Our dining table has always been one of the more seasonally decorated places in our home. Yet, even though I love decorating our table for the holidays, I take a more subtle nod to the seasons approach. I’m not really one of those extreme “toss all the Halloween decor out on November 1 and bring on Christmas” types of people. I like to savor all the days in the middle too.
I find it fun to add a few new seasonal items and take away a few things in my decor as the days and weeks go by. That way I can continually nest and putter around my house, enjoying the seasons each and every day.
I was recently contacted by Wayfair with a challenge to decorate a holiday table using five items from a list of options they provided. Other bloggers may have chosen the same items, but we all were to create our own unique holiday table. I decided that sounded really fun, I”m always up for a decorating challenge! Plus, it motivated me to get my table decorated, so that was a bonus. Sometimes I need a little extra nudge to get my rear in gear!
The items I selected were the following:
I always enjoy finding a common theme that isn’t really related to a season, such as using silver and gold, and then adding in bits and pieces of seasonal touches. I used the items I selected for the challenge, as well as some of my own items to create my own unique table. I like to have classic items on hand that can be used year after year to keep costs down, I find metallic items to be perfect for all the fall and winter holidays.
This table is a pretty but informal blend of the current seasons.
The eclectic mix of chairs with the decor items are perfect for my not-so-fancy style.
I included a little bit of the sea (because I love that year round), a little bit of of Fall and Thanksgiving and a little bit of holiday sparkle. The metallic silver bowl was way more beautiful than I had imagined when I ordered it. It is marked safe for food, which I was really excited about, but I decided for this challenge it would also be a festive container for my mercury glass ornaments.
I decided to hang the gold ornaments from fishing wire tied onto my lantern above the table. I think the mirrored ornaments create a fun little holiday twist dangling above the table.
I love that gorgeous vase and decided it would be a fun way to display the dried corn husks as a fresh seasonal twist on a traditional floral bouquet.
The seasonal specific items can be switched out after Thanksgiving, perhaps to add in a festive snowman or set of Christmas trees.
Have you thought about how you could decorate your table for the season?
Table linens, Target in store.