At Janssen Glass, we make homes more beautiful by adding a touch of glass. Whether it’s a new shower door, glass shelves, a tabletop, or even a mirror, the clean simplicity of glass is an eye-pleasing addition. For the holidays, glass can add a hit of elegance in many places, and what better place than the table where you serve your holiday meal? A beautiful tablescape for your Christmas dinner will make your home feel so festive! We’ve scoured Pinterest to bring you the most magical of tablescapes using, what else?…mirrors.
A Snowy Scene
A simple rectangular mirror surrounded by votive candles lends an upscale feel to any meal. Add a few glass vases filled with faux snow, wintery branches, and some silver ornaments for sparkle. Accent with a touch of greenery, light the votive candles, and your guests will be mesmerized.
Use a dark blue (or even a light blue) tablecloth to create this frosty feast. The contrasting color makes the white placemats, dishes and napkins really pop. Silver candle holders flank an etched glass hurricane lamp surrounded by a wintery wreath. A collection of candles on square mirrors stand like sentinels on either end of the table while small votives in mercury glass add their own light. Don’t forget to dangle snowflakes from your chandelier
Easy as One, Two, Three!
- Purchase an inexpensive wall dressing mirror from your local discount store. Paint the frame gold or silver, and then place the mirror in the center of your dining table.
- Gather a grouping of glass and crystal candle holders, making sure you have a variety of sizes and styles. Arrange the candle holders along the surface of the mirror.
- Add a few flower bunches, placed in decorative vases, along the mirror surface. And you’re done!
Red & White Peppermint Delight
Red and white is always a fun and festive look. Fill a small white garden urn with red and white striped ornaments mixed with solid red. Throw in some swirly white or silver branches or berries and you’ve got a great centerpiece. Place it on a round mirror base with red tulle peeking out from underneath and sprinkled with berries. Add a few clear votives for twinkling light and you’re done. You could even put a peppermint candy on each plate as a sweet, after dinner treat.
Ring in the New Year!
If you’re planning a New Year’s Eve dinner, this tablescape is perfect. It mixes gold and silver elements atop a rectangular mirror. The light from star-shaped glass tealight holders reflects off the mirror. A large glass vase filled with silver ornaments and a pillar candle draws the eye to the center. It is flanked by two other pillar candles. Each place setting is decorated with a party hat and horn.
Whether you plan to actually serve dinner, or you just want your dining room table to look incredible all season long, you can’t go wrong with one of these beautiful tablescapes. You’ll never look at your mirrors the same way again!