5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook

We’re sharing 5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook as we team up with some of our favorite creative ladies for a Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop hosted by the always amazing, Cindy of County Road 407.

If you’re coming over from Cindy’s blog, welcome, we’re happy to have you here. Didn’t you love Cindy’s bottle collection? She comes up with the most festive ideas!

Just to catch you up if you’re new here, a Lifestyle of Love Series was created to highlight all our favorite farmhouse things from vintage, to antiques to items that have been upcycled and repurposed.

This month, our topic is all about collections.

So, I hope you’ll find something that inspires you!

Celebrating the Simple Things This Holiday Season…

This season we’re all about enjoying our favorite things like snuggling up with a peppermint mocha and a Christmas movie, baking cookies with the littles, hosting a holiday gift-wrapping party, and gathering around the table to share a meal.

That’s why we’re trying our best not to reinvent the holiday decorating wheel.

Instead, we’re focusing on using things we have been collecting for years to help set a festive tone this Christmas.

We’re also using the same tried and true tricks we use in every season to help make decorating simple and stress-free.

Especially, in the breakfast nook!

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook - The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at 5 Christmas tablescape tips for the breakfast nook to try…

Christmas Tablescape Tip #1: Layer

Begin by layering your table with a tablecloth, blanket, throw, or a piece of fabric.

Keep things cohesive by choosing a fabric or design that is consistent with the rest of your home.

We’ve used subtle hints of champagne and blush throughout the house this season.

I found this remnant last October for $2 and was hoping to use it on our breakfast nook this year.

Unfortunately, it was too short and will probably be used for pillow fabric.

But I wanted to share it because you can easily find pieces like this at charity shops and outdoor antique events for a steal.

So, be sure to keep your eye out!

Christmas Tablescape Tip #2: Add Natural Elements

Give your Christmas tablescape a festive feel by adding greenery, garlands, and floral picks.

You can also add seasonal items like:

  • fruits
  • berries
  • herbs
  • pinecones
  • cinnamon sticks
  • star anise
  • flowers

We found this garland on sale at Joanns and it was a really easy way to dress up the Christmas tablescape in the breakfast nook.

It’s probably meant to be hung on mantels and over doorways.

But it is the perfect length for our table.

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook: Store Bought Greenery Garland-The Crowned Goat

Christmas Tablescape Tip #3: Keep Your Centerpiece Simple

I’m all for beautiful and festive centerpiece ideas.

But if you have a smaller table, consider keeping things simple.

I was so close to adding several vases of flowers down the table. But decided against it after trying the candles.

Candlesticks like these can be used throughout the year and these candles are battery-operated and remote controlled so you don’t have to worry about wax dripping on your table!

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook: Using Candles as an Easy Centerpiece Idea-The Crowned Goat

Christmas Tablescape Tip #4: Complement Your Tablescape with a Beautiful Place Setting

Depending on the type of meal you’re having you might need a charger, a dinner plate, a salad plate, and a soup bowl.

You’ll also need drinking glasses, napkins, and silverware.

We use this combination of gray charger + white dinner plate with a decorative edge all year long.

Then we layer it with a seasonal salad plate or soup bowl.

I found the Mount Vernon plates and the gold-trimmed plates at a local thrift store and immediately fell in love.

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook: Gold and White Holiday Place Settings-The Crowned Goat

Antique and vintage dishes are one of my all-time favorite things to collect because they can easily dress a table up or down in every season.

They’re relatively inexpensive too.

Especially, if you mix and match and aren’t looking for a complete set.

Dishes like these can be found at:

  • estate sales
  • charity shops
  • thrift stores
  • antique malls
  • outdoor antique events
  • Etsy
  • Replacements Ltd
5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook: Vintage Place Settings-The Crowned Goat

Christmas Tablescape Tip #5: Dress Up Your Hutch

The last Christmas tablescape tip I want to share with you is to remember to dress up your hutch with greenery and holiday accessories.

I took a chance and married these two pieces of furniture several years ago and I’m so glad I did.

The top of the hutch is used to hold part of my brown and white transferware and ironstone collection.

The bottom is our vintage dresser wrapping station which helps us stay organized.

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook: Holiday Style Hutch-The Crowned Goat

Collecting pieces like these can take a long time.

Especially, if you have a specific look you’re after.

That said, you don’t have to redecorate your entire hutch to dress it up for the holidays.

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook: Brown and White Transferware in Breakfast Nook Hutch-The Crowned Goat

Consider adding things you already have on hand like:

  • greenery
  • floral picks
  • holiday home decor accessories
  • pretty ornaments
  • gingerbread houses
  • a vintage Santa or angel
  • mini or bottle brush tree
Holiday Decorated Hutch with Brown and White Transferware-The Crowned Goat

I hope these 5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook have helped.

Keep in mind, that you don’t have to put a lot of pressure on yourself to create something that feels magazine-worthy.

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook: Champagne Wishes Holiday Tablescape-The Crowned Goat

Honestly, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time to make your home feel special.

It simply needs to be a reflection of you!

5 Christmas Tablescape Tips for the Breakfast Nook-The Crowned Goat

So, take the pressure off and commit to fully enjoying this holiday season every chance you get. You won’t be disappointed!

Up Next on the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop…

Up next on the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop is my talented friend, Debra, of Common Ground. She is the Queen of Vignettes and I can’t wait to see how she displays her vintage holiday collections.

Once you’re finished there, be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies are sharing.

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. I love this holiday table setting Coco. Its really elegant and romantic.

    1. Thanks so much Lizzy! Hugs and Happy Christmas, CoCo

  2. I love the thought of not reinventing the Christmas decorating wheel. Using blush pink and champagne works for all your decorating, even seasonal themes. Always beautiful and a breath of fresh air. Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas season! oh, and thankyou for the honor of my seasonal vignettes!

  3. Lovely collection, with great tips, and gorgeous decorating. Love the soft touches on the hutch as well. Thank you for joining in. You always inspire me. Merriest of Christmases friend.

  4. That garland looks lovely on your table! Love how you added greenery and ornaments to your hutch, they look so beautiful next to your brown transferware! I need to get some of those remote control candles, they are so pretty and practical!

  5. Magazine worthy, indeed! Your table looks amazing CoCo, the plates all coordinate perfectly, and I am loving your choice of color this year. I meant to tell you that earlier in the season. My mom always decorated her home in your color scheme, and it reminds me of Christmas growing up. I love the battery operated candles, I picked up a set for our mantel this year. Not having to go out and turn them on every night has been a dream!

  6. I am drooling over those beautiful pieces in your hutch, CoCo! The tureens, the ironstone, the transferwrae-gah! Love how you styled them to coordinate with the table setting. Such a pretty, hushed color theme. Always enjoy hopping with you, vintage-loving friend! Merry Christmas!

  7. Coco, your tablescape tips are spot on. You have some beautiful pieces. Love the unexpected color, so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing at Love Your Creativity. Happy Holidays. xoxo

  8. Oh CoCo! This is so lovely. Every image is inspirational. I absolutely love your hutch! That transferware with the blush touches is simply stunning. Merry Christmas friend, have the best holiday with your loved ones. XO- MaryJo

  9. Hi CoCo – You had me at the words “stress free”. Your breakfast nook is beautiful. I love that remnant fabric you found at a charity shop. I appreciate all the steps to ensure a “stress free” holiday – especially for breakfast. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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