The Christmas season has always been a magical one for my family and what’s more magical than a little snow, nutcrackers and sparkly trees? Here’s our snowy nutcracker tablescape!
It’s the most magical time of the year friends and I was really feeling those whimsical vibes with this tablescape! I’m thrilled to be joining my friend Bre from Rooms For Rent blog and this group of talented bloggers again this month to share our Christmas tables with you. I’m so glad you’re here to join me today!
I’ve always loved The Nutcracker. From the music to the characters, it was always so magical. A couple of years ago I purchased several wooden nutcrackers that were unfinished from my local craft store. I stained them and used them in some of my decor. This year I wanted to do something a little different with them, so I decided to incorporate them into our holiday tablescape.
To add a little “magic” I lined the center of the table with faux snow and added some mercury glass trees. I’ve collected these over the years but recently purchased a couple extras at Homegoods for about $7-$15 each. They pair great with the wooden nutcrackers and I love the sparkle they add.
I purchased these small nutcrackers this year at the craft store. They were just under $5 for a set of six. I used the same Provencal stain on them as I did the larger ones and added a vintage wax by Amy Howard to soften the color. These would make great ornaments or would be cute as a gift topper in your wrapping.
Small candles add a warm glow and I sprinkled in a few vintage glass ornaments as well.
No table setting is complete without a yummy dessert! This gingerbread cake is a timeless classic and can be made quickly. I’ll be sharing this family favorite recipe next week, so be sure to come back next week for that!
Faux snow can be a bit messy but It’s so much fun and looks so pretty in night with the glow of the candles. It cleans up easy, so no worries there! You can always take the snow and place into jars or a glass cloche to create a snowy scene with bottle brush trees and mini gingerbread houses once you’re down with your holiday gathering.
This Tablescape took very little time to put together and can be easily altered. In place of the mercury glass trees you can always use bottle brush trees or small wrapped boxes with pretty gold and silver paper and ribbon. If you’re not a fan of faux snow you can always use a white faux fur runner. I found a couple for you below in “shop the post” that would be beautiful. However you decided to set your table I just hope you gather with loved ones and whether you decided to go fancy or simple this Christmas I wish you a magical season!
Rooms FOR Rent | Modern Glam | Home Made Lovely | My Sweet Savannah
Maison De Cinq | Almafied | Pine & Prospect Home | Craftberry Bush
Making Home Base | Sincerely, Marie Designs | The Happy Housie
Zevy Joy | Amber Tysl | Nick + Alicia
Ella Claire & Co. | House by Hoff | Crazy Wonderful
This tablescape is so beautiful my friend!
This is so cute! I love the nutcracker theme!!
Ashley Stringfellow says
I just love this table! we go see the nutcracker every year. I love the simple colors that pop with the soft snow! And that cake- must have that baking pan – it’s absolultey stunning! Can’t wait to see your recipe this week.
What a beautiful table! The faux snow is such a fun idea!!
Wonderful EYE! Hands down BEST TABLE this year. Love! Love! Love! Merry Christmas!
Love those wooden nutcrackers. So fun and now I feel like I need some in my life!
The fake snow is such a fun touch! My children would LOVE that!
Plus like to recreate this look. Can you tell me where you purchased the large nutcrackers and what brand and color stain you used as well as the wax? Thank you – it’s beautiful!
Hi Julie! Absolutely! I purchased them unfinished from Hobby Lobby. I used Minwax in dark walnut with one application of of this cerusing wax – https://www.amyhowardhome.com/products/cerusing-wax-1 I hope this helps!
Thank you so much!!