Holiday Tablescape + Setting the Mood

So for this years theme I wanted to do something natural and with matte black flatware. And so my 2018 theme was born.


natural with matte black, brass + gold

What you’ll need

+ Mandarin Oranges with leaves still on (find at your local market)

+ Eucalyptus Leaves if you can’t find oranges with their leaves still on

+ Cinnamon Sticks

+ Twine

+ White Linen Napkins

+ White Plates

+ Matte Black Glasses

+ Matte Black Flatware


+ Cozy Sheepskin to throw over a chair

+ Small Gold Candle Holders


+ Antique Brass Candle Holders

+ Matte Black Candle Holders

+ Tealights

+ Tapers

+ Natural looking place mats

+ Champagne flutes (optional – I actually thought I had more than I did.. that’s why there’s only 4 on the table)

Layer placemats with the usual place settings, add glasses leaving room in the centre for your centrepieces (matte black + vintage brass candle holders). Then scatter oranges around the settings until you figure out what looks good. Add gold candle holders outside the place settings on either end. Take your linen napkins, roll them up + place a cinnamon stick in the centre of each one as you tie twine around.


Tips for setting the mood

+ Turn on fireplace or holiday fireplace on tv

+ Light candles

+ Play John Legend A Legendary Christmas on Spotify

+ Use cozy throws on chairs and couches


And of course make it your own!

I’ve linked as many products as I can here:

//White Linen Napkins //White Plates //Matte Black Wine Glasses //Matte Black Flatware //Cozy Sheepskin //Matte Black Candle Holders //Tealights //Tapers

You can find antique brass candle holders at your local thrift shop. Mine were given to me my by grandmother. The round gold candle dishes I got at Michaels.

Happy Decorating!