Although we’re only a week into December, I’ve already set the table for a Christmas meal. I created a Christmas sleigh centerpiece for the dining room table using fresh greens and a poinsettia. Since we eat our everyday meals at the kitchen table, I love to keep the table setting in the dining room in place for the whole month. It’s another part of the Christmas decorations!
Once again, I’m joining a talented group of table stylists for a Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop. A big thank you to my friend Rita from Panoply for keeping us organized. If you’re stopping by after a visit with my friend Carol from Bluesky at Home, welcome! We are both on the same page with red plaid this year. Be sure to visit all of the lovely tables at the end of this post!
Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece Inspiration
Last year, my friend Meredith gave us this basket in the shape of a sleigh. After my daughter had played with it, I put the sleigh away with the Christmas decor. As I was looking through my Christmas stash this year, it occurred to me that the sleigh would make a nice centerpiece.
I’ve actually styled a tablescape with a sleigh before. My Santa’s Sleigh Tablescape, however, features a much smaller vintage sleigh which is being pulled by reindeer.
First, the sleigh needed a makeover. I removed the green and purple trim as it didn’t go with my traditional green and red color scheme.
Then I painted it white, which really made it stand out!
Finally, I replaced the trim with red, green and gold plaid ribbon. So much better!
I put a large red poinsettia inside the basket and stuffed it full with assorted evergreen, shrub and berry cuttings. It’s definitely a statement piece! Last year, my Woodland Themed Christmas Tablescape centerpiece was a pair of deer.
The tablecloth is a recent thrift shop find. I love plaid, especially at Christmas!
The plate stack starts with red and black buffalo check chargers from Dollar Tree. On top, I layered my poinsettia motif dinner plates and salad plates. I also used these plates for my Poinsettia Themed Tablescape three years ago. While not vintage, I bought them for a song at a thrift shop.
I was thrilled to find the red and green plaid napkins at a church bazaar this past weekend. They were just a quarter each!
The napkin rings are also from a church bazaar. The edges of the plates feature bells and pinecones, which mimic the design of the napkin rings!
I couldn’t resist reusing my vintage glass poinsettia pitcher and drinking glasses.
One last look at the upcycled Christmas sleigh centerpiece!
Thanks for stopping by today! Now it’s time to continue the hop. Next up is Ricki Jill from The Bookish Dilettante. You’re going to love her pink Christmas theme!
Until next time!
More Christmas Tablescapes to Enjoy
Everyday Living – A Nutcracker Parade
Debbee’s Buzz – Bringing Home the Christmas Tree Holiday Table
Pandora’s Box – “I can’t decide…”
Hyacinths for the Soul – Traditions ~ A Tablescape Blog Hop
Home is Where the Boat Is – Merry Little Christmas Village
Panoply – Forest Fantasy Holiday Tablescape
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table
My Thrift Store Addiction – Nature-Inspired Christmas Table and Jadeite Cocoa Bar
The Painted Apron – Christmas Trucks and Trees
Me and My Captain – Silver and Gold Christmas Table 2021
Red Cottage Chronicles – A White Christmas Tablescape
Life and Linda – Gnome for the Holidays
Belle Bleu Interiors – Christmas Blessings
My Hubbard Home – Tartan Christmas Tidings Tablescape | Holiday Entertaining
The Sweet Sensations – Christmas Elegance in Red, White & Silver
Dinner at Eight – Christmas Dining – The New Traditional
Bluesky at Home – Ideas for Red Plaid Christmas Table
Zucchini Sisters – Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece and Tablescape (you are here!)
The Bookish Dilettante – Dreaming of a Pink Christmas