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Simple and Cozy Winter Tablescape with Pine Cones

Once Christmas is over, do you decorate for the winter months?  Well, if you’re looking for some winter decorating ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m joining a talented group of bloggers for a “Welcome Winter Mini Blog Hop“.  We’re sharing all kinds of winter decor so I’m sure you’ll find something that inspires you.  For my contribution, I’m sharing my simple and cozy winter tablescape with pine cones.

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Pine Cones and berries on white plate - cozy winter tablescape

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Before we begin, I want to thank my friend, Cecelia from My Thrift Store Addiction for hosting this hop today.  For the first stop on the tour, she’s sharing her milk glass and metallics tablescape.  Please be sure to stop by her blog to check it out.  Please also visit the bloggers listed at the end of this post for even more ideas to welcome winter!

If you are just arriving from The Crowned Goat, – Welcome!  I’m sure you enjoyed Coco’s simple winter decorating tips!  

Now, I’d like to share my simple and cozy winter tablescape:

Welcome to my kitchen… 

White kitchen with wood table decorated for winter

Even though I’ve packed away most of my Christmas decor, I did leave out a few wintery accessories.  In fact, just last week, I shared my winter white decorating ideas.  Since then, I decided to add back a little more color.

Navy and Brown Plaid for Inspiration:

When decorating a table, I like to start with an inspiration piece…

For this simple and cozy winter tablescape, I began with my navy and brown plaid throw blanket.  After all, what’s more cozy than a warm, fuzzy blanket on a winter evening?  Sure, it’s probably a little less practical than a standard tablecloth.  Then again, who says you can’t try different things on your table?  Anything goes these days, right?

Table set with plaid tablecloth and pine cones - simple cozy winter tablescape

Winter Decorating with Pine Cones:

To highlight the brown in the tablecloth…or should I say “table-blanket“, I accessorized with pine cones…

First, I simply scattered them down the center of the table and then added one to each place setting.  For a little more brown, I brought out my go-to brown rattan chargers.  If you read my blog, you’ve seen them many times…And you also know that I like to decorate with pine cones.

Navy and Brown table setting with plaid tablecloth - simple cozy winter tablescape

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Winter White and Navy Blue:

Classic colors for simple and cozy winter decorating…

Like I mentioned, I already had some winter white accessories on the table (a white pitcher and white candles and holders).  From there, I added my white plates and layered in some navy napkins to coordinate with the plaid.  Since the single pine cone on each setting felt a little plain, I added the faux berry stems.  Originally, I bought these navy berry stems for my red and blue Christmas tree in the dining room so I’m glad I found an extra place to use them.  

White pitcher centerpiece filled with winter greenery - simple and cozy winter tablescape

For my centerpiece, I cheated and reused the same white pitcher and greens that I’ve been using for my everyday table.  Hey, if it works, it works.  Flowers just didn’t feel right with this table setting.  Instead, I just wanted to go with something kind of woodsy and casual to coordinate with the plaid.

Navy and brown winter table setting

From this angle, you can see the fleece underside of the blanket.  I love the mixture of soft and rough textures on the table.

Pine cones on white plates

And I love any chance I get to decorate with navy blue!

Navy and brown plaid tablecloth with four place settings

To me, the combination of the white, brown and navy works for a January table.

Candlelight for a Simple and Cozy Winter Tablescape:

And we can’t forget some flickering candles on a cold winter night… 

Not only do candles make the table feel cozy but everyone looks great in candlelight!  

White burning candle on plaid tablecloth

When I use candles on a table setting, I try to get unscented ones so they don’t overpower the food.  

Pine cones and candles on winter table setting

Thanks for stopping by to see how I decorated my simple and cozy winter tablescape.  Hopefully, I gave you some ideas to use in your home.

Shop the Winter Table Look:

Once again, thank you to Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction for hosting.  If you’re following in order, The Tattered Pew is next on the list.  Kelly is sharing her beautiful winter porch decor.

As I mentioned, please visit the rest of the participants of the “Welcome Winter” Mini Blog Hop from the list below…

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  1. Such a smart color choice and elements for a winter tablescape, Shelley! I love the throw, and in my opinion, anything that can be washed is fair game for a table topper. That works perfectly to make your table cozy. I agree with keeping it unadorned of flowers for creating the winter woodsy and casual look. Always a pleasure to be in your company, whether visiting or together in a hop. Sending happy winter vibes your way.

    1. Thanks so much, Rita! I picked up that plaid blanket at Homegoods a few years ago and we use it all the time while watching TV. It washes easily so when I was looking for table coverings, I thought – why not? For some reason, I haven’t found a good selection of plaid tablecloths with those colors. Use what you have, right? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

  2. Shelley, your rustic winter tablescape is charming! I love how you paired plaids and pinecones to create such a cozy vibe! Pinned and sharing on IG later. Happy winter, Friend! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thanks Joanne! I’m glad you like it! I could use that blanket right now…it’s so chilly today!

  3. I am loving your navy and plaid table Shelley. It’s perfect for winter! I’d love to share this on my weekly blog post tomorrow.

    1. Thanks Kim! I do love decorating with plaid this time of year. And sure – share if you’d like! I’d be honored!

  4. Shelley I love this color combo! Your table is just beautiful and seeing how your chairs look gives me so much inspiration (since I now have them too!) so beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much Kelly! Yes, we can give each other ideas to go with the chairs! Hope you’re enjoying yours. Thanks for the lovely comment!

  5. Your winter table is so pretty, Shelley! It was a great idea to use your plaid throw blanket on your table. I hope you and your family enjoyed a nice meal at this beautifully set table.

    1. Thank you Paula! Yes, I’m trying to use what I have as much as possible these days. Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Jen, you’re so sweet! Thank you! I guess we both were thinking pine cones for winter. Great to hop with you!

  6. How beautiful Shelley! I love the brown and navy plaid! They look so good together and was great inspiration! It was fun hopping with you and I hope we get to connect someday in person soon! xoxo

    1. Thanks Stacy! Yeah, that color combo just felt wintery to me. And yes, one of these days we should meet up. We can even include the dogs…I’m sure they’d love that!

  7. Love the plaid blanket as the foundation for your table, Shelley! And the crisp white and navy with brown is so pretty. Yes, setting a cozy table for your family right now is perfect!

    1. Thanks so much, Lora! Since we’re all home more, it makes sense to find new uses for things. Great hopping with you always!

  8. I love the BLUE!!! Great minds think alike! 😉 I love this gorgeous table setting and can’t wait for next winter to use some of these ideas!!! Have a great weekend friend!

  9. This is all so fabulous, Shelley! I love how you used the gorgeous colors in the plaid blanket to help inspire the rest of the tablescape. It’s really beatiful and such a great technique too. I love all the layers of blues and white and how you added the perfect touch of greenery too. It’s the perfect way to welcome winter! Hugs, CoCo

  10. Does your family ask you why you chose a blanket for a tablecloth? Mine does (insert rolling eyes) and I just tell them not to question my design skills. LOL. Love your plaid and pines together and think they are fantastic and perfectly wintry. I’d be very happy sitting there. Even if I had to eat peas. And that’s saying something! I cannot stand peas.

    1. Ha! My husband hates peas as well! And he did make a comment on the blanket. Although, he and the boys have gotten used to having tablescapes appear. Luckily, they’ve gotten so good about not making a mess while I’m creating something. I’m glad you liked my winter look – thank you Cindy!

  11. Shelley I always love your use of blue! I am planning an upcoming post sharing how I am adding just a bit of blue to my winter decor too and you have definitely inspired me to use more. I am definitely mad for plaid when it comes to your tablecloth!

    So pretty!

    1. Thanks so much, Amber! I’m always looking for ways to add in a little navy blue. Looking forward to seeing how you add blue to your home. Your decor is always stunning! Glad you like my tablecloth/blanket too!

  12. The blanket is genius! Why did I not think of that? I have a wonderful plaid throw in light gray that would make a wonderful table topper. Lovely table (and kitchen!) here.

    1. Thank you! Sometimes you have to get creative with what you have! If you use a blanket, just be careful you don’t spill your drinks. The glasses won’t lay quite as flat!

  13. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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