It’s only two weeks to Christmas! Time to think about your dinner table. Here are our favorite table decoration ideas for gathering your family and friends over the Christmas dinner to have a merry time.
Whimsical Dots and Stripes
Set a pretty table full of childhood dreams and visions of sugar plums and holiday candy by adding polka dot plates to a simple white and red table decoration. Candy striped glasses add to the playful feel of this table setting. All products are hand-painted terra-cotta and glass from Vietri and are available at Bloomingdales.
’12 Days of Christmas’
If you want to shop for one serving set this Christmas, this one will last for ages and you will be proud to use it year after year every Christmas. A lovely serving set depicting the popular Christmas carol ’12 Days of Christmas’. Here’s what is included in the set:
- Two Turtle Doves Snack Bowl
- Three French Hens Butter Dish
- Four Calling Birds Serving Bowl
- Five Golden Napkin Rings
- Six Geese-a-Laying Gravy Boat
- Seven Swans-a-Swimming Soup Tureen
- Eight Maids-a-Milking Sugar Bowl & Creamer
- Nine Ladies Dancing Serving Bowl
- Ten Lords-a-Leaping Place Card Holders
- Eleven Pipers Piping Serving Spoons
- Twelve Drummers Drumming Cake Stand
Lenox, the pioneer in decorative dinnerware in America, is a must-have for every household and more so, during the holidays. The classic and nostalgic dinner sets from Lenox complete a Christmas table like no other. The good, old-fashioned Holiday dinnerware set with matching place card holders will make your table instantly festive. Add to them the ‘Optics’ Red Glasses in Balloon and All-Purpose shape to complete this merry-looking table. Shop at Lenox.com
You can always use more seating space during Christmas. This IKEA Extendable Table priced at $329 caught our eye as a perfect solution. A relaxed and simple Christmas table decoration that soothes the eye with its white palette. All white chairs and table are compliemented by white dinnerware, silver candle stand and beautiful STARLA star-shaped Pendant Lamps. Red DIOD glasses add a lovely accent of Red. All available at IKEA.
Create a whimsical, winter table setting for Christmas with bold and bright ‘Chirp’ collection from Lenox in the very fashionable Turquoise color. The matching ‘Chirp’ napkin rings are a pretty addition to the table. Available at Macy’s.
Simple and elegant, this table setting is for those who love subtle and festive. Create a white background with this pretty tablecloth and runner adorned with simple poinsettia appliqué detailing from Dunelm Hill. Add red and gold details with large poinsettias, solid red dinnerware and gold accents.
With red and white hogging all the limelight during Christmas, green often goes neglected, serving only to accent white and red mostly by adding seasonal branches. But it can be used to create a stunning monochromatic Christmas table setting. This green on green table decoration has dark green Lenox Holly Damask linens as the base. Add cream colored China with a green pattern, green glasses and a green centerpiece. This time, let red be the accent color. Shop at Dillards.
A Table for Little Elves
Without a doubt, Kids look forward to Christmas the most. Set a merry and festive table for the little elves in your house. If you have little kids or grandchildren coming over, take a look at this ‘Jolly’ pattern from Pier1 Imports. Start with a bright green tablecloth. For each place setting, use Round Tinsel Placemat followed by a Felt Snowflake Placemat. Top with one of the Jolly tidbit snack plates and slip a Jingle Bell ring into a red gingham dinner napkin. Add Jolly salt and pepper shakers, mugs, platters and add your own red and white baubles and other decorations to liven up the table.
Black, White and Merry
Forego the traditional colors and yet, create a stunning anf festive look with Mackenzie-Childs’ Courtly Check and Parchment Check collection. Add pretty black/white and cream/white checkered details through dinnerware or serving dishes. The lovely tree-shaped candy jars or the checkered candle stands are also pretty black and white accents. The center of attraction is the ‘Putty Shard’ tree which are all one-of-a-kind since they are each made using teacup shards, knobs, flower pots and pieces. A lovely item for collectors.