This elegant ivory and gold Christmas tablescape is the last one of the season. Each time I post a picture of a table on Facebook my daughter in Texas asks, “Is this one going to stay?”. Finally, I could say yes! I had plans for a few more but you know what often happens to the best-laid plans. For this table, my intention was to add more shimmer and the abundance of gold here accomplished just that.
The Makings of a Christmas Tablescape
It starts with an ivory tablecloth overlaid with a gold rosette runner. The runner came in a set of two that I bought at Efavormart.com. As pretty as they are, two was just too much for this setting. After the table cover is in place I move on to the centerpiece so I’m not reaching over the place settings. That could be an accident waiting to happen.
On occasion, I add lots of items to the center of my tables. To me when I do that it’s no longer a centerpiece so I call it a display. Also, while I’m on the subject of correct placement on a table here’s a great infographic on how to set your table. It’s a good resource for newbies and good refresher for veteran hostesses.
My center display starts with a tall cylinder vase from the dollar store. I used a fabric like piece of scrapbook paper to help disguise the stems from the faux hydrangeas and seasonal picks.
In front I placed two gold mercury glass votive holders embellished with rhinestones.
On each side of the vase, I have ivory votive stands with beaded heart inserts. These came from Michaels.
Towards the back of the vase are silver-gold taper holders, and at each end gold and silver beaded cones from Big Lots sit on mini white cake stands.
Before I get to the details, let me tell you about why some items are out of place on my tables. Most of the time I arrange the flatware and glasses in the best way for me to get my pictures and for symmetry. This way I don’t have to remove items to get the best detail shot. After the pics are taken I may or may not move them back to their proper places. Now for the details.
I’ve had these gold placemats for so long that I don’t remember where they came from. The stack begins with a green glass charger. They came from Pier 1 and were only $7.99 for a set of four. That was quite a steal! I placed a hobnail beige plate under the green and white bowl with gold trim to add height both plates are thrift store finds.
These cute little gold and white appetizer plate are from Burlington’s. The gold-tone monogram cutlery came from Fingerhut many moons ago and the ivory napkins are thrift store finds. Another Pier 1 purchase was the green goblets. The clear ones with gold rims are from the dollar store.
And for a finishing touch, the chairs received a gold sash. So, there you have it! It’s been a fun year of tablescapes and thank you so much for checking them out and for all your kind comments. Merry Christmas!
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