I love doing holiday tables, and today I’m excited to be sharing another one with you! Last week I did my first one of the season in gold and green, and I was so happy with the way it turned out. But of course, since I don’t want to bore all of you I wanted this one to feel very different. And it definitely does!
When I set out to create a Classic Christmas Table Setting, I knew that that would probably involve some red. As you may know, I don’t normally use a lot of red in my Christmas decorating, but I just felt a classic Christmas table setting called for it. So for the first time in years, I’ve added some red to today’s table setting! It’s mostly white, accented with greenery and pinecones, but there’s just a touch of red and I’m actually loving it! (I know, shocking!!)
I love the Christmas pop it brings to the table!
And since I was going for a Classic Christmas table, I added pinecones and greens as well.
A little frosted pinecone and a small piece of juniper creates some interest on each place setting.
The centerpiece is white roses with hypericum berries, eucalyptus and some pine boughs snipped from the yard. More greens, pinecones, and silver mercury glass votives are scattered over a linen runner.
I layered my regular white dinner and salad plates over my favorite wood chargers – love these!
The napkins are a combination of flour sack cloths mixed with vintage French tea towels. I wanted to use my vintage tea towels, but I only had two. I needed something that would give me that vintage look, and these definitely do. And they make great napkins because of their size. I could see using them a lot in the summer, too!
This is one of the two towels (I placed them at each end) – aren’t they so cute?! I’m definitely going to be hunting for more! And as an aside, if you’ve never bought vintage towels before, they are amazing! They wash and wear so well (I think things were made a lot better!) and many of them have monograms on them.
I think it’s so sweet that they used to monogram something as simple as a kitchen towel!
There is something really special about sitting near the tree this time of year.
I hope this classic Christmas table setting has given you some inspiration for your own tables. I’ll be sharing another holiday table in a couple of weeks so stay tuned!
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Happy Friday friends!
Make sure to stop by all the other lovely tables my friends are sharing below ~ there are so many gorgeous ones you’re bound to get ideas for your own holiday dinners!
Rooms FOR Rent | Modern Glam | Home Made Lovely | My Sweet Savannah
Maison De Cinq | Almafied | Pine & Prospect Home | Craftberry Bush
Making Home Base | Paint Me Pink | Sincerely, Marie Designs | The Happy Housie
Zevy Joy | Amber Tysl | Nick + Alicia
Ella Claire & Co. | House by Hoff | Crazy Wonderful
If you enjoyed this table, you might want to check out the holiday table settings below:
I love that subtle pop of red!
Thanks so much Amber!
Love the roses and the pretty red stripe on your napkins!
Thanks so much Alma!
You created such a beautiful table! That is the perfect touch of red. And, how great are those vintage kitchen towels?! So pretty.
So glad you love them too – they are definitely a favorite:)
Thanks Shelley, and happy holidays to you!
Ashley Stringfellow says
What a lovely table Sheila! So beautiful! xoxo
Thanks so much Ashley! Happy holidays to you!
Gorgeous! I love your goblets.
It’s really lovely with the white roses. i really like the salad plates.
I so loved the Warm Thanksgiving Table with plum and figs, I went out and bought the flowers. However, I passed up a big trophy urn because I couldn’t see myself polishing silver.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Aww thank you so much Myrna! I love hearing that you love a table I’ve done, and that it’s inspired something of your own! Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving too!
Gorgeous, Sheila! I never think to use roses but they look so beautiful here!
Aww thanks so much Krista!
Sheila, this is so beautiful! I just adore all the classic Christmas touches.
Thank you very much Norma – so glad you like it:)