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Christmas Tablescapes

A Christmas Tablescape Wrapped Up For The Holiday!

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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PLACE SETTINGS

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!

THE CENTERPIECE

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

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

26 Comments

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  2. Chloe, I have to say, “Wow”. Your chandelier creation is striking and I also particularly liked the cascading presents from the edge of the table. Keeping everything in red and white with silver touches was a great idea. Rutherford Red is a favorite of mine and lovely to see it in this setting. the holly plates add that nice accent along with the napkins. I’m wondering what all those boxes contain. LOL Happy Holidays!
    Lynne

  3. Rosemary B says:

    This is absolutely beautiful.
    I love everything about this

  4. Oh, Chloe, this is fabulous! It must have been fun making all the bows for these packages and grouping them together – what a joy it is to look at this table, and it is by far, my favorite! I adore your stack of dishes, too. Oh how I would enjoy being a guest at this table! Enjoy the holiday season.

  5. Cute Cute Cute. The chandelier is absolutely a genius idea.

  6. Calypso in the Country says:

    Chloe – this is awesome! What a statement and so festive for Christmas. I love your creativity!
    Cheers!
    Shelley

  7. Hi Chloe! What a fun focal point all those presents create–pinned! I also LOVE your holly plates. Wishing you a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. This is fabulous Chloe! An explosion of presents! I especially love the way you continued the runner off the table and spilling it onto the floor! And the presents cascading above! The red and white is a real attention grabber too. Your plates are so pretty, and the holly napkins and coordinating small plates are darling. You’re guests will definitely be wowed with this table! You are going to have a very Merry time, Happy Holidays!

  9. I am completely in awe….Did you call the North Pole and tell them that Santa lost oodles of gifts in your dining room? I absolutely love this: Your light fixture is over the top fun! And I love anything with disco balls: I have a disco ball Christmas ornament and it is one of my favorites. This post has made my day! 😀 Merry Christmas!

  10. Chloe, absolutely fa la la la fabulous! The white and red is very dramatic and festive. All those packages overhead, down the center of the table, and trailing over to the side — looks like something from a magazine! It should be featured in a magazine. Bravo!

  11. Chloe. AWESOME! I am totally thrilled to see such dramatic decor. All of those wonderful gifts hanging from the chandelier and the gifts as a runner tumbling off the table. Bold, beautiful and leaves me speechless. The plate stack complements the dramatic centerpiece without competing with it. It is such a perfect match–they are all meant to be together just as they are, including the beautiful holly pattern. The silver mirrored disco balls add just as much bling to the outstanding table making it even more of a wow factor. This tablescape should be a front page feature for a magazine. Stunning. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

  12. Chloe your Christmas wrapped up table is so striking and creative. I don’t think I have seen one like this. The red and white is dramatic and an eye opener. Surely it will wow your guests. Love the comment about your granddaughters possibly thinking al those gifts are theirs. The red and white gift wrapped boxes cascading down to the floor with the evergreens is gorgeous. I like how you mixed and matched the plates. The decorated chandelier is one of a kind. It caught my attention. Kudos for creating a lovely Christmas table. Always a pleasure joining you. Merry Christmas.

  13. Chloe, your table is definitely wow! The packages down the center with disco balls is very creative. I love seeing the packages tumbling down the table. The chandelier is beyond fabulous and is certainly the piece de resistance! The red and white theme is perfectly gorgeous.

  14. Rhonda Steelman says:

    G.A.S.P. So creative, so inspiring, so UNIQUE.

  15. Chloe my friend you have outdone yourself with this beautiful display. I love how your brain works. The red and white are perfect for being attention getters and I have to say, I wish I were one of your guests. How is your kitchen coming along? I am so anxious to see it and I hope you were able to make Christmas cookies with your grands on your lovely island. We are still digging out from Hurricane Ian…we were so fortunate as our only issue (other than the tile roof) is so replaceable and it was time to change the landscaping. LOL. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs

  16. Chloe, You totally ‘wowed’ me with your package-strewn table and chandy and your photo is so cute with you tossing the package in the air! Your red and white color palette is so striking with your mirrored disco balls and crystal and I love the addition of green color and pattern of the holly. Love the packages tumbling off the table onto the floor too! As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you again. Wishing you a very Merry December and Christmas❣️

  17. Wow! The impact of all those mysterious packages above you and in front of you and cascading down the sides! A sure announcement that a party is in store! I’m sure that everyone will be wondering about the packages, not just the grandkids, lol. Cheery, festive and fun! Enjoy this all through the Christmas season!

  18. Chloe, first of all that picture of you is just DARLING! You look so fabulous~I need a red dress!
    Love, love, love all the beautiful packages and table settings. You are truly amazingly creative.

  19. A huge big WOW came out of my mouth when I opened this post, Chloe! And you in your Mrs Santa dress, looking like a million! This is incredibly creative, and, I might add, brave! Gosh, I’d be scared I was going to have an entire light fixture topple on my head, but you definitely did that with finesse! The place settings are gorgeous, and the centerpiece yet another extension of your creative mind at work. Bravo, I love it! Thank you for joining us, Chloe and happy, healthy holidays!

  20. Omigosh Chloe! This is fabulous! I can’t even imagine where you get your ideas from but your creativity is amazing. The table is a dream and the light fixture is stunning. You look fantastic in your Mrs. Santa Claus dress! Just wow!

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