This post was created in partnership with Steinhafels.
I'm still in shock that Christmas is only a couple of weeks away! This year flew by so quickly and we have that much more reason to savor these last few weeks before the new year is here. Last year when we first saw this house the first room I fell in love with was the kitchen. It had these gorgeous bay windows and I could already see that we would be spending most of our time in here. However, since we don't have a formal dining room I had to get creative with the space. I wanted to create an eat-in kitchen area that was both practical and spacious.
We had already purchased our dining room table from Steinhafels before we moved in. We love that it can expand as need be and the two-tone wood is so beautiful! I always get compliments on my table when we have guests over and it can seat as many as ten people which is a plus. However, with the boys growing out of their highchairs we decided that the best way to add seating was by adding a bench instead of chairs.
When I went to the flagship store in Waukesha the selection of dining room furniture was amazing. It also helped that they have a play area and it was great to have the boys play for a little while too! I ended up picking up this style because I loved that it was also two-toned.
My Christmas style is both festive and traditional. I love adding lots of natural greenery, berries, glassware and flowers. I don't think you can ever have too many flowers! It's such a fun way to add some color and beauty to any table. This beautiful red vase is also from Steinhafels. I created a bouquet of flowers by adding pine tree stems and pine cones. They have a great selection of holiday decor in store. My antique china set was a gift from my sister and it's been so great to finally use it now in our own home.
I added a string of lights to make the glassware shine even more!
I created the name tag holders by using these small deer that came with a string of lights I bought a couple of years ago. I lucked out because they were removable. You could probably create a name tag holder by using a small ornament too. For the vases I used mason jars and I always love how they give a bit of a farm table vibe.
For the napkins I wanted to use items that you could easily find at the grocery store. I clipped pieces of berries, added some greenery, a cinnamon stick and then wrapped it all with some twine. I love that each piece is a little different and it never has to be perfect. That's the best part!
I also added a few pine cones to create a sort of deconstructed pine tree throughout. I love to use lots of natural elements to bring the table together.
This was such a fun project to create and I hope it gave you some ideas to help style your own Holiday table :) If you want to access this post easily in the future here's a picture you can pin and save for later!
Dining room table here
Two-toned bench c/o here
Red vase c/o in store only
White napkins here
White napkins here
Tall wine glasses here
Wine tumbler here
Water glass here
You can check out Steinhafels blog here also! And if you want to learn more of how Steinhafels gives back to our community here's a link with that info.
Wishing you a great week ahead!