My Holiday Dinner Tablescape

As you all know, I was talking about my holiday dinner and tablescape on Instagram since the beginning of November. I really wanted to do something a little special with my dining area and invite my family over during the Christmas holidays for a memorable get-together. I love decorating little spaces and creating vignettes so I take any excuse to do that! 

But when December finally rolled around, so did this crazy cold weather we’ve had in Toronto along with all sorts of viruses. My daughter, my husband and I were all down with colds and fevers on and off for what seemed like three weeks. I ended up calling my guests and telling them that I had to postpone the dinner which was originally planned for Christmas day. I’m sure they were glad to hear it because who wants to come over and eat at a house full of sick people anyway, haha!

My party ended up being more like a New Year’s Eve get-together, which was perfect. We had such a great time, and can I just say – my dining table really stole the spotlight 😛

I had NO idea at first about what I wanted to do, but after a whole lot of Pinteresting, I finally had a vision in mind.

I went for a neutral yet glam theme with little snow-capped trees, shiny ornaments, metallic plates and accessories, and of course, some candles to create a beautiful ambiance. My favourite part was the mixture of gold, silver and chrome colours. Surprisingly, this tablescape was incredibly easy to put together. Once I had all the accessories and dinnerware finalized, I basically worked from the middle of the table outward, placeing similar items on either side of the “centre-piece” to keep the overall look balanced.

Many of the beautiful accessories and dinnerware you see in the pictures were generously sponsored by HomeSense Canada from their winter décor collection. Honestly, you can find anything and everything at HomeSense, no matter what your party theme is. Everything here is basically a mix-and-match which ended up working together so beautifully! If you’re interested, I have included a detailed source-list at the bottom of this post, with links to exact products where possible.

Holiday Dinner Table Decor

Since I don’t have curtains on my windows, I find that the overall look of the window can sometimes look very “boxy.” To create some flow, I got these beautiful metallic leaves that were a great find from Canadian Tire. I originally meant to put them up as three wreaths which I think would’ve looked super cute as well, but the wires inside the main stems were very stubborn for some reason and somehow just didn’t co-operate to make a nice-looking round shape. So I ended up just letting them hang down and thought it didn’t look too bad.

Disclosure: Some products in this post were partially sponsored by HomeSense Canada. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Feel free to pin these pictures for ideas for your next get-together! You can use a similar decorating style, even if it’s not so fancy. I would definitely do something like this again because it was so fun to get creative with the dining space and give my guests a memorable experience. Have you ever tried a fun table-scape for your get-togethers? What is your style? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, ciao ciao!

Source List:

Metallic Honeycomb-pattern plates, napkins, and cutlery – HomeSense Canada | Ornaments, Candle Stands & Decorative trees – HomeSense Canada | Pitchers & Glasses – HomeSense Canada | Table Runner – Linen Chest | Coasters – Pier 1 Imports | Metallic Leaves – Canadian Tire | Faux Fur Chair Cover – Ikea Canada | String Lights – Ikea Canada | Bulb String Lights – HomeSense Canada


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