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Rustic Black and White Christmas Table

Rustic Black and White Christmas Table -wood chargers, a chocolate birch bark yule log cake, and handmade clay mushrooms make this woodsy table special.
Preparations for Christmas are well underway, and today I wanted to share my Rustic Black and White Christmas Table to hopefully inspire you as you finish up your holiday to-do list this week.

Rustic Black and White Christmas Table
Black and White This years Black and White Rustic theme for the table was inspired by the new buffalo check accent wall in the dining room.  I tried not to go over board with the buffalo check, but it is a big element of this pretty table.

Rustic Black and White Christmas Table decorationsI started out with the table runner.  It’s actually just a piece of fabric, with rustic frayed edges.  Then I decided to use my wood round chargers.  Mine were made for me from an old log several years ago by my sweet brother-in-law.  You could pick up something similar at the craft store.PL

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Black and White buffalo check Christmas



Place Settings

I used my everyday white dishes, and then added some striped Hearth and Hand napkins.  The black cutlery  looks great on the chargers.

buffalo check Christmas

I decided on the place settings quite early on, but wasn’t sure what to do for a centrepiece.  Flowers, or an evergreen garland with candles would have both been really pretty too.

Rustic Black and White Christmas Table

Birch Yule Log

I decided to try making a yule log, and it became the centrepiece of the table.

Rustic Black and White Christmas decor

I was inspired by this chocolate birch bark -and added it to a vanilla yule log.  My daughter Maddie and I made this yule log -but without the chocolate.  And then we added these meringue mushrooms.

birch Yule log

birch Yule log
I used a cutting board to serve the yule log on, and because I wanted it to be the star of the show I elevated it and added some greenery.
birch Yule log
The little meringue mushrooms got a sprinkling of cocoa, and the whole cake got some powdered sugar “snow”.

birch Yule log
More Mushrooms

The mushrooms on the cake inspired the rest of the table centrepiece. I used some mushrooms that I had used for a spring table -see them here.  They’re made from air dry clay, and they got a little snow added to them for Christmas.

Black and White Christmas Table decor
The birch bark on the yule log, inspired me to use birch bark candles.

buffalo check Christmas Table

Christmas mushroom decorI love the woodsy feel this table has, it makes me want to go for a lovely snowy walk in the forest.

Black and White buffalo check Christmas Table
Black and White Christmas decor
With my Rustic Black and White Christmas table all set and ready for Christmas dinner, life really is a party!

More Inspiration

You might also like our Merry and Bright Christmas Party here.

Also check out our Rustic Snowy Christmas Table here.

Rustic Snowy Chrismtas Tablescape: with faux snow, fresh greens, and winter berries and personalized DIY snow globe place cards.

You might also enjoy our Holly Jolly Woodland Kids Christmas Table here.



  1. Hi Angela,
    Sorry I bought these in store last year and they no longer carry them. Sorry I don’t have a link for them.

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