In between the decking the halls, cleaning, shopping and all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season- hosting and table settings are on my mind. I know, I know. The food should be too- but you know, we serve traditional dinner with the favorites so I don’t focus as much on foodie stuff as I do setting the stage for a lovely gathering with beautiful Christmas table setting ideas.
Christmas Table Setting ideas
I am going to keep it simple and sweet with the chatter today- but can I just say- Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away? I honestly cannot believe that it is almost already here. Maybe it is because I have been on the go with the book tour for the past couple of months but I feel like it is nowhere near Christmas yet. Yes, I do know we had Thanksgiving- I am just saying, it feels like the calendar flipped to December and it flipped all the way to the week before Christmas. Where in the world has the month (past several months!) gone?
That said, I am all about keeping things easy this week. I have been slowing down and soaking up the twinkling trees and not running around like a wild woman. I have been more intentional about what I am working on or doing each day. And I am planning the table and fun for Christmas Day with family. We are hosting the kids and grands this year and I am SO EXCITED for all the magic and memory making!
So today, I am sharing a few ideas and a little bit of some of my favorite table settings from over the years and in my Christmas book. I hope that you can find some inspiration as well.
Merry Place Settings
Place settings filled with a little touch of merry – and also double as a take away gift. I found these charming wood word cutouts and knew they would be perfect for placing on the plates for a holiday table.
Beautiful Blue & White
Using your favorite colors and not just the traditional red and green is a wonderful way to add your own personality to your table.
For the place settings- a blue and white floral napkin tied with navy velvet ribbon is a sweet little place setting touch.
For a unique look -use fresh or faux greens to create a ‘placemat’ and accent each place setting.
I always love vintage ornaments anywhere and everywhere and on the table is no different. I have used them dotting the foliage centerpiece and for this table I decided to use vintage cherub ornaments on the napkins. These are old chipped plaster but I have found some get the look options that I will link below.
Gingham & Blush
Back to the non-traditional looks- this gingham and blush table was a favorite of mine from my book. I love the way the soft gray gingham mingles with the blush roses and fresh greens – a country Christmas feeling.
Fresh garland of all kinds is perfect as a centerpiece.
From faux to fresh evergreen to eucalyptus.
Tuck in a few roses or other flowers and baubles and it is perfection.
Get the Look
- French Country Cottage Christmas
- Merry Wood Cutouts
- Blue White Floral Napkins
- Vintage Green Napkins
- Gold detail Goblets
- Faux Blush Roses
- Navy Velvet ribbon
- Pewter Velvet Ribbon
I hope this helps give you some ideas for creating place setting details and centerpieces that are easy to do and beautiful as well.
Happy Tuesday all.
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