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Rustic Snowy Christmas Tablescape

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

My project for Merry Mag is a pretty Rustic Snowy Christmas Tablescape, perfect for Christmas.
Merry mag holiday 2015 cover

I’m so excited to be contributing to Merry Mag this year!  It’s an inspiring collection of holiday recipes, decor, crafts, and diy’s to get you excited about Christmas.  Follow along on social media with #MerryMag  Special thanks to Melissa at The Sweet Escape for putting this all together, such a special project to be a part of.

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas

I’m going for a Scandinavian inspired look this Christmas so I piled lots of soft sheep skins and pillows on the chairs.  I wanted to keep things feeling light and bright, so the white tablecloth worked well as the foundation for the table.

Rustic Snowy Christmas Tablescape

Rustic Snowy Centre Piece

I wanted to create a layered effect so on top of the tablecloth, I added faux snow, and then this amazing old piece of hundred year old hemlock. salvaged from an old barn.

Christmas centre piece

On top of the plank table runner, I laid some boughs of white pine, and a few sprigs of pretty fresh snowberries.

vintage glasses as candle holders

I used some pretty gold candle holders, since Christmas is the season to celebrate the light.  The patterned glasses are some vintage juice glasses turned into votives.

I love the mix of the traditional gold, and vintage pieces, with the more modern geometrics.

DIY snow globe place cards

Rustic Christmas Place Settings

I set the table with simple white plates, and pretty gold cutlery.  The dot napkins and glasses add to the feel of snow.

rustic Christmas Tablescape

DIY Snow Globe Place Cards

My favourite detail of the table is the pretty little snow globe inspired place markers.  I started with some rustic wood coasters.  I added some more faux snow, and a little Christmas tree to each one, a few also got a sweet little plastic deer from the craft store.

Rustic Snowy Christmas Table

On top of each little scene I placed a mini cloche -from a set of cupcake holders that I had.

DIY snow globe place cards

Each little “snow globe” was turned into a place marker, by adding each guest’s name, and a few pretty snowflakes.  I used a Crayola Window Writer marker in white to add the detail, and it washed off easily afterward with soap and water.

Christmas table ideas

The names are so subtle and pretty -and you could customize this idea to any message, and any colour scheme, since the markers come in a whole range of colours.

how to set a Christmas table

I love how simple and pretty the table turned out, great for Christmas, or as just a winter table.  Perfect for a cozy night in enjoying the warmth of good food, good drink, and good friends or for a Christmas celebration.

With a Rustic Snowy Christmas Tablescape like this, life really is a party!

Be sure to check out lots more amazing holiday ideas at Merry Mag!

More Inspiration

You might also like our Winter Tablescape here.

Also check out our Rustic Christmas Table here.

You might also enjoy Black and White Christmas Table here.


  1. Oh, I love your snowy table Dannyelle! That salvaged plank is genius – it brings such life to the table and what a conversation piece. The mini cloche are too adorable. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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