It is almost Christmas Eve and a time for a new table. Well actually doesn’t matter really the day I am always up for a new table setting. We had our Annual Open House on Saturday and I received a beautiful centrepiece floral arrangement. Inspiration struck and I decided that would make a perfect accent for a Christmas Plaid Table.
My Red Plaid table first appeared on the blog in 2015. I had created a fun Christmas table although by today’s standard maybe a bit crowded lol. No matter I adored it at the time. Fast forward to modern day and my new vision of Holiday hurray.
Christmas Plaid Table
My first seasonal table is red and plaid, I love this tablecloth, its so “In” for the year.Actually it is in for the season every year don’t you think. Red plaid screams country celebrations or down home comfort. As I said earlier the centerpiece was a gift and isn’t it beautiful. The candle is cinnamon so it also smells like Christmas.
The best thing about a Christmas table, anything goes. E\What ever your colour choice or decor the table is yours to create. Match it to your tree or to a theme, what makes you happy. For me I like to change it and cover all “palettes”.
Today is a far more traditional setting. Adding in aspects from my Snowman Table of last year. I have not recreated the snowman with plates but I did add in a fun placecard holder. Did you Notice?
Creating a Holiday Table
Once the colour is determined and your linens are selected you need to move on to furnishing the table. I start with the centrepiece and then move to chargers. That then determines plates, accents and of course a napkin design. While in Bangor i found these adorable Snowman hat place card holders at Hobby Lobby. And I may have carried them by hand home on the plane. Priorities people priorities.
Reindeer knife rests, green chargers and red plates help create the mood. Adding in a few naughty and nice plates from Rae Dunn also adds to the charm. I recreated a few fav napkin designs the elf hat and the elf boot.
How to create the Perfect Seasonal Table
Creating a table is personal but there are several basis steps to follow
- select your table linens
- pick a centrepiece
- add plates
- place silverwear
- pick some fun salt and pepper shakers
- find cool trinkets around your home
- make it personal, name cards, napkin folds or even little treats for guests
- step back and admire your table