Good gosh it is December 28th and I have yet to share my Christmas table. Not only that but this Non Traditional Christmas Table has been set since November. Facepalm on that one, normally I change my table three to four times a holiday but 2020 is the year of different.
Different colours, different traditions and well just totally different.
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Pink Christmas Table
2020 was a pink year for me for the holidays. OK pink is always a holiday colour for me but I usually also change it up at least in the dining room. I have done a pink table, a blue table sometimes even a gold table. Usually I also share a traditional one but a Covid Year has me thinking sideways.
I did start this season all keen and motivated. My house was fully decorated by the 17th of November, table was set I believe on the 12th. And then there is sat in all it’s glory. My original plan was to switch it up to the traditional plaid for Christmas morning and then amend this one slightly for a special New Years Eve celebration with a few family members.
Then the plans changed, no special New Years Celebration with Family and heck for a moment it seemed even Christmas was shrunk. No matter a pretty table always makes me smile so I left this one set. I think because I moved the tree this year and it served as a backdrop for the table I just wanted the pink all season.
Non Traditional Christmas Table in Pink
It is probably only natural that the gal that decorates her tree in pink also wants a pink table. For 2020 I wanted my first table to be soft and welcoming with a hint of girl glam. And lucky for me Kent is OK with that.
The base naturally is the pale pink linen cloth I picked up a few years ago at Home Sense. It provides a natural bas to work with. Ironically the rest of the table came together after I selected the centerpiece. A few years ago I received what one can only call a ginormous apothecary jar. I mean it is huge.
I had filled it with a large selections of pink and gold ornaments and it has been a staple in my living room decor. This year I wanted it on my table. So it all started with a bunch of balls and a jar.
Creating the Center
My tables are most often created with items from around my home. This year I grabbed a couple of burlap trees (easily made or purchased if you prefer) The trees create a slight bit of neutrality in the table but the burlap blends well. Clear crystal candle holders and a set of crystal nutcracker holders created balance on either side.
The candles are cream and pink and help create the mood. A set of small trees in shades of pearl with seashells seemed a cute addition. Found at Michaels, they have found their way around my home every year.
Trying to balance the burlap I grabbed a few of my cedar slabs that had been softwashed in a pale pink. And then of course a few sets of salt and pepper shakers in a soft white. Balance and practicality are key with any tablescape.
Non Traditional Christmas Table settings
Once the center was complete the rest of the table was simple. Selecting the chargers probably took the longest because I have too many. I opted for a square charger in a pale rose gold. Normally Inset my square plates on top but I thought a round set of white dishes would look unique.
Pink matching napkins shaped like trees and topped with an ornament. The perfect accent to the centrepiece. This gal loves a full place setting so of course the Oneida came out and we went formal setting. Using the reindeer knife rests I kept the gold running through my tablescape.
Tip: If you are having a hard time finding knife rests, check out chopstick holders, they work beautifully.
I always add a full set of wine glasses and water glasses. Dining should be a savoured experience plus an excuse to enjoy a glass or two. Adding a few wine coasters to keep the wine chilled is a must. AS is a fancy bottle filled with water. This year we also ordered a few bottles of a sparkling wine from BC that matches the table. Pure coincidence but it worked.
Christmas dinner was a huge success
And yes the table was used exactly as set, because I do love a great table.
Shop my Table
I have linked a few similar items in case you want to re-create this Christmas setting.