Each Christmas Eve we host a small dinner for my immediate family. This year I was feeling bored of the simple tablescapes I had done in the past and was feeling the need to try out something new. I had been playing around with bottle brush trees and saw a picture of one in a jar on Pinterest which started my thought process on what I wanted to create.
I had purchased many glass jars from Homesense and Winners for our wedding back in 2011 and it’s amazing how much use I still get out of them. In the past I have filled them with ornaments or pinecones for Christmas, but this year I decided to create little habitats in each one. I purchased the bottle brush trees in various greens and gold tones as well as the tiny deers from Michaels. I filled each of the jars with some sugar to create a snow filled look and randomly placed the trees and deers in each one. I purchased the white linen table runner from Homesense and used some extra gold pine cone ornaments I had leftover from our tree as decor around the jars.
To finish off my tablescape for dinner, I cut down a branch of an Evergreen tree and used pieces of the branches to add some colour around the jars. I then tied one smaller piece of tree branch to each napkin with burlap string, finishing it off with one gold bell to add an elegant contrast to my natural elements.
When it comes to Christmas, I feel like you can never have too much gold, so I used all my gold items including charger plates, cutlery and rimmed glasses! The gold rimmed glasses I have shared before in my Thanksgiving Tablescape post, and are a steal from The Dollar Tree for only $1.25 each! The gold charger plates I have also used before and bought last year from Michaels. The gold cutlery is vintage and has been in family for a long time and the white dinner plates are a great find from IKEA.