Decorating a Beautiful Winter Table with Easy Decor Ideas

Decorating a Winter Table

Sharing all the details of how to set a beautiful winter table & decor ideas with a vintage tablecloth, white china, glassware & pinecones. Pictures included!

Our Winter Table with Easy Decor Ideas

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Sharing all the details of how to set a beautiful winter table & decor ideas with a vintage tablecloth, white china, glassware & pinecones.  Pictures included! #winter #wintertablescape #farmhouse

I set a pretty winter table last night. 

Not for any particular reason but just because I wanted to make dinner a little more special and out of the ordinary. 

There is something about sitting down to a pretty table after a long week of work that causes our family to pause.

Winter Table Decor with White China & Pine Cone Settings

Decorating a Winter Table

Don’t get me wrong, a few kids still complained about having chicken pot pie AGAIN,

Decorating a Winter Table

2 wondered why they needed to put napkins on their laps…

Decorating a Winter Table - pinecone on plate

and one wanted to know why I had set plates instead of bowls. 🙂

Decorating a Winter Table

but dinner still felt special and maybe even a tiny bit quieter.

Decorating a Winter Table

And we were all a little happier because it was the start of the weekend and we were together.

Decorating a Winter Table
Decorating a Winter Table

Vintage White Cross Stitch Tablecloth

I laid out the vintage cross stitch tablecloth that my grandmother had made as the foundation of my winter table scape.

Decorating a Winter Table - vintage cross stitch tablecloth

The white of the cloth brightened up our farmhouse table on what had been a gloomy and chilly day.

White China & Glass Water Goblets

Our winter table was set with my mom’s china and Jason’s mom’s pretty clear glass water goblets.

Decorating a Winter Table

Pine Cone Table Setting

I added a single pine cone to each place setting. 

The texture of each pinecone adds a little more interest, character and texture to the winter table.

Decorating a Winter Table - place setting

Tealight Candles Warm Up a Winter Table

Rather than a candle or flowers as a centerpiece I brought the zinc tea light house in from our living room fireplace mantel.

Decorating a Winter Table - tea light zinc house

The glow through the windows of the tea light house could be seen from every side of the table and was low enough for everyone to see over it.

Decorating a Winter Table - candle in ball jar

The other candles on the table and on our fireplace mantel added so much warmth to the dining room.

Winter Fireplace Mantel

Decorating a Winter Table - fireplace

When I rang the dinner bell I giggled thinking about how silly it was that I had set a fancy dinner for an ordinary Friday night. 

But, I am so glad I did. 🙂

I hope this inspires you to create a pretty winter table just because!

by Tara Lehman

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  1. I think it looks lovely, Tara. It is fun to set a special table “just because”. Celebrate the coming week-end and time together. Yes to candles this time of year – I like to light them every night, especially in winter. Even one in a little holder, it adds a cozy glow and makes the dinner feel special. Tea lights make it safer too – no reaching across or spilling wax on the table. Also, I’m having serious table cloth envy with your grandmother’s cloth. 😉 I have some of my grandmother’s cloths too, but none have that beautiful cross stitch.

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