Styling an Elegant Christmas Tablescape in Red Gold and White
Once again Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate has brought us together again to for our last blog hop of the year. This roundup of holiday inspiration ends tomorrow but you can visit all the table stylists at the links below.
From the start, I knew that this elegant Christmas tablescape was to be filled with lots of sparkle and shine. The Mr. is fond of red holiday décor and he got his fill with this one. Once again, it has been my great fortune to have everything needed for this table on hand, which saves me some cash to catch those after holiday clearance sales.
I used the white tablecloth from my Rustic Inspired Plaid Accented Tablescape. The white damask cloth by Martha Stewart serves as the overlay. I placed a gold rosette runner down the center of the table. The rosette motif is beautiful, but some centerpiece items aren’t perfectly flat on the runner. That’s a small detail but I wanted to share that in case you want to use this pattern at any time.
In the center, I stacked a large and small cake stand to hold the shiny red, gold and bronze ornaments. Most of these ornaments are old and without the top hook but I couldn’t bear to throw them away.
On each side of the ornaments, I have rose gold mercury glass taper holders. To the right and left of those are small mercury glass votives with rhinestone décor. The larger gold glittered votive holders were recycled after the original candles had burned down.
Rounding out the centerpiece is a gold angel and gold tree.
The highlights of my elegant Christmas tablescape are the place settings. I began the stack with red acrylic fluted chargers. Next, I used square dinner plates and topped them with an additional round dinner plate wrapped with a red poinsettia embossed napkin. My red and gold wavy edge dessert plate and white and gold appetizer complete the stack of dinnerware. You’ll notice a gold/silver napkin ring sitting on the edge of the square plate. With the bulk of the cutlery on top of the stack, there wasn’t a need for them. However impractical their placement, I didn’t want to leave them off this table.
Gold-tone flatware is placed atop of the last plate and on the table.
This trio of glassware are my favorite items on this table. The red and gold goblets are sturdier than they look. I combined them with crystal flutes and a crystal look goblet.
Since an elegant table was my goal, I gave the chairs a bit of flair with gold sashes. I tied a bow into each one and positioned it on the side of the chair.
There you have it, my ideas for Styling an Elegant Christmas Tablescape in Red Gold and White. Thanks again Chloe for all the work you’ve done throughout the year organizing our blog hops. Don’t forget to visit the other links for some more holiday inspiration.
- White damask cloth, white dinner plates, crystal goblets, red napkins – thrifted
- Gold rosette runner, chair sashes – Efavormart
- Red fluted chargers, mercury glass candlesticks – Michael’s
- Dessert and appetizer plates, red & gold goblets – Pier 1
- Gold cutlery-Fingerhut
- Crystal flutes crystal goblets, Large and small gold cake stands – TJ Maxx
- Gold tree and angel, small gold votive holders– Big Lots
- Larger gold glitter votive holders – DIY