Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Christmas Table That's Casually Festive

One of the fun things about the holiday season is the opportunity to host or attend a variety of events. This week I decided to set a table that's both casual and festive, and just right for a lunch with friends!

The dishes I chose have a fun octagonal shape outlined in green.


The four salad plates tell the story of St. Nick.


Check the view through the window!


And who wouldn't love a sleigh ride through town?


Stepping back, you can see that the table is decorated in traditional green and red, with doses of white to keep things casual. I've also added some holiday greens and berries around the teapot on the chest in the background.

Red velveteen ribbons hold doubled napkins of white and red. Holly and berry picks were tucked into the ribbons.


Leaves and berries are scattered on the tablecloth and in the center is a Christmas cactus which has begun to bloom (in red of course!). Next to the cactus are festive peppermint-striped candles.




I've collected a number of recipes for holiday drinks and I thought it would be fun to use the balloon wine glasses for them. They're a gorgeous shade of red, which is why I bought them off eBay. I apparently glossed over what size they were, lol!


The salt and pepper shakers echo the design of the candles.


I love all the blues that appear in the salad plates! I found these on eBay, to go with. . .


the dinner plates, which feature toys grouped beneath a Christmas tree. Greg inherited the dinner plates from his grandmother. I treasure the holiday dinners we enjoyed at her house. I used the dinner plates for the first time on last year's table.


These look good enough to eat!


I liked how the sun burst through the clouds in the midst of the photos.


Jake waited patiently for me to finish. Surely all those plates have goodies on them!


Casual and festive — and easily put together in a busy holiday season!




Table resources
Plates | Nikko 'Christmastime'
Wine glasses | Waterford Marquis 'Vintage'
Napkins | Williams-Sonoma




16 comments:

  1. Your table is beautiful and inspiring!Gorgeous plates!Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Maristella, for your sweet comments! Hugs

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  2. Sandra, I love your table filled with all things Christmas! The Christmastime dinner plates were my mother’s pattern that she loved so much. When she passed away, I gave them to my sister-in-love to enjoy. Your tables are always a delight to see, you have a great eye for tablescaping. Wishing you a most wonderful a Christmas season!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pam, for your generous comments! I so enjoyed having Christmas dinners at my husband's grandmother's. She set such a pretty table with these and obviously loved using them. Sweet memories. Enjoy all the Christmas anticipation!

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  3. I love these dishes and your peppermint candles. The salt and pepper Christmas trees are gorgeous. They all come together to create a fun and festive table for sure.

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    1. Thank you, Joy! One of the things I enjoy about setting tables is using such beautiful tableware. Thanks again for visiting.

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  4. Hi Sandra, oh that Christmas china is wonderful! love the tablecloth and all the accessories. hope you're having a great Christmas Season!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debra! I think the shape of the plates really frames the delightful designs. A fun pattern to work with! I like the timeless style of the tablecloth from Target about 7 years ago.

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  5. Super cute, Sandra! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hope you had a very merry Christmas.

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  6. Love admiring your gorgeous Christmas tablescape again! Always inspiring!

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    1. Thanks, Maristella! I really enjoyed putting this one together. Happy December!

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  7. What a beautiful table, Sandra! I love the heirloom plates, how lovely they have such nice memories attached to them. And those candy cane candles are so cute! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thank you, April! These plates are really special for us. Using them reminds me of Greg's grandmother, one of the kindest, sweetest women I've ever known.

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  8. What a pretty table, Sandra! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! I always enjoy coming to the party.

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