How to Set a Rustic Holiday Table

How to Set a Rustic Holiday Table

Bring a striking woodland look to your rustic holiday table with vintage wool, fresh evergreens, moss, birch logs, bird’s nests, shed antlers, pinecones, and an eclectic mix of rustic and refined DinnerwareFlatware, Glassware, and Table Accents.


Instead of typical table linens, think outside the box. Fold a vintage wool blanket in half and use it as a table runner or cover your entire table with a large blanket. We love a long piece of reclaimed wood topping the wool blanket. Arrange candles and rustic centerpieces along the rustic wood. Bring nature to the table by arranging moss, stones, and branches down the center of your table. Lay a sheet of plastic down to protect your table and arrange moss in meandering riverbed curves and accent your moss table runner with stones, branches, and bird’s nests. Use simple Faux Burlap Napkins to add texture and natural appeal.


We love thin slabs of wood logs with the bark on as plate chargers. Don’t be afraid to mix and match Antler FlatwareItalian Baroque Dinnerware, and Pewter Elk Stemware. It often looks more interesting than using pieces that are made to be a set. Add unique and rustic table accents like our Pewter Pinecone Salt & Pepper Sets


Who needs fancy napkin rings and place cards?

Wrap a bundle of fresh cinnamon sticks in hemp twine. Add seasonal greenery or herbs. Write guests’ names with permanent markers on a shipping tag.


Trim evergreen branches from your yard or an obliging neighbor’s tree to serve as a centerpiece. Place fresh boughs in a galvanized bucket and swag a wooden bead garland around the greens. Use leftover Christmas tree clippings to fill in the base of the tablescape.

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Keep it Natural

Shop your local farmers’ market, garden center, and the great outdoors to find accessories for this rustic table setting. Combine nature’s bounty and found objects with our Rustic Mountain Lodge Tableware to give your table setting a distinctive, warm, natural style your friends and family won’t soon forget.