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Turn Your Holiday Table Into a Winter Wonderland

This guide to a simple, rustic holiday table setting will help you turn your dining space into a timeless winter wonderland in a few easy steps. A palette of fresh pine, winter whites, gold accents, and wood textures will give your table a beautiful and simple winter setting.

Walking in a winter wonderland! It’s no surprise that I love a good theme, and ‘winter wonderland’ is one of my favorite Christmas classics. The song also makes for a gorgeous neutral winter tablescape theme. Today we are decking the halls with a simple and timeless winter table aesthetic. If you love rustic mountain charm, this look is for you!

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Natural Elements

To make this feel like a true winter wonderland theme we made sure we brought in natural elements.

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Take a step back on traditional flowers and use fresh pine sprigs (you can use your Christmas tree trimmings!) and wood elements. When I found this Design Ideas natural wood branch table runner I knew it would make for a perfect centerpiece. This runner ties into the theme and adds the best touch of rustic charm.

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The last natural element we had was fire! We decked the table and surrounding areas with lots of candles to give a warm, rustic feel to everything.

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Gold Accents

When it comes to the holidays, I love tying in a metallic. Gold is my favorite but copper and silver can be beautiful too. Adding some gold touches will give this rustic winter wonderland a bit of holiday charm.

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We did a blend of candlesticks, gold flatware and different glasses with gold bases. Sagaform makes the most beautiful, dainty gold glassware that is my favorite to pull out for holidays and occasions.

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Winter White

It wouldn’t be a winter wonderland table setting without winter white! The table is anchored down with a bright white tablecloth to tie everything together.

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We are keeping cozy and doing fondue to add to the theme. For each person's setting, we went with a smaller white plate with subtle white accents for fondue dippers.

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What About Fondue?!

One of my favorite winter dinner party ideas is fondue! Fondue instantly creates a cozy, winter ambiance and gets people in the mood for the season. I batched up two different flavors in my Trudeau Fondue Pot and served everything family style.

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Happy holidays & stay cozy everyone!

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