A Coastal Holiday Table with Mystic Knotwork

The holidays are upon us this year and being home for the holidays has a whole new meaning this year. Many of us won’t be travelling and our homes really have become our havens this season. Being a Midwest transplant and moving to New England just four years ago, I am ever so grateful for my little family of four.

Knowing that we wouldn’t get to see our extended family back in the Midwest at Thanksgiving and now the same goes for Christmas, I’ve been trying to make our home as merry and bright as possible this December. This year, I wanted to really do our Christmas table up right and I adorned it with these beautiful handmade pieces from Mystic Knotwork. Each one is made right here in Mystic, Connecticut. I love how these beautiful coastal pieces have me thinking about vacations by the ocean at some of our favorite New England destinations.

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A simple white tablecloth with tartan placemats that I picked up from my last trip to Nantucket from the shop ACK 4170 are my foundation. I love to use real florals and greenery in my home. I used some of the fresh mixed pine and cedar roping I picked up this season to create a centerpiece. I mixed in cinnamon scented pine cones and simple off white roses and votives. The knotted bowl from Mystic Knotwork was a fun vessel to use. I placed a smaller dinner bowl inside and used floral foam to hold my roses in place.

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Mystic Knotwork has so many great table decor pieces to choose from in their shop and online. I used the 3” nautical knot card holders for place card holders at each setting. The red nautical napkin rings are a fun splash of color against the white napkins. Also, the nautical coasters are great for water glasses.




For wine at the table, they have the nautical knot wine stoppers and I dressed the bottles with little knot ornaments for a festive touch. They have ocean plait nautical trivets in all sizes perfect for when you bring dishes out to the table too.


Since we always have a tree in our dining room, I added their fun snowman and Santa ornaments to our tree. Our boys love those ornaments. You could even place them at each table setting for a whimsical touch too.

For a little holiday wrist adornment, Mystic Knotwork offers bracelets in holiday colors. I love their Christmas nautical anchor bracelet with brass. It’s even cute wrapped around a napkin if you were gifting these to your guests.



I love how our coastal holiday table came together and I smile knowing our Christmas dinner will be together right here this year. We are making sure that this year is extra warm and comforting in our home.


Mystic Knotwork has been my go-to shop for coastal handmade decor since moving here. I love visiting their workshop and seeing what they are working on. They have two locations right in Mystic and their goods are carried in shops all throughout New England. Everything I used for my table is available online too.

I love supporting small shops and Mystic Knotwork is a Connecticut original. The Beaudoin family has been crafting these handmade nautical goods for over 50 years. Generations have been handed down the art, and when you visit on site you will see them all in shop tying and working on their wares. When you shop Mystic Knotwork you are helping to support this family-owned business. They are one of the businesses that make the New England coast come to life in your home.

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Merry merry,


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