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Guest Blogger: Julie Blanner with A Simple Holiday Table Setting

Hi! I’m Julie Blanner, the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a blog about effortless entertaining, do-it-yourself projects and more! I like to keep entertaining relaxing and enjoyable. As a seasoned event planner, I love an elaborate table setting, however, that requires ample storage, a lot of set up and even more clean up. Food and conversation take precedence when table settings are simple. Nothing fussy, just plenty of room for great food and drinks.

simple & beautiful holiday decor BHG

This table setting works well all winter long! I started with a few yards of osnaburg to create the perfect neutral palette. It’s my go to fabric because it’s pretty, inexpensive and looks linen without the required care. Pinecones found in the front yard grace each place setting along with washed linen napkins. You’ll notice that I used my everyday white porcelain dinnerware, making cleanup a breeze.

easy ideas for holiday entertaining

effortless entertaining - a simple Christmas table setting

A velvet pillow warms the space while adding comfort to the table and is the perfect compliment to the birch wood vase centerpiece filled with berries. Branches create an easy centerpiece anyone can create. Start by determining the height you want the centerpiece to be and cut the base of stems to the desired length. Then, snip branches so that they’ll hit just above the base of the vase. Twirl them until they create a full look.

diy birch vase and pretty holiday decor

I personally enjoy hosting small, informal gatherings often versus elaborate gatherings occasionally. What’s your preference?

simple Christmas table setting


Happy holidays and happy entertaining!

Coordinately yours,

Julie Blanner

3 Responses to “ Guest Blogger: Julie Blanner with A Simple Holiday Table Setting ”

  1. simple, yet elegant. Very nice!

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