My Mixed Plaids Christmas Tablescape gives me all the Christmas feels without being complicated. Plaid table decorations and Christmas seem to go together like peas and carrots, don’t they.
Personally I love all the Christmas plaid but there is a such thing as too much of a good thing, right? That is why I used a plain red tablecloth as the base on this Christmas tablescape.
It’s time for the December Tablescape Blog Hop organized by the talented Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate. You will find a nice collection of home decor bloggers at the end of this post. Each one has thoughtfully designed a beautiful Christmas Tablescape for their families to enjoy and they are letting us sneak a peek!
My favorite thing about his table is the centerpiece with the live greens and the lit candles. It was free too!
I made the Red and Black Plaid Cone Tree several years ago. You can make one too, it’s super easy. See the quick tutorial here which includes where I found that pretty fabric.
The center piece is a collection of pillar candles both battery operated and candle wick. They are centered on an over sized platter which was also used in our Halloween Skeleton Tablescape when it was buried beneath bones and skeletons.
The greenery is from the tall pencil shrubs in our front yard and the little baby pine cones have been in my decor stash for a long time. I transitioned them from this Fall styled Three Tier Tray into my Christmas Table Centerpiece.
TIP WHEN USING LIVE GREENERY
You might want to cut your greenery and leave it outside for just a bit before bringing it in to allow time for the creepy crawly creatures to vacate the branches. Shake them really well to urge the creatures along. Don’t ask me how I know this but there was no squealing involved.
The plate stack begins with a simple black round place mat. The black and white plaid charger is a Hobby Lobby find. Their charger section always calls my name when enter I the store. I need to stop listening!
The buffalo plaid dinner plates are from Dollar Tree. You never know what you might find at Dollar Tree! The salad plates on top are from Walmart this year. They caught my eye and I love that the close knit stripes match both the charger and the napkins which are from Pier One.
My napkin rings are vintage metal Holly leaves anchored with red berry bells. These were an estate sale find. It is nice to give a nod to vintage Christmas decorations. It’s hard to believe we didn’t keep all of those fabulous things from days gone by.
You can’t really beat a free to create centerpiece, can you. There are occasions when we want to pull out all the stops and maybe buy some fresh flowers and Christmas is certainly one of those but I opted for the free greens and candles this time.
Don’t you love the ambiance created by greens and candles on a Christmas table!
Hubby and I recently took a trip to the North Ga. mountains. While we were there the temperatures plunged lower than we expected. I picked up this pretty black and white plaid blanket scarf.
It is perfect for the center of my table to tone down all that red just a little bit. See this Simple Pointsettia Christmas table I set up in the kitchen several years ago and used a scarf to create contrast on it as well.
The candy canes on the little tree on the Sideboard are a reminder of the Candy Tree my Papa used to make for us kids every year at Christmas. I wish I knew exactly what kind of tree he got that branch from. He would use a branch with lots of little thorny limbs and fill it full of gum drops and mini marshmallows. Yes the candies were stuck onto the ‘sticks’ and we ate them and looked forward to it every year.
The little train was in my parents Christmas decor. I like to use items from their decor every year to help me feel all those wonderful years of family memories.
Decorating for our Christmas tablescape and dining room was a lot of fun and I’m excited to visit each and every one of the rest of the tablescapes this month! Come on along with me for a peep into some beautiful dining rooms.
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