Learn how to decorate your farmhouse dining room table with vintage blue bottles and natural greenery for a cozy and inviting ambiance.

Farmhouse Dining Room Table Decorations

Decorating a farmhouse dining room table can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that embraces rustic charm and timeless elegance. When it comes to farmhouse style, simplicity, and natural elements take center stage. To begin, start with a sturdy wooden table as the focal point. Opt for a distressed or weathered finish to enhance the farmhouse aesthetic.

Neutral Color Pallette

Next, choose a neutral color palette for your table decor. Earthy tones such as beige, cream, and light gray work well in a farmhouse setting. Consider incorporating natural textures like burlap or linen for table runners or placemats. These materials add depth and a touch of rustic charm.

Farmhouse Table Centerpiece

For the centerpiece, embrace the beauty of nature by using fresh flowers or greenery. Arrange a bouquet of wildflowers in a mason jar or place a garland of eucalyptus along the center of the table. This brings a sense of freshness and liveliness to the space.

Vintage Elements

To enhance the farmhouse ambiance, incorporate vintage elements into your table decor. Consider using antique candle holders, vintage glassware, or mismatched china plates. These unique pieces add character and a nostalgic touch to the dining experience.

Farmhouse Dining Room Table Lighting

Lastly, don’t forget about lighting. Hang a statement chandelier above the dining table to create a focal point and illuminate the space. Alternatively, opt for wall sconces or lantern-style pendant lights for a more rustic feel.

Overall, decorating a farmhouse dining room table involves combining natural elements, vintage touches, and a neutral color palette. This creates a cozy and welcoming space where family and friends can gather for delicious meals and memorable conversations.

Winter Farmhouse Dining Room Table Decor

Today, I’m setting a winter table with my favorite vintage blue bottles and some fresh-cut greenery from my backyard!

It’s snowing outside, but chicken noodle soup is on the stove, and the fire is going strong in the pellet stove. It’s a cozy day to stay home, dabble, and decorate with Ella, our Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bernese Mountain dog with a bowl of chicken noodle soup

Vintage Bottles

Soft blue vintage bottles always grab my heart, and I’ve been collecting them for several years now.

First, I displayed a few of the vintage bottles on our dining room’s vintage mantel with greenery and thrift store pearl necklaces draped around the bottle necks.

Vintage Blue Bottle with Greenery and pearl necklades

Thrift Store Pearl Necklaces

I found a couple of mason jars full of costume jewelry while out Thrifting with the Gals, and inside were half a dozen or so pearl necklaces.

I thought the pearls would be fun to decorate with over the holiday season.

Two jars of costume jewelery

I love the pearl necklaces hanging around the neck of the blue vintage bottles on our dining room mantel.

They add that formal charm to a somewhat rustic look…

Vintage Bottles on white farmhouse dining room mantel

Setting a Wood Farmhouse Dining Room Table

I’m going for a very simple farmhouse dining room table style here today!

Thanksgiving is coming, and in just a few days, we will be heading to our home in Coastal Maine.

We will be dining out this year! Do you ever dine out for Thanksgiving?

Farmhouse Dining Room Table Centerpiece

A farmhouse dining room table centerpiece should capture the essence of rustic charm and natural beauty. Here are a few ideas to create a stunning centerpiece for your farmhouse dining table:

  • Mason Jar Vases: Fill a trio of mason jars with a mix of wildflowers, such as daisies, sunflowers, and lavender. Tie a burlap ribbon around each jar for an added touch of farmhouse style. Arrange the jars in the center of the table for a simple yet beautiful centerpiece.
  • Wooden Tray with Candles: Place a rectangular wooden tray in the middle of the table and arrange pillar candles of varying heights on top. For a rustic touch, surround the candles with small bunches of dried wheat or cotton stems. This creates a cozy and intimate ambiance for your farmhouse dining experience.
  • Galvanized Metal Trough: Fill a galvanized metal trough with a mix of greenery, such as eucalyptus branches, ferns, and baby’s breath. Add a few rustic elements like pinecones or twigs for texture. This centerpiece adds a touch of farmhouse charm and creates a natural and organic look.
  • Antique Dough Bowl: Fill an antique wooden dough bowl with a combination of seasonal fruits, such as apples, pears, or oranges. Add a few sprigs of fresh herbs, like rosemary or thyme, for a fragrant touch. This centerpiece celebrates the bounties of nature and adds a rustic and inviting vibe to your farmhouse dining table.

The key to a farmhouse dining room table centerpiece is to keep it simple, natural, and in line with the overall farmhouse aesthetic. Choose elements that evoke a sense of warmth and nostalgia, and your centerpiece will become the focal point of your dining space.

Farmhouse Dining Room Table Swan with greenery Centerpiece

I found this old ceramic swan at Vermont Vintage Market Days a few years back. Isn’t she pretty??

Funny, I only ever seem to pull it out in the winter months.

And it’s so cute to set a farmhouse dining room table with.

Farmhouse Dining Room Table Swan Centerpiece

Thrifted Farmhouse Dishwares

I grabbed a few thrifted of Johnson and Johnson’s, Autumn’s Delight patterned bowls, and several wooden table chargers that I had on hand for this dining room table setting.

Farmhouse Dining Room Table Place Setting

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Cutlery Couture Silverware Pouches

Aren’t these cutlery pouches just fabulous?

They come in all different designs, too!

Cutlery Couture Silverware Pouches in farmhouse dining room table setting

On today’s winter table, they are home to my mother’s sterling silverware collection.

Silverware pouches, also known as utensil pouches or cutlery holders, are small fabric or paper pockets used to hold and organize the silverware (forks, knives, spoons) at each place setting on a table. They are placed next to the dinner plates or on top of the dinner napkins.

Silverware pouches serve both practical and decorative purposes. Here are a few reasons why they are used on farmhouse dining room table settings:

  • Organization: Silverware pouches help keep the utensils neatly arranged and prevent them from rolling off the table or getting mixed up. They ensure that each guest has easy access to their own set of silverware.
  • Hygiene: By placing the silverware inside the individual pouches, it helps maintain cleanliness and hygiene. It protects the utensils from coming into direct contact with the farmhouse dining room table surface, reducing the risk of contamination.
  • Decorative Element: Silverware pouches can add a touch of elegance and style to the table setting. They come in various designs, fabrics, and colors, allowing you to match them with the overall theme or decor of the dining occasion.
  • Personalization: Silverware pouches can be personalized with guests’ names or initials, making them not only functional but also serving as place card holders. This adds a personal and thoughtful touch to the table setting, especially during formal events or special occasions.

Cutlery pouches are a practical and decorative addition to a farmhouse dining room table setting. They help keep the silverware organized, enhance the visual appeal of the table, and contribute to the overall dining experience.

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Farmhouse Dining Room Table Centerpiece and Settings

A Book for the Table

My friend, Molly from Molly in Maine, sent me this absolutely adorable vintage book, The Winter Kitchen by Louise Andrews.

It reads like a beautiful conversation, and I know you will just adore it, too.

Cozy Winter Book on Farmhouse dining room table.

Today, sitting at the end of our farmhouse dining room table, this little book just feels so welcoming and cozy next to a couple of candles.

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Farmhouse Dining Room Table Styling Ideas

Happy Holidays from our Farmhouse Dining Room Table to Yours!

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Farmhouse Dining Room Table Set with Greenery and Vintage Bottles for Winter.

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Farmhouse Dining Room Table with Chairs

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! Happy Holidays!

  1. Love the swan and the pearls are fun. We are possibly the only people who are not fond of Thanksgiving. We eat very little meat and do not enjoy that particular meal tradition..although when the kids were home I did cook every year. Now we start the Christmas decor on November 1 and on Thanksgiving we eat something festive that we prefer. For many years we were in Palm Springs, Ca. from November until March and often ate out. My favorite was a Mexican buffet. You find such cute things thrifting. I have not thrifted before but shall have to try it out.

    1. We aren’t very traditional either. I love change and eating out on Thanksgiving. Whatever makes you happy I say. Thank you so much for following along❤️❤️❤️

  2. I love your vintage bottles Ann and especially with the necklaces draped around them. And the greenery is a beautiful touch. How sweet of Molly to send you that sweet book.

  3. Everything looks so beautiful, Ann! I love the necklaces draped around the bottles. What a clever idea! Also glad you used the book I sent you. The colors of the cover reminded me of you!