Welcoming Holiday Guests with a Rustic Tablescape from Walmart

***This post is sponsored by RewardStyle and Walmart. All opinions are our own.***

The holidays mean guests and guests mean FOOD. I mean, there’s really NO good party without food! I’m a firm believer that eating is a great way to bring people together – no matter what their differences. I mean, put out a good spread and you might even forget about the conflict you had with your mother in law last week. HA! 

Often, the physical center of that food and togetherness is the kitchen table. Many a night have we gathered here together, and I’m sure it’s the same in your house. We joined forces with Walmart to create this gorgeous, and festive tablescape. I’m so excited to share the details, because I really do think it’s simply gorgeous. 

Let’s chat Walmart first. I’ve been so incredibly impressed with their home department lately. They have so many fantastic lines and pieces right now! No matter what your style may be – from farmhouse, to coastal, to rustic – they really have something for everyone and every budget. Plus, Walmart offers FREE 2 day shipping on purchases $35+, and that’s NEVER a bad idea! I love not having to leave my house! Another thing I’ve learned is that Walmart also offers a lot of brands via 3rd party. You can find a FANTASTIC selection!

I wanted the feel of this table to be natural, even rustic. You wouldn’t find a lot of sparkle and hot pink around this table!
I started with this buffalo plaid runner.
I love the complimenting black and white with the pops of red, green and gold. 
It all says CHRISTMAS, without being over the top.
I also love that I can use this runner YEAR round and not solely for Christmas.


Down the center of the runner I alternated between the natural/rustic look of THESE potted greens, and the more modern look of THESE candlesticks.
Both are unexpected companions, but I feel like they really compliment each other. 
The natural vibe of the cedar tree in a metal tin is perfection. I also incorporated some loose greenery – in the form of red berries and some cedar garland down the runner and at each place setting. I felt like this pulled everything together just perfectly!

The candlesticks add that pop of metal and touch of modern on an otherwise more rustic table.
You never want something overpowering in the middle of your table, so I liked that these made a statement, but still allowed guests to see one another and converse.

Not to mention, this pop of gold went perfectly with the gold rimmed glasses (that I’m equally obsessed with.).

 

I wanted the color to come from the centerpieces and greenery, so I choose a pretty understated and neutral dishware. No places with Christmas trees and santa around here!
First up, this gorgeous dishware. To be honest, I’d never seen GREY dishware like this before! Have you?
To me, it almost looks like stone. 

I paired it with this dark, polished, black flatware. How cool is the BLACK? So unexpected! I considered grabbing gold flatware, but I wanted a more rustic look, and I think I got it. Plus, this flatware is so affordable and great quality. Totally one I’d tell my best friend to purchase!

I think the final product turned out FANTASTIC. I’m totally in love with the festive, rustic holiday vibe. Can you believe I found everything at Walmart!?! I love their wide selection of everything you need for a holiday dinner – from the dinnerware to the decor, Walmart has you covered!

 

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