Gold and Green Tablescape Idea

Gold and Green Tablescape Idea

for Christmas

It is possible to create an elegant gold and green tablescape even if on a budget.  I am featuring this beautiful gold and green tablescape, created by Kathleen from CuisineKathleen.com, to inspire you to re-create a similar gold and green tablescape in your own home. Unfortunately, this photo does not do justice to Kathleen’s beautiful design, but as you put together your own rendition of her design you will see how truly beautiful it looks in its simplicity!

For this gold and green tablescape idea, Kathleen used a dark green jacquard tablecloth and napkins as the base for her gold and green Christmas dinner table.  As an alternative, I think a creamy ivory table cloth using gold accent pieces would look just a stunning as the green and would brighten the room.  Kathleen appears to have very bright walls so she does need the extra color in her dining room, which the dark green color does provide.  If your dining room is dark then I recommend going with the cream.

The gold and green tablescape has a simple all natural floral and pine cone tablescape arrangement that runs down the center of the table on a wide burgundy red Christmas ribbon in place of a table runner.  She added gold taper candles in crystal candle holders to the tablescape decor as gold accents.

When recreating this gold and green tablescape for Christmas, I would gild some of the pine cones with either gold paint or gold leaf and gold glass glitter, just on the tips, as an extra touch of sparkle to reflect off the candlelight. I wouldn’t do all of the pine cones gold.  A mixed balance with the natural pine cones will look fabulous and add a little extra glimmer to the table!

Further more, gold gilded pinecones can also be used as place card holders. The napkins could be placed to the right of the dinnerware and a gilded pine cone place card holder could be placed on the last layer of the plate setting; either on an appetizer plate or in the soup bowl, depending on the courses you are planning to serve.

If you are a DIYer and would like to make gold Christmas pine cone place card holders for your gold and green tablescape, Jennifer from ShineWithJL.com and Jacky from SmallHomeLove.com both have website tutorials that will teach you ways to make your own.

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In Jacky’s tutorial she uses a paper clip to hold the place card, I like the wire method used in this video better. Watch it and see How HGTV makes theirs.

 

St. Nicholas Square Rich Dark Green Poinsettia Fabric

Oblong Tablecloth 

St. Nicholas Square Rich Green Poinsettia Fabric Oblong Tablecloth

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St. Nicholas Square Rich Green Poinsettia Fabric Oblong Tablecloth

Similar to the beautiful dark green jacquard tablecloth used by Kathleen, this tablecloth has poinsettia detailing woven into the design of the tablecloth. It will be a beautiful addition to the Christmas table.

Christmas Holly Fabric Table Runner

Christmas Holly Fabric Table Runner by Beistle

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Christmas Holly Fabric Table Runner

This holly table runner is very affordable and will coordinate perfectly with the dark green tablecloth and Lenox Holiday Holly China. I like it much better than the ribbon used on Kathleen’s gold and green tablescape, only because of the holly design which coordinates so well with the Lenox Holiday Holly China.

If deciding to use a creamy ivory tablecloth, instead of the dark green Kathleen used, since our theme is a gold and green tablescape, I would look for either a dark green table runner to lay down the center of the table, or an ivory with a dark green print for a more modern look. The creamy ivory linens against the dark evergreens will set off the colors of the floral arrangement beautifully and turn the table from a simple Christmas table to an elegant Christmas table.

Kathleen told me that she has also used beige linens, as well as burgundy with this gold and green tablescape design with great success.  Thanks for that info, Kathleen! So you see this awesome  look can be changed around to your own personal preference using what you may already have on hand in your linen closet.

Ivory Laurel Leaf Oblong / Rectangle Tablecloth

by Lenox

 

Ivory Laurel Leaf Oblong / Rectangle Tablecloth by Lenox

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Ivory Laurel Leaf Oblong / Rectangle Tablecloth

To create a different perspective of this gold and green tablescape, instead of using the dark green tablecloth, I would step up the elegance factor with this lovely and affordable ivory and gold damask tablecloth in a laurel leaf pattern by Lenox.  I think the Lenox Holiday Holly china will look stunning staged against this tablecloth.

Neutral colors such as cream, ivory, white or sand will reflect the light making everything on our holiday table sparkle while assisting in lightening and brightening the room. If your dining room is on the dark side, a lighter color palette would be ideal.  The color blend will go well with any green and gold tablescape theme, as well as any fine china color pattern. It will look exquisite with gold banded fine china and crystal stemware.

Gold Fleur De Lis Decorative Christmas Table Runner

Perfect for a More Formal Gold and Green Tablescape

Gold Fleur De Lis Table Runner

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Gold Fleur De Lis Decorative Christmas Table Runner

This satin brocade Gold Fleur De Lis Decorative Christmas Table Runner is a ideal table runner for an elegant addition to either the green poinsettia tablecloth featured above or the cream tablecloth featured below. The Fleur De Lis design is a good match to the Fleur De Lis napkin rings use by Kathleen in the photo of her gold and green tablescape. Fresh evergreens, gilded pine cones and florals will look stunning as a fabulous contrast setting on this gold table runner.

Gold and Green Damask Table Runner

with a Gold Foil Metallic Print

by Cotton Craft

Gold and Green Jute Damask Table Runner with a Gold Foil Metallic Print by Cotton Craft

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Gold and Green Jute Damask Table Runner with a Gold Foil Metallic Print

Make an elegant and contemporary gold and green tablescape by placing this classic designed Gold and Green Jute Damask Table Runner on the creamy ivory table cloth featured above. The runner has a green damask print highlighted with a rich colorful gold foil metallic print. This runner will give the table a rich elegant feel to it and look fabulous with the evergreens used as the focal point of the gold and green tablescape.

Gold Beaded Round Charger Plates

First Layer of Our Gold and Green Tablescape Place Setting

Set of 4 – Charge it by Jay

Gold Beaded Round Charger Plates Set of 4 Charge it by Jay

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Gold Beaded Round Charger Plates Charge – Set of 4

This example of a gold and green tablescape is set with a gorgeous but discontinued, gold rimmed holly patterned set of Lenox China called Lenox Eternal Christmas.  I found a Lenox Holiday Collection with a holly berry design to replace it.  This is one of the Lenox china sets I have myself and I love it.

Holiday Holly 5-Piece Gold-Banded Ivory

Fine China Place Setting Set

Service for 1 by Lenox

 

Holiday Holly 5-Piece Gold-Banded Fine China Place Setting Set Service for 1 by Lenox

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Holiday Holly 5-Piece Gold-Banded Fine China Place Setting Set

This Lenox Fine China Holiday Holly Berry Set is not the same set Kathleen used for her Christmas green and gold tablescape shown above, but it will be equally as beautiful on the dinner table, in fact I like it better because the green color in the holly is a darker green.

It has an ivory background which I think will look superior when placed upon the cream and gold damask tablecloth I selected to showcase above and I think this set is versatile enough to be used with any gold themed Christmas tablescape such as a a gold and green tablescape theme, a gold and red tablescape theme, or a gold and creamy ivory tablescape theme.

This set of fine bone porcelain China by Lenox, is a five piece place setting for one.  The set has an ivory background with a holly berry pattern.
Each piece is accented with 24-karat gold banded rims, giving a touch of luxury to every piece.  One of the things which I really love about Lenox Fine China, other than the superior quality of its porcelain, is the lifetime replacement policy it carries.

 

Lenox Holiday Gold-Banded Fine China Serving Pieces

Lenox Serving Bowl from the Holiday Collection

Lenox Holiday Gold-Banded Fine China Serving Bowl

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Lenox Holiday Gold-Banded Fine China Collection

 

Holly & Berry Napkin Rings

Set of 4 by Lenox

Gold, Green and Red Holly & Berry Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Lenox

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Holly & Berry Napkin Rings Set of 4

If using the Lenox Fine China for your gold and green tablescape, I think these napkin rings are the better choice. Of course, as long as the napkin rings are gold they will be fine. With that being said, I would look for a shiny gold to reflect the candle light and add glimmer and sparkle to the table rather than a dull matte finish gold.

Lenox created 5 different styles of Christmas holly berry napkin rings as additions to their many holiday China patterns and this is one of them. I thought this set would be the best to use with the gold and green tablescape linens. I think this set would be stunning with the ivory tablecloth on ivory napkins too. This set is gold plate with green and red enamel used for the holly berry design.

Jeweled Gold Fleur-De-Lis

4-piece Napkin Ring Set by Fennco

Jeweled Gold Fleur-De-Lis 4-piece Napkin Ring Set by Fennco

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Jeweled Gold Fleur-De-Lis 4-piece Napkin Ring Set

As the gold accent finishing touch, Kathleen selected a shiny brass Fleur de Lis napkin ring covered with intricate gold bead work interwoven with green to add additional sparkle and glamour to the table setting.  I found two sets of napkin rings to substituted for Kathleen’s.  One set is a Lenox napkin ring set to coordinate with the Lenox Holiday China, which are still very affordable, and a jeweled Fleur de Lis similar to the gorgeous set Kathleen used on her gold and green tablescape.

Kathleen used a beautiful gold plated flatware pattern by Wallace on her gold and green tablescape.  I found  two different gold plated flatware patterns that would make excellent substitutes. One is a moderately priced formal, gold plated Baroque pattern by Wallace and one is an inexpensive substitute which is elegant in appearance and yet is still a very affordable set.

Antique Baroque Gold-Plated 80-Piece Flatware Set

by Wallace

Antique Baroque Gold-Plated 80-Piece Flatware Set by Wallace

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Antique Baroque Gold-Plated 80-Piece Flatware Set

Wallace is a well known company who makes gorgeous moderately priced flatware. I love this ornately decorated baroque style gold plated set and think it will be a stunning addition to accent any gold themed formal Christmas tablescape. It will immediate add luxurious opulence to any dinner table and will handsomely complement any gold rimmed dinnerware for a memorable formal occasion.

This set includes 12 place settings. Each place setting consists of 1 dinner knife, 1 dinner fork, 1 salad fork, 1 soup spoon and 1 teaspoon. It also includes a hostess serving set of 1 serving spoon, 1 pierced serving spoon, 1 cold meat fork, 1 sugar spoon, 1 butter knife, 1 gravy ladle, 1 pie server, and 1 flat server.

72 Pc Gold Trim Flatware Set

by BF Systems

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72 Pc. Gold Trim Flatware Set

This is a very affordable gold trim flatware set. It is a 12 place setting set of 5 pieces for each place setting. It also includes a 12 piece serving set.  All of this comes in a storage case. This is a really great buy!

Fitzgerald 5-Piece Place Setting

by Noritake

Green Marbled and Gold-Banded Fitzgerald 5-Piece Place Setting by Noritake

Right now it is at a bargain price. It is on sale at 50% off the original price,
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Fitzgerald 5-Piece Place Setting

This is a gorgeous, richly elegant, classic marbled green gold-banded fine china set which has been popular for about 20 years. It will look fabulous with a gold and green tablescape.   The Fitzgerald pattern features a wide rim of marbleized green with an outer band of smooth gold and an inner band of etched gold. This is a 5 piece place setting for a service of one.

Vintage Venetian Wine Glasses – Set of 11

by Devonia Antiques Palm Beach

Vintage Venetian Wine Glasses - Set of 11 by Devonia Antiques Palm Beach

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Vintage Venetian Wine Glasses – Set of 11

The stemware used in this tablescape is an inexpensive lead crystal which can be picked up anywhere at discount stores or online. I prefer using Waterford crystal, but once again, use whatever your budget can afford.  It just goes to show that inexpensive can be just as lovely on any table setting as the real thing.

This is an delicate and elegant set of vintage Venetian wine glasses. They have gracefully shaped stems with gold inclusions. The bowls of the glasses are etched with fine detailing of a grape vine design. This is an opulent set of 1930. They are perfect to mix and match with all your fine tabletop decor and will look especially lovely with this green and gold themed tablescape.

When re-creating your own gold and green tablescape, I would think about adding more candles.  I would use crystal and gold candle holders for that extra amount of glam detail. I believe one can never have too much candle light and the amber goblets will look fabulous in the candlelight.

Lead Crystal Amber Gold Water Goblets

Set of 6 by Italian Glassware

Lead Crystal Amber Gold Water Goblets Set of 6 by Italian Glassware

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Italian Gold Amber Lead Crystal Set of 6 Water Goblets

This elegant set of Italian lead crystal water goblets are decorated with gorgeous amber gold artwork. They combine fine detailing with classic crystal elegance of Venetian glassware. These goblets will be a fabulous addition to your dining event. The hand painted artwork is delicately crafted by Italian artisan professionals. Packed in a set of six, these goblet will make a truly spectacular gift.

Gold Beaded Dinner Taper 4-Piece Candle Set

by Jay Imports

Gold Beaded Dinner Taper 4-Piece Candle Set by Jay Imports

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Gold Beaded Dinner Taper 4-Piece Candle Set

We need lots of candle light to make our gold and green Christmas tablescapes sparkle and this is a beautiful beaded gold set to start with. Use a pair of crystal or gold candle holders to set them in and place one at each end of the center piece with the other two spaced down each side from the center.  Add more candles such as pillar, votives and tea lights to give the table warm welcoming light and magical sparkle.

Gold Christmas Garland Hand Painted Stemmed

Votive Candle Holders

Gold Christmas Garland Hand Painted Stemmed Set of Three Votive Candleholders by Crafted Creations

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Gold Christmas Garland Hand Painted Stemmed Votive Candleholders – Set of 3

 This trio could be grouped at each end of the tablescape as the tablescape anchor or split up and scattered here and there around the table; wherever more light may be needed. They will add a festive touch to the gold and green tablescape.

They could also be grouped in a  Christmas vignette on a nearby hutch, dining sideboard or a mantle. Don’t be afraid to mix old with new in your own personal vignette design. Perhaps you have a few favorite Christmas pieces tucked away in a box in the closet. Get them out and add them to your design. Take a few favorites off of the Christmas tree and add them into your tablescape. You will love the results.

Modern Metallic Gold Tone Sculpted

Pillar Candle Holders – Set of 3

by CC Home Furnishings

Modern Metallic Gold Tone Sculpted Pillar Candle Holders Set of 3 by CC Home Furnishings

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Modern Metallic Gold Tone Sculpted Pillar Candle Holders – Set of 3

These three gold tone pillar candle holders are 3 different heights. Keep them grouped together or get two set to place on each side of the table so that the guest on each side will be looking at a mirror image and receive the same candle light ambiance.

Add Warm Light with Gold Votive Candles

More Gold and Green Tablescape Ideas

Gold Mercury Glass Tapered Rhinestones Tea Light Holder by Luna Bazaar

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Gold Mercury Glass Tapered Rhinestones Tea Light Holder

Antique style mercury glass is so beautiful on any gold Christmas themed tablescape and gives it an old world charm. It catches and reflects the light adding glimmer, simmer, sparkle and warmth to the table. The rhinestone accents on this gold mercury glass votive will add additional glamor.

Two-Tone Gold Embellished Glass

Christmas Votive Candle Holders

Pack of 3 by Melrose

Two-Tone Gold Embellished Glass Christmas Votive Candle Holders Pack of 3 by Melrose

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Two-Tone Gold Embellished Glass Christmas Votive Candle Holders – Pack of 3

This set of gold votive candle holders has a more contemporary appeal with a two-tone rich gold finish embellished with gold glitter and faux gems. They will look gorgeous as they reflect the candle light on the gold and green tablescape.

I would decorate the table just a wee bit more by adding a bit more glimmer.  A suggestion would be to nestle a few gold mercury glass birds into the greenery and scatter a few gold ornaments about the table.

Golden Yellow Mercury Glass Bird Christmas Ornament

Golden Yellow Mercury Glass Bird Christmas Ornament by Melrose

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Golden Yellow Mercury Glass Bird Christmas Ornament

Mercury glass ornaments look beautiful as they sparkle on the table when they pick up the candle light. I would nestle a few into the greenery of the floral and pine center piece and also scatter a few of them about the table close by the votive candles in their shimmering gold candle holders. A nice gesture for your guests ia to place an ornament on the last dish on top of each place setting layer as a little gift for your guest to take home.

 

Gold Beaded Glass Ornaments

by RAZ Imports

Gold Beaded Glass Christmas Ornaments by RAZ Imports

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Gold Beaded Glass Christmas Ornaments

Add style to your gold and green tablescape by decorating the table with this set of gold bead and lace ornaments.  In the 2-piece set you receive two different gold glass ornament designs. This ornaments shimmer with hand painted gold designs, rich hand-applied embellishments, including gold glitter, white flocking and glistening gems.

When finished with your artistic creation stand back and admire your work.  Fill in any gaps that look bare or remove pieces if it looks cluttered. We want the table to be simply elegant and magical; not a tacky cluttered mess.

Gold Ribbed Mercury Glass Bauble Place Card Holder

by Luna Bazaar of Cultural Intrigue

Gold Ribbed Mercury Glass Bauble Place Card Holder by Luna Bazaar of Cultural Intrigue

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Gold Ribbed Mercury Glass Bauble Place Card Holder

By using this gold mercury glass ribbed sphere placecard holder as the finishing touch to your table setting, you will be adding a touch of Old World elegance and extra sparkle to your gold and green tablescape. They are available in 9 different colors for you to add an extra splash of color to any tabletop color scheme.

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