Jen Stagg blew us away with the way she styled her pergola. So, how does she do with Christmas decorating?
Awesomely. Of course. Her holiday tablescape is a little industrial and a lot glam, and it rocks.
Jen authors the popular style and DIY blog withHEART, and this is her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations to spark holiday decorating ideas to share with Home Depot Blog readers.
Christmas morning brunch is a tradition in my family. As a child, my father was so cruel as to insist that we eat a few bites of breakfast before cracking into our Christmas goodies. I perfected the art of the stuff and run.
Now that I’m grown and have started a family of my own, this is one tradition I have carried on, though we enjoy brunch post presents. Grandparents and relatives come to our home after their own morning activities, and we all enjoy a nice meal together. And there’s nothing I love more than a festive and beautiful table setting.
To me, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a little sparkle. I’m also about simplicity and adding in some natural elements. My holiday brunch setting is a marriage of the two.
DIY Brass Pipe Candelabra
I started with a project—an industrial yet glamorous DIY candelabra that had me heading to Home Depot. Sound like something impossible? Enter one of my favorite aisles for inspiration—plumbing.
There are so many beautiful plumbing parts in the perfect shades of brass and gold.
I must have stared at the wall of fittings for 20 minutes figuring out how to piece them together to make candleholders.
Behold, I give you the list of supplies you need to recreate your own:
- 4- ¾-in. brass couplings
- 5 – ¾-in. brass connectors
- 4 – ¾-in. brass elbow fittings
- 6 – ¾-in. brass t-joint fittings
- 2 – ¾-in. brass pipe – 4” long
- 2 – ¾-in. brass pipe – 3” long
The Holiday Tablescape
I found some beautiful Greek key dishes at the thrift store, as well as some gorgeous gold rimmed glasses. Also thrifted—the gold vintage flatware. Fresh rosemary sprigs tied inside the napkins and flatware brought a nature feel to the place settings and added the most heavenly smell.
Around the candelabra, I wanted to dress things up to counter the industrial feel. Home Depot’s collection of ornaments is gorgeous and they were a perfect addition to the centerpiece. I used the loose beads and ornaments and laid them on the table runner along with the Home Decorators Collection Bedazzled Snowflake Attachment Ornament set that made it feel special.
The Martha Stewart Living Snowberry Ornament Collection has the perfect collection of gold and earthy toned ornaments for the tree.
I wanted something earthy and natural to ground the room and balance out the bling. I headed to the great outdoors and snipped a couple of branches off of a tree that needed some pruning anyway. I used twine to tie them together, then hang them from the light fixture. I love the way they bowed over the table.
And what would a fireplace mantel be without some stockings? These red Home Accents Holiday velvet stockings are a classic touch.
I believe a holiday tablescape can feel luxurious without costing a fortune. Get some glittery ornaments and vintage finds and you can put together a dining table that sets the tone for your Christmas day!
Jen Stagg is a former award-winning reporter who now spends her time raising her daughter Ruby and fixing up her “peach and purple palace”. She writes about decor, home improvement and DIY on her blog withHEART. It’s full of great decorating ideas and tutorial videos.
The mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations Jen received included these items:
- Martha Stewart Living Snowberry 3 in. Shatter-Resistant Ornaments
- Snowberry Assorted Shatter-Resistant Ornaments
Visit The Home Depot’s online Holiday Decorations Department for everything you need to decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas.