Christmas Tablescape

Setting a more formal table for Christmas dinner, it is time to get out the Lenox Holiday Tartan china inherited from my mother.  She had exquisite taste, and these dishes were her favorites for holiday meals.  I decided this year to use a green and gold theme since I haven’t done it this way before, beginning with a dark green tablecloth.   A fire in the fireplace makes a warm and inviting room.

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I just love the design on these dishes, and this year tried to use all of the pieces for the place settings.  I don’t have bread and butter plates, and they are so expensive that I likely never will.  So, I set the fruit bowls on the salad plates for the side dish.

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The place setting has gold chargers with the holiday dinner plates and rimmed soup bowls on top.  Individual salt and pepper shakers are on each place.

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Gold flatware is placed alongside green napkins held with napkin rings of gold wire with green beads.

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Coffee mugs and wine glasses complete the settings.  I need to find some interesting place card holders for a holiday table, but for now, I’ll just make some paper ones when I figure out who is coming.

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The settings at each end of the table have the wine glasses with gold rims, but I only have two of those.

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The centerpiece began with a long garland of artificial greenery, and I threaded multicolor lights through it. The cord goes under my charger at the end of the table and down to an outlet on the floor.  Next time I do this, I’ll get battery operated ones.  Tiny red and green packages are scattered on both sides.

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In the middle, my four point candle holder is used with four metallic gold candles.  The garland runs over the base.  Then I added floral pics with gold pine cones and beads, along with two Christmas ornament balls in white with gold glitter lines.

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All along the garland are small gold star ornaments, placed with the hanging loops on the bottom, anchoring them into the garland.

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Outside, the snow was still around when I set this table, making me hope for a white Christmas.

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I am always asked where I put the food, and this time I’ll include my two serving pieces from the china to show how it fits on the ends.  The vegetable bowl is on this end of the table.

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The platter is on the other end.  Both have serving pieces from the gold tone flatware set.  The other two corners can hold more dishes, or a bread basket.  If I need more space, I set up a sideboard table.

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All ready for a wonderful gathering.

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Merry Christmas!!  Have a wonderful holiday week, and a Happy New Year!
What are your holiday plans?

28 thoughts on “Christmas Tablescape

  1. Rebecca Chianese

    Love it! I knew it was Lenox before even reading your post! Have a wonderful Christmas! Beautiful as always!

  2. What a colorfuland elegant tablesetting. Love the lights down the table-so fun and unexpected! And a sweet connection to your mom in the dishes. Love them, too. Merry Christmas to you and your family! So enjoy every aspect of your blog!

  3. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

    Very elegant and inviting, Carole. I made your White Wine Chicken for our Florida friends last evening and it was a big hit, along with my home canned green beans and home made hot rolls. Thanks for the recipe!! Merry Christmas!!

  4. allisonreidnem

    What a welcoming table setting! So many lovely pieces to look at and admire. Our house is slowly filling up with guests 🙂 We’ll be carrying the kitchen table through to join the dining table so all nine of us will be seated comfortably. So looking forward to having all three of our children home together – it happens so rarely these days 🙂
    Happy Christmas! Have a lovely time entertaining your guests.

  5. Beautiful tablescape. The dark green tablecloth really lets your china shine. Very inviting. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas – enjoy the Joy of the Season.

  6. Rosemaryflower

    Merry Happy Christmas Carole, to you and your hubbs I bet you had a few snow showers yesterday. We had a bit of rain.
    I envy your quietude. I better go check on daddy today, leaving soon.
    He sounds okay on the phone, but I know he loves the attention at 95!
    Tomorrow morning, Hubbs and I will gather him up at 1030 and we will drive out to Bristow.
    It will be fun, I will have to keep an eye on daddy though. I do not want him to get over tired.
    Thanksgiving gathering was here, and I could relax a little more.
    Of course it will be loud and wild. I love playing with the babies, they are so silly and I am not the boss. My daughters and sons in law, and my sister and her adult son, we will all just be loud, the house will get hot and we will eat too much. Then we will make the drive (only 40 minutes) to daddy’s community again, bring his stuff up to his huge apartment, get him settled and come home and crash
    I am so glad that I read your blog. You are always so inspiring

  7. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, Your table setting is beautiful and so inviting! I wish you and your loved one a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing and have a spectacular day.

  8. BJ

    What a beautiful table, Carole! We’re traveling 1000 miles to see the grandkids, a spur-of-the-moment decision, so we won’t be decorating ours this year, but it would look a lot like yours with Spode instead of Lenox 🙂. My niece has Mom’s Lenox. Thanks for a little taste of home. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. wlbg149

    Merry Christmas ! I look forward every day to see what inspiring post awaits me. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, blessed 2019. Carolyn W.

  10. The table looks beautiful Carole, I hope you have a wonderful day. We are heading for 33 deg C here today, will be over at the beach later I am sure. Very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  11. Very pretty Christmas table setting. I enjoy looking at all your settings and always wonder where do you keep all that china, cutlery, glassware and accessories? You must be very organised with labeling the containers too. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  12. Annie

    I have this same Lenox Tartan pattern. I love using it. I’m happy to see someone else enjoys it also. It’s been a discontinued pattern for several yrs. We got ours at the Lenox outlet in Loveland Colorado.

  13. Sharon Schipper

    Beautiful setting, Carole. I’m working from home today (Thurs) so I didn’t have to make the long drive into work. I was alone Christmas Eve, but plenty of folks on Christmas Day, big overload for a barely 7 months old granddaughter! Yesterday I did the dinner, a honey baked ham, and oriental green beans and banana pudding… my daughter’s birthday. Just us yesterday, much quieter, and lots of granddaughter cuddle time. This fall particularly stressful at work, and Dec no different. It will quiet down around mid Jan and then I’ll feel like Christmas I suppose, I hope! I sent to California relief, but still spent too much here. I’m SOOOOO ready to retire, but the income is always a worry, eh?

    Big hug dear lady, and best wishes for the new year. We are still dry here in Denver basin, although over 10 feet snow up in the mountains. Here’s hoping for a snowy winter… we need it in the West!
    sharon in colorado

  14. Mary Crawford

    Another beautiful setting which I so admire. I use to be able to try and set a beautiful table. Now with a growing family – 8 grandkids – just getting thru the shopping, cleaning, wrapping and then the cooking – my table settings are pretty limited. But, I realize – family is the most important thing and take advantage of this time with the little ones while they are still little. After stewing for probably over 6 hours on which method to cook our prime rib, my son-in-law and I scored – it was perfect! Merry Christmas to you!

  15. Phyllis Smith

    Hi there, Wired ribbons ae so fantastic aren’t they? I love to work with them. The table is lovely. Especially like the individual salt and pepper shakers, now a days some of us don’t need all the salt or other heavy spices, 9myself included). My youngest, (53) decoded he wanted to fix out Christmas meal for all of us as his gift for us so we bought little cornish hens and he roasted them with different vegetables and made some gravy and of course some different other side dishes so we had a great meal. My family is small now so there was only the 4 of us, one grand child is in West Virginia working for Amazon as a supervisor and the other two we don’t know where they are due to a divorce problem. Things can change for the better and that is our prayer. Have a happy New Year and looking forward to your many shares this new year,

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