I know it’s early for a Christmas tablescape, but as a blogger I have to get ideas and inspiration out there way before you ever need it so you can (hopefully) pin away.
If you saw my Christmas tree post of last weekend, then you know I’ve had a bee in my bonnet for navy and gold this year, and my Christmas tablescape did not escape my reach.
I only purchased one item (one set) for my Christmas tablescape and it was this/these adorable dishes from Pier 1.
The rest was from decor I already had, something I’d made or borrowed from my Mom (who has everything Christmas you could ever need/want).
Those gorgeous poinsettia napkin rings are hers as are the perfect navy blue napkins. I decided to use the napkin rings as a decoration so that I could layer the blue napkins underneath the salad plates.
I know the trend now is to use runners in lieu of placemats or tablecloths – but I thought the starkness of the black really made the gold chargers stand out so I didn’t do either.
My centrepiece is the same metal tray I made here, but filled with white and gold ornaments and a few of my dipped pinecones for texture. I love gorgeously decorated tables, but the reality is that the centre of the table is often filled with food, so having an easily portable centrepiece works best for us.
I do have an extension leaf for my table, but I won’t need that until Christmas Eve. We use our dining room as our main table (we don’t have a kitchen table) so a cozy setting for four is perfect for dinners before family arrivals.
Poor Chloë has a November birthday, so she’s been feeling a bit neglected in all of my Holiday preparations. To try to make her feel special on her 10th birthday last weekend, we used our Christmas tablescape for her birthday dinner. The kids had punch in their wine glasses and we lit the little snowball candles for ambiance.
She was so pleased, and if I’m being honest, it’s the best manners my girls have shown at the table in a long time.
I may have to make them feel the pressure of elegance a bit more often. lol
Aren’t those salad plates cute?! I’m not entirely sure I’ll be able to give the napkin rings back to my Mom either – they are so perfect!
I’m not sure why we save our “fancy table” for special occasions? I’m thinking that we might set our table like this every night up to the Holidays (except for the crystal wineglasses) and enjoy time spent together with some style. (and even when not in use, the table is a beautiful Christmas decoration all by itself!)
Have a great one!