Inside: How to create a magical winter wonderland tablescape for January from a Christmas table by switching out a few simple things! ➡
We’re 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 time of 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 cozy winter wonderland theme 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:
Full of joy and celebration of the holiday season – you just can’t ignore the color red. So to start this quiet winter tablescape, I removed the red color palette and obvious Christmas decorations – napkins, ribbons, roses, ornaments, and jingle bells. Then I added a few rustic natural elements to make it cozy. And the winter wonderland tablescape idea came all together with what else? A little snow.
The winter wonderland centerpiece.
I left in place the white and reflective elements. Like the mirror as a table runner for the base in the center of the table. It reflects candlelight so brilliantly. I also used it in my Elegant Silver and White Tablescape last year but I went more rustic-cozy this January.
See how I also used the mirror in this glam black and gold New Year’s Eve tablescape.
All of the flameless candles stayed as well as the silver accents of the mercury glass candle holders throughout the middle of the table.
I also left the white pedestal bowl and replaced the red roses with faux sprigs of winter pine and pine cones. 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 left the same fake snow in place from the holiday table, which was a combination of blanket snow and loose snow sprinkled on top (in Texas you gotta make your own winter wonderland).
I added a couple of strands of fairy lights underneath. And I loved that calming glow so much you can see in the backround that I added another string to the coffee table vignette in the living room this winter:
I finished off the center of the dining room 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 wonderland place settings.
The silver charger plates and the same white plates stayed at each table setting from the Christmas table. And the other “snow” detail layered between the chargers and the dishes also stayed – the large white snowflakes from Dollar Tree. I’ve gotten so much mileage from this little budget find. My front porch Christmas decor is just one of the other fun things I’ve been able to use them for and I’m sure there will be more to come!
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, just saying…
They’re perfect 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’ve 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!
See how easy it is to change a few things from the Christmas season to reimagine the table decor into a whole new January tablescape?
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