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Christmas Tablescapes

Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023
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Getting ready for Christmas? Need some quick inspiring and last-minute table setting ideas? Enjoy these four attractive Christmas tablescape themes!

Tablescape themes (across)

 

 

Supplies needed (below)

Earthy theme

inspired by nature & the great outdoors come wintertime

Tartan plaid theme reflecting Scottish/English history & seasonal cheer

Silver & gold theme synonymous with the song in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

White Christmas theme inspired by the loveliness of fresh fallen snow

Table runner

 

A beige linen table runner

A red and green plaid table runner

Elegant silver or shiny gold table runner

Antique white heirloom lace table runner

Centerpiece

 

An abundance of winter greenery, berries, birdhouses, and faux birds  

An assortment of mini-Christmas trees and red and green candles

Silver or gold candelabras surrounded by shiny silver & gold ornaments

Crystal candlesticks & bouquets of white roses & fake snow

Placemats

 

Round wicker placemats or rustic wood chargers

Evergreen patterned placemats

Silver or gold placemats

White damask placemats

Dishes

 

Glazed earthen stoneware

White plates with a green or red trim

Silver or gold trimmed fine China

White plates with ribbed edges

Cutlery

 

Wood stemmed cutlery

Forest green or red acrylic handled cutlery 

Silver or gold cutlery

Antique silverware

Drinkware

 

Citrine glasses

Green or red mason jars 

Silver or gold trimmed stemware

Crystal water & wine glasses

Fabric napkins

 

Linen napkins tied in burlap

Green or red napkins tied in solid red or green ribbon

Silver or gold napkins folded into rosettes

White napkins folded into a napkin pouch

Place card ideas

 

Pinecone shaped place card holders

Candy cane theme place card holders*

Gold reindeer place card holders

Snowflake place card holders

Best holiday Music

Nat King Cole: The Magic of Christmas

Johnny Mathis: Merry Christmas

Josh Groban: Noël

Andy Williams: The Andy Williams Christmas Album

Top tips

Feel free to mix and match holiday components to create your own personal design. Since shopping time is of the essence, use items from around the home that you already have. Keep it simple. Examples include filling a bowl with colorful ornaments and using it as your holiday centerpiece. Or using glass drinking tumblers to display colorful candy canes and assorted chocolates to be used as décor and dessert!

The reason for the season:

The Christmas season is about celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. In addition to going to church, many families honor the day by gathering with family and friends, exchanging gifts, and sharing a special meal together. Why not take the time to make your Christmas table a little extra special this year? It can be easily done by creating a lovely Christmas tablescape in the theme of your choice to enhance and elevate the experience!

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