Tables set with beautiful china, sparkling crystal and gleaming metals are right at home for Christmas dinner! Today I want to share a Christmas table done in a New Traditional style — classic and timeless, mixed with modern clean lines.
I love all types of design, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern to global contemporary, with a liberal dose of Sheraton traditional thrown in! New Traditional gives me freedom to mix finishes and periods, with a personal feel that adds excitement.
Today I'm joining a group of stylists for a blog hop hosted by Rita of Panoply to share a variety of approaches to designing Christmas tablescapes. If you've come from one of my fellow bloggers, welcome! You'll find all the details for the hop participants at the end of the post.
I began with this gorgeous tapestry runner, hand-woven with threads of green, red, blue and metallic gold from Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter. Laid directly on the table, its texture and color really stand out against the beautiful wood. I've used it before in Grateful Harvest.
I love the way the finish is applied to the golden chargers. It gives them greater depth, as does their size relative to the white dinner plate. That's topped by salad plates from the set we picked up from Mikasa when the company was closing their outlet stores. The plates' bold design contrasts with the traditional weave pattern of the runner.
I assembled a fairly simple centerpiece of faux evergreens, berries and patterned ornaments. Nestled within is a golden pheasant that usually appears in my fall vignettes.
Lovely crystal candle holders in both classic columns and modern shapes join hand-cut goblets for excitement around the table!
Metallic sparkle is provided by the gold flatware and the gold threads in both the napkins and the runner. I found the napkins on Etsy and didn't realize until I styled this table that the berries and leaves are larger versions of those found in the runner! The flatware belonged to Greg's mother. I'm not sure I would have purchased it, but I've enjoyed using it.
It's been raining the past few days, which always makes it darker than usual in my East-facing dining room. Sorry about the glare from the lights.
The buffet is very understated with only a vase of red amaryllises. That fits with the non-fussy approach of the New Traditional style.
I love the sparkle of crystal and gold accents!
Please visit all these wonderfully creative table stylists. You're sure to find ideas for your Christmas table!
Panoply - Forest Fantasy Holiday Tablescape
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table
My Thrift Store Addiction - Nature-Inspired Christmas Table and Jadeite Cocoa Bar
The Painted Apron - Christmas Trucks and Trees
Me and My Captain - Silver and Gold Christmas Table 2021
Red Cottage Chronicles - A White Christmas Tablescape
Life and Linda - Gnome for the Holidays
Belle Bleu Interiors - Christmas Blessings
My Hubbard Home - Tartan Christmas Tidings Tablescape | Holiday Entertaining
The Sweet Sensations - Christmas Elegance in Red, White & Silver
Dinner at Eight - Christmas Dining - The New Traditional You're here!
Bluesky at Home - Ideas for Red Plaid Christmas Table
Zucchini Sisters - Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece and Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Dreaming of a Pink Christmas
Hyacinths for the Soul - Traditions ~ A Tablescape Blog Hop