The Learner Observer

I love elaborate and beautiful tablescapes, you guys. LOVE. But with to 2-year olds at home, keeping it simple has never been more important to me, and that’s what I did this time with a very straightforward tablescape. This would also be great for something last minute because everything I used is so accessible that you might already have it all at home anyway!

Let me warn you, this may be a little unconventional for a Holiday tablescape. ha!

So here’s the breakdown of what’s on the table: the runner is actually an old scarf and I used our plain white everyday dishes.

The faux eucalyptus is from IKEA and I already had the pinecones from a previous year. A few vintage brass candlesticks and miniature trees, throw in some apples, and voila!


Yes, I said apples!

The apples don’t exactly scream holidays, but I love their colours and I think sometimes something a little unexpected is ok! And they’re red and green. That’s definitely Christmas-y, right?

The flatware was spray painted by me recently. They’re all mismatched and I love that about them! The glasses are also mismatched and vintage. 

So if you’re strapped for how to decorate a holiday tablescape this season, look to your fruit basket to give you a hand!


Now you get to go check out 5 more tablescapes that are sure to wow you with how gorgeous they are. For real, take a peek then click over to see the whole post!


Top to Bottom, Left to Right:

Shannon from AKA Design | Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage

Sara from Twelve on Main | Ashley from Cherished Bliss

Courtenay from The Creekline House | Thalita from The Learner Observer




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    December 5, 2017

    I love the apples! I think they’re absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful ideas with us!

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    Shannon | AKA Design

    December 7, 2017

    Love your dining room, Thalita! It’s looking so good!

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    Sara Syrett

    December 15, 2017

    Gosh that wall is amazing! Love how the whole room looks! Simply perfect!

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