Christmas meals are for making memories and lingering conversation and laughter and love and thankfulness and scrumptious food and family and friends! Christmas dinners at StoneGable are easy and cozy and candle lit and a time to savor the blessedness of the day! Our Christmas starts early in the day and ends well into the night. Dinner is later in the evening and much more intimate and quiet than the hustle and bustle of the day. My table sets the tone for the rest of Christmas evening!

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I’m so thrilled to be a part of…

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These bloggers are known for their amazing, sumptuous tablescapes. I am so honored to be in their company! You can find the links to their Christmas tablescape at the end of this post. 

This year’s Christmas theme is “STARS”!  I made dozens of these glitzy little dimensional stars to decorate my tree and table!



A vibrant boxwood wreath greets each person at the table.  Any of our guest can take these home as a remembrance of Christmas 2015.



A red and white rimmed salad plate rests on a embossed edged white dinner plate! That little pop of red make the whole table look more vibrant!


To set a pretty Holiday tablescape, we really don’t need Christmas tableware. None of my dishes have a Christmas motif. I use the red and white rimmed plates for Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day and 4th of July! It’s all about the other details on the table! If they have a seasonal flair our plates will take on the same “feel”.


To add to the tables festive look I added a Christmas ornament in the stemmed bubble glass…


…And  small glass bowls of ornaments and greens. I’m so fond of repeating elements on a table! It pulls everything together!



The table is strewn with snow! Don’t have a Christmas table runner? No problem, make one with faux snow! That’s just what I did on this table. I might have gotten a tad enthusiastic and sprinkled snow a little liberally! But hey, it’s Christmas!!! Most of the snow runs down the center of the table.


Three boxwood plants become part of a long running centerpiece down the length of the table.


Mercury glass is repeated on this tablescape. Pretty embellished mercury glass pots hold the boxwoods.


I love the detailing on these pots! Mercury glass and snow work beautifully together, albeit faux snow!



Chunky mercury glass candlesticks are positioned down the center of the table giving everything a magical glow when lit for dinner! Make sure you stop back December 22nd to see a Candlelight tour of StoneGable. This table literally sparkles! 



The table is ready! It’s just waiting or Christmas day!

How are you setting your table this year? Please share!


Make sure you stop by these fabulous blogs and see their Christmas tablescapes. You will be so inspired!

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  1. Hi Yvonne, your table is beautiful! I have the same mercury glass but I put a real poinsettia inside. I like the boxwoods too, are they artificial? Thanks for your inspiration …

      1. Your boxwoods look so bright! The green adds the perfect pop of color and the mercury glass adds the “bling!” Looking forward to December 22nd!

      2. Debbi Kaisre says:

        Do you remember where you got the mini boxwood wreaths?

  2. Yvonne, it is snowy starry perfection and I think your guests will linger for a long time. Just beautiful and so much fun!

  3. Karen VanLoo says:

    I have one word to describe your tablescape….GORGEOUS!

  4. STUNNING, but of course, another Yvonne creation. Those mercury pots are gorgeous, can you share where they were purchased, although I am sure you probably had them for a while.

    1. Hi Leona,
      The pots are new. You can find them at the Pottery Barn. They are a worthwhile investment.

  5. rosie protzmann says:

    Perfection! Where would I find the plates with red design borders?

    1. Hi Rosie,
      I found these fun plates at our local HomeGoods a couple of year ago.

  6. Oh Yvonne, it’s GLORIOUS! You always set such amazing tables that your guests are sure to linger sharing laughter and conversation. Happy Christmas! xo

  7. Vicky from Athens says:

    What an inviting tablescape! You say you made the stars? I’d love for you to tell us how you did it! Please!

    1. Hi Vicky, I am doing a post on them next week! Check in to see how!

      1. Vicky from Athens says:

        Thanks so much! I’ll be watching for it!

  8. Really find the constant pop up advertising extremely annoying. No longer wish to receive email from stonegable. Sorry.

    1. Sorry to hear that Darlene! If it weren’t for these ads StoneGable could never exist. It takes a lot of money to publish StoneGable every day and I could never do it on our home budget. I need the revenue from those ads to produce StoneGable. You have no idea the cost nor should you. Most people have no idea of the funds it takes to keep a blog alive and the hours I work every week (at least 60 hours a week)! I am very grateful for a way to make enough money to bring my wonderful readers the best blog I can create for you. I hope you reconsider and think of the ads as a way you can visit and read StoneGable daily.

      1. Mona howe says:

        Someone not willing to see the pop up ads shouldn’t be on a blog. I am inspired daily by you and I think your taste is exquisite!! I wish for you continued success and hope you get a multitude of sponsors that may actually provide you with riches.

      2. I’ll take the ads any day to be able to enjoy your beautiful blog! I don’t find them obtrusive at all though so I’m not sure what the issue is for some readers.
        Thank you, Yvonne, for your hard work sharing the creative, thoughtful and inspirational beauty your blog brings in to my life each day!

  9. Amy Chalmers says:

    Yvonne what a gorgeous table setting! I have a fondness for boxwood and your little wreaths and potted boxwoods look so elegant and festive. Simply stunning!

  10. Love your touches…..snow, boxwood and mercury glass… favorites.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Ellie LaJuett says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  12. Your table is so beautiful. I always love everything you do! Where did you find such realistic faux boxwood?

  13. Linda Byrnes says:

    Hi Yvonne,
    Beautiful tablescape. I love those Mercury glass pots from Pottery Barn. I am so glad we literally ran into each other at the Strasburg house tour! Thank you again for being so gracious to pose for a picture with my sister, my mom and myself. After we toured the last house we visited Cocalico…we did some major shopping there! Loved it.
    Thanks again for filling our mailbox each day with beautiful images and ideas!
    Happiest of holidays,
    Linda from NJ

    1. Linda, it was a delight to see you and spend time with you on the tour! I hope you take up my invitation to visit me at StoneGable!
      Hugs and Merry Christmas!

      1. Linda Byrnes says:

        Will do! See you in the spring!

  14. Beautiful tablescape really love all the interesting little things like the snow, boxwood, mercury glass & the little wreaths all along the table. Something for everyone to enjoy!
    Merry Christmas, Yvonne

  15. Absolutely stunning sweet friend!! I am always in love with your gorgeous table settings and this one is incredible. I love the green of the boxwood with the silver mercury glass- and I happen to get a little wild and crazy with sprinkling faux snow sometimes as well! 😉 Love how it looks!

    1. We are kindred spirits when it come to beauty Courtney! I adore everything you do!Such a big fan!

  16. Love the bright pop from the boxwood wreaths!! The ones I find always so artificial looking. Can I ask where you found yours?

    1. Hi Kay! I found them on amazon. Look for PRESERVED boxwood. They are gorgeous and last years if you pack them away properly. Hope this helps.

  17. The table is just gorgeous!


  18. Your styling is truly exquisite Yvonne! I just showed the tour to my hubby and yours really caught his eye :-). Thanks for joining in with us…

  19. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Stars, silver/mercury glass and boxwood always figure prominently in my Christmas decorating but you have given me some new ideas! Hoping to stop by your Pottery Barn Outlet on my way to Bethlehem next week. Fingers crossed that they have a good selection of Christmas merchandise.

  20. This is gorgeous, Yvonne. The red plates that you use for various holidays are definitely cheery. The ornaments are so festive, and the simple boxwood theme is very nice. I really love your whimsical use of fake snow 🙂

  21. What a beautiful table. Very festive and elegant. Can’t get enough mercury glass!

  22. Wow, Yvonne! You just keep outdoing yourself! Your dining room is beautiful.
    I am using some lovely paper plates that I found at Hobby Lobby for my Christmas table. And this is why I don’t write a blog, lol! My biggest pop up ad would be from Chinette.

    1. This make me laugh out loud!!! I read this to my Bobby! So cute Jule! Thanks for giving me a good laugh today!

  23. Your table is so beautiful. I love all the elements you used as they are some
    Of my favorites. Have not been able to figure out how I want to do table yet . Will be able to
    It more attention next week. But you have given lots of ideas.
    Have a great day

  24. Sherry Myers says:

    This is a beautiful tablescape. I can imagine how hard you have worked. Thanks, Yvonne, for spreading Christmas cheer our way. Being able to scroll through your beautiful creativity is a true gift for me. I love it. I enjoy setting a pretty table for my family. It brings me joy. I am looking forward to the candlelight tour.

  25. Luv luv luv this where did you get the boxwood wreaths on the plates ??? Thanks in advance !!

    1. Hi Lynda, I found them on Amazon. Just make sure you search “preserved” boxwood wreaths.

  26. And the tablescape Queen does it again…and again…and again:) And rightfully so! Your tables always look beautiful, Yvonne:) I started a TABLESCAPE Pinterest board, and I think they’re mostly your pins! LOL! Maybe I should rename the board to “Tables by Yvonne”. 😀

  27. Pam Lewis says:

    Stunning! Thank you for sharing your sources and all your great ideas. You should open a B & B, it’d be so much fun to stay at your home, especially during the holidays!

  28. I love this! Those wreaths are so adorable, I would love those all around my house so pretty!

  29. Hello Yvonne,
    I have searched the web looking for a good quality faux boxwood ball ( as shown in the above post) and looked where you said (in your response to Kay). Could you tell me the exact brand that you bought?? I want to purchase some t use in my decorating, even in my spring. Thank you so much.

  30. Sandi Ekholm says:

    Yvonne, I love following your blog—always uplifting.
    What a beautiful tables scape—just a huge word of caution—if one has pets/esp. dogs—be careful w/snow & flocking—it is very dangerous if a pet eats it (my 2 eat everything on the floor)!!!
    Sending loving greetings for a beautiful season as well as a SAFE one.

  31. Inspiring and such a lovely use of color. I appreciate that you are so willing to help readers find these products. Thank you for your generosity. Have a Merry Christmas!

  32. Always love your tablescapes, and I’m constantly inspired…I wish we had more company to show my table to…but I enjoy it just for myself!

  33. Lise Harrison says:

    Love the boxwood with the mercury glass, it transcends the Christmas season which is what I like! Where do you shop for boxwoods and those beautifully detailed vases?

  34. Sheilah Broughton says:

    Hi Yvonne,
    What size are the boxwood balls?

  35. Do you have directions for diy paper stars that you have hanging and on your table? Thanks! Lovely!

    1. I found a pattern on my Cricut electronic machine. It was so so easy!

  36. Arla Philippbar says:

    Love the Mercury glass and the boxwood. Have started a collection of both. Thank you for the inspiration.

  37. Where didi you get your boxwood balls and wreaths on plates?

    1. Hi Darlene, I found the boxwood balls and wreaths on amazon. Just look there.