We are heading up to Vermont for the holidays and I’m planning to add a few holiday decor touches so that next week feels special for the kiddos. We are keeping it minimal, and with the snow, it already feels like a true winter wonderland.

One thing I’m very excited about for the holidays is sitting down at our table that was gifted by Vermont Farm Table, surrounded by the ones I love. Not only do I love this table for its practical everyday use, but now we get to sit around it for many Holidays to come. I am so excited to be hosting another holiday dinner at our Vermont Farm Table, just as we did a couple years ago, which you can see here!

Simple holiday tablescape that includes white dishes, silver cutlery, navy linen napkins, cream and navy table runner, greenery and candles as the centerpieces and glass for drinkware.

Setting The Table

My approach to a beautifully set table is to keep it simple, yet inviting. With our Vermont Farm Table as our base, I started out by adding some linens and candles. When it comes to the linens, I laid out a table runner and linen napkins. The textures and tones of your linens can add such a sense of coziness as well as contrast against the table and other decor. I always love to incorporate candles as well as it adds to the coziness and intimacy of the table. Who doesn’t love a candle lit dinner? Next, I added in some foliage. If you don’t have fresh cut flowers or faux greenery, use nature! For this years holiday tablescape I used some branches from a Hemlock tree on our VT property. It was the perfect touch that brought in the simple holiday element I was looking for.

What I love about this years holiday tablescape is that it can be used far beyond the holidays. With simple decor that incorporates everyday pieces – such as the cutlery, glasses, and linens – you can create a tablescape that is perfect for every season.

I hope these photos have sparked inspiration for your own holiday tablescapes, and I would love to hear your approach to setting the table for the holidays!