We are having our Christmas dinner with family and friends a little early this year, while my Mother in Law is visiting. My Christmas Tablescape last year was a bit more casual with my quilted table cover, but this year I wanted things to be a bit more elegant. We are planning to have a wonderful Baked Ham and my Baked Spinach, along with a second side dish I have yet to determine Still, the table needs to be set, so I got out the Christmas linens and dishes. I decided more gold would look more formal for this year, so I went with that.
I started with the table cover, just to add a layer of protection for the table. A green tablecloth was added, then a Christmas plaid square tablecloth was placed on point. I added red Battenburg placemats with matching napkins that have little green holly berries on them.
For the place setting, I am using my Lenox Holiday Tartan china inherited from my mother. I put my gold chargers underneath.
The red Battenburg napkins have holly leaves and jingle bell berries napkin rings.
Once again, I am happy that I started in advance, the silverware needed polishing before it went on the table.
The setting is completed with wine glasses, small bowls and coffee mugs. Each place setting gets its own salt and pepper.
The centerpiece is low so people can enjoy it, and still be able to talk over it. We’ll enjoy a fire in the large fireplace too, if it is cool enough.
I love this white reindeer that was a gift to me a couple of years ago. It is perfect on the table, adding a focal point to the center.
I added greenery, red and gold apples, and two unscented red candles. As much as I love scented candles, I want the aroma of the food to take center stage at the meal.
Some extra holly and berries for the reindeer.
All set and ready for dinner.
Merry Christmas! How are your holidays so far?