Thursday, December 9, 2021

Joyous Christmas Tablescape

Tablescape inspiration can come from the strangest places. The inspiration for this table came from none other than Melissa’s Produce. Considering the lack of produce used here, this may give you pause for thought. The truth is, in addition to their quality produce, they also offer a wide variety of beautiful gift baskets. A couple of years ago the red sleigh basket that I used as the centerpiece was among their offerings, this one fill​​ed with beautiful apples. I thought it would make a lovely addition to this year’s table alongside my mother’s Santa carrying a tree.

I filled the basket with bits of greenery in which I interwove tiny battery powered lights. I then added a couple of wrapped gifts using fabulous wrapping paper that I got this year and I’m crazy about! It was pure serendipity that it matched the napkins, also a purchase this year from Pottery Barn.

The Christmas tree candle holders were my mother’s at one time. I am totally in love with these, and used sturdy colonial candles in them.


The greenery placemats are from Pier 1, a number of years ago, as are the plaid plates on top of them. Every time I use these, I get lots of comments. The salad plates on top are called “Christmas Tunes" and are from 222 Fifth.

The cranberry stemware that works so well here, giving the table a jewel-toned glow, is a product of Avon from years ago; the flatware was my mother’s as well.

Napkins, as mentioned above, are from Pottery Barn. I cannot emphasize enough the fabulous quality of their napkins. They are heavy duty, wash beautifully, and always keep their shape. Sadly, I have forgotten the source of the pine cone napkin rings.

Yet another lovely addition to this table are the miniature baskets (my mother’s as well -- she used to set a stunning table), that I filled with mint-filled chocolate Penguins that my little granddaughter was selling as a part of a fundraiser for Brownie troop.

Make your Christmas dining merry and bright!

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8 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Your table is a feast for the eyes! One would enjoy any food sat there!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful tablescape!!! Love the tree candle holders!!!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!!!

Joy B said...

Having so many of your mother's things on this table make it extra special! Plus you can't go wrong with the black and white checks along with the cranberry red. Enjoy the season!

Unknown said...

Pattie, I love your table! Love the black and white with the red and green - so well coordinated and festive looking. Your plate stack is so pretty and the goblets are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
Kim

michellez said...

Wonderful that you have so many keepsakes of your mom's. Such a pretty table, Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Oh Pattie this is the prettiest holiday tablescape I have ever seen, I love so much about it. The black and white buffalo check is my go-to scheme here, so naturally I love it! I'm mad about those salad plates and those tiny baskets of your Mother's are priceless. This belongs in a magazine!

thepaintedapron.com said...

This is adorable Pattie! I love the plates, all the greenery and the wonderful Santa and sleigh! It feels like a Hallmark movie, love it!
Jenna

The Tote Trove said...

Pattie, you've done it again! Your table is absolutely charming. I love how you made the red sleigh basket your own by filling it with wonderful things. And your mother's little baskets bearing your granddaughter's chocolate mint penguins at each place are the perfect personal and whimsical touch. Your guests will fall in love at first sight. :)