I love doing a pretty table setting during Christmas. In the past, I have not shared about some I’ve done because we used our everyday tables for the occasion. It’s not practical to setup a formal everyday table weeks or days before an event because we need a place to eat in the meantime. We have a separate dinning room this year so setting it up in advance is possible. I must admit though that I had to remove this setting because our everyday table needs a replacement.
Those two farmhouse looking chairs are from our old breakfast table. Everything I used to set the table are either items I had on hand or from recent purchases during the Fall (for other uses). I like to bring out all the fancy for the Christmas dinner table. And it usually looks differently each year based on what I have or what color scheme I’m using. Here is a breakdown of what I used to set this year’s table:
- Tablecloth (Ross Dress Stores early this Fall)
- Golden Chargers (Dollar Tree early this Fall)
- White plates with gold rims (Dollar Tree a few years ago)
- Decorative salad plates (Walmart collection a few years ago)
- Gold candle votives (Dollar Tree early this Fall)
- Clear Votives (Walmart recent holiday)
- Candles in votives (Walmart early this Fall)
- Gold Tapper Candles (Home Goods early this Fall)
- Drinking Glasses (Wedding Gifts)
- Utensils (owned)
- Ribbon (At Home Stores holiday purchase
- Faux greenery (Target recent Holiday)
- Fabric napkins (At Home Stores summer purchase)
- Ornaments (On hand)
Our plan is to host our own dinner on Christmas Eve. We usually do this on Christmas day but this year, some of our friends would love to have us as their guests. We don’t have family close by anymore so dinning with friends is always fun. But this is what I thought the table might look like this year. I used faux greenery here in the original set up. We have an evergreen tree (white cedar) out front but it was covered in snow when I was setting up the table. I may snip a few branches from the outside and switch out the faux for some fresh if the snow melts off the branches.
The salad plates have different patterns. I wanted them all in deer print back when I saw them a few years ago but I could not find them all at the one location. I noticed I had one large plate in this collection and only five salad plates for the table setting. Hubby recently picked up another salad plate for me but it has a Christmas tree print. It is beautiful, too.
Notice the champagne glasses are of two different styles. Here is the plain one next to the wine glass. We don’t really do wine so these glasses are there for juice, water, or champagne.
And here is the other design of the champagne glasses. These were all gifted as wedding presents and I like to bring them out during the holidays.
This is another angle of the room. Free artwork decor is the best. This fa la la printable is free for downloading here.
The view at night is stunning with the lights from the trees and from the candles. I think we would probably have a candlelight dinner. One of the little votives needs replacing so it didn’t light up but the overall scene in the room is just a beauty at night. The trees were brought over from the family room. I love them here next to the window.
That’s the table setting in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you have a Happy Holidays. Here is a look at last year’s table in our previous home.
Do you go all out and set up a formal table for Christmas if you are hosting dinner? Or do you have a buffet style because you have way too many mouths to feed?