Red & White Christmas Tablescape
Once again, a plate caught my eye and became my inspiration for this simple red and white Christmas tablescape. I found these plates on clearance at Pier One Imports. One of those things that is such a deal, I just had to buy them. I loved the red and white and knew right away I would use these for a Christmas table. I saw these placemats and thought they would coordinate well with the plates. I don’t remember where I got them, but I like the look. This combination reminds me of Swedish decorating.
I didn’t want this to be a fussy tablescape, I imagine this would be a lovely Christmas morning tablescape. To me, this isn’t an elegant table, but a welcoming one. This cute cake plate with a snowflake pattern on it seemed like the perfect centerpiece. I tucked some red felt snowflakes under the cover and nestled two white ceramic birds onto the snowflakes. In keeping with the snowflake pattern, I used a felt snowflake ornament as a napkin ring. I rolled my white napkins tightly so they would fit into the snowflake and then folded it over.When I thought I was finished, I felt like the table needed a little something more. Even though the red and white patterns were bold and a great contrast, the table looked a little bland. I had picked up a couple of these felt mistletoe garlands at Target thinking I would use them to trim gifts, but since they were felt, they mixed perfectly with the felt snowflakes, and added enough contrast to give the table the “oomph” it needed. I would love to welcome my guests to this table on Christmas morning, wouldn’t you?