This post about my MacKenzie-Childs tablescape is sponsored by MacKenzie-Childs. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This time of year there’s nothing like a good festive tablescape to kick off the holiday season. Instead of going out, a small group of friends and I have been staying in, having dinner parties, and playing board games. The fun part about having dinner parties is designing the tablescape. So today I’m sharing my 4 steps to a festive tablescape as well as my fun collaboration with MacKenzie-Childs!
A Festive Christmas MacKenzie-Childs Tablescape
Step 1: Garland
The first thing I start with when building a tablescape is garland. If you have a rectangular table it’s a great piece to go down the middle and break up the table. My kitchen table is square so I put it diagonally down the table. It adds great texture and can incorporate colors and themes that you’ll continue to use on your table.
Step 2: Centerpiece
The next thing you need to add to your table is a centerpiece. Most of the time I end up moving the centerpiece off while we’re eating so you can see the person across from you. In the garland, there’s the classic MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check, so this reindeer candelabra ties right in!
This is honestly my favorite part of the table. It’s such a dramatic piece and makes a festive statement.
Step 3: Plates
While the MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Charger and Dinner Plate are on my Christmas list, I needed something subtle for today’s table. The garland and candelabra are the main focuses of the table so I just added some simple green plates. They match the color of the garland and are still festive without being too much.
Step 4: Fill In the Table
You have the three major things, so let’s start filling in some space! Red is a natural choice for napkins so we add four of those, some gold flatware, the MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Wine Glasses, and Santa Nutcracker Stackable Mugs. I always have options for glassware because not everybody drinks and someone may prefer coffee with the meal. The stackable mugs have Santa on the front but the Courtly Check on the back so they blend in. The final piece is the Santa Nutcracker Cookie Plate. I use this on all holiday tables for cookies but also for bread, appetizers, or charcuterie.
MacKenzie-Childs held a virtual event back in September with a few Nashville bloggers, we called it #MCTakesNashville! It was three days of learning more about the brand, hearing about their upcoming holiday collections and doing fun, creative events like painting a pie plate, a flower arranging class and cooking class.
Of course this wasn’t my first introduction to the brand. MacKenzie-Childs most well-known piece is their Courtly Check Tea Kettle. If you watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians, you probably have seen it in their kitchens. My grandmother had one of these teapots for years and remember if being a staple in her kitchen. When she died it was passed down to my mom, and now I see it at her house.
Having that memory in the back of my mind, inspired me when I was decorating my house and figuring out my design style. I always gravitate toward black and white Courtly Check because it reminds me of home. I’m looking forward to collecting my own MacKenzie-Childs pieces and passing them down to a daughter or niece one day!
How is your holiday table shaping up this holiday season? Share with me in a comment below and click here to see more of MacKenzie-Childs holiday pieces!