How I easily transitioned my Christmas dining table to a winter tablescape changing just a few items to create a magical winter wonderland theme for January!
We are a couple of weeks into January, and all of the pretty, shiny holiday things have now been packed away. It feels so clean and peaceful around the house, but I still miss a touch of the magical feeling made by the soft white lights from Christmas. So to make the transition through this rather dreary month of the year, I made over my red and white Christmas dining table to fit the soft reflective feel of January. And the best part, I was able to create this winter wonderland tablescape by only changing very few things!
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If you missed what the red and white Christmas tablescape looked like, this is where this winter tablescape started:
The winter centerpiece.
Full of joy and holiday celebration…you just can’t ignore the color red! To start the winter tablescape, I removed the red napkins, ribbons, roses, ornaments, and jingle bells.
I left in place the white and reflective elements. Like the long mirror “table runner” as the base. The candlelight reflects so beautifully on it.
You can also see how I used it in this elegant winter tablescape.
All of the candles stayed as well as the mercury glass candle holders.
I also left the white pedestal bowl and replaced the red roses with faux sprigs of winter pine and pinecones. Then I reused the same white berry picks from the Christmas centerpiece.
This winter wonderland tablescape is all about being peaceful, soft, white, and light. I added fairy lights under the same artificial snow (I used loose snow and blanket snow) that was part of the holiday table. I loved that calming glow so much I added another string in the coffee table vignette in the living room.
I finished off the center of the table by sprinkling a few small bleached pinecones in the snow. That means the only changes I made for the centerpiece were switching the flowers for pine, the ornaments for pinecones in the snow, plus adding the fairy lights!
The winter place settings.
The chargers and same white china stayed from the Christmas table. And the other “snow” detail layered between the chargers and the dishes also stayed…the large snowflakes from Dollar Tree.
The only changes made to the place settings were natural linen napkins to replace the red. And these adorable mini cutting boards stamped with a snowflake! They should be called char”cute“erie boards lol…
They are wonderful to serve personal appetizers…
Or could become a place card/gift with the guest’s name tied with the twine. I got them at Hobby Lobby this year, and I think these particular snowflake ones are seasonal. But I have seen other versions during different times of the year, so you could probably pick some up before the holiday items are put back out.
The back is blank so I’m looking forward to using them for other themes as well!
I hope you’ve seen how simply changing a few things from your holiday table can reimagine it into a whole new January tablescape!
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