper candles. They burn really nicely!
To tie everything together, I added a few more mini trees between the candleholders.
And with that, my simple Christmas centerpiece was complete!
As I said, I am so pleased with how it turned out. I hadn't planned on sharing the centerpiece with all of you, but when it was done, I couldn't resist showing it to the world.
This Christmas centerpiece is also a super easy look to recreate. I hope it inspires you to add something (similar) to your holiday table.
Happy last-minute decorating, everyone!
Simple Christmas Centerpiece Sources:
- Candlesticks: Black Taper Candle Holders
- Candles: White Taper Candles
- Small Trees: Faux Mini Trees
- Faux Snow: 9.2 ounce Artificial Snow
- Cakestand: HomeGoods
- Glass Plate and Dome: Vintage
- Glass House Ornaments: Altar'd State (not listed online)
- Tablecloth: Vintage
- Wreathes: Sewickley Creek Greenhouse (sourced locally)
- Wreath Hanger: Clear Command Hooks
- Chandelier: Radcliffe 30" Round Oil-Rubbed Bronze
- Dining Table: Vintage
- Chairs: At Home (not longer sold)
- Wall Paint: Sherwin-Williams Snowbound SW 7004 (Emerald Interior Satin)
- Trim Color: Sherwin-Williams Extra White SW 7006 (ProClassic Semi-Gloss)