Brown and Gold Christmas Tablescape

I have brown and gold chairs in my dining room (that I hope to recover someday) so it seemed fitting to take a break from all the white and silver in the rest of my house and go with a brown, gold, copper, & cream tablescape. Whew, that was a long sentence!

It all started with this pretty damask table runner. It's too short for the table and they didn't have two of them to sew together, but I decided to use it anyway. I'll put it somewhere else next year.

I already had these brown leaf candles that I adore and the only candle holders they fit on were these cream ones, so I guess we're adding cream to the color scheme! I hung these beautiful metal deer ornaments I bought from Dayspring last year from the candles.

I took this close up so you could read the verse at the top of the ornament.

My large metal deer candle holder takes center stage. If you've been following along with my Christmas decorating you may have noticed I have a thing for deer. :)  I just love them!

My son Grant gave me this beautiful gold pear for Christmas last year.
 I placed it in a small cream urn and put a little wreath around it.

I recently picked up these brown napkins on clearance at Target. Four napkins for, wait for it......$1.40!!!! Bargain city! The leaves on the napkins tie in nicely with the leaf candles.

I had so much trouble putting this tablescape together. I didn't want to spend any money and I just kept trying things, rejecting things, trying different things some more.

I love it now!
 If something of yours "isn't working" just keep playing with it. You'll get there.
The only money I ended up spending was on the little gold votive candles on the deer.

Linked up to: Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch



  1. Beautiful and elegant Lisa! Great deal on the napkins! :)

  2. Lisa this is just gorgeous. I LOVE the pear on the urn. The whole table looks so sophisticated! Wonderful

  3. That looks so lovely and very Christmassy (is that a word?). I don't know if it's just my computer but your header isn't showing up, all I see is a lot of little photobucket images!!!!

  4. elegant.. gorgeus! greta.

  5. I think it turned out very nice. I love the colors.

    I understand about playing with something until it just clicks. Sometimes is takes me days to figure it out and then boom, it happens.

  6. Very elegant and rich looking! Love the gold pear topiaries and the wreath napkin rings. Way to go!

  7. Different and gorgeous!
    The colors are so warm and cozy!
    The pear topiaries are so very creative, and of course, I love the reminders of Jesus and His word, too!

  8. Lisa,
    I love the rich colors and oppulent look of your table. Very upscale and so perfectly accessorized with the beautiful pear, reindeer and napkins with pretty wreath napkin rings.
    What a Christmas delight!

  9. I love your table. Your decorations make it so elegant and inviting!! Rich and warm...beautiful!!

  10. Very elegant and beautiful! Congrats on using items from around the house too-enjoy:@)

  11. Your playing around with it payed off it is beautiful!


  12. Hi Lisa,
    What a lovely and elegant tablescape. Love the brown tones with gold and white accents...oooo, and love the deer center piece. Great job. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  13. This is a lovely color scheme for the holiday - simple, quiet and elegant. I would never get tired of looking at this throughout the season.

  14. Gorgeous table, I love the non-traditional Christmas with all browns/golds and greenery you have chosen.

  15. Sometimes you can find old buckets at flea markets or look ebay. I'm sure, you'll find one!!!



  16. I really like the brown & gold! My dining room shades of brown/bronze with gold. I often punch it up with muted orange. Yours is beautiful just as it is!

  17. What a lovely sophisticated Christmas tablescape! I love the taupes, creams, etc., etc, etc....that really was a long sentence at the beginning of your post. LOL. I've been drawn to deer motifs this year, too. Have one in my in our family room. You have a good eye for design...and some times it does take trying over and over until you get it right. You got it right! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  18. I love your blog ..especially your walnut topiaries, but this las t post is so pretty elegant and sophisticated... Happy Holidays from Puerto Rico

  19. Lisa, I love that you used untraditional colors in your tablescape. Everything is beautiful and I especially love the deer candleholder.
    Happy Holidays,