Friday, December 22, 2017

A Pretty Christmas Tablescape

This year we have 13 family members attending
 Christmas Day dinner here.

I set up our formal dining room tablescape  in green and gold
 with a touch of deep crimson red to pull it all together.

Red, green and gold is just so Christmas-y and traditional.

And for those who know me, I seldom use color.

My Christmas decor is all white - but the table is a nice
bit of color in my very neutral universe. ♥

I have six here and will host another six plus high chair in kitchen.

I thank God every day for the blessing of family,
 and for providing our home and space so that we may share it
 with our beloved family and friends whenever we are able to do so.

I only bought a couple of new or new-to-me things this year,
 as I am trying to lighten the "stuff" load we have for the holidays.

However, I recently bought this opaque glass centerpiece
candle holder base at my favorite local thrift store.

I placed it in a vintage silver plated bowl from my stash,
cut some arborbitae from out back and placed a few
smaller glass ornament bulbs around it, making 
a simple, traditional and inexpensive centerpiece.

And this is how it looks when lit with a candle,
casting its peaceful warm glow on the setting.

The two faux boxwood tree things I had in the basement
haven't seen the light of day in a long time.

I thought they completed the look,
 along with a metal reindeer.

I think post-Christmas by using white plates and 
different napkins,  and putting away the ornament bulbs
this tablescape could be used most of the winter.

That is until we get lots and lots of snow,
then I may have to go all out using my glittering snowflake stuff.

Earlier in the Advent season I had been playing with my holiday table
and had set it up in a much more red and bold style.

I thought I'd show you how the table looked then.

It's fun to compare how different with just a few simple
changes it can make. 

I used the gifts I had then later taken and given to my tea sisters
 when we exchanged gifts as part of the tablescape decor.

If you missed the extraordinary Christmas Afternoon Tea party
 I went to there's a link to it at the end of this post
 you won't want to miss. *

Tying ornaments on is a nice way to embellish any packaging.

This was what I used in the centerpiece
 before I found that new-to-me candle vase.

It's much larger than it looks in this pic.

I ended just flipping over the table runner
 when I finally decided to lose all the bright red
 in my final decision on the table this year.

*Here is the tea party link in case you missed it earlier.
It is a two-parter, and part 2 is at the bottom of this
post in a clicky link, too. 

As always, thank you for your visit.





  1. It looks beautiful, perfect! The glow from the opaque vase is stunning!

  2. Your Christmas tablescape is very elegant!That centerpiece is beautiful!Merry Christmas!

  3. Both tables are lovely, Michele. I know your family is going to enjoy all of your efforts to make your home festive for Christmas. I love your beautiful Christmas china. Merry Christmas to you and yours! ♥

  4. Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Michele!

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I love your tablesetting and I am sure it will be the highlight for all your family and guests. I received your wonderful card and I have enjoyed the tea. Thanks so much, you are such a dear friend. Merry Christmas and all of God Blessings for the New Year.

  6. Your table scape is beautiful. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your family coming on Christmas day especially the one that will be sitting in the high chair. She will be so much fun this Christmas with presents.

  7. This is beautiful Michele. I know your family will love it!
    Best wishes for you and your family for a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Michele, it is lovely! I know your guests will appreciate this special setting. Merry, Merry to each of you.

  9. As usual you big a beautiful job on your tables scape. It looks perfect. You have such talent for decorating.

    Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family.

    Charlotte Moore

  10. Michele, your table is absolutely gorgeous and elegant...but not too fussy. I really love the new-to-you frosted globe with the pine cones and way it glows when the candle is lit. And it sounds like you may be having a white exciting! Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2018!♥♥♥

  11. So beautiful, Michele!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and yours!! :)

  12. A feast for the eyes, simply beautiful. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

  13. I love your tablescape.. it is simple, elegant, beautiful, homely, and has a very welcoming vibe.. simply love..

    Wish you a Merry Christmas..

  14. Merry Christmas, Michele! Enjoy your beautiful home and family!

  15. Merry Christmas, Michele! I love holly berry motifs and your Christmas dinnerware is delightful!

    All the best in 2018,


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