I just set our easy Christmas table for our Christmas day dinner! It’s simple and festive and just perfect for this crazy year! Our table is cozy and maybe yours is too. So creating something special is so important!
I used so many of the designer trick and tips I’ve learned throughout the years to set this table.
One designer concept I used on this table and also in so much of my decorating is to keep my color palette tight.
Just doing that will create a more beautiful cohesive look!
Just like the rest of our home, this Christmas table features lots of greens and whites!
Our Christmas table is casual this year!
Each place setting has our everyday square dishes set on top of a faux evergreen wreath.
A Christmas tree napkin is tied up with an off white and black cotton ribbon. I used a contrasting ribbon to give it a bit of interest.
And a snowy acorn ornament and a few sprigs of greens and berries are tuck into the bow. Such a pretty part of this easy Christmas table!
I think a real napkin and some sort of embellishment makes the most modest tablescape stand out!
The silver was my grandmother’s. I love the art deco feel to this silverware. Like many of my Nani’s kitchenwares, I think she got this either out of a flour sack or bought it with green stamps.
Even though this table is easy to set it’s nice to use our best silver! Even if it is silverplate.
The green stemmed goblets were from Target years and years ago.
When we moved from StoneGable I let go of at least two-thirds of my tableware. I just did not use it.
But these pretty goblets came along to the Tanglewood House! Even if I just bring them out at Christmas for our table, they were so worth keeping!
The centerpiece for this nature-inspired table is a long whitewashed basket tray filled with evergreen clippings…
and pinecones and ornaments…
And beautiful white orchids!
I added teeny tiny ball ornaments to the base of the orchids. I think they look so festive! And add an extra layer of detail to our Christmas table!
My “poinsettia” for Christmas and winter decorating is an orchid! I LOVE orchids and this time of year I especially love white orchids!
They add a bit of elegance to an easy, cozy table.
The orchids run down the center of the tray with alternating little white crocks with candles.
I did not buy one thing for this table. I had everything on hand. And just used what I have.
I’ve been a bit obsessed with easy Christmas arrangements this year! They really have become the backbone of my decorating!
The centerpiece is a good example of just how easy it is to create a Christmas arrangement!
You can see MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS HERE. I share 8 ways you can create Christmas arrangements and a “formula” to create so many more! It really is a must-read!
A set of pewter reindeer salt and pepper shakers stand guard on the table waiting for Santa.
I heard the most charming story about how the reindeer became part of our Christmas traditions.
In the book of Revelation chapter 19, Jesus comes back on a white horse to set all of creation right. And He judges the righteous in Him and the unrighteous, the good and bad.
The tradition goes that St. Nicholas comes back once a year to remind us that there will be a judgment of good and bad. Hence, naughty and nice.
And he also comes back on a white horse as well. But in Norway, they didn’t have horses at that time. They had reindeer. So St. Nick rode in a sleigh from heaven pulled by reindeer.
These little reindeer have graced every Christmas brunch table for over a decade.
This Christmas will not have the busyness or the noice or the controlled chaos of most of our wonderful Christmases. But it will have the same joy and love and sense of holiness!
Our table is set and our hearts are ready!
Happy birthday to the KING! And merry Christmas to you!
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