simple holiday table dressing with cinnamon, greenery and coastal style

Tue 26th, Nov, 2013

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G’day, how are you, are you in Christmas table dressing mode yet, well after a large gathering here at the weekend outside on our deck, I am definitely hostess with the Christmas mostess, haha…anyway I thought you might like to see these easy napkin ‘ring’ ideas – a traditional greenery, a bit of rustic with some cinnamon, and a coastal vintage style beach cottage twist.


I’m all about natural this Christmas (these would be lovely on your Thanksgiving table too if you celebrate), I wanted rustic and scented so I tied bits to the napkins


I used a neutral nautical stripe fabric ripped into strips but you could easily use string instead….


and tied it over greenery and cinnamon sticks….and added a few shells…kept the table really simple and bare just with a stripe runner and a little tree with a wrapped bottom (I cut a square from a drop cloth and tied it with coastal stripe fabric)


Any old greenery or sticks etc would work to pop under the tie, I am going to try ivy for my next guests, I have lots growing over the back fence, also thinking olive and bay leaves would be nice…both of those are free for the picking in my garden too…


A simple little table dressing idea…very very easy, and very good on the pocket…and smells lovely too…doesn’t take any crafting skill, you could get the kiddos to do this but makes a lovely addition to a Christmas table…


I love how it turned out….



mini tree :  IKEA   table :  thrifted $60 & whitewashed   plates  :   IKEA   vintage cutlery & bowls : thifted 

old door  :  side of road   wreath :  Bunnings  lightshades :  IKEA  cinnamon sticks :  Woolworths

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10 Responses to “simple holiday table dressing with cinnamon, greenery and coastal style”

  1. Love this! So simple (and lord knows I need simple when it comes to table dressing!!) and pretty…xx

  2. Tweploits says:

    Very coastal Christmas! Lovely!

  3. Vicki says:

    Sarah, I love those! I live in a forest in Colorado…now you’ve really got me thinking! Thank you!

  4. Honeyaar says:

    Oooh Voila Mme Beach Cottage!!!!
    Lovely rustic simple and earthy!!!
    Marveilleux. Oui . ;-)))

  5. Aisling says:

    Love the napkins ideas – thanks!

  6. Michelle says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I live in Sydney’s inner west, and would love to know where you get your starfish, and also the shell balls etc that you often use in your styling. Around here they cost a fortune!

  7. merilyn says:

    I love the charm of your beach cottage rustic style sarah!
    it’s real and I love bits of torn fabric and threads just lovely as usual!
    I love the herby aromas when they are used they are so evocative.
    cheers m:)X

  8. So pretty and simple…. Thank you for the inspiration Sarah!