Every year I want to set a Christmas tablescape that wows my guests. I think I accomplished it with this festive Christmas tablescape!
I am so happy to once again be joining in a tablescape blog hop, hosted by Rita, the creator behind Panoply!
If you are on instagram, you should see how I created this tablescape by watching this:
SETTING THE TABLE
Instead of using white butcher paper down the center of the table as a table runner, I used two long pieces down each side of my table. I then topped those with red placemats to define each place setting.
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For each table setting, I selected pieces that all complement one another, but are not sold as sets of dishes.
I used platinum polka dot plates to mimic the mirrored disco balls that are part of the centerpiece. These are the Platinum Larabee Road Collection by Kate Spade for Lenox.
I topped the dinner plates with Rutherford Circle Red salad plates by Lenox.
I was tempted to stop with the traditional red and white salad plate, but I must admit, I LOVE anything holly at this time of year! I picked up these beautiful 222 Fifth Christmas Foliage plates some years ago at Home Goods. They don’t actually match my Nicole Miller holly napkins, but I am just happy to see all of the holly pattern on my tabletop!
As much as the place settings are a basic necessity at a dinner table, for me a centerpiece is a chance to get creative. The color palette for this table is easy to spot. Red and white!
This was an easy choice for me to mimic the packages I was hanging over the tabletop. I first ran a very long faux evergreen bough down the center of the table.
I incorporated strings of battery operated string lights among the evergreens. They add to the festive centerpiece.
Then I added white gift boxes of several sizes, all tied with red ribbons to coordinate with the hanging packages. To add a little bit of bling, I added disco balls in a variety of sizes! During Christmas dinner, I know my granddaughters will be wondering if there are gifts in those boxes for them!
At the end of the table centerpiece, I have some of the packages tumbling over onto the floor.
ABOVE THE TABLE
When we bought this chandelier, I had no idea that I would use this over and over again hanging things from it over my table.
I used a plastic grid made for suspended lights to attach to my chandelier. I hung it from the chandelier with zip ties and then used both zip ties and pipe cleaners to attach the boxes to the grid.
How magical is it to sit beneath a hundred beautiful gift boxes all tied up for the holiday?!
SOURCES TO REPLICATE THIS TABLESCAPE
(click on any link to go to that product)
Red placemats – Pottery Barn
White butcher paper – Amazon
Larabee Road Platinum dinner plates – Macy’s
Rutherford Circle Red salad plates – Replacements
222 Fifth Christmas Foliage salad plates – Replacements
Faux Evergreen Garland – Amazon
Fairy Lights – Amazon
White gift boxes – Amazon
Red velvet ribbon – Amazon
Now, visit all of these wonderful table stylists!
Debbee’s Buzz – Unique Holiday Peacock Theme Tablescape
Home Is Where the Boat Is – ‘Tis The Season for Plaid & Peppermint
Panoply – Nutcracker Classic Christmas Tablescape
Everyday Living – Old TIme Christmas
My Thrift Store Addiction – Enchanted Forest Christmas Tablescape
Thrifting Wonderland – A Hunt Breakfast Christmas Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul – Christmas Joy
From My Carolina Home – Vintage Christmas Tablescape
The Painted Apron – December Birthday Celebration
The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Candy Land Breakfast
Life and Linda – Plaid Tidings with Santa
Pandora’s Box – Where the Treetops Glisten
Celebrate and Decorate – A Christmas Tablescape Wrapped Up for the Holiday
Me and My Captain – Snow Was Falling Gently on the Streets
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Dreaming of a Christmas White and Sweet
Dinner at Eight – Cozy, Bright and Classic – A Holiday Table
Red Cottage Chronicles – Cranberry and Gold Christmas Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Christmas Sweets