ORCHID AND PINECONE EASY CHRISTMAS TABLE
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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Good Morning Yvonne: My husband and I want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Lets hope 2021 will be Healthy and Happy for everyone. Marilyn and Lou Petitto
Merry Christmas, Marilyn and Lou! God bless you!
The table looks beautiful – you have such grace and style! Merry Holidays!
Merry Christmas Barbara!
Merry Christmas Yvonne! Thinking of you as sip my Christmas Eve morning coffee. My your holiday be rich with happiness and good health be the gift for all. Your lovely table sets just the right tone for hope coming forward!
Hi Nancy, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas hope for me! And I pray the same for you and your family! Merry Christmas!
What a lovely and natural table setting! I’m going to duplicate it! Merry Christmas, Yvonne, to you and your beautiful family. May the new year bring you joy and good health!
Merry Christmas Yvonne !
Blessings for a healthy, happy New Year !
I so enjoy your blog & ambitious style !
Thank you! I absolutely love the “ambitious style”!
Your table looks beautiful and I love the story about the reindeer! I have several reindeer that I enjoy at Christmas time and I’ll relate their significance from your story to my family. Merry Christmas!
My favorite animal is a reindeer. They are darling!
Merry Christmas to you and yours. I love your table decor and settings! There are a lot of beautiful examples of Table settings but yours is more suited to my family. I don’t need four plates stacked up on top of each other as in some elaborate place settings I’ve seen though beautiful I find them somewhat impractical. I also like the center of my table to be simple so that I can see those across the table from each other. I love the idea of using a fake wreath instead of a charger for Christmas and I love your reindeers! I will incorporate some of your ideas in my next years Christmas setting for sure.
I hope you find inspiration in everything you see, Anna and can use them to create a home you love!
Love the simplicity of your Christmas tablescape. I would like to know whete you purchased your green goblets. Love them. Thanks for sharing. Kathy Ryder
The goblets came from Target years ago. Merry Christmas.
Just beautiful! Love the soft colors. very relaxing and comfortable looking and love the stories about the white horse☺?
Merry Christmas, Elaine!
Yvonne… Thank you for your beautiful and helpful blog. I “found” your blog through Sutton Place. Your style is more designer and sophisticated and I love seeing both of these blogs. Thank you for all the lovely ideas.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of God’s blessings.
Ann’s blog is so beautiful, isn’t it! And I’ve learned so much from her. Merry Christmas.
Happy Christmas Merry Everything! I love your table Yvonne. It is simple, festive and gorgeous. Blessings for the New Year.
Merry Christmas Mary! Hugs from StoneGable
Simple, fresh and absolutely lovely — Love this “use what you have” no-cost and no-fuss approach style Yvonne. Merry Christmas and God bless you and your family!
That makes my heart sing!!! Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas and God bless you!
Thank you for another wonderful year of beautiful decor, and Devine blessings!
Merry Christmas ?❤️?
Merry Christmas to you and yours Lisa!
Merry Christmas Lisa!
Merry Christmas to you and thank you so much for all your wonderful decorating ideas, they have been such an inspiration . Will be trying your brisket for Christmas dinner.
Thank you once again for an amazing blog! Can you please let me know where you got the snow flakes hanging in your entry?
So pretty! I put the big faux orchid pot I’d made last spring away and now wish I hadn’t. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Beautiful table. Love the simplicity and all the white.
Thanks, Renee. This was such an easy table to style. I hope you got lots of ideas to use in your own home. Happy New Year.
I love white too! Kindred hearts!
Yvonne — a Blessed Christmas to you and your family! Love your simple, yet stately style. Your joyful approach to the holidays inspires me to provide a loving and festive environment for my family to enjoy.
May I ask where you purchased the sweet silver reindeer set, as well as the lovely silver acorn and pinecone ornaments? Thank you for sharing your wisdom and ideas — You are a blessing!
The reindeer are salt and pepper shakers from Pottery Barn but I don’t see them anymore. Sorry! And I found the acorns locally.