We Love Lanterns | 5 Simple English Lantern Christmas Tablescapes

We Love Lanterns – 5 Simple English Lantern Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Create a lovely, uncluttered, simple Christmas tablescape using a vintage-style metal and glass English architectural lantern as the centerpiece focal point of the table. Lanterns are a lovely addition to any tablescape anytime of the year. They are now available in a multitude of different styles, textures, and colors to suit everyone’s whimsy.

This is the simple, yet oh so lovely, Old World lantern tablescape which we here at ChristmasTablescapeDecor.com are using as our inspiration today. It was created by Michele Edwards for her blog Sweet Something Design several years ago.

The lanterns we will be using for this Christmas tablescape are much more decorative but just as “Old World” in the architectural design. Use these English lanterns all year long, not just for the Christmas holiday.

First I am going to show you all of the wonderful styles of old world English building lanterns I have found for you to chose from. Then I have selected 5 lanterns to use as example tablescapes to give you ideas for your own home.

Even though each lantern is different, many of the items and dinnerware selected can be mixed and matched. You may see a wreath featured with one lantern but think you like it better surrounding a different lantern. That is what this page is all about….. to give you ideas to create your own tablescapes, in your own way, with your own creative ideas, in your own homes.
 

Simple English Architectural Lanterns Tablescapes

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Place them on bookshelves as suitable room decor or on mantles and change each season with fresh seasonal foliage. Place them on an entryway table, on hallway display tables, or on stair steps. I’m sure you will come up with a ton of ideas as to where to place them in your home once the Christmas season has ended.
 

Handcrafted English Windale Lantern Tea Light
Candle Holder

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Place this beautifully handcrafted English architectural lantern on the center of the Christmas dining table, and keeping it simple, surround with fresh seasonal greenery if available and artificial if the fresh is not available where you live.

Use just one lantern or if you have a long dining table use more, as many as you like. Place a small grouping as the main focal point for this simple English Lantern Christmas tablescape design if you like it better than just one.
 

Handcrafted English Architectual Lantern Tealight
Candle Holders

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Place the lanterns in different nooks and crannies and on different surface tops all over the house for an all year round old English vintage display. Place a small plant in one instead of a candle and set it in the kitchen.

It is recommended to only use flameless battery-operated tea lightsflameless battery-operated tea lights. We don’t want to ruin these beautiful works of art with the heat of real candle flames now do we?
 

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Keep it simple sweetheart (K.I.S.S.) by creating a tablescape placing just one of these gorgeous old English architectural building replica lanterns in the center of the table runner.

I like to set up a vignette following the decorator’s “rule of 3” on a larger table by using three lanterns as the centerpiece focal point. If using a buffet table, a much longer table (seating 8 or more) or several tables for a larger family group, more than 3 lanterns should be placed down the length of the table.
 

Handcrafted English Architectual Buildings Lantern
Tealight Candle Holders
Set of 6

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Save a few dollars by purchasing a set of 6 replicated English manors, but be aware they are smaller in height than the buildings purchased individually. These measure only 7-inches in height while the individual building lanters are averaging 11-inches tall. This is a great grouping for a smaller dining table or as fillers around a larger centerpiece building.
 

Handcrafted White Distressed English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder

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A lovely shabby chic piece that can be dressed up for more than a Christmas tablescape any day of the year. The distressed white wash finish can be dressed in ivy for a bedroom or bathroom decor piece.

Place lanterns outside in the garden for garden art during the summer, then bring them back in for the fall dressing it with autumn leaves for Thanksgiving, and with pine cones and pine boughs for Christmas.
 

Architectural English House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders

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English Pembroke Architectural Lantern
Tea Light Candle Holders

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Windale Lantern Tablescape Ideas

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Before we can even think about putting an English Windale lantern on the table, we first need to place our table runners and our Christmas table decor.

Michele uses a natural linen table runner with raw edges to set a neutral tone as a backdrop for the rest of the table decorations. She found inexpensive plaid runners at a dollar store which she placed crossing over the table at each place setting, layered over the center linen table runner. The table runners are doubling as placemats.

I prefer using table runners with finished edges as I find they hold up much longer than runners with raw edges through many uses and washings. Raw edges come unraveled too easily and the loose threads are a nuisance.

Raw edges can look sloppy too. It’s as if someone was just too lazy and uncaring enough to bother with finishing the end product.

I want my guest to know I care. I want them to know they are special to me. Special enough I took the time to finish the seams on my table runners.:) LOL.

I have selected several different linen table runners that might interest you, all with finished seams.
 

Handcrafted Linen Fabric Table Runners

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Additionally, I prefer contrast. I like to use contrasting plaid napkins with the neutral background the natural colored linens provide. And vice versa, I like to place natural linen napkins on plaid placemats with a plaid table runner background. Plaid on plaid is too busy for my taste, while contrasting colors and fabrics provide a sopisticated approach.
 

Handmade Natural Linen Placemats

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Set of 2
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Natural Jacquard Linen Table Runners

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Christmas Plaid Table Runners

Michele placed Christmas plaid table runners across the table for two seatings to add color, artistry, and again, to double as placemats. As fabulous as this idea might look for a photo shoot, I think it looks messy in this photo.

A Christmas table should be neat and organized, beautifully decorated, with strategically placed, uncluttered decorative objects.

When I am entertaining I find this practice of table runners hanging down in front of guests as placemats to be cumbersome for my guest. I want our guest to feel like the special guest they are when they are eating Christmas dinner in our home. No matter how simplistic my table setting may be, I want our guest to feel warmly welcomed, pampered, and comfortable. I want them to be enchanted with the magic and spirit of Christmas by the beautiful decorations and Christmas lights.

I don’t want them to be worried about pulling on their table runner/placemat accidentally, and landing a plate of food in their laps, and a glass of spilled wine on the floor, so…..I am voting against using table runners as placemats. Incidentally, years ago I had this happen to one of my guest who was humiliated! Lesson learned.

You may not feel the same, but either way, you have many options available for setting the landscape for this simple lantern tablescape. The options available are as endless as your imagination will take you.

The colors you choose to use will be determined by the lantern building you have decided on as the centerpiece. For example, if you use a Windall lantern, you could use shades of brown and cream colors, mixed with silver and warm color metals. Another option is to add color to the neutral background of the tablescape with the green and red plaids of Christmas as Michele did.
 

Orchard Plaid Christmas Table Linens

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You will be amazed at the high-quality of these low-cost cotton fabric table linens. I like to use natural linen placemats with a plaid table runner and a plaid napkin set.
 

Christmas Wreath Table Decorations

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Place a Christmas wreath over the lantern, unless you have access to natural seasonal foliage you can cut to decorate the table lantern. If you do, wrap it around the base of the landern and tie a few springs to the top of the lantern with a jute webbing tape bow, a couple of candy canes, and a sprig of red Christmas berries or mini red ball ornaments.

If you don’t have fresh seasonal greenery, I love the way the artificial fern and pine bough wreath featured above looks almost like a natural wreath fresh picked in the woods. Nestle in a few of your own beloved vintage Christmas ornaments in the boughs of the wreath if you want to dress it up to look a bit more festive.
 

Dress Up Your Lantern

Lantern with Jute Webbing Bow
 

Jute Webbing Tape

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Jute webbing can come in real handy for a variety of rustic Christmas decorations. Originally used for upholstry, we like it for homemade Christmas crafts.
 
Michele’s table features an intermingling of vintage and modern elements. She’s placed several vintage Christmas pieces she pulled from her cherished collection on her Christmas table.
 

Vintage Style Santa Table Pieces

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She has included an old wood carved Santa Claus and snowman along with a pair of vintage Christmas tree salt and pepper shakers.

Mix and match your own treasured pieces in with newly found treasures. It can’t be all vintage. That’s not how we roll.
 

Vintage Style Christmas Dining Table Decor

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Salt & Pepper Shakers
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You may want to add a vintage style whimsical Santa giving a ride in his sleigh from the Lori Mitchell Christmas Collection. It is small enough to add to the table for a small gathering of 4. Nestle it in some of the pine cone boughs you have place on the table runner.
 

Lori Mitchell Christmas Collection
Sleigh Ride with Santa

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I would not use both the red vintage glass sleigh and the Lori Mitchell piece unless you have a large dining table. Use one or the other, but not both, on a small table seating of four.
 
Now, stand back and look at the tablescape you have created. Do you need more candlelight? If your table is long you may want to add additional
pillar candles, or candlesticks, and tea lights. I like to at least have a tea light at each place setting.

Fill in any spaces you thing need to be filled with candles or decorative items you like. Remember, however, not to clutter up the table! Keep some open space for the comfort of your guests to enjoy their dinner.

Speaking of dinner, if you are satisfied with your tablescape creation it is now time to set the table.
 

Whimsical Christmas Dinnerware Sets

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You can use solid red, green, or whiteSicily White 16 PC Dinnerware Set dinner plates for the Windale Lantern Table Setting like Michele used on her table setting. Or you can add some fun to the dining table with one of these whimsical Christmas themed dinnerware sets. You won’t break the bank with either of these affordable sets so you won’t have your heart broken if one of the kids accidentaly drops and breaks one of the dishes.

Layer the dinner plates with solid red salad plates, then place the whimsically patterned soup bowls or appetizer plates on the red salad plates.
 

Red Wazee Matte Salad Plates
Set of 6 by 10 Strawberry Street

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Michele used both woven rattan and wood chargers to set her table. Featured below are a few you might like to place under your Christmas tablescape dinnerware.
 

Rattan and Wood Dinnerware Charger Plates

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Along with a few red chargers. They will look so pretty and festive under the whimsical Christmas china sets featured above.
 

Christmas Red Charger Plates

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Use red handled flatware, like the red service of 8 featured below, to set the table.

Red Handle Stainless Steel Flatware Set
Service of 8

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Clear crystal glasses are fine if that’s all you have and you don’t want to spend any more on the table setting, but red or green stemware will really add to the festive feel of a Christmas tablescape.
 

Red Color Wine Glasses

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Set of 6
(Additional Colors Available)
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Set of 6
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Set of 4
(Additional Colors Available)
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Green stemware is just as beautiful and festive as red.

Green Color White Wine Stemware
Set of 8

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We like green flatware with the green stemware.
 

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Look at this next wonderful idea implementing branches with hanging lanterns for a unique lantern themed tablescape. All it takes is a little ingenuity to create a wonderful lantern tablescape mixing natural elements from outdoors with pretty metalic garland. Mix old and new table decorations and tableware to create a simple, yet elegantly unique lantern themed tablescape. Remember not to use too large an arrangement on a small table. Keep your porportions in balance and don’t overwhelm your guests. Again, think K.I.S.S.
 

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Ellington Lantern Tablescape Ideas

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With the copper Ellington lantern, using brown and cream tones layered with copper and bronze metal tableware and decorations will make an elegant presentation.

Bring old world charm to your tablescape décor with these beautiful handpainted French table linens from Maison d’ Hermine to pair with the English vintage style architectural Ellington lantern.

The lantern itself is actually painted tin, but it has been painted with a metallic paint to give the appearance of the metalic look of a rustic copper or bronze metal building. A beautiful centerpiece for a tablescape that will provide a warm and inviting appearance in the glow of the candlelight.
 
Maison d’ Hermine Hand Painted Damask Cotton Table Linens

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These cotton linen products provide a feeling of French coziness and comfort found in southern France. Cozy comfort is not only possible at Christmas but throughout the year. The Maison d’ Hermine collection is the perfect choice for all types of special occasions, from formal dinners to casual buffets.
 

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Place this bronze and copper wreath on the linen table runner or on the cream and brown table runner featured above and place the Ellington lantern in the center or wrap the matching garland around the base of the lantern and hang the wreath on the wall.
 
Add extra candle light with decorative metal pieces.

Mixed Metal Reindeer with Sleigh Candle Holder

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Mecury glass always adds a mellow old world charm to the tablescape, and this metallic brown candle holder set is a fabulous addition.

Chocolate Mercury Glass Hurricane Tea Lights
Set of 3

When setting a table of 6 or more guests you will need more candlelight towards the end of the table. Adding two sets of these beautiful chocolate mercury light candle holders will do the trick. They can be lined down the length of each side of the table tapering down by the height of each candle holder from the tallest to the shortest. Or they can be flank on each side of the lantern in a group of 3 towards the end of the table. Try both ways on your table and see which works the best for your situation.

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Next set the table by layering your creamy white china starting with bronze, copper, or brass charger plates.
 

Copper Bronze Finish Metal Charger Plate Sets

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Set of 4
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Ceramic Cream Dinner Plates
Set of 4

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Stainless Steel Copper Finish Flatware Sets

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Service for 4
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Service for 4
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Metallic Wine Glass Sets

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Set of 2
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Green Architectual Lantern Table Setting Ideas

Choosing from any of the patina green or dark green buildings such as the green Pickford House, the Pennington, the Pembroke, or the Yorkshire gives you a variety of options of pale greens from France to dark greens and plaids for Christmas.
 

Artificial Snowy Pine Cones & Mixed Berries
Christmas Table Arrangements

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Place the wreath centered on the table runner with the architectual building placed in the center of the wreath. Attach the larger side of the tear drop swag to each side of the wreath with the end of the tear drop facing down the table. Next, place a tall candlestick holder at the end of each swag. Each side of the wreath should mirror each other. I hope I’m explaining this clear enough so that you can understand what I’m instructing.
 

Maison d’ Hermine Pale Green Jardin du Roy
Hand Painted Cotton Table Linens

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Set of 2
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Decorative Tall Teal Green and Brown
Rustic-Style Pillar Candle Holders – Set of 2

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Place a few of these fun vintage style small tin bowls on the table to hold any number of things from rolls to ornaments to candles. They add interest and color to the vintage decor. If using to hold rolls, remember to first place a large cloth napkin inside the bowl, the put in the rolls, and lastly fold the ends of the napkins by pulling the ends of each corner over the rolls. This will not only look beautiful, it keeps the food clean and warm.

Small Starlight Sleigh Rides Vintage Tin Bowl

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Green Christmas Dinnerware Sets

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Pinecone Lodge Green 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 4Pinecone Lodge Green 16-Piece Dinnerware Set
Service for 4
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Lenox Holiday Nouveau 5-Piece Place Setting Service for 1Lenox Holiday Nouveau 5-Piece Place Setting
Service for 1
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Julia Knight Holly Sprig Mojito Green Sleigh
Table Decor

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Christmas sleigh table decor are always welcome pieces on my Christmas tablescapes and the handmade table art serving pieces creaated by Julia Knight are wonderful additions to any Christmas table.

Julia Knight Holly Sprig Mojito Green Serving Pieces

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Julia Knight Holly Sprig Mojito Green Serving Bowls

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White Pickford House Lantern
Tablescape Ideas

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Layering in different shades of white and icy glacier blue with silver tableware is one option for a winter tablescape, as is layering with different shades of gray and silver.
 

However, for this tablescape, I want to give you two ideas to use with the white
shabby chic Pickford House lantern.

 
First, keep it winter white using natural pine cone elements snow flocked with a touch of glitter, reminescent of the sparkling snow on a Christmas morning.

Secondly, keep it natural with forest greenery and a muted landscape layered with snowy whites, creamy whites, and caramel mixed with lighter shades of brown.

For the table linens, we could use the lovely French Maison d’ Hermine Hand Painted Damask Cotton Table Linens featured above with the beautiful hand painted muted brown colors, or we can go with the shabby chic farmhouse style ruffled linen table linens featured next.
 

Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Tablecloths

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Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Table Runners

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Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Placemats

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There are a couple of ways you can go as far as what type of greenery to place around the base of this shabby chic White Pickford House lantern. Use a frosted and glittered white pine boughs, pine cones and berries wreath if you like the white winter snow tablescpe.
 

Frosted White Shabby Chic Artificial
Pine Cone & Berries Wreaths

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If deciding on one of the frosted and glittered shabby chic white pine cone wreaths featured above to place over the lantern then you can flank each side of the lantern and wreath with a frosted and glittered pine cone Christmas tree.
 

White Glitter Pine Cone & Pine Needle Tree
Tabletop Christmas Decoration

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A glittery snow white reindeer and sleigh placed on each side of the white shabby chic lantern, next to the pine cone Christmas trees, will add a woodsy first snow feel to the Christmas tablescape.

Christmas Glitter White Reindeer and Sleigh Table Decor
Set of 2

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Whether you have chosen winter white or a natural shabby chic forest feel, these Christmas candle holders will add dimension and extra illumination to the tablescape.
 

Christmas Berry Candle Holders

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Scatter assorted votive and tea light candle holders around the table and place at least one at each place setting.
 

Fir Tree and Floating Snowflakes Winter Decor
Votive Candle Holders
Set of 4

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As an alternative, you can keep it natural looking with fresh forest pine boughs and pine cone greenery. If you don’t have access to fresh winter greenery use artificial wreaths instead.

Artificial Pine Bough & Pine Cone Christmas Wreaths

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If deciding on the natural pine wreath to decorated the lanntern, then place a set of these brown Weathered Bird & Pine Cone Glass Christmas Tree Finials on the table on each side of the lantern, spaced a wee bit.
 

Weathered Christmas Tree Bird & Pine Cone Glass Finial
Table Top Decorations

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I believe you can never have too much candlelight and I like to place tea lights all around the table. Fill in blank spaces with tea light candles. Place a tea light at each place setting, too.
 

Jeweled Snowflake Mocha Brown Glass Tea Light Candle Holders
Set of 3

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Shabby Chic Antique White Brown Floral Jewel Petals Pillar Candle Holders Set of 2

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Handmade Coffee Mercury Glass 2-Pc Candle Holder Pedestals
with Micro LED Lights

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Once you are satisfied with the table decorations, set the table by layering white and caramel colored pottery dinnerware upon silver charger plates. I prefer using sterling silver charger plates along with sterling silver flatware, but if you don’t already own patterns of each it will be pricey to purchase complete sets of each when first starting out . Instead, substitute silver plated, pewter or stainless steel chargers. Any one of these substitutute metals are really nice substitutes and will look fabulous in the candlelight!
 

Decorative Silver-Tone Charger Plates

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Hint: When garage saling during summer months always keep your eye out for sterling silver pieces. I have found beautiful pieces that were tarnished black, but once they were cleaned and polished they lookgleamed with their fresh new look. I have seen the Pioneer Woman use garage sale finds sterling silver serving trays as charger plates and I have done the same. They are gorgeous!

Even if you find pieces that are a bit nicked or scratched, if they are real sterling silver they are still valuable. If fortunate enough to find charger plates (I have found many) it is just fine to mix it up with a different patterned sterling silver charger at each place setting. You know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life!”
 

White French Lace 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 4White French Lace 16-Piece Dinnerware Set
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Handmade Coffee au Lait 8-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 2Handmade Coffee au Lait 8-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 2Click Here for Details

 
Set the Table with Beautiful Flatware Sets

Silver Flatware Sets

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Stainless Steel Pearl Handle 24-Piece Flatware Set Service for 6Stainless Steel Pearl Handle 24-Piece Flatware Set
Service for 6
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Queens Stainless Steel 65-Piece Flatware Set Service for 12Queens Stainless Steel 65-Piece Flatware Set
Service for 12
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Set the table with pretty crystal wine glasses.

Bella Vino Carved Crystal Leadless Wine Goblets
Set of 4

Afordable

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Mikasa Cheers Balloon Goblet Wine Glass
Set of 4

Better

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Waterford Crystal Wine Glass
Sets

Best

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Set of 2
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Waterford Crystal Lismore Classic Balloon Wine Glass Set of 2Waterford Crystal Lismore Balloon Wine Glass
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English Pembroke Yellow Architectural Lantern Tablescape Ideas

English Pembroke Yellow Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderEnglish Pembroke Yellow Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsShades of yellow and golds aren’t only for fall. They are fabulous colors to transist from fall into winter and they are delightful uplifting colors for Christmas as well.

I’ll give you a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing so that you can use your own ideas to create a Christmas tablescape centered around the yellow English Pembroke architectural lantern.

Shades of creams, browns, golds, reds, and greens can all be layered and mixed in with the yellows. Both elegant and rustic tablescapes can be created around the yellow English Pembroke Architectural Lantern.

Use old English antique pieces to accent the lantern centerpiece. Then add vintage style metallic candle holders along with modern day tea light candles to add additional light, welcoming warmth from the outside cold, and magical Christmas shine to your tablescape.
 

Gold Metallic Christmas Word Collage Table Linens

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Gold Christmas Table Wreaths

Handmade Champagne Gold and White Poinsettia Christmas WreathHandmade Champagne Gold and White Poinsettia Christmas WreathClick Here for DetailsGold Pear Pine Cone and Magnolia Pre-lit Christmas WreathGold Pear Pine Cone and Magnolia Pre-lit Christmas WreathClick Here for Details

 
Place the Christmas wreath over the lantern on the table for a beautiful Christmas holiday effect.
 

Maison d’ Hermine Deer in the Woods Cotton Christmas Table Linens

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Natural Style Christmas Table Wreaths

Rusty Wood Rose Vintage Style Christmas WreathRusty Wood Rose Vintage Style Christmas WreathClick Here for DetailsRustic Lodge Red Christmas Berry WreathRustic Lodge Red Christmas Berry WreathClick Here for Details

Add Magical Enchantment with More Candlelight

Add extra candlelight by filling in spaces with short pillar candles and tea light candles. Place a candle at each place setting.
 

Christmas Gold Artificial Pine Snowflakes Ribbon Candle Rings
Set of 4

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Set of 4
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Place a few taller candle holders at the end of the table runner to add balance and to provide additional lighting, especially if setting a long table seating 6 or more at the table.
 

Amber Hurricane 3-Piece Tea Light Set

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Gold Jeweled Snowflake Glass Christmas Candle Holders
Set of 6

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Vintage Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders
Set of 6

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Now that the tablescape is set, step back have a look, and see if you need to fill in any spaces with Christmas decor or perhaps more candlelight. Is it too cluttered? If it is take a few thinks off and rearrange them elsewhere in the house. Perhaps on the mantle, or on a sideboard, or hutch. Once you are satisfied with your creative presentation it is time to set the table with coordinating dinnerware.
 
There are many options you can choose from when setting your Christmas dinner table. The place settings can be layered on a bare table, a tablecloth, on placemats, on charger plates, or on any combination of the fore mentioned.
 

Clear Gold Glass Charger Plates
Set of 4

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Stunning glass chargers made in Italy use a gorgeous combination of gold floral and raised glass textureds. They will add brilliance to the place settings when layered with gold and white china.
 

Gold and White Bone China Dinnerware Sets

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Champagne Napoleon Flatware and Serving Sets

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Dark Amber Stemware Wine Glasses
Set of 8

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Set of 8
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Julia Knight Holly Sprig Gold Serving Bowls

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Holly Sprig 6.25-inch Petite Gold Tree BowlHolly Sprig 6.25-inch Petite Gold Tree BowlClick Here for DetailsOne Saffron Yellow Spreader Knife (Not a Set)One Saffron Yellow Spreader Knife (Not a Set)Click Here for Details

 
Simple yet elegant serving pieces look like works of art on the dining table. Beautiful pieces designed by Julia Knight to be used for generations to come.
 

Julia Knight Snow Poinsettia Gold Serving Pieces

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Snow Poinsettia 9-inch Gold BowlSnow Poinsettia 9-inch
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And there you have it. Five simple Christmas tablescape ideas using old English Architectural Building Lantern Candle Holders for the main tablescape theme. Everything on this page can be mixed and match regardless of the lantern you chose to use for your tablescape. Use these ideas to inspire your creativity and create your own amazing tablescapes at home.

Remember to work with what you already have and fill in with something new that you want to have. When I was first starting out, I purchased one sterling silver place setting every year until I had a complete set. Once the set was complete I started with my sterling silver serving pieces….1 each year.

We also started a Christmas tradition of buying one new Christmas ornament a year, and to this day we still carry on that tradition. We have some very beautiful and unique ornaments from all over the world and the United States.

Before you leave be sure to click this link Simple Tablescapes to get more ideas on creating simple Christmas tablescapes.

Keep in mind, there are only three really important things to remember when searching for the right Christmas Tablescape Decorations….

Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

 

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