Christmas Table Setting Ideas

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Hi friends, as I type this we are one week away from Christmas. Wow doesn’t the Christmas season whiz by? Hopefully you aren’t too stressed and are pacing yourself to what is your comfort level. If you are serving Christmas dinner or entertaining this week, I’m sharing a few simple tablescape ideas to help you out or give a little inspiration…

So, are you entertaining for Christmas eve, or Christmas day? If so, here are a few options for you to choose from that are simple and not too formal. You can take a few ideas from each one or mix and match.

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This first setting is a Winter wonderland theme with a simple color pallet of white and green.

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First I started with this knit runner. It is neutral and has a wonderful texture to it. Another option would be to use a simple scarf or blanket. For the centerpiece, I used a white cake plate to elevate this beautiful live fresh greenery arrangement. You can make your own by gathering pine greenery from your yard or a local nursery and arrange them in a florist block. Or you can arrange the greenery (real or faux) in a glass bowl and center a candle in the middle.

 

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For the place settings I started with a faux pine place mat, added my everyday dishes then topped it with these beautiful pine salad plates (from Pier 1 imports). Then I used neutral napkins in a natural shade and pine napkin rings from Target. You could also make these using a pipe cleaner and gluing some faux pine sprigs to it.

Then to finish off the look I placed these mini pine trees purchased from the Target dollar section to use as name or placecard stands. You can find varieties of mini trees in many dollar sections of craft or dollar stores.

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The next setting is a traditional red and white festive table using whites and pops of beautiful red. I used the same knit runner and placed some fresh poinsettia as the center piece. Then tied 2 red satin bows leaving the tails long to trail down the center of the table.

 

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The place settings are layered and I added a fun plate with a pop of red. Any plate with a Christmas scene or saying with red accents would work. For the napkin rings I used mini wreaths to add more greenery and tie in the placemats. The tartan chargers give the traditional feel and festive flare to the look

 

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Another fun look is similar to the first but using a black and white theme with pops of greenery. Same table runner and centerpiece as well as the pine placemats. But, I added black candle sticks to bring more black into the look. What makes it more whimsical and fun is the mix of prints and the reindeer salad plates.

 

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I love mixing patterns and prints and used a large buffalo check charger and a smaller check napkin to anchor the fun plates. You could also add some large black letters at each place setting, the letter for the guests first name.

 

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This next theme is a bit more formal and dramatic with lush faux greenery down the center of the table and mini battery operated lights to give it some sparkle. It has a more traditional Christmas feel to it.

 

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For the place settings, again I used the pine place mats then brought in some traditional tartan plaid . Then I added a festive napkin to mix the patterns and tied a sprig of greenery & a cinnamon stick for fragrance. Another fun thing to add for a Christmas table are the English traditional “cracker”. Our family looks forward to snapping open the little packages to find a surprise inside.

 

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For this final setting, I switched out the formality for some whimsey and fun by adding these mini gingerbread houses on cupcake stands.

 

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For the place settings I took the plaid chargers out and added a snowflake mat . Then I placed the cupcake stand in the center of a mini wreath.

 

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For the centerpiece I added gingerbread houses on the cake plate and surrounded them with faux snow then placed mini white houses with tea lights down the center. This would be a fun table for kids to help with and they can decorate their own little house.

 

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Hopefully you were able to get some inspiration for your own celebrations or can take away an idea or two. As always if you have any questions, please ask. I love hearing from you and your feedback so take a look around and comment where you’d like. I appreciate you all and your support. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope that you enjoy this beautiful season with your loved ones.

Merry Christmas & Happy decorating

 

 

December 18, 2018

  1. Sandi Biquet

    June 25th, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Would you mind sharing who makes the small Black & White plates?

  2. txbittons@verizon.net

    June 25th, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Sandi,

    They were from Pier 1 imports. On my new blog launching July 8) I”ll have links to all the products in the posts so helpfully that will help.

    Thanks for following
    ~Deborah xoxo

  3. Mary

    July 19th, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    What is your new blog? I’ll be looking for your links to the beautiful Christmas tablescapes. Love the knit table runner and all your Pier1 inspiration

  4. Deborah Bitton

    July 22nd, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Mary,
    This is it I just re designed the whole look from the old one. I’m so happy you enjoy the tablescapes and I’m so excited to start putting together more for the holidays. Stay tuned & be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss any new posts.
    ~Deborah xoxo

  5. Mary

    July 19th, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    What is your new blog? I’ll be looking for your links to the beautiful Christmas tablescapes. Love the knit table runner and all your Pier1 inspiration

  6. Deborah Bitton

    July 22nd, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Mary,
    This is it I just re designed the whole look from the old one. I’m so happy you enjoy the tablescapes and I’m so excited to start putting together more for the holidays. Stay tuned & be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss any new posts.
    ~Deborah xoxo

  7. Lindsay

    October 22nd, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Who makes the dinner sized plates??

  8. txbittons@verizon.net

    November 3rd, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Lindsay,

    I got them at Hobby Lobby last fall. I saw them on their website recently on sale, they are called Cream Dot dinner plate. I know the Pier 1 Imports has some very similar called Salt White and I believe it’s on clearance.
    Hope that helps you, thanks for following.

    ~Deborah

  9. Amanda

    November 9th, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Where can I find the pine placemats?

  10. txbittons@verizon.net

    November 11th, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Amanda,

    Here is a link for them

    https://rstyle.me/+nR73H0rVP_HeITNKoMIrbA

    If you have problems with it let me know and thanks for following

    ~Deborah

  11. sara

    November 9th, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I love them all!! where did you get the Merry Christmas sign above the fireplace?

  12. txbittons@verizon.net

    November 11th, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Sara,
    I’ve actually had it several years and it was from a website called Dear Lillie. However she no longer makes it. Sorry thats a bummer because its such a great sign.

    Thanks for following
    ~Deborah

  13. Danielle

    November 15th, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Where did you get the table runner? I love it!

  14. txbittons@verizon.net

    November 17th, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Danielle,

    I actually got it from JCPenney last year. Unfortunately they don’t carry it anymore. I’m still searching for one similar to give a source but haven’t found one yet.

    Thanks for following.
    Deborah xoxo

  15. debbie

    November 23rd, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    hi Deborah , may i ask where you got the christmas tree dinner plates at

  16. txbittons@verizon.net

    November 27th, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Hi Debbie,

    Yes I got them last year at Pier One Imports. Not sure if they have them again this year or not.
    Thanks for following, appreciate it.

    ~Deborah

  17. Janet Robbins

    December 2nd, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Where can I find the faux Paperwhite bulbs? Thank you for so many wonderful Christmas ideas.

  18. txbittons@verizon.net

    December 6th, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Janet,

    Thanks I’m so glad you enjoyed the ideas. I usually find my real paperwhite bulbs at my local nursery. The faux paperwhites I have are from various places but my favorite ones are from Magnolia Home.

    Hope that helps you.

    Happy Holidays
    ~Deborah

  19. txbittons@verizon.net

    December 11th, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Janet,

    Thanks so much for the kind compliment. I have several different ones and my favorite ones are some I got from Magnolia home a few years ago. Not sure if they still sell them or not. Here’s a link some I think are beautiful.
    Hope this helps and Happy Holidays.
    ~Deborah

    https://rstyle.me/+_b8kX1EQsuHJcOwLU8e2ww

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