Coastal Crab Inspired Serveware

Crab Inspired Serveware
for a Coastal Christmas Tablescape

Using crab inspired serveware with a coastal Christmas tablescape is a stunning way to set up a serving or buffet table for a Christmas dinner party.

The holiday season is the time of the year when we do a lot of entertaining and with all the holiday stress I always look for ways to simplify my life. One of the ways I do that is to use serving tables to house the food for my dinner guest

I have found setting up a sideboard, or an extra buffet-folding-table, adjacent to the dining table works really well to hold the food for a Christmas dinner party.

For me, it is the easiest route to entertaining a large group of people for dinner. This also leaves room on the dining table for my guest to eat comfortably without serving dishes getting in the way and cluttering up space.

I also like buffet style tables for my cocktail parties. Serving bite-size appetizers from beautiful serveware makes it easy for my guest to balance a cocktail in one hand while eating delectable morsels with the other hand.

Tie the dining table and the serving tables together by using the same, or at least coordinating, tablecloths and table decorations. I like to have a seasonal tablescape set up on the main dining table, with a coordinating smaller tablescape set on the serving tables.

I also like to use beautiful and functional serveware to coordinate with the dinnerware I am using and the tablescape I am creating. This post is featuring coastal crab inspired serveware to compliment the blue crab dinnerware featured on my last post at Blue Crab Christmas Tablescape Idea.

Susan from Between Naps on the Porch Blog is the one responsible for designing the awesome summer tablescape featured in this photo. She seems to be the Queen of Tablescapes online. Everything she creates is beautiful. This simple, but lovely design is very similar to what I was describing in my last post, except I chose to use red accent pieces for my coastal Christmas theme.

I was pretty excited with I found this photo by Susan. Even though this tablescape was created for an intimate setting of four it gives you an idea of what to do on the serving table which will coordinate with the tablescape for the Blue Crab Christmas tablescape on the last post.

What I would do for the serving table is get additional lanterns (red, white, or blue it is all up to you), a seashell Christmas tree or a lighthouse lantern to use as the focal point on the serving table.

Add an additional red pail, an extra starfish stand, another red fishing net, red candle holders and extra seashells, sea stars, and sand dollars to create a smaller scale version of the dinner table tablescape.

After all, we want space on the table to hold the serving dishes full of food!

I would create a vignette on one corner of the table or centered towards the back of the table, assuming the table is against a wall. I would use 3 larger pieces to create the vignette.

Place the lantern as the focal point with the red pail filled with evergreens next to it and for the third piece, use either a white starfish or seashell on a stand, a seashell tabletop Christmas tree, or a netted fishing float.

Dress up the pail with natural elements found outside in your local area. If you live in the suburbs with manicured lawns and little else, you can always find seasonal greens at a local nursery.

I think a fun thing to do would be to plan a weekend trip with your family and take them on a nature hike in the country. Pick up natural elements you find on the hike to place in your red pail containers in your tablescape on the dining table and the serving table.

Then I would get the red fishnet and bunch it and drape it around the vignette drawing a corner of the netting out across the table.

On top of the netting place seashells, sea urchins, sea stars and votive candles.
 

Polished Abalone Seashell Christmas Tree
with Resin Starfish Topper

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Coming from a tropical island, I love seashell tabletop Christmas trees and this one is amazing. It’s made out of baby abalone shells and it’s a beauty. It can be used on the serving table, as a mantle display, or on an end table in the living room. I also like to make vignettes oncounter tops in the guest bathrooms using a trio of seashell Christmas trees during the Christmas holiday season.

 

Nautical Black & White Cape Hatteras
Tin Lighthouse Candle Holder

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Either a lighthouse or red lanterns are both excellent choices to use as the focal point of a small vignette tablescape on the serving table. This lighthouse is a candle holder. The candle is placed in an opening near the base.

Just for safety sake, I would use one of those fake LED light candles to use in place of a real candle. I can just see drunk Uncle Fred or a rambunctious child falling running into the table, knocking it over and starting a fire. Another scenario is everyone goes to bed and forgets to blow out the candle. So, use a fake candle!
 

Creamy White Metal and Glass Lanterns
Set of 3
by Melrose International

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Large and beautiful white matte or red lantern candle holders will make a stunning statement as the focal point on a large dining table or buffet table. The lanterns will hold candles (not included) of any size up to and including pillar candles. I think these white lanterns blend in well on a nautical themed, a coastal themed, or a rustic themed table but the red lanterns really make a coastal Christmas theme pop.

Now if you prefer blue……
 

Nautical Blue Rustic Metal & Glass
Hurricane Candle Lanterns
Set of 2 by Whole House Worlds

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If you are more partial to blue, this pair of nautical blue lanterns are embossed with a rustic ship wheel design around each of the 4 sides below the architectural Nantuckett style steeple top. This large pair of hurricane lanterns are high-quality lanterns handcrafted with rustic metal, glass panels, swing latch lock and air-vents topped with a ringed handle. They will be stunning as a tabletop focal point inside, outside at the front door, or as decorative pieces on the deck and in the garden.
 

Nautical Brass Clipper Ship’s Lantern

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Authentic brass ship’s lanterns are always a nice touch for a more nautical feel on the table. Place the tall brass electic lantern next to the medium heigth electric lantern, then place the shorter oil lantern in the front of the two for the tablescape centerpiece. Place seashells, metal crabs, wood lobster buoys, glass Japanese fishing buoys, and pieces of faux coral heads around the lanterns. Mix in an assortment of Christmas ornaments for a nautical Christmas tablescape centerpiece.

Below are 5 shorter vintage style antique brass and copper nautical lamps to consider. Some are oil lamps, one is a candle lamp and one is an electric lamp.
 

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Blue Crab Inspired Serving Boards

Using beautiful wood boards, such as the boards featured below, with silver-tone crab icons is an excellent way to serve cheese at room temperature for dinner parties or cocktail parties.
 

Large Silver Crab Icon Cutting Board
by Mud Pie

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I can put out several different wedges of imported cheese selections on one board for my guest to sample and set a second board with soft cheeses or cheese balls. Set up another board with slices of meats such as imported sausages, salami, pepperoni, roast beef, and ham. Fill a small dish with pâté and suround it with an assortment of artfully displayed imported multi-grain crackers.
 

Pewter Crab and Oak Wood Cheese Board
by Vagabond House

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A fabulous looking thick oak wood cheese board with a high-quality, handcast, hand polished, pewter crab accent icon accenting the board. It will make a great hostess or house warming gift along with a good imported cheese and a cheese knife. It can be used as beautiful coastal cheese board, or bar board for a coastal party at home or on board your boat.
 

Crab Cutting Board Set by Mud PieCrab Cutting Board Set
by Mud Pie
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I like using decorative boards such as these as trivets to hold hot dishes too. Rectangle casserole serving dishes sit well on these types of cutting boards.
 

Beatriz Ball Ocean Collection
Silver Crab Cutting Board

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Handmade highly buffed and polished silver aluminum alloy crab icons attached to a rich wooden cutting board from the designer Beatriz Ball’s Ocean Collection. Each of her handmade serving pieces are unique works of art which will be treasured for generations to come.
 

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Gorgeous Rope and Crab Hardwood Serving Tray
by Vagabond House

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Rope Handle Cheese and Olive Serveware Set
by Mud Pie

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Include cheese knifes with cheese wedges and a cheese spreader for the softer cheeses, cheese balls, pâtés, spreads, and of course caviar.
 

Silver Crab Cheese Spreaders

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Aren’t these silver cheese spreaders the cutest? I love them paired with the Crab Tray Cutting Boards featured above to be use with soft cheeses (like Brie, Boursin and goat cheese) or a cheese ball, which is so popular on American tables.
 

Large Crab Handled Carving Board
with Juice Groove
by Designer Wilton Armetale

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My family’s tradition for Christmas dinner is to serve roast beef and I will usually roast either a Beef Tenderloin or a Prime Rib Roast. I like to set up a carving station next to the serving table with a grooved cutting board to catch the drippings from the meat as it is sliced and served. It is always a good idea to have a carving board with a juice groove regardless what type of protein you choose to serve for a coastal Christmas dinner.

If serving a large family crowd, I would have one carving station set up at one end of the table to hold a roast beef, a turkey, or a ham. At the other end of the table I would set up a carving station for a whole salmon. After all, surf and turf is always appropriate no matter what the occasion may be.
 

Manhattan Series Walnut, Cherry & Maple
Extra-Large Juice Groove Cutting Board
by TrimWoodworks

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I know, I know. There is absolutely nothing “crabby” about this gorgeous handmade grooved Manhattan Series cutting board, but I felt it is an important factor to consider when setting up a serving table for your Christmas dinner.

This beautiful handmade walnut, cherry & maple cutting board is awesome and will do the expected job with its grooved edges. The woodwork of this piece is so beautifully made it is practically a piece of art rather than just a carving board.
 

Mud Pie White Terracotta Milk Glazed Crab Serveware from the
Classic Crab Collection

Mud Pie is reknowned for their innovative and whimsical designs coming from Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA. Their Classic Crab Collection is a perfect addition to our crabby Christmas serving style.
 

Crab Rope Platter
from the Mud Pie Crab Classic Collection

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A white terracotta milk glazed platter with a raised fish net design features a scuptured crab displayed across the corner of the platter. The rope handles add to the nautical feel of the piece. It is a fabulous coastal way to serve your pampered guest. Everyone will want to know where you found this wonderful crab inspired piece.
 

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White Crab Terracotta Milk Glazed Pasta Bowl

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Look inside the pasta bowl to find a white dimensional crab featured on the bottom and white dimensional netting wraps around the outside of the bowl. The bowl is completed with a distressed white milk glaze finish. This bowl will find many food serving uses for the Coastal Blue Crab Christmas Tablescape.

I am already sick of winter and am looking forward to the idea of serving a garlicy shrimp, fresh spinach, fresh tomato, and fresh basil pasta in this bowl at an afternoon spring lunch and passing slices of ciabatta bread with mounds of soft garlic butter on the chip and dip tray feature directly above.
 

Crab Inspired Silver Metal Serveware

Stunning silver metal crab inspired decorative serving pieces. Perfect for a “crabby” coastal Christmas party.
 

Large Silver Crab Serving Platter
by Arthur Court Designs

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A stunning large handcrafted crab inspired serving platter with intricate detailing out of highly polished aluminum alloy. It is a gorgeous crab serveware piece, perfect to use when displaying food on a serving or buffet table. It has crab-shaped handles on each side with wells to hold dips or sauces.

The platter has beautifully detailed intricate lobster and shell decorations. This is a truly gorgeous piece that will last for years and years if taken care of properly. It will become an heirloom piece to pass down to future generations.
 

Silver Aluminum Alloy Crab Oblong Glass Tray
by Arthur Court Designs

At first glance you will think this aluminum crab is alive with the intricate detailing that has gone into this crustatean creation.

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Use this tray to add a touch of elegance to Christmas holiday party celebrations and to carry through to the New Year, into spring and summer entertaining. A perfect addition to any holiday buffet or serving table.

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If staging a cocktail party instead of a dinner party, remember to load platters with bite-size appetizers. If you serve one-bite appetizers it is easier for your guest to grab-and-go, eating while holding a cocktail in the other hand.
 

Large Silver Crab Service Plate by Beatriz Ball

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Beatriz Ball is well known for her silver aluminum alloy serveware designs. The handmade pieces she creates are hand polished and hand buffed to a high-gloss silver. Her serving pieces are unique works of art that will be treasured for generations.
 

Silver Aluminum Alloy Round Crab Serving Trays

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Crab Dip Bowl by Beatriz Ball

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I spent a few winters ago in New Orleans and it was the first time I was able to see Beatriz Ball’s creations up close and personal. Beatriz Ball is originally from New Orleans. Her stunning serveware is handcrafted in her studio in Mexico by highly skilled artisans then shipped all over the world. She has many truly unique and beautiful designs, but I am very partial to her ocean-inspired pieces which are part of her New Orleans culture.

This crab dip bowl is one of her handmade coastal favorites. A gleaming armored crab perches on the edge of this versatile dip bowl. Chill the bowl when serving cold dips and salsas, or heat when serving hot artichoke or crab meat dips. This crab inspired serveware is from the Beatriz Ball’s Ocean Collection. The serving ladle is not included but may be purchased separately below.
 

Highly Polished Silver Aluminum Alloy Crab Serving Bowls

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Beatriz Ball Large Crab Serving Bowl

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Another amazingly beautiful sandcast aluminum creation uniquely designed by New Orleans’ own reknown artist Beatriz Ball. Each one of her pieces is entirely handmade, one at a time, in Mexico by a process involving more than 12 different highly-skilled artisans. Each piece is an heirloom meant to be pasted down from generation to generation, offering an inviting warmth to guest at the serving table.
 

Crab Stand 3-Piece Bowl Set
by Arthur Court Designs

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Enhance your crab inspired serving table by adding this wonderful handcrafted polished aluminum alloy condiment set. Included with this set is the beautiful crab stand, condiment bowl, and a crab claw handle ladle. The stand and bowl can be purchased without the ladle below.

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Aluminum Crab Stand with Acrylic Serving Bowl
by Arthur Court Designs

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The clear acrylic bowl of this designer piece is the perfect way to serve a gleaming pile of pink shrimp on a mound of shaved ice or a beautifully prepared salad. The brilliant silver crab stand is hand polished and buffed aluminum alloy.
 

Silver Crab Serving Utensils

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Silver Crab Shaped Crab Butter Dish
Set of 2

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A pair of polished nickel crab shaped butter dishes are the perfect pieces to add to your crab themed serving table. I would get several sets and place one at each end of the serving table and several more on the dining table. That way, guest can help themselves to more butter without having to get up from the table while they are eating.

If serving crab legs or lobster, why not place one at each tablesetting with melted butter for individual dunking. Keep melted butter on the serving table in a chafing dish over a flame to keep the butter liquified.
 

Mud Pie Silver Crab Shaped Spreader

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How cute is this? And so perfect for our crab inspired serveware! Use it to spread soft butter, soft cheese spreads, pâtés, and caviar. The silver metal crab spreader has “CRACKIN GOOD TIME” stamped embedded on the spreader blade. The decorative crab handle is hammered cast aluminum.
 

Handmade Sterling Silver Plated
Crab Caviar Serving Dish
by Italian Silversmith Franco Lapini

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Using this gorgeous handmade crab shaped caviar holder, by Italian silversmith Franco Lapini, is a decadent way to serve caviar. The crab caviar dish is sterling silver plate with a crystal interior bowl. The inspiration for his silverwork comes from the luxurious opulance of the historical 1600s Florentine Renaissance banquets. All of his handmade work uses the antique techniques of the 15th century.
 

Crab Inspired Glass Serveware

These beautiful crab inspired glass serving trays and bowls look like sea glass with silver metal crab icons. They are perfect for serving chips and dips, veggies and dips, crackers and spreads, or caviar and toast points. Fill the smaller bowls with chopped hard boiled eggs and chopped red onion to accompany the caviar.
 

Glass Crab Serving Trays
by Thirstystone

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Silver Metal Crab Icon Glass Serving Bowls

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Large Pewter Crab and Glass Seashell Serving Bowl

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Beautifully created by Vagabond House, this pewter crab and glass seashell shaped serving bowl is sure to get many oohs and aahs from your guest. Fill each layer with crushed ice and top with cold seafood such as pretty chilled coral shrimp or oysters on the half shell for an amazing display on the sideboard or serving table.
 

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Use these high-quality clear glass bowls with pewter crabs as the base, to serve beautiful, colorful dips and sauces. With the clear glass bowls your guest will be treated to a visual color palate of food. Create a stunning display with these designer bowls from the Vagabond House.
 

Silver Metal Crab Icon Mango Wood Bowl

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Made out of mango wood, this serving bowl from Mud Pie comes embellished with a silver metal crab icon perched on its rim. It makes a great bowl to serve dips, sauces, salsas, olives, or condiments. Pair it with the matching mango wood cutting boards featured above. The bowl is handmade in India with circles around it then given a white-washed finish. Because each piece is handmade, each bowl will have its own unique markings.
 

Carved Acacia Wood and Pewter Crab Salad Serving Bowl
and Salad Serving Set

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Silver Aluminum Alloy Crab Claw Design Serving Bowl
and Serving Tongs

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Premium Silver Aluminum Alloy
Clam Shell Bowls
by Arthur Court Designs

These three highly polished clam shell bowls are made from premium silver aluminum alloy. They are creations of Arthur Court Designs to make stunning presentations on coastal themed serving tables.
 

Giant Clam Shell Bowl

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Personally, I love using my clam shell as a bowl on my serving tables and buffet tables to hold my famous seafood pasta salad, but there are many other uses for these stunning bowls:

  • Fill it with a fruit salad, potato salad, seafood pasta salad or with fresh salad greens.
  • Fill it with crushed ice and top with peel and eat shrimp or oysters on the half shell
  • Fill it with crushed ice to keep a bottle of wine chilled. If getting a clam bowl for that purpose, I would place it on a wine pedestal table next to the host or hostess at the head of the dining table for ease of refilling guests wine glasses.
  • Use it as a coastal dining table centerpiece decoration or a coffee table decoration.
  • For the holiday season I would fill it with silver, aqua, and turquoise blue sparkly, shiny Christmas ornaments.
  • Everyday use as table decor filled with seashells, sea stars, sand dollars and sea urchin shells.

 

Large Coastal Beach White Clam Shell Bowl

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If you prefer more natural elements for your design style a large white clam shell is the perfect solution for a buffet or serving table. I prefer the more natural elements for a casual affair, but prefer metals for a more contemporary, formal affair. This large clam shell is not an authentic clam shell, but you’d never guess from the meticulous detail used in its plaster design.

Use this authentic looking large white clam shell as a decorative piece on the serving table, filled with seashells, starfish, sea urchin shells, Christmas ornaments, and possibly a draping of fish netting. It is not meant for food service unless finished with either mineral oil or another food safe coating. A coating of polyurethane or resin may do the trick.
 

Crab Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Silver metal crab salt & pepper shaker set by Mud PieSilver Metal Crab Salt & Pepper Shaker SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Pewter blue crab salt & pepper shaker set by Vagabond HousePewter Blue Crab Salt & Pepper Shaker SetClick Here for Details

 

 
Just like the butter dishes, salt and peeper shakers are another item I like to have multiples of on the table; one set at each end of the dining table and one set at each end of the food service table. That way, guest don’t have to wait too long to season their own food before eating and they don’t have to get up from the table to get more seasoning from the serving tables during the meal.

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Silver aluminum alloy crab stand for hanging glass salt and pepper shakers by Arthur Court DesignsCrab Stand for Hanging Glass Salt & Pepper Shaker SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Ocean crab and sea urchin design salt and pepper shaker set by Home StarCrab and Sea Urchin Design Salt & Pepper Shaker SetClick Here for Details

 

 

Whimsical & Colorful Crab Inspired Serveware

When living in a warmer climate, we often opt for a more casual Christmas get-together spent outside on our lanais and decks. But even if we are living in a cold climate, what better way to perk up the winter blues when a blizzard is raging outside than by having a colorful and fun casual Christmas meal with our friends and family?
 

Mud Pie Crab Inspired Glass & Ceramic Serveware

Mud Pie is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative and trendy designed affordably priced gifts based out of Stone Mountain, Georgia. I am a huge fan of Mud Pie products! The majority of the time they are well made and the company is always coming up with fresh and amazing ideas. I have bought many of their adorable boutique style baby and toddler clothes from their children’s fashion lines for my grandchildren and just as many of their home and dining products for myself, family and friends. Their products, founded by Marcia Miller, make fabulous trendy dining, tabletop, and serveware gifts. I highly recommend everyone of their products that I feature on my websites.

Why is the company called Mud Pie? Marcia Miller started the company with faux terracotta ceramic pieces painted a brown color to look like “mud” brown clay. She states whenever anyone says “her name is mud” she takes it as a compliment.
 

Mud Pie Blue Crab Glass Serveware

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie blue crab glass dip cup and spreader setBlue Crab Glass Dip Cup SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie blue crab square glass cracker plate and spreader serving setBlue Crab Glass Cracker SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie blue crab square glass serving platterBlue Crab Glass PlatterClick Here for Details

 

 

Mud Pie Ceramic Red Crab Serveware Collection

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie Classic Red Crab Collection hand-painted ceramic round platter with rope accent handleClassic Red Crab Collection Round PlatterClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie hand-painted ceramic round texture red crab platter with rope accent handleHand-Painted Texture Red Crab PlatterClick Here for Details

 

 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie hand-painted red crab ceramic cheese plate serving set with wooden carved anchor handle spreaderRed Crab Cheese Plate Serving SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie hand-painted red crab textured ceramic cheese plate set with matching textured spreaderRed Crab Textured Ceramic Cheese SetClick Here for Details

 

 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie hand-painted red crab ceramic dip bowl set with wooden spreaderRed Crab Dip Bowl SetClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie Large red crab hand-painted ceramic salad bowlLarge Red Crab Salad BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie small hand-painted red crab textured ceramic oval oven bakerSmall Red Crab Oven BakerClick Here for Details

 

 

Classic Crab Slate Board Platter

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie classic etched crab slate board rope handled platter with wood and rope spreaderClassic Crab Slate Board PlatterClick Here for Details

 
A timeless and seasonless slate platter with an etch crab slate board and rope handles, will signify a coastal design regardless of the season. Perfect to use as a cheese board and includes a wood with rope handle spreader.
 

Red Crab Bar Party Boat Tin Beverage Tub

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie red crab print burlap bar party boat tin beverage tubRed Crab Bar Party Boat Tin Beverage TubClick Here for Details

 
Use it at the bar, by the serving table, on the outside deck, or on the boat, the red crab tin tub is a great way to keep the beer or wine chilled on ice. With the attached handle the bucket can be carried from the inside to the outside. The tub is covered with a red crab print on burlap fabric. It is also available separately in a blue anchor print burlap tub.

This tub is really cute and goes well with the crabby serveware, but I don’t anticipate the burlap lasting very long especially once it gets wet. I am thinking about painting on a layer of resin to protect it from the water for years to come. With a coat of clear resin, the bucket will rust before the burlap comes off!

Better yet, I’ll look for some red crab fabric at the fabric store and resin it onto a galvanized bucket I already have. Grin! If the fabric is more expensive than this tub, it is back to square one and my paper cup full of resin.
 

High-Quality White Bisque Blue Crab Handled Platter
Handmade in USA by Ceramics Created 4 You

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Handmade White Bisque Blue Crab Handled Platter - Made in Florida, USA by Ceramics Created 4 YouHandmade White Bisque Blue Crab Handled PlatterClick Here for Details

 
Handmade in the USA, this ceramic platter is made out of high-quality white bisque and painted with a whimsical coastal blue crab design using lead free paints and glazes. This heavy duty platter is both microwave and diswasher safe. I would not freeze it or bake it in the oven, however, as it might crack.
 

Handcrafted Silver Crab Handled Serving Tray
by Mariposa

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Handcrafted Silver Crab Handled Serving Tray by MariposaHandcrafted Silver Crab Handled Serving TrayClick Here for Details

 
Finely detailed crabs made from 100% recycled sandcast aluminum, form the handles of this gorgeous platter. The smooth surface of the platter is finished with a beautiful sea blue enamel. This handcrafted, coastal platter is designed by Michael Updike for the Mariposa. It is sized to hold a wide array of delectable bites. Each serving tray is unique and no two pieces are ever exactly alike as each piece is individually handcrafted.
 

Vibrant Ceramic Crab Inspired Serveware Art
Designed by Artist Dana Wittmann

Dana Wittmann is a talented whimsical artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast who has only been selling her artwork for a only a little under 10 years. When she turned her artwork into ceramic pottery in 2009 she could no longer handle the orders flooding in. She teamed up with Caffco Company, a subsidiary of Thompson and Elm, and is now selling her functional artwork all over the US.

Dana’s art relects her southern gulf coast lifestyle with the vibrant colors of the ocean, the bayou, Mardi Gras and New Orleans. I love her crab inspired pieces and the beautiful colors just make me feel happy. Dana also helps runs a non-profit ministry where “we all work together to help those that are hurting”.
 

Ceramic crab inspired multicolor rectangular platter by Dana WittmannCeramic Crab Multicolor Rectangular PlatterClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Small ceramic whimsical crab multicolor serving bowl by Dana WittmannSmall Ceramic Crab Multicolor Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Large ceramic whimsical crab inspired multicolor rectangular serving platter by Dana WittmannLarge Ceramic Crab Rectangular Serving PlatterClick Here for Details

 

 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Jumbo ceramic crab pepper oyster design rectangular serving platter by Dana WittmannCeramic Crab Pepper Oyster Design Serving PlatterClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Ceramic whimsical and vibrant crab inspired multicolor divided appetizer tray by Dana WittmannCeramic Crab Multicolor Divided Appetizer TrayClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Ceramic whimsical and vibrant crab multicolor design soup/salad bowl by Dana WittmannCeramic Crab Multicolor Soup/Salad BowlClick Here for Details

 

 

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large ceramic crab inspired design multicolor serving bowl by Dana WittmannLarge Ceramic Crab Multicolor Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Ceramic whimsical and vibrant crab multicolor design square platter by Dana WittmannCeramic Crab Multicolor Square PlatterClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Medium ceramic whimsical and vibrant crab inspired multicolor serving bowl by Dana WittmannMedium Ceramic Crab Multicolor Serving BowlClick Here for Details

 

 

Bel Mare Crab Serving Bowl
Made in Italy by Vietri

Christmas Tablescape Décor - Bel Mare (nice sea) crab serving bowl made in Italy by VietriBel Mare Crab Serving BowlClick Here for Details

 
A subtle ocean blue and white ceramic crab inspired serving bowl is a beautiful piece to use when setting a winter white and icey glacier blue coastal Christmas tablescape. Handcrafted in Italy by artisan Alessandro Taddei for the Vietri Company.

I would use this serving bowl with creamy white and blue coastal themed dinnerware. Set the tablescape with the white mission lanterns featured above. Mix silver, blue and white Christmas ornaments in with creamy white seashells and starfish to decorate the table. Mix silver serving trays, flatware, and silver rimmed wine glasses into the mix for a magical winter coastal design.
 

I hope you have found something beautiful and functional
to serve your guest wonderful food on your
Coastal Blue Crab Christmas Tablescape.

 

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Blue Crab Christmas Tablescape Idea

A Coastal Blue Crab Christmas
Tablescape Idea

Blue Crab Bay Stoneware Dinnerware is the inspiration which brought me to this Blue Crab Christmas tablescape idea. If you are searching for an idea for a coastal themed Christmas dinner party, this blue crab Christmas tablescape idea may be just the right one for you.

I bought a set of Blue Crab Bay Stoneware Dinnerware a few years back and even though I can no longer claim ownership to the beloved set (one of my daughters took them when I downsized) I do love that they had been used lovingly for many occasions and for many years.

I love that Mary from homeiswheretheboatis.net thinks so much like I did when I still owned my set. In fact, she reminds me a lot of myself. Anyway, like Mary, I have used my Blue Crab Bay Stoneware Dinnerware for tablescapes in many different seasons and occasions from Mardi Gras parties to summer crab boils and many patriotic celebrations in between.

When I first bought them I liked the fact that I could get awesome serving pieces to add to the original set. Many of the blue crab designs I had found at the time were way overpriced “designer” art plates without any way to expand on the sets. Then the lovely stoneware was discontinued.

I have found a replacement dinnerware set which can be used to recreate this Blue Crab themed Christmas tablescape without having to use the original Blue Crab Bay stoneware.
 

Blue Crab Ceramic Round Platinum Rim Dinner Plates
by Caroline’s Treasures

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When I use Blue Crab dinnerware I like to layer the place settings with creamy white seaside inspired dinnerware rather than using the Blue Crab for every layer.
 

White Seashell & Starfish Embossed
16-Pc. Dinnerware Set
by Thomson Pottery

Christmas Tablescape Decor - White Seashell & Starfish Embossed 16-Pc. Dinnerware Set by Thomson PotteryWhite Seashell & Starfish Embossed 16-Pc. Dinnerware SetClick Here for Details

 
The contrast of the white dinnerware with the blue crab dinnerware gives more interest to the tablescape. This seashell and sea star embossed dinnerware set is the perfect accompaniment to the blue crab designed dinnerware.

Note: The stoneware has since been brought back by Blue Crab Bay Co. and are now only available for purchase on their Blue Crab Bay Co. website.
 

Kate Aspen – Seven Seas
White Coral Place Card Holder
Set of 6

Christmas Tablescape Decor - White Coral 6-Pc. Place Card Holder Set Seven Seas by Kate AspenKate Aspen Seven Seas White Coral 6-Place Card Holder – Set of 6Click Here for Details

 
White coral has such a clean natural look from the sea and this resin set of 6 will look amazing as the last layer of the blue crab table setting. One can be placed on the top dish of the place setting; an appetizer plate, a salad plate or a soup bowl. They will look beautiful against the blue and white stoneware.

The set comes with two pieces of resin coral in each style for a total of 6 place card holders. They have cuts in the top to slide the place cards into and bases to keep them standing.

I am amazed at the detailing of these beautiful pieces. They were crafted to look just like real coral. As I am sure you already know, it is now illegal to harvest real coral so these crafted pieces are the perfect replacements.
 

Seagrass Charger Plate

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Brown Seagrass Charger Plate by TagSeagrass Charger PlateClick Here for Details

 
A woven seagrass charger plate is an ideal accent piece to use as the first layer of any coastal themed tablescape place setting. In fact it is the type of charger used in Mary’s blue crab Christmas tablescape.

To spruce it up (no pun intended) place some fresh evergreen sprigs around the edge of the seagrass charger before layering with the Blue Crab Bay and the white seashell dinnerware.

During summer months the fresh evergreens can be swapped out with faux seaweed…seashell garland…or not. They are lovely all on their own without any extra adornment.
 

Gayle 78″ Cherry Wood Trestle Dining Table

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gayle 78-inch Cherry Wood Trestle Dining TableGayle 78″ Cherry Wood Trestle Dining TableClick Here for Details

 
When I entertained in the past I needed several dining tables to seat everyone (big family and all) and the kids, family and friends always had to bring a “+ 1” without any prior notice because hey, “there is always room for one more!” Thus extra seating always a necessity.

Are you having a holiday dinner this year and your little round kitchen table just will not cut it to entertain the in-laws and friends? Consider a beautifully constructed and finished, rustic style, dining table to entertain this season.

This awesome dining table can be set up and used every day. Then decorate it with a beautiful tablescape for every special occasion!

I love the way Mary decided to push her dining table up against the wall of her lanai, and covered it with a red and white stripe machine quilted coverlet as the tablecloth for her Blue Crab Christmas Tablescape. Very innovated on her part, I think.

I also think this is a great way to incorporate the color red into a coastal theme Christmas tablescape idea. I just happen to have a red and white piece quilt that my Grandmother made, eons ago, which is perfect for this Christmas tablescape idea.

However, we all don’t just happen to have one hanging out in our linen closets.  If I didn’t already have a red and white quilt, I would be inclined to use a vintage style red and white tablecloth instead, such as the following cotton striped examples. I was so lucky to find them for you.
 

Red Stripe Linen Tuscany Tablecloth
by LinenMe

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Stripe Linen Tuscany Tablecloth by LinenMeRed Stripe Linen Tuscany TableclothClick Here for Details

 
A fabulous red stripe linen vintage style tablecloth brings a nautical feel to the table and complements any blue crab coastal Christmas theme. It is a simple vintage design, of superb linen quality with easy care maintenance. Made of 100 percent linen fabric with red stripes of different widths. I love this table cloth for any vintage tablescape! Christmas or summer, I think this tablecloth is an ideal choice.
 

Old World Cream & Red Striped Linen Table Runner
by LinenMe

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Old World Cream & Red Striped Linen Table Runner by LinenMeOld World Cream & Red Striped Linen Table RunnerClick Here for Details

 
In case you have decided to show off the wood of a gorgeous dining table, it is of course possible to set a beautiful Christmas table using just a table runner, in which case this one would be ideal to keep with a casual Christmas coastal theme.

Place it alone horizontally down the center of the table or for a different change, place it across the width of the table over the tablecloth like they did in the image used for the Tuscay tablecloth above.
 

Navy Gingham Check Oversized Dinner Napkins
Set of 12

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Navy and White Gingham Checks Oversized Dinner Napkins Set of 12Navy Gingham Checks Oversized Dinner Napkins – Set of 12Click Here for Details

 
In the photo for this Christmas tablescape idea, Mary chose to use blue and white large check napkins like the ones pictured here. I like them a lot with the galvanized candleholders and pails of greenery, but since I have decided to use red as the main theme color for this Christmas tablescape, I think I prefer the red stripe cotton napkins I am featuring below much better.

I actually do need to get a new set of napkins to send to my daughter to coordinate with her collection of Blue Crab Bay Dinnerware. I found several sets of napkins that I like for this coastal blue crab Christmas theme idea. Which set do you like the best?

Any one of them will of course be fabulous! It really just boils down to personal taste. What do you think? Blue or red? Checks, stripes or blue crabs? Tell us in the comments.
 

Tango Red French Stripe Cotton Oversized Napkin
Set of 6

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Tango Red French Stripe Cotton Oversized Napkin - Set of 6Tango Red French Stripe Cotton Oversized Napkin – Set of 6Click Here for Details

 
Isn’t this a great vintage looking napkin set? The latest trend right now is sewing old kitchen towels into table runners and napkins. With this set it has already been done for you and they pair perfectly with the red stripe tablecloth. Below find two more sets of red and white stripe bistro style napkins.

Any of these bistro style napkins are a perfect pairing for any weathered seaside casual tablescape any time of the year.
 

Milliken Signature Red Stripe Bistro Napkins Set of 12Milliken Signature Red Stripe Bistro Napkins Set of 12Click Here for DetailsScandia Red Stripe Cotton Bistro Napkins Set of 12Scandia Red Stripe Cotton Bistro Napkins
Set of 12
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Blue Crab Napkin Sets

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Either of these blue crab napkin sets will look amazing when paired with blue crab dinnerware. They can easily be mixed and matched with the red tablescape theme for Christmas or with a blue tablescape theme for a summer party.
 

Silver-tone Coastal Crab Napkin Ring
Set of 12

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This set of 12 crab shaped napkin rings are silver colored brass, similar to the Williams-Sonoma set used by Mary in the photo. I like them with the galvanized tablescape designed by Mary, but for our Christmas tablescape, with a red theme, I prefer the red crab napkin ring set featured next.
 

Red Crab Napkin Ring

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Crab Napkin RingRed Crab Napkin RingClick Here for Details

 
I like this red crab napkin ring for our red themed coastal Christmas tablescape. I like the color of this adorable red crab and think it is perfectly suited for a coastal Christmas table setting.
 

Twist 20-Piece Flatware Set Service for 4

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Twist 20-Piece Flatware Set Service for 4Twist 20-Piece Flatware Set Service for 4Click Here for Details

 
I selected two different sets of stainless steel flatware to use with our nautical coastal blue crab table setting. This awesome set is a contemporary pattern made of stainless steel in a Twist pattern which looks similar to a nautical knot. I think it will look fabulous with this table setting.

This set is handcrafted and heat-forged high-quality stainless steel highly polished with a mirror finish. The Twist pattern has slender cylindrical handles which end in a whimsical nautical knot-like twist. The set includes 4 place settings each with a salad fork, dinner fork, knife, soup spoon, and a teaspoon.
 

Cambridge Silversmith
Seaside 20-pc. Satin Flatware Set

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Cambridge Silversmith Seaside 20-pc. Satin Flatware SetCambridge Silversmith Seaside 20-pc. Satin Flatware SetClick Here for Details

 
A high-quality coastal stainless steel flatware set designed with a whimsical seaside pattern using starfish, sand dollars and seashells. It will pair beautifully with the blue crab nautical Christmas tablescape theme.
 

Rope and Anchor Large Wine Glasses Set of 4

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Rope and Anchor Large Wine Glasses - Set of 4Rope and Anchor Large Wine Glasses – Set of 4Click Here for Details

 
Beautifully etched by sandblasting, this set of rope and anchor wine glasses will look amazing as an addition to any coastal themed tablescape at an affordable price.

Mary’s rustic design of blue crab bay tablescape is lovely with the use of all galvanized lanterns and candle holder accessories. At first I thought I might like using white for our Christmas theme instead of the galvanized. White, of course goes with everything, and it seemed a lovely choice for Christmas to coordinate with the white seashell dinnerware and the seashell decor.
 

Red Metal and Glass 3-Pc Mission Style Lantern Set

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Metal and Glass Lantern - Set of 3 by Melrose InternationalRed Metal and Glass 3-Pc Mission Style Lantern SetClick Here for Details

 
Then I found these red lanterns and knew how perfect red accessories would be; not only for this Christmas tablescape, but also during the summer on patriotic holidays. Red is such a beautiful classic Christmas color that its contrast pairing with blue and white is the ideal color for a coastal Christmas! It will be fabulous paired with the red striped tablecloth and table runner.
 

Whitewashed Starfish Slatted Wood
Figurine Table Top Decor

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Whitewashed Starfish Shape Blue Stripe Slatted Wood Figurine  Table Top DecorWhitewashed Starfish Slatted Wood Figurine Table Top DecorClick Here for Details

 
An adorable weatherbeaten starfish-shaped table top accent piece is an ideal whimsical piece of decor perfect for a coastal table top. I would place a couple on the tablescape, one on each side of the red mission lantern centerpiece.
 

Red Steel Fun Pail

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Steel Fun Pail by Houston InternationalRed Steel Fun PailClick Here for Details

 
Place a red galvanized pail on each side of the red lantern center arrangement and fill with evergreens. Mary used a stunning combination of cypress, pine, and cedar, but you can use any bits of greenery indigenous to your local area.

When I lived in Mesa, Arizona, I couldn’t just walk outside and pick evergreen sprigs like I do in Upstate New York, but we did have huge hedges of rosemary and big bushes of sage so that is what I used instead. In Hawaii, I used the natural florals growing in my yard, filling in with ti leaves and ferns.

I would then fill in around the table with more nautical themed accessories such as red fish netting, Japanese style fishing floats, seashells, and lots of candles. I believe that you can never have too many candles on a tablescape!
 

White Finger Starfish Size Assortment – Lot of 15

Christmas Tablescape Decor - White Finger Starfish Size Assortment - Lot of 15White Finger Starfish Size Assortment – Lot of 15Click Here for Details

 
This is a great buy on starfish! You get 15 assorted sizes of starfish for the price. These starfish, or sea stars, are the real deal. They are genuine ocean starfish. I would use them all over my tablescape as nautical ocean decor.

Place them in red fish net as table accents; balance a few against the red lanterns and red buckets; set them randomly amidst the fishing floats and bottles; or anywhere amidst the tablescape your heart desires.
 

Red Cotton Fish Netting Nautical Table Decor

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Cotton Fish Netting Nautical Table DecorRed Cotton Fish Netting Nautical Table DecorClick Here for Details

 
Add to the nautical feel of your coastal tablescape this Christmas by using this red fishing net like garland on the table. Lay it out flat as another visual layer on the tablecloth or bunch it and drape it all around the nautical table decor accessories.
 

Japanese Style Glass Netted Fish Buoys Fishing Floats

Used for fishing floats and fishing net markers way before plastic buoys, glass balls in rope nets can still be found occassionally washing onto shore. Replicas are made for nautical decorating in a variety of bright colors.
 

Glass Fishing Buoys Roped Net Floats

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Three different sets of vintage style glass floats. Japanese style glass fishing floats are ideal to use as table decor for a Blue Crab Christmas Tablescape. These pieces are replicas of original glass floats used on fishing nets by Japanese fishermen to keep the nets afloat.
 

Genuine Japanese Glass Fishing Float

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Genuine Japanese glass fishing float found on Alaskan beachGenuine Japanese Glass Fishing FloatClick Here for Details

 
As a kid in Hawaii, we use to find these washed up on the beach. The currents would pick them up and carry them from wrecked Japanese fishing boats and damaged fishing nets from parts unknown, to far away shores such as the beaches in Hawaii. They are seldom washed onto shore any more, but occassionally you will still find one. This one was found on a beach in Alaska.
 

Replicated Japanese Glass Fishing Floats

Red Japanese Glass Fishing Float Fish Net BuoyRed Japanese Glass Fishing Float Fish Net BuoyClick Here for DetailsBlue Japanese Glass Fishing Float Fish Net BuoyBlue Japanese Glass Fishing Float Fish Net BuoyClick Here for DetailsGreen Japanese Glass Fishing Float Fish Net BuoyGreen Japanese Glass Fishing Float Fish Net BuoyClick Here for Details

 
Replicated netted Japanese glass ball fishing buoys are fun pieces to add to the nauticle decor of our Maryland blue crab themed christmas tablescape.
 

Red Candlestick Holders
Set of 3

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Candlestick Holder - Set of 3Red Candlestick Holder – Set of 3Click Here for Details

 
I absolutely love the classic style of these red candlestick holders and think they will make will make a stunning statement as the anchors for each end of our Blue Crab Christmas Tablescape.

I would add a trio to each end of the table only on a large scale dining table with a minimum of 6 place settings. If entertaining with a more intimate, smaller setting, I would mix them in among the red lanterns, buckets of evergreens, the fishing floats and seashells.
 

White Faux Coral & Sea Urchin Candle Holders

White Faux Coral 3 Wick Candle HolderWhite Faux Coral 3 Wick Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsWhite Faux Coral 3-Pillar Candle HolderWhite Faux Coral 3-Pillar Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsWhite Faux Sea Urchin Tealight Holders - Set of 2White Faux Sea Urchin Tealight Holders – Set of 2Click Here for Details

 

Red Coastal Starfish Tea Light Candle Holder

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Coastal Starfish Tea Light Candle HolderRed Coastal Starfish Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for Details

 
Keeping with the coastal theme we can add lots of votive candles with the shapes of coral, seashells and sea stars, otherwise called starfish by landlubbers, sealife, and nautical pieces such as rope, anchors, and light houses. This red sea star mixes well with both navy blue and red coastal color themes.
 

Anchor and Rope Tea Light Candle Holder

Kate Aspen Anchors Away Rope Tealight Holders -Set of 4Kate Aspen Anchors Away Rope Tealight Holders -Set of 4Click Here for DetailsAnchor Rope  Wood Block Tealight Candle HolderAnchor Rope Wood Block Tealight Candle HolderClick Here for Details

 

Seaside Treasures
Glass & Rope Accent Hurricane Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 2

Christmas Tablescape Decor - Seaside Treasures Glass & Rope Accent Hurricane Pillar Candle Holders Set of 2Seaside Treasures Glass & Rope Accent Hurricane Pillar Candle Holders Set of 2Click Here for Details

 

 

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Gold Tablescapes

Christmas Holiday Gold Tablescapes
and Dinnerware Sets

 

Lenox Holiday Berry 24k Gold Banded China
A Gold Tablescape is a regal, opulent way to decorate the dining table for a Christmas or New Year celebration.

A gold tablescape for Christmas entertaining is a fabulous choice for holiday décor, as nothing speaks regal elegance like gold. Gold is a versatile precious metal and it can be paired with any other metal, or color palate for that matter, to create a gorgeous table display. Silver and copper look exquisite when paired together, especially when gold is added into the mix. Don’t be afraid to mix the precious metals you already have on hand.

In fact, just about any color of the rainbow will take a step up in rich abundance when accented with gold tones. Mix the gold with a variety of precious metals to add depth, dimension, and opulence to the display you are creating. Purple, red, green, and blue colors all look richer, demanding reverence when paired with gold.

If gold is your favorite flavor of color this Christmas holiday season, creating a gold tablescape will be one of the easiest things for you to accomplish during the mad Christmas rush. You have already done the hardest part by deciding on the color scheme. The rest will all fall into place easily. The key is to plan early to have everything you need before Christmas.

If all the basics are in place ahead of time, then you’ll be able to easily select new pieces to add to your theme when they jump out at you while shopping for Christma gifts. You will know the minute you spot a piece, exactly where and how to fit it into your tablescape and home décor.

Candles are one of the most basic necessary elements of the table and the more candlelight the better. Once set-up, nothing will give off more warmth and sparkle than a gold tablescape surrounded by the warm glow of candlelight. The sparkle that comes from the golden glitter of the décor reflecting the light is pure magic at Christmas.

Remember to decorate the area surrounding the dining room to coordinate with the gold tablescape. Take the cherished gold items you already have at home and group them together in vignettes on shelves, bookcases, hutches, and sideboards along with the seasonal decorations. Tuck in sprigs of fresh winter greens to accent the gold pieces you have chosen to display. Remember the decorator’s rule of using uneven numbers (3 or 5) to give the display balance and eye appeal.

I have chosen several beautiful tablescapes created brilliantly using gold themes which I hope will inspire you to re-create your own gold Christmas tablescape at home. I offer suggestions to change or improve the original idea by incorporating gold accessories with new ideas. Remember, you can substitute any piece you may already have to give a less stressful, decorating option.

Furthermore, I am also including dinnerware suggestions to really make your gold tablescapes pop and make your guest feel as special as they are.

Keep in mind there are only three really important things to remember when searching for Gold Tablescape décor for the Christmas holidays.

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    Unique and Elegant Coastal Seashell Tableware

    Unique and Elegant Coastal Inspired Artful
    Tableware and Tabletop Giftware

    During the holidays, and on any special occasion, serve your guest with the finest unique and elegant tableware inspired by everything coastal. Many of the pieces on this page are one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the ocean and the beach.

    The pieces are limited and will sell out fast. As each unique and elegant tableware piece sells out, it will be replaced with another work of art in the form of ocean inspired elegant serveware and tableware pieces.

    Because each piece is handmade by skilled artisans using only the finest quality of natural materials, each piece is unique and may differ slightly from the photo as a one-of-a-kind piece.

    Whether you are entertaining on the coast, or dreaming of the beach while looking outside at a raging blizzard, this assortment of ocean-inspired serveware and tablescape accent pieces will help you ring in the Christmas season in relaxed, yet stunning, coastal style.

    Gorgeous Mother of Pearl Tableware

    Equisitely beautiful works of art from the ocean. Trimmed in sterling silver and studded with semi-precious stones, these pieces will receive a ton of complements. Incorporate them into your coastal Christmas tablescapes, set them out as decorative pieces, or gift them as thoughtful gifts that will be cherished for generations.
     

    Natural Mother-of-Pearl Pear Shape Dish with
    Sterling Silver Trim
    and Natural Amethyst & Blue Topaz Stones

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Natural mother-of-pearl pear shape dish with decorative sterling silver trim and 3 natural faceted stones - 2 amethyst & 1 blue topazNatural Mother of Pearl Pear Shape Dish with Sterling Silver Trim and Natural Amethyst & Blue Topaz StonesClick Here for Details

    The unique pear shape of this mother-of-pearl plate makes it an exceptional piece to display in the home. It is edged with ornately handcrafted sterling silver and encrusted at the top of the plate with two natural faceted amethyst stones and one blue topaz.
     

    Decorative Sterling Silver Edged
    Mother-of-Pearl Oval Dish with
    Natural Garnet Stone Accents

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Decorative ornate sterling silver edged mother-of-pearl oval dish with natural faceted garnet stone accentsDecorative Sterling Silver Edged Mother-of-Pearl Oval Dish with Natural Garnet Stone AccentsClick Here for Details

    This ocean inspired decorative oval dish is glowing with the natural beauty of mother-of-pearl mosaic pieces. The gorgeous, opulent sterling silver ornamentation design sparkles with 4 genuine garnet accents on the inside rim of the dish.
     

    Mother-of-Pearl Sterling Silver and
    Genuine Peridot Gemstone Bowl
    by Neda Behnam Home Décor

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Mother-of-pearl ornate sterling silver and genuine peridot gemstone bowl by Neda Behnam Home DécorMother of Pearl Sterling Silver and Genuine Peridot Gemstone BowlClick Here for Details

    This one-of-a-kind handmade bowl is shimmering with the natural iridescent beauty of mother-of-pearl mosaic pieces. It is accented with a gorgeous and ornate sterling silver rim and feet which sparkle with the addition of genuine peridot gemstones. This unique and elegant tableware piece is sure to become a prized statement piece and beloved heirloom for many generations.
     

    White Mother-of-Pearl Round Bowl
    with Sterling Silver Accents by Philmore USA

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - White mother-of-pearl round bowl with sterling silver rim, feet and frog center accents by Philmore USAWhite Mother-of-Pearl Round Bowl with Sterling Silver AccentsClick Here for Details

    Like a maritime jewel for the tabletop this white mother-of-pearl bowl is edged in sterling silver and has sterling silver feet. Inside of the bowl is a tiny sterling silver frog accent piece. Philmore USA is famous for transforming treasures from sea and shore into tabletop treasures and enchanted decor.
     

    Round Mother-of-Pearl Sterling Silver Plate
    with 2 Natural Amethyst and 2 Fresh Water Pearls

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Round mother-of-pearl sterling silver plate with 2 natural amethyst gemstones and 2 fresh water pearlsRound Mother-of-Pearl Sterling Silver Plate with 2 Natural Amethyst and 2 Fresh Water PearlsClick Here for Details

    A unique and elegant tableware piece stunning with oceanic opulence. It is a mosaic design handcrafted by highly skilled artisans in mother-of-pearl tile pieces with polished, handcrafted sterling-silver decorative rims. This stunning piece is an heirloom-quality plate which is exquisitely detailed with 2 natural faceted amethyst gemstones and 2 fresh water pearls.
     

    Square Mother-of-Pearl Sterling Silver Plate
    with 4 Natural Blue Topaz Gemstones

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Square mother-of-pearl sterling silver plate with 4 natural blue topaz gemstones by MaldijaSquare Mother-of-Pearl Sterling Silver Plate with 4 Natural Blue Topaz GemstonesClick Here for Details

    Bring coastal opulance to your home décor or coastal tablescape with this square shaped mother-of-pearl mosaic pieced plate. The plate is amazing with its ornate decorative sterling silver rim and a natural faceted blue topaz gemstone encrusted in each corner.
     

    Unique and Elegant
    Mother-of-Pearl Seashell Tabletop Décor

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Unique and elegant mother-of-pearl seashell tabletop décor by Plutus BrandsUnique and Elegant Mother-of-Pearl Seashell Tabletop DécorClick Here for Details

    A unique and elegant piece made of mother-of-pearl bits of seashell. Its unique shape gives it a stunning appearance that will look amazing in a contemporary designed home. It can be used as a coastal tablescape centerpiece focal point or an elegant tabletop sculpture.
     

    Stunning Unique Ocean Inspired
    Silver Metal Serveware

    Stuning seashell serving dishes, made of various silver metals, will give your coastal table setting a unique and elegant look this Christmas season.
     

    Coastal Silver Metal Seashell Serving Bowl and Trays

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Silver metal coastal coral starfish seashells oval serving bowl by Mud PieSilver Metal Coastal Coral Starfish Seashells Oval Serving Bowl by Mud PieClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Petite handmade in sand-cast aluminum sea horse tray by Julia KnightPetite Handmade in Sand-cast Aluminum Sea Horse Tray
    by Julia Knight
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    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Silver metal coastal coral starfish seashells oval serving tray by Mud PieSilver Metal Coastal Coral Starfish Seashells Oval Serving Tray by Mud PieClick Here for Details

     

    Coastal Silver Metal Seashell Serving Dishes

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Silver aluminum scallop seashell serving plate dish tray by India HandicraftsSilver Aluminum Scallop Seashell Serving Plate Dish TrayClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Silver Nambe alloy oceana seashell low bowl by NambeSilver Nambe Alloy Oceana Seashell Low Bowl by NambeClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Toffee and silver metal scallop starfish bowl by Julia KnightToffee and Silver Metal Scallop Starfish Bowl
    by Julia Knight
    Click Here for Details
    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Seahorse seashell silver metal serving dish 1978 by Arthur Court DesignsSeahorse Seashell Silver Metal Serving Dish 1978 by Arthur Court DesignsClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Silver metal mollusk seashell shaped sauce serving bowl by Arthur Court DesignsSilver Metal Mollusk Seashell Shaped Sauce Serving Bowl by Arthur Court DesignsClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Silver metal turtle shell double dip bowls by Mud PieSilver Metal Turtle Shell Double Dip Bowls
    by Mud Pie
    Click Here for Details

     

    Handmade Nickel-Plated Seahorse, Seashell, and Coral
    Designed Coquilles Glass Insert Covered Bakers
    by Star Home

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Star Home coquilles seahorse, seashell and coral covered square baker by Home StarStar Home Coquilles Seahorse, Seashell and Coral Covered Square BakerClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Star Home coquilles seahorse, seashell and coral covered rectangle baker by Home StarStar Home Coquilles Seahorse, Seashell and Coral Covered Rectangle BakerClick Here for Details

     
    Impress your guest at the serving table with either of these (or both) ocean inspired seahorse, seashell, and coral serveware bakers. As you can see from the above photos, they are available in a small square set or a larger rectangular set.

    The bottom stands are expertly hand-casted and hand-finished silver-tone nickel-plated cast aluminum coral designed stands. The matching top covers have seahorse and seashell top cover designs. They look expensive but they are very affordable. The bottom glass baker inserts are microwave, dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, and freezer safe glass.

    Please Note: The seahorse seashell tops and coral design stands must be washed by hand. They can NOT be washed in the dishwasher. They must be washed gently with warm soapy water and dried immediately with a soft cloth. Only the bottom glass inserts can be washed in the dishwasher.
     

    Luxurious Elegant and Unique
    Gold-Plated Marine Life for
    Gold Coastal Tabletop Décor

    Add these gold-plated marine life pieces to an elegant gold themed Christmas tablescape. They will add elegant interest, texture, and sparkle to the table when mixed in with all of the other gold elements in the tablescape.
     

    Luxurious and Elegant
    Gold-Plated Sea Urchins and Starfish for
    Gold Christmas Tablescape Décor

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Small 18-Kt gold-plated sea urchin by Philmore USASmall 18-Kt Gold-Plated Sea Urchin by Philmore USAClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Gold-plated finger starfish by Philmore USAGold-Plated Finger Starfish by Philmore USAClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Large 18-Kt gold-plated green sea urchin by Philmore USA by Philmore USALarge 18-Kt Gold-Plated Green Sea Urchin by Philmore USAClick Here for Details

     

    Gold Brass and Clear Quartz Crystal
    Decorative Turtle Shell Table Accent Pieces on Stands
    Set of 2

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Set of 2 gold brass turtle shell decorative accent pieces on clear lead-free crystal base stands with clear quartz crystal detailing on the back of turtle shells by John-RichardGold Brass and Clear Quartz Crystal Decorative Turtle Shell Table Accent Pieces on Stands – Set of 2Click Here for Details

    Tablescapes should be filled with beautiful accent pieces to enhance the overall picture of the table! These shiny gold brass decorative turtle shell accent pieces, by John-Richard, are displayed atop clear lead-free crystal base stands. On the back of the turtle shells are clear quartz crystals detailing that look like sun rays beaming up from an ocean sunrise.

    Mix these luxury pieces into a gold themed Christmas tablescape for the season and display them on a tabletop the rest of the year as a stand alone art sulpture.
     

    Unique and Elegant Nautilus Seashell
    Decorative Tableware

    The nautilus seashell has long been one of my favorite ocean treasures. They are so beautiful when seen in the ocean propelling themselves by the animal within like some sort of ancient steampunk ocean mariner. They remain just as beautiful when the empty shell is found washed up on a distant shore. The nautilus objet d’art found on this page are uniquely beautiful pieces which will enhance any coastal home décor or tabletop. Incorporate these gorgeous seashell accent pieces into your coastal tablescapes or place them around your home as unique tabletop conversation pieces.
     

    Nautilus Seashell with Fish Shaped
    Sterling Silver Accents
    by Neda Behnam Home Décor

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Nautilus Shell with Fish Shaped Sterling Silver Accents by Neda Behnam Home DécorNautilus Shell with Fish Shaped Sterling Silver Accents by Neda Behnam Home DécorClick Here for Details

    Combining natural beauty and breathtaking artisanal design into this stunning, clever creation. Inspired by undersea life, this unique design is a genuine nautilus shell transformed into a magical, opulent fish with the addition of spectacular sterling silver work design. Substantial and ornate sterling silver details accent the head, tail, and fins of this spectacular specimen.
     

    Nautilus Seashells with Sterling Silver Feet
    by Philmore USA

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Pearl white nautilus seashell with sterling silver feet by Philmore USAPearl White Nautilus Seashell
    with Sterling Silver Feet
    by Philmore USA
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    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Tiger brown nautilus seashell with sterling silver feet by Philmore USATiger Brown Nautilus Seashell
    with Sterling Silver Feet
    by Philmore USA
    Click Here for Details

    The exotic beauty of these two giant nautilus seashells is stunning in its natural detail, but with the subtle sterling silver feet accents they are turned into exquisite tabletop serveware. Embrace the charm of the pearly white or the tiger brown nautilus shells in a stunning tabletop coastal tablescape display.
     

    Gold-Plated Nautilus Seashell on Sterling Post with Clear Acrylic Base Tabletop Décor
    by Philmore USA

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gold-plated nautilus seashell on sterling post with clear acrylic base tabletop décor by Plutus BrandsGold-Plated Nautilus Seashell on Sterling Post with Clear Acrylic Base Tabletop DécorClick Here for Details

    The spectacular spiral form of a nautilus seashell is even more stunning when presented in a coating of glimmering 18-karat gold plate. Displayed by a sterling-silver post pearched on a clear acrylic base, it brings opulence to your home décor.
     

    Metallic-Plated Nautilus Seashell Tabletop Décor
    by Philmore USA

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - 6-inch 18-Kt gold-plated chamber nautilus tabletop décor6-inch Gold-Plated Chamber NautilusClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Small silver-plated nautilus seashell tabletop décorSmall Silver-Plated Nautilus SeashellClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Small gold-plated chamber nautilus seashell tabletop décorSmall Gold-Plated Chamber Nautilus SeashellClick Here for Details

     

    Luxurious Nautilus Seashells Edged with
    Precious Metals Tabletop Décor

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Luxurious copper edge large white chamber nautilus seashell tabletop décorCopper Edge White Chamber NautilusClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Luxurious sterling silver edge large brown tiger chamber nautilus seashell tabletop décorSterling Silver Edge Tiger Chamber NautilusClick Here for Details

     

    Luxurious Seashells
    Plated with Precious Metals
    Tabletop & Tablescape Décor

    A variety of beautiful seashells plated in precious metals for a luxurious finishing touch. Use these seashells as tabletop décor or use them like I do on my tablescapes. I like to use them for a variety of serveware at my table settings.

    I use them to hold condiments, caviar, or seasonings. I use them as salt dishes, dipping bowls, or to hold sauces such as tartar sauce or hot sauce. They come in handy as a pretty dishes to hold garnishes such as sliced green onion, minced red onion, or chopped cilantro.

    Set one at each place setting to hold lemon slices if serving fish. Fill them with caviar as an appetizer with a seashell caviar serving spoon for scooping.
     

     Sterling Silver Edged Pāua Abalone SeashellClick Here for Details Copper Edged Pāua Abalone SeashellClick Here for Details Silver Edged Black Tab Mussel ShellClick Here for Details Copper Edged Black Tab Mussel ShellClick Here for Details Sterling Silver Edged Freshwater Clam ShellClick Here for Details Copper Edged Freshwater Clam ShellClick Here for Details 24-Kt Gold Edged Salt Water Clam ShellClick Here for Details Copper Edged Salt Water Clam ShellClick Here for Details 24-Kt Gold Edged Mabe ShellClick Here for Details Silver Edged Mabe ShellClick Here for Details Copper Edged Mother-of-Pearl SeashellClick Here for Details Mother-of-Pearl Gold Lip Oyster ShellClick Here for Details

     

     Sterling Silver Edged 6-inch MOP South Sea Oyster Shell PlateClick Here for Details Sterling Silver Edged 7-inch MOP South Sea Oyster Shell PlateClick Here for Details Sterling Silver Edged 8-inch Pinctada Oyster Shell PlateClick Here for Details 24-Kt Gold Edged Lions Paw SeashellClick Here for Details Silver Edged Lions Paw SeashellClick Here for Details Copper Edged Lions Paw SeashellClick Here for Details 24-Kt Gold-Plated Cut Melo Seashell DishClick Here for Details Silver-Plated Cut Melo Seashell DishClick Here for Details Copper-Plated Cut Melo Seashell DishClick Here for Details

     

    Large Luxurious Sterling Silver-Plated Volute Seashell Bowl

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Large luxurious sterling silver-plated volute seashell bowlLarge Luxurious Sterling Silver-Plated Volute Seashell BowlClick Here for Details

    Handcrafted from the volute seashell, which is actually a predatory sea snail. These sea snails are common in Hawaii, and there are over 200 different species in the volute family. They can grow up to 2 feet in length.

    The lustrous bowl of this volute is sterling silver-plated with petite decorative sterling silver feet. A uniquely elegant bowl to use with a coastal table setting or to display as a home accent piece.
     

    Vintage Mexican Copper and Brass Abalone Sea Life Dishes

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage Mexican Mother-of-Pearl Scorpion-Shaped Dish by Robert Massello AntiquesVintage Mexican Mother-of-Pearl Scorpion-Shaped DishClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage Mexican Copper Abalone and Brass Crab Dish by Jacki Mallick DesignsVintage Mexican Copper Abalone and Brass Crab DishClick Here for Details

     

     
    What fun vintage finds these pieces are! Do I hear Feliz Navidad for right now or Cinco de Mayo in the future? Fill the belly of the beasts with guacamole on the buffet table or let the beautiful scorpion and crab carry a belly full of limes and rock sea salt.
     

    Unique Caviar Spoons for
    Coastal Tablescape Décor

    When serving caviar from a luxurious metallic-plated seashell dish as a before dinner treat, you want to use unique caviar spoons to scoop up those precious baubles of decandane. I have found several exquiste sets of cavier spoons you must have as coastal serveware.
     

    Pearl Fancy Mother-of-Pearl Shell
    Collector Spoon Set of 3
    by Two’s Company

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Pearl Fancy Mother-of-Pearl Shell Collector Spoon Set of 3 by Two's CompanyPearl Fancy Mother-of-Pearl Shell Collector Spoons – Set of 3Click Here for Details

    These unique mother-of-pearl ornamented seashell handle spoons adds elegance to serving while entertaining. They are perfect to use as cavier spoons. They also make a fabulous coastal hostess gift.
     

    Buffalo Horn Caviar Spoon with
    Sterling Silver Seashell Shaped Handle Inlay
    Set of 2
    by California Caviar Company

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Buffalo horn caviar spoon with sterling silver seashell shaped handle inlay - Set of 2 by California Caviar CompanyBuffalo Horn Caviar Spoon with Sterling Silver Seashell Shaped Handle Inlay – Set of 2Click Here for Details

    I have 4 of these buffalo horn caviar spoons with silver seashell handle inlay and I love them. They are perfect for scooping up those succulent little black or orange balls of goodness! Their uniqueness adds elegance to a serving table while entertaining. They are perfect little caviar spoons. Did I already say how perfect they are already? Well, they are.

    You never know what you will get when you order them as each one is different. The beauty of the spoons are they are cut from a single solid piece of buffalo horn. Each handle is hand carved into the appropriate spoon shape making each spoon unique. Each spoon will have different color variations from golden ambers to streaks of black. I recommend washing these spoons by hand due to the heirloom quality
     

    Pink Mother-of-Pearl Caviar Spoons
    Set of 6

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Pink mother-of-pearl caviar spoons - Set of 6Pink Mother-of-Pearl Caviar Spoons – Set of 6Click Here for Details

     

    Handmade Genuine Pink Conch Seashell
    Serving Bowl with Spoon
    by Vesna Grace

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Genuine pink conch seashell serving bowl with spoon by Vesna GraceGenuine Pink Conch Seashell Serving Bowl with SpoonClick Here for Details

     
    A real conch shell, cut to become a unique dining table serving bowl or you can place it in the bathroom as a bubble bath or bath salt scrub accessory. A matching, carved spoon is included with the conch seashell bowl. This set will make a lovely hostess gift!

    Because of the nature of the seashell, each bowl will be a unique, one-of-a-kind serving piece that will enhance any coastal seashell themed tablescape.
     

    Unique Hand Carved Wood Turtle Bowls

    Uniquely hand carved wooden bowls can add functional works of art to a tropical coastal tablescape for a Christmas feast or a summer cocktail party.
     

    Large Hand Carved Hawaiian Honu Sea Turtle Wood Bowl

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Large hand carved Hawaiian honu sea turtle wood bowlLarge Hand Carved Hawaiian Honu Sea Turtle Wood BowlClick Here for Details

    Although this is a beautiful and unique hand carved bowl of a Hawai’ian honu turtle, I do not believe it was carved in Hawai’i. It was carved from suar wood which is a tree grown in Indonesia. I am not aware of any suar cultivation tree plantatations on Hawai’i as of yet. It is still a beautiful carved bowl, just not a Hawai’ian carved bowl.
     

    Hand Carved Indonesian Mahogany Wood
    Ocean Sea Turtle Bowls

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Small hand carved mahogany wood ocean sea turtle bowlSmall Hand Carved Mahogany Wood Ocean Sea Turtle BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Medium hand carved mahogany wood ocean sea turtle bowlMedium Hand Carved Mahogany Sea Turtle BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmasLarge Hand Carved Mahogany Wood Ocean Sea Turtle BowlClick Here for Details

    Hand carved by skill artisans in Indonesia from gorgeous mahogany wood, these sea turtle bowls will bring a natural luster to a coastal or tropical Christmas table with a warm inviting feel for your guests. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind piece, available in 3 sizes.
     

    Hand Carved Two-Tone Mahogany Wood Nautical Turtle Bowl

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Hand Carved Two-Tone Mahogany Wood Nautical Turtle BowlHand Carved Two-Tone Mahogany Wood Nautical Turtle BowlClick Here for Details

    This two-toned mahogany wood is so beautiful it will add so much interest to a coastal table setting. Keep in mind that each piece is hand carved from a different block of wood. Even though it will still be a two-toned mahogany turtle bowl, it will be a one-of-a-kind, completely unique bowl and will appear different from the photo.
     

    Unique and Luxurious Sea Glass and Oyster Seashell Table Setting Serveware
    Coastal Tablescape Décor

    Your coastal themed Christmas tablescape will be enhanced with the luster of sea glass and ocean inspired glass plates, bowls, and serveware.
     

    Lustrous Watercolor Sea Glass
    Shell-Shaped Plates
    Set of 4 by Two’s Company

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Lustrous watercolor sea glass shell-shaped plates - Set of 4 by Two's CompanyLustrous Watercolor Sea Glass Shell-Shaped Plates – Set of 4Click Here for Details

    Four exotic sea glass plates are included in this beautiful set; 2 clamshell and 2 oyster shell shapes. The lustrous watercolor and mother-of-pearl colors look as if they were just plucked from the ocean. Stunning!
     

    Blue and Green Glass Oyster Shell Shaped
    Coastal Tableware Dishes
    Set of 2 by Beachcombers

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Blue and Green Glass Oyster Shell Shaped Coastal Tableware Dishes - Set of 2 by BeachcombersBlue and Green Glass Oyster Shell Shaped Coastal Tableware Dishes – Set of 2Click Here for Details

    Pair these exotic sea glass plates with the beautiful plates featured above for a stunning, lustrous coastal ocean inspired Christmas table setting.
     

    Pearl and Marine Blue Oyster Shell Glass
    Ocean Inspired Coastal Tableware Dishes
    by Traders and Company

     Small Pearlescent Oyster Shell Glass Dish
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details
     Large Pearlescent Oyster Shell Glass Dish
    1 Only
    Click Here for Details
     Small Marine Blue-Gradient Oyster Shell Glass Dish
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details
     Large Marine Blue-Gradient Oyster Shell Glass Dish
    1 Only
    Click Here for Details

     

    Seashell Shaped Frosted Glass Plates
    Set of 2 by Zeckos

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Frosted glass seashell shaped plates - Set of 2Seashell Shaped Frosted Glass Plates – Set of 2Click Here for Details

    Frosted seashell shaped glass plates look like sea glass and are ideal to use on a coastal tablescape to create a dramatic focal point. The set includes a large and small seashell plate

    The dining table isn’t the only place they can be put to use:

    • Use the to serve food on the buffet table
    • Place them in the bath to hold bath towels and soaps
    • Put them on the coffee table and fill with seashells, Christmas ball ornaments and decorators balls for added interest
    • Place them on a kitchen counter and fill with fresh or faux fruit
    • Fill with sand and candles for a romantic coastal spa effect

    The options are endless for the different uses you can get with these frosted finish glass art decor plates!
     

    Stunning Ocean Inspired
    Glass Serving Bowls

    Delightfully charming these handcrafted glass bowls will find many uses for your home décor.
     

    Handmade Distressed Glass Shell Shaped Bowls
    by Deco 79

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Large handmade brown distressed glass shell shaped bowlLarge Handmade Brown Distressed Glass Shell Shaped BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Large handmade green distressed glass shell shaped bowlLarge Handmade Green Distressed Glass Shell Shaped BowlClick Here for Details

     
    Two stunning handmade glass bowls to enhance your coastal table décor. Handcrafted out of thick glass, these seashell shaped bowls will enrich any interior, not just a coastal or beach theme. As you can see from the photos above, the bowls are deep enough to hold tablescape decorations or to serve food.

    They can be placed in any room of the house. They will adorn a dining room table, a side table, a corner table, a bathroom shelf, the mantel, or a kitchen counter.

    I recommend washing by hand and NOT putting in a dishwasher. Even though the glass is thick, the bowls are still fragile and the uneven scalloped edges could break.
     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Teal blue and copper sea fan glass bowl by IMAXTeal Blue and Copper Sea Fan Glass Bowl
    by IMAX
    Click Here for Details
    Large Blue & Orange Reef Embossed Glass Bowl by Traders and CompanyLarge Blue & Orange Reef Embossed Glass Bowl by Traders and CompanyClick Here for Details

     
    Two stunning bowls, expertly handcrafted of glass and hand painted, look expensive but they are very affordable. The bowls were inspired by the beautiful colors of the sea and a copper coral sea fan on the left and a coral reef on the right. These are a one-of-a-kind piece due to the nature of the artisans handcrafting each individual piece.
     

    Seashell Inspired Serving Dishes

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Exotic Pastel Seashell Serving Bowls - Set of 2Exotic Pastel Seashell Serving Bowls – Set of 2Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Shades of ocean blue green and white wave swirl serving dishes - Set of 2Blue Green and White Wave Swirl Serving Dishes – Set of 2Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Westmoreland vintage 1910 carnival seashell footed dishes - Set of 2Vintage 1910 Carnival Seashell Footed Dishes – Set of 2Click Here for Details

     
    Inspired by seashells and the shades and colors of the ocean, here are 3 sets of very different serving bowls. The first set on the left are pastel ceramic with embossed seashell. The artistic set in the center is glass swirls inspired by the ocean waves. The set on the right is a pair of vintage iridescent carnival glass seashell shaped serving dishes.

     

    Porcelain and Pewter Seashell Serveware
    by Vagabond House

     White Porcelain Pewter Seashell Footed Bowl
    by Vagabond House
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     Small White Porcelain Seashell Pewter Handle Tray
    by Vagabond House
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     Pewter Seashell Handle White Porcelain Dish
    by Vagabond House
    Click Here for Details

     
    High-quality designer serveware made of the finest white porcelain and adorned with gorgeous silver pewter seashells. These unique and elegant pieces are functional works of art bringing the ocean to your dining table.

    Elegant Oyster Plates

    Oysters on the half-shell? Yum! You must use elegant oyster plates to serve them at the table!
     

    Porcelain and Mother of Pearl Oyster Plates
    Trimmed in 18-K Gold

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Yellow porcelain and mother-of-pearl oyster plate trimmed in 18-k goldYellow Porcelain and Mother-of-Pearl Oyster Plate Trimmed in 18-K GoldClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Teal light blue porcelain and mother-of-pearl oyster plate trimmed in 18-k goldTeal Light Blue Porcelain and Mother-of-Pearl Oyster Plate Trimmed in 18-K GoldClick Here for Details

     

    Unique and Elegant Serving Platters

    When entertaining guest, be sure to serve them with the most beautiful, elegant, and unique serving pieces you can afford to use. Use the very best you have. It is not to impress your guests, it is to let them know you care about them enough to give your very best. If you can’t afford to dazzle them with sterling silver find something beautiful, elegant, and unique to make their dining experience with you a memorable one.
     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Large gorgeous ceramic multi-colored oyster platterLarge Ceramic Oyster PlatterClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Large blue agate gold-plated rim one-of-a-kind platterLarge Blue Agate Gold-Plated Rim PlatterClick Here for Details

     

    Designer Metal Serveware

    Gorgeous, elegant, and functional art, designed by talented artist into unique sea life coastal serveware. Stunning pieces to display beautiful food creations.
     

    Elegant Clam Shell Serving Bowls

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Handmade azure Tahitian sand-cast aluminum small clam shell bowl by Julia KnightAzure Tahitian Clam Shell Bowl by Julia KnightClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Gold aluminum Tahitian clam shell serving bowl by Julia KnightGold Tahitian Clam Shell Serving Bowl by Julia KnightClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Sculptural giant clam bowl hand-crafted silver aluminium alloy by Arthur Court DesignsSculptural Giant Clam Bowl by Arthur Court DesignsClick Here for Details

     

    Designer Wilton Armetale Coastal Sea Life Collection

    Gorgeous silver work designs, created by artist Wilton Armetale out of 100% recycled, food-safe, aluminum-based alloy metal. These pieces will last a life time and you will wonder how you ever got by without them. I love getting functional artwork to serve my food in! LOL.

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - sea life oval aluminum alloy tray with handles by Designer Wilton ArmetaleSea Life Oval Tray with HandlesClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Coastal rectangular aluminum alloy bread serving tray by Designer Wilton ArmetaleCoastal Rectangular Bread Serving TrayClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Coastal handle aluminum alloy oval serving tray by Designer Wilton ArmetaleCoastal Handle Oval
    Serving Tray
    Click Here for Details

     

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Sea life starfish aluminum alloy large round serving tray by Designer Wilton ArmetaleStarfish Serving TrayClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Sea life fish serving platter by Designer Wilton ArmetaleSea Life Fish Serving PlatterClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Seashore round aluminum alloy serving tray by Designer Wilton ArmetaleSeashore Serving TrayClick Here for Details

     

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Coastal silver medium round aluminum alloy serving bowl by Designer Wilton ArmetaleCoastal Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Crab and seashell silver aluminum alloy bread serving tray by Designer Wilton ArmetaleCrab Bread Serving TrayClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Seashore medium round silver aluminum alloy serving bowl by Designer Wilton ArmetaleSeashore Serving BowlClick Here for Details

     

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Seashore round silver aluminum alloy chip and dip server by Designer Wilton ArmetaleSeashore Round Chip and Dip ServerClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Coastal 2-piece chip and dip serving set by Designer Wilton ArmetaleCoastal 2-Piece Chip And Dip Serving SetClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Crab and seashell silver aluminum alloy small chip and dip server by Designer Wilton ArmetaleCrab Seashell Small Chip and Dip ServerClick Here for Details

     

    Sea Life Turtle Chip and Dip Divided ServerSea Life Turtle Chip and Dip Divided ServerClick Here for DetailsSea Life Seashell Chip and Dip ServerSea Life Seashell Chip and Dip ServerClick Here for DetailsSea Life Crab Divided Serving DishSea Life Crab Divided Serving DishClick Here for Details

     

    I hope you have enjoyed these truly unique and elegant
    coastal inspired tableware pieces to help you decorate
    with a coastal theme for Christmas!
    Any of the elegant pieces will make a fabulous
    Christmas, hostess, or housewarming gift!

     

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      Red & White Coastal Christmas Tablescape Idea

      A Red and White Coastal Christmas Tablescape Idea

      What could be better that decorating with a red coastal tablescape theme for a Christmas holiday dinner? Even if you don’t live in a beach house, you can still bring the tropics inside. I like to escape to warmer climates during the winter as I just can’t take the cold, dreary weather for very long any more.

      Right now, here in New York, it is bone cold outside with just enough snow and ice to make it a truly miserable day while we await the next snow storm. Looking out the window at the bare branches of the trees and the spotty patches of snow on the bare ground, it has set me to dreaming of the beaches in Hawaii and warmer weather. If you can’t spend Christmas in the tropics or at least a warmer USA climate like Florida, New Orleans, Arizona, Southern Cal, you can always bring the tropics home and indoors with a beach theme for Christmas.

      I think a coastal red and white coral tablescape is an awesome setting for Christmas, even if the wind is howling and the snow drifting from the below zero Nor’easter raging outside. The colors and design will perk up ones spirits on a dreary day and look beautiful as well. I have found a few fabulous red coastal Christmas tablescape ideas that will make you feel you’re like you’re living on the beach for the holiday.

      Decorate the Home with a
      Hot Red & White Christmas Theme

      White Christmas Tree with Red Ornaments

      I would decorate the home to coordinate with the red coastal tablescape by decorating a white snow-flocked Christmas tree using all red Christmas ornaments. A tree such as this would be lovely placed in the corner of the dining room and decorated in red and white coastal Christmas décor. I would decorate all adjacent rooms to coordinate with an eclectic mix of red and white coastal and Christmas décor.

      Why not lamps with sea coral bases and seashell chandeliers? Clear vases and beautiful bowls filled with seashells and sparkling Christmas ornaments placed around the house will add to the warmth of the coastal Christmas theme. Well, enough dreaming about it. Let’s get to it with planning our red and white coastal Christmas tablescape.

       Photo from Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade Website


      Photo from Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade Website

      This is a beautiful beach themed tablescape using red coral as the central theme by Sandra Lee of Semi-Homemade fame. She has used a humongous piece of faux red coral as the centerpiece. I love the idea, but for my taste, the centerpiece of coral is much too big.

      I would prefer to use three smaller pieces of faux red coral fans in sculpture form for my tablescape centerpiece. If you do prefer this setting, it can easily be recreated by going to a fish aquarium store and buying a giant piece of faux aquarium coral then spray painting it red.
       

      Red Coral Print Table Linens

      Next we will pick the red coral tablecloth we want to use as the blank slate foundation of our red coastal Christmas tablescape dining table.
       

      Coralli Ocean Reef Red Coral on White Tablecloth
      by Mirabello

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Coralli ocean reef red coral on white tablecloth by MirabelloCoralli Ocean Reef Red Coral on White TableclothClick Here for Details

       
      Although this tablecloth is similar to the one Sandra Lee used for her tablescape, I like this beautiful Italian made tablecloth much better. It is a large cotton rectangle tablecloth with a red coral motif on a white background. It makes me think of the red coral found in the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

      It has a subtlety in color rather than the bold color in Sandra’s tablescape, and I like the randomness of the repeating red coral pattern much better than the typical repetitive pattern used in Sandra’s selection.

      This isn’t the only tablecloth option, however. I also found a fabulous red coral quilted throw which can be substituted for a tablecloth on a smaller table.
       

      Use Red Coral and Seashell Quilts as Tablecloths

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Pink coral print twin quilt set by Laura Ashley HomePink Coral Print Twin Quilt Set by Laura Ashley HomeClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Coral starfish and seashells throw blanket quilt by C&FCoral Starfish and Seashells Throw Blanket Quilt by C&FClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Coral reef reversible seashell print twin quilt by C & FCoral Reef Reversible Seashell Print Twin Quilt by C & FClick Here for Details

       
      Any one of these twin size muted red coral and seashell print quilts can be used in place of a tablecloth on a smaller dining room table. These coral quilts will dress the table up like a beach cottage for Christmas. The red coral and the red seashell print quilts are reversible which gives it a 2-for-1 appeal, making both sides perfect as a coastal tablecloth. Make that a 3-for-1 appeal if you use the quilts on the bed too, when not serving dinner!
       

      Coral Print Cotton Napkins Reversible
      to Seashell Starfish Print
      Set of 4 by C&F

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Coral print cotton napkins reversible to seashell starfish print - Set of 4 by C&FCoral Print Cotton Napkins Reversible to Seashell Starfish Print – Set of 4Click Here for Details

       
      Select this set of 100% cotton napkins to pair perfectly with the Red Coral Reef tablecloth and quilts featured above. They have a coral branch pattern design on one side and a seashell and starfish pattern design on the reversible side. Either way you have a match!
       

      Rock Shrimp Red Fabric Table Runner
      by Wabisabi Green

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Rock shrimp modern eco friendly red fabric table runner by Wabisabi GreenRock Shrimp Red Fabric Table RunnerClick Here for Details

       
      I love the contrast of the white rock shrimp design against the red background as a table runner to be used on a beautiful solid wood table. When you have a gorgeous wood dining table it is almost a shame to cover it with a tablecloth. Unfortunately, the rock shrimp napkins I had paired to use with this table runner has sold out.

      I found 3 other fabric napkin sets as substitutes for you to choose from. The napkins sets will help to create a festive look for Christmas or any other time of the year when you want a red and white coastal theme.
       

      Red and White Cloth Dinner Napkin Sets

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Classic style easy care polyester red cloth dinner napkins - Set of 4 by GenericClassic Style Easy Care Polyester Red Cloth Napkins Set of 4Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Handmade red fire breathing dragonfly print cotton napkins - Set of 4 by Heaps HandworksHandmade Red Fire Breathing Dragonfly Print Cotton Napkins Set of 4Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Aunti Em's natural white oversized cotton dinner napkins - Set of 12 by Aunti Em's KitchenAunti Em’s Natural White Oversized Cotton Dinner Napkins Set of 12Click Here for Details

       
      Anyone of these red and white napkins sets will look fabulous when paired with the red and white Rock Shrimp table runner featured above. I think the handmade Fire Breathing Dragonfly napkins, featured in the center, are so very cute and will add a nice contrast to the table runner.
       

      Red and White Coral Design Pattern
      Table Runner and Napkins

       

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red coral pattern design luxury decorative table runner by Decorative ThingsRed Coral Design Luxury Decorative Table Runner by Decorative ThingsClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red coral design pattern cotton fabric cloth napkins - Set of 4 by Decorative ThingsRed Coral Design Cloth Cotton Fabric Napkins Set of 4 by Decorative ThingsClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red coral nautical clambake beach party high-quality paper napkins - 40-Pc by CaspariRed Coral Nautical Clambake Beach Party Paper Napkins 40-Pc by CaspariClick Here for Details

       
      A red coral pattern design table runner and a matching set of cotton fabric cloth red coral dinner napkins as the basic table foundation for a red and white themed coastal tablescape. I also added in a package of high-quality red coral designed paper napkins for a more casual, outdoor affair.
       

      Red & White Coral Placemats

      After you have decided whether you want to set a more elaborate table with a tablecloth or a “Keep It Simple Sweetheart” (K.I.S.S.) with a table runner, you must decide on the first layer of your place settings. The placemats! A placemat is an important part of the place setting layering process. It is the place settings foundation.

      I prefer using placemats on a tablecloth and with a table runner for additional interest as the first layer in the place setting layering process. Especially if using a table runner to show-off a gorgeous wood dining table. Here are a few placemats that will complement the red and white coral linens.
       

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Coral ivory die-cut placemats - Set of 4Coral Ivory Die-Cut Placemats Set of 4Click Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Juliska white coral placematJuliska White Coral Placemat
      (One Only)
      Click Here for Details
      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Red beaded round placemats - Set of 4Red Beaded Round Placemats Set of 4Click Here for Details

      Think about using a coaster on both a tablecloth and a bare wood table to catch the condesation from the drinking glasses.
       

      Red Coral and Fish Absorbent Coasters
      Set of 4

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Red coral and fish absorbent coasters - Set of 4Red Coral and Fish Absorbent Coasters – Set of 4Click Here for Details

       
      Don’t ruin the finish of a beautiful wood table by leaving white rings from the drinking glass condensation. Instead, use these charming coral and fish designed natural stoneware coasters. They have a fun underwater ocean design in pretty colors, coordinate well with the table décor, and will save your furniture from epensive water rings.
       

      Coastal White and Red Coral Napkin Rings

      I found a lot of really cute and unique napkin rings to coordinate with our white and red coastal theme table setting, and it was tough narrowing it down to just a few. I think I narrowed it down to a fine selection.
       

      Natural Ivory Nautical Coastal Napkin Rings

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Handmade nautical sailor knot natural white napkin rings - Set of 4 by Mystic KnotworkHandmade Natural White Nautical Sailor Knot Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Mystic KnotworkClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Natural starfish on ivory cotton canvas napkin rings - Set of 4 by Beach DiningNatural Starfish on Ivory Cotton Canvas Napkin Rings Set of 4 by Beach DiningClick Here for Details

       
      I think the neutral ivory color of these two natural sailor’s knot and starfish ivory napkin rings have a nautical feel that will work well with our coral red and creamy white napkins.
       

      Handcrafted Coral and White
      Beaded Napkin Rings

      Handcrafted beaded napkin rings will add to the interest of the table. I like to repeat elements when I set a table. Our eyes like and notice things that have commonality! These red coral and creamy white beaded napkin rings repeat that interest as they blend in with the landscape of the table.
       

      Coral Anemone Beaded Napkin Rings
      Set of 4 by C&F

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Coral anemone beaded napkin rings - Set of 4 by C&FCoral Anemone Beaded Napkin Rings – Set of 4Click Here for Details

       
      A coral beaded napkin ring, delicately beaded to resemble a sea anemone waving on a coral reef with every movement of the ocean current.

      The napkin rings are handcrafted with tiny coral seed beads strung on thin wire. The wire the beads are stung on may get a bit mushed in shipping, but it is very easy to gently reshape the wire beads by gently pulling them out into a sort of sunburst.
       

       Handcrafted Beaded Red Coral Napkin Rings
      Set of 4 by C&F
      Click Here for Details
       Handcrafted Beaded Creamy White Coral Napkin Rings
      Set of 4 by C&F
      Click Here for Details
       Handcrafted Beaded Red Fan Coral Napkin Rings
      Set of 4 by C&F
      Click Here for Details
       Handcrafted Beaded Creamy White Fan Coral Napkin Rings
      Set of 4 by C&F
      Click Here for Details

       
      Don’t get just one color. Get 2 colors in several styles to mix and match at the table. Just as you would see when scuba diving underwater on the ocean floor. A mesmerizing vibrant variety of coral structures repeating themselves in color and form on the coral reef.
       


       

      Tropical Charger Plates

      After you have selected the placemat you are going to use, the next layer on top of the placemat and under the dinner plate is the charger. A charger is an important part of the place setting layering process. It is the actual first layer of the dishes in the place settings.

      I have selected rattan chargers like Caron used in her place setting above for a less formal place setting. Don’t be afraid to use what you already have. If you want a more formal table and already have silver or gold chargers, by all means use what you have. However, to stay with the more casual coastal feel, I use rattan chargers.
       

      Rattan Natural White Dinner Charger Plates
      by Entertaining with Caspari

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Round natural white rattan dinner plate charger by Entertaining with CaspariRound Natural White Rattan Dinner Plate Charger by Entertaining with CaspariClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Square natural white rattan dinner plate charger by Entertaining with CaspariSquare Natural White Rattan Dinner Plate Charger by Entertaining with CaspariClick Here for Details

       
      Place one of these rattan charger plates as the first layer of your table under a coastal dinner plate. It will look fabulous! One idea I like to use is to place a square white salad plate on top of a red dinner plate. Then, as the next layer, I place either a coastal salad plate, an appetizer plate or the soup bowl. Drop a white seashell place card holder into the soup bowl or on the appetizer plate to top off the table setting layers.
       

      Coastal Dinnerware Sets

      I have selected a variety of coastal dinnerware settings you may what to use for place settings on your red and white coastal tablescape. I like to mix and match beach themed plates with white plates and layer red dishes with white dishes to add more interest. Sometimes it is fun to mix round and square plates. There really isn’t any wrong or right anymore. As long as it is pleasing to the eye, and you like the outcome of your table setting, then you will know you got it right.
       

      Oceanside 16-Pc Fine Porcelain Dinnerware Set
      by Lenox China

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Oceanside 16-Pc Fine Porcelain Dinnerware Set by Lenox ChinaOceanside 16-Pc Fine Porcelain Dinnerware SetClick Here for Details

       
      High-quality porcelain ocean inspired dinnerware set from Lenox for our red coastal Christmas tablescape. It is an ideal motif with a nautical feel to use with a red coral Christmas tablescape. I would layer the set when setting the table begining with either a natural woven seagrass or a white charger.

      Below are several more coastal dinnerware sets that may interest you to set this table. Some are more formal and some are more casual. It is up to you which way you feel like entertaining. Casual settings are wonderful for Christmas breakfast, brunch, and outside settings while formal china sets are better for evening Christmas entertaining.

      I am sure you already have a set of fine white china in your china cabinet. If you do, get it out and use it. Don’t hide it away gathering dust in a closet! White china is excellent to use for layering purposes with this red and white coastal tablescape.

      If you don’t have a set tucked away, I have found an unbelievable great buy on a pristine white, seashell embossed, 37-piece dinnerware set. (See below). I have have also paired a couple of dinnerware sets below that with either a white or ivory set for you to consider. A layered table is a beautiful and interesting table.
       

      Lido Beach White Seashell China
      37-Pc Dinnerware Set, Service of 8 with 4-Pc Serveware Set
      by Pfaltzgraff

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Lido Beach China Raised Seashell Patterns Pristine White Porcelain 37-Pc Dinnerware Set, Service of 8 with 4-Pc Serveware Set by PfaltzgraffLido Beach China 37-Pc Dinnerware Set, Service of 8 with 4-Pc Serveware SetClick Here for Details

       
      Raised seashell patterns on pristine white porcelain, this Lido Beach 37-piece dinnerware set, for a service of 8 comes with a 4-pc serveware set. This is a fabulous value for the price they are charging! It is a very affordable set that you can use to layer with another coastal pattern, a red china set, or you can use it for every day use.

      With the amount of pieces you will enjoy with this set, well you just can’t go wrong. I almost bought it myself, but I don’t have the room in my cabinets. OMG I am such a china junkie! I have to send another set to one of my daughters before I can buy this set. LOL.
       

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Clipper 16-Pc Dinnerware Set by 222 FifthClipper 16-Pc Dinnerware Set
      by 222 Fifth
      Click Here for Details
      Christmas Tablescape Decor - White embossed seashell 16-pc stoneware set by Thomson PotteryWhite Embossed Seashell 16-Pc Stoneware Set by Thomson PotteryClick Here for Details

       
      From one of my favorite china shops, 222 Fifth, we have a lovely high-quality china set with a Clipper ship pattern. I have paired it with a white seashell embossed stoneware pottery set from Thomson Pottery. Each set is a 16-piece set to service 4 place settings.
       

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Elements coral pattern 4-piece stoneware place setting by NoritakeElements Coral Pattern 4-Piece Stoneware Place Setting by NoritakeClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - White northport sea life embossed 16-pc dinnerware set by PfaltzgraffWhite Northport Sea Life Embossed 16-Pc Dinnerware Set by PfaltzgraffClick Here for Details

       

      Red and White Dinnerware Sets

      Instead of using coastal beach themed dinnerware, you can layer red and white dinnerware pieces to use with the red and white coral beach tablescape. Layering red pieces with the white seashell embossed dinnerware is another awesome option.
       

      Nova Round Red Beaded
      45-Pc Dinnerware Set, Service of 6 with 7-Pc Serveware Set
      by 10 Strawberry Street

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Nova round red beaded 45-pc dinnerware set-service of 6 with 7-pc serveware set and a 6-pc set of gold napkin rings by 10 Strawberry StreetNova Round Red Beaded 45-Pc Dinnerware Set, Service of 6 with 7-Pc Serveware SetClick Here for Details

       
      Another very affordable bargain price dinnerware set. This Round Red beadeded Nova 45-piece dinnerware set, for a service of 6, comes with a 7-piece serveware set. And that’s not all! It also includes a 6-piece gold napkin ring set to be used when setting a red and gold table instead of a white and red coastal setting.

      It is a very affordable set that you can use to layer with another coastal pattern, layer with a white china set, or you can use it for every day use. This is a another fabulous value for the price! You can’t go wrong with the amount of pieces you will enjoy with this set.
       

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Vanilla Wave square wavy rim white porcelain 16-piece dinnerware set, service of 4 by Red VanillaVanilla Wave Square Wavy Rim White Porcelain 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service of 4
      by Red Vanilla
      Click Here for Details
      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Nova square red beaded porcelain 16-piece dinnerware set, service of 4 by 10 Strawberry StreetNova Square Red Beaded Porcelain 16-Pc Dinnerware Set Service of 4
      by 10 Strawberry Street
      Click Here for Details
      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Lines square white porcelain 32-piece dinnerware set, service of 8 by MelangeRed Lines Square White Porcelain 32-Pc Place Setting Dinnerware Set, Service of 8
      by Melange
      Click Here for Details

       

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Rutherford circle red pattern 16-pc fine bone china set, Service of 4 by Kate Spade LenoxRutherford Circle Red Pattern 16-Pc Fine China Set, Service of 4 by Kate Spade LenoxClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Damask red & gold Christmas holiday collection 4-Pc earthenware dinnerware set - Service for 1 by Fitz and FloydDamask Red & Gold Christmas 4-Pc Earthenware Dinnerware by Fitz and FloydClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Calarama Red and White Ceramic 16-Pc Dinnerware Set by Euro CeramicaCalarama Red and White Ceramic 16-Pc Dinnerware Set by Euro CeramicaClick Here for Details

       
      All of these dinnerware sets are gorgeous and can easily be layered with white china pieces for a red and white coastal setting. I especially like the Rutherford Kate Spade Lenox fine bone china set featured on the left. It’s stunning with its red bold color and clean lines. There is a special short-term marriage between Kate Spade and Lenox China to add high-quality china to the Kate Spade line. This stylish bone china dinnerware set was created from Kate Spade’s inspiration of New York City’s chic Rutherford Place.

      As I am sure you noticed, the Fitz and Floyd’s Damask Vintage Red and Gold Christmas Holiday Collection featured in the center, you are probably wondering what this Christmas set is doing on a coastal tablescape site? Well it is the Christmas season, after all, and I wanted to demonstrate how it is perfectly all right to mix in red Christmas china with a coastal Christmas tablescape.
       

      Seashells and White Coral Place Card Holders

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Genuine all natural seashell place card holders - Set of 6 by Kate AspenGenuine All Natural Seashell Place Card Holders Set of 6 by Kate AspenClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Seven seas white faux coral place card holders - Set of 6 by Kate AspenSeven Seas White Faux Coral Place Card Holders Set of 6 by Kate AspenClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Assorted genuine seashell place card holders - Set of 20 by Hinterland TradingAssorted Genuine Seashell Place Card Holders Set of 20 by Hinterland TradingClick Here for Details

       
      Seashells and white coral place card holders can be set on the last dish layered in your table setting. They will look amazing as another part of the ocean becomes part of the home décor. I like my guest to take home their seashell and coral place card holders as keepsakes. The seashell becomes a momento your guest can use at home to hold a special photo. Each time they look at the photo in the seashell or coral piece they will think of you and the wonderful time they had in your home for Christmas.
       

      Jubilee Red 20-Piece Flatware Set
      by Cambridge Silversmiths

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Jubilee Red 20-Piece Flatware Set by Cambridge SilversmithsJubilee Red 20-Piece Flatware Set by Cambridge SilversmithsClick Here for Details

       
      A casual affordable set of red flatware ideal for casual dining and the perfect color for our red coastal table setting. The stainless steel set is a 20-piece set for a service of 4. The retro styling red handle flatware is riveted in two places for a sturdier holding on the stainless steel shaft down the center of the red tube handle.
       

      Cuisinart Red 20-Piece Flatware Sets

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Cuisinart Yvon red 20-piece flatware set - Service for 4Cuisinart Yvon Red 20-Piece Flatware Set Service for 4Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Cuisinart Beille red 20-piece flatware set - Service for 4Cuisinart Red Beille 20-Piece Flatware Set Service for 4Click Here for Details

       
      These red flatware sets by Cuisinart are middle-of-the-road casual flatware. What I mean by that is that they are not the best, but they are not the worst either. They are inexpensive, so we don’t expect them to be around for a long time, but they will look great with a casual Christmas table setting. I wouldn’t recommend them for a more formal Christmas dinner. That is when you should be pulling out all the stops with the sterling silverware and the good crystal.
       

      Garian Red Lacquered Premium 20-Pc Flatware Set
      Service for 4
      with Wood Designer Storage Box

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Garian Red Lacquered Premium 20-Pc Flatware Set Service for 4 with Wood Designer Storage BoxGarian Red Lacquered Premium 20-Pc Flatware Set, Service for 4 with Wood Designer Storage BoxClick Here for Details

       
      A casual affordable set of red flatware ideal for casual dining and the perfect color for our red coastal table setting. The stainless steel set is a 20-piece set for a service of 4. The retro styling red handle flatware is riveted in two places for a sturdier holding on the stainless steel shaft down the center of the red tube handle.
       
      A beautiful set of high-quality higly polished stainless steel flatware with red lacquered stripes. You will be very pleased when you see this beautiful set arrive in its very own wood designer storage box. This is a set that will last for years as long as they are taken care of properly. They are not dishwasher safe. They must be washed by hand to retain the red lacquered stripes.
       

      Coastal Serveware

      Use serving pieces inspired by the sea life in the ocean. The pieces are beautiful and add fun and interest to the table. I have added a few examples for you.
       

      Glass Condiment Bowls with Sea Life Icons
      Set of 3 by Mud Pie

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Glass condiment bowls with sea life icons - Set of 3 by Mud PieGlass Condiment Bowls with Sea Life Icons – Set of 3Click Here for Details

       
      Place these 3 glass serving bowls on the table to serve condiments. They are the same ones used in the photo above made by Mud Pie and look fabulous with the red coral themed table setting.
       

      White Starfish Milk Glazed Terracotta Tray
      by Mud Pie

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - White Starfish Milk Glazed Terracotta Tray by Mud PieWhite Starfish Milk Glazed Terracotta TrayClick Here for Details

       

      Three White Sea Life Inspired Decorative Platters

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Starfish white rectangular serving platter by Mud PieStarfish White Rectangular Serving Platter by Mud PieClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - White sea horse handles ceramic tray by CaffcoWhite Sea Horse Handles Ceramic Tray by CaffcoClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - White starfish chip and dip starfish platter by Mud PieWhite Starfish Chip and Dip Starfish Platter by Mud PieClick Here for Details

       

      Beatriz Ball
      Silver Ocean Coral Medium Oval Tray

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Beatriz Ball silver premium silver aluminum alloy ocean coral medium oval trayBeatriz Ball Silver Ocean Coral Medium Oval TrayClick Here for Details

       
      A gorgeous premium silver aluminum alloy tray designed by Beatriz Ball from New Orleans. The tray is decorated in silver ocean coral and will make a stunning statement on a coral themed coastal tablescape. Used this beautiful oval tray to serve your guests at a coastal party at home or on board your boat. Below are two different styles of coral branch handled serving sets, either of which will look fabulous with this tray.
       

      Christmas Tablescape Décor - Beatriz Ball ocean coral salad serversBeatriz Ball Ocean Coral Salad ServersClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Seashell coral branch serving set by Arthur Court DesignsSeashell Coral Branch Serving SetClick Here for Details

       

       

      Red 10-inch Starfish Serving Bowl
      by One Kings Lane

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red 10-inch starfish serving bowlRed 10-inch Starfish Serving BowlClick Here for Details

       
      Place a pretty white or coastal print hand towel in the bowl. I like to use decorative bowls like this one, to serve bread or rolls at the dinner table. The towel gets wrapped over the bread to keep it warm. I like to pass the bowl of warm bread to my guests along with a small decorative glass bowl filled with pats of butter.

      During the Christmas season, when not filled with rolls, use it as a display bowl filling the bowl with a mixture of red and white seashells, red and white starfish, bits of sea glass, red glass ball fishing buoys, and round glass Christmas ornaments. Red and gold ornaments, red and silver ornaments, or red and white ornaments. Place a few of your treasured vintage Christmas ornaments into the mix for a festive coastal Christmas display.

      When the holiday season has passed, it will make a wonderful display bowl all year long. Fill it with lemons to add a stunning contrast to the red. A mixture of apples, oranges, and pears make a nice dining room or kitchen display.
       

      Decorative Coral Design Bowls

      Small Shallow White Faux Coral Bowl from the Abbott CollectionSmall Shallow White Faux Coral Bowl from the Abbott CollectionClick Here for DetailsRed Mediterraneo Open Work Coral Design Bowl by AlessiRed Mediterraneo Open Work Coral Design Bowl by AlessiClick Here for Details

       
      Use these two coral bowls the same way you would use the red starfish bowl featured above. The white coral bowl is a smaller shallow version of the red bowls, but it is still a lovely way to pass warm croissants at an intimate Christmas breakfast.

      A clear glass bowl can be inserted into either the red or white bowls and filled with a fruit salad, potato salad, or a pasta seafood salad; just as an example. A coastal Christmas buffet is a lovely venue for both of these two beautiful ocean inspired decorative bowls.

      Use them as decorative pieces to hold fresh or artifical fruit when they are not serving food as pretty display bowls. They can also be used in a coastal themed bathroom to hold display items.
       


       
      Caron put together this very simple coastal Christmas centerpiece a few years ago. All she did was use things she already had on hand. She filled a plastic clamshell with red coral designed candles and surrounded the candles with seashells, Christmas ornaments, and a piece of white coral. I would take her simplistic idea and fill a larger clamshell with larger glass ball ornaments, coral, and seashells to tmake a stunning statement.
       

      Clamshell Serving Bowls

      The following clamshells will work perfectly for creating a similar centerpiece…..or not. Use them to actually serve food at your coastal Christmas feast.
       

      Large Pedestal Clamshell Polyresin Serving Bowl

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Large pedestal clamshell polyresin serving bowlLarge Pedestal Clamshell Polyresin Serving BowlClick Here for Details

       

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Large white poly fiber clamshell serving bowlLarge White Poly Fiber Clamshell Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Large clear SAN clamshell serving bowlLarge Clear SAN Clamshell Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Large white ceramic clamshell serving bowlLarge White Ceramic Clamshell Serving BowlClick Here for Details

       

      White Chalk Composite Seashell Decorative Bowl

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Medium size white chalk composite seashell decorative bowlWhite Chalk Composite Seashell Decorative BowlClick Here for Details

       
      You can use this attractive decorative white seashell bowl for both formal and casual entertaining. It will make a fabulous centerpiece filled with seashells, coral, and Christmas ornaments as it isn’t a huge piece. It is small enough that guest will be able to view each other from across the table.

      Several of these bowls will be beautiful filled with seasonal greenery and flowers when placed at each end of a buffet table

      I would only use this white chalk composite seashell bowl for decorative purposes. The manufacturer doesn’t state that it shouldn’t be used for food, but with the chalk finish, I would NOT do so unless a washable bowl was inserted into it to hold the food.
       

      Empire Red Nesting Ceramic 4-Pc Bakeware Set
      by KitchenAid

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Empire red nesting ceramic 4-pc bakeware set by KitchenAidEmpire Red Nesting Ceramic 4-Pc Bakeware SetClick Here for Details

       
      Bring the food straight from the kitchen to the serving table in these beautiful and durable red bakeware serving dishes from KitchenAid. They are perfect for a casual Christmas breakfast or brunch. Bake overnight French toast, or a delicious breakfast strata, and bring them straight from the oven to the serving table. It will make life so much simpler and relieve some of that built up stress from all of the Christmas preparations.
       

      Build a Red & White Coastal
      Tablescape Centerpiece Design

      Red Coral (Corallium rubrum) Growing with Other Marine Ocean Coral ImageRather than using one humongous piece of red coral as a centerpiece in this Christmas tablescape, I would use several smaller pieces in both red and white to create an interesting and natural looking design. Use a variety of different color and shaped faux coral head tabletop home décor display pieces.

      I found a fantastic selection of faux coral display pieces which can be placed on the table to create a beautiful red and white coastal Christmas tablescape design. I have featured them below for just this purpose.

      And yes, we do want to only use faux coral. In many countries, it is now illegal to remove live coral from the ocean’s reefs. It takes thousands of years for the coral reefs to grow and if humans (and sea stars) continue stripping away at the coral reefs, they will soon cease to exist; becoming utterly and completely extinct!

      In a domino effect, chain reaction, the death of the coral reefs will also be the death of the sea life that depend on the reef for survival, eventually killing the ocean which supplies about 85 percent of the oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere. Without the ocean, human beings (homo sapiens) will also cease to exist.

      I know you are not here for a lesson on marine biology or global warming, so let’s move on to see the faux red and white coral sculptures I have slected for our Christmas tablescape.
       

      Bright Red Fan Coral Sculptures
      Set of 2

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Bright red fan coral sculptures - Set of 2Bright Red Fan Coral Sculptures – Set of 2Click Here for Details

       
      A vibrant red pair of red fan coral will make a stunning display on a red and white coastal themed Christmas dining table. Display them as the focal point centerpiece of the tablescape with a smaller head of red or white coral placed between the two in a vignette type of grouping.
       

      Sea Coral Varieties

      Place faux white coral pieces on each side of the center display with a few coral reef candlesticks. It is fine to use different shapes, sizes, and types of coral. They can be matched or not. I like to use a variety of coral in my tablescapes to create a more natural looking coral reef setting and for added interest on my tables.
       

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      I would set 2 fan shaped coral pieces in the center of the table and place smaller coral piece between the two. On each side of this trio, I would add another piece of coral. They don’t have to be the same shape either. Add different shaped white and red coral pieces for additional interest to the display design.

      Fresh flowers and natural greenery are always a welcomed feature on any tablescape and fresh Poinsettia flowers, in either white or red, could also be added into the display. They will look fabulous used as anchor pieces on each side of the coral centerpiece with some red and white coral shaped pillar and taper candles.

      On a smaller scale design, the piece of white resin coral with a red coral colored seahorse could be used as the focal point of the tablescape design, surrounded on each side with more coral pieces.

      I am amazed at the detailing that went into the creation of these heads of coral, especially the white round pillow coral. It looks so authentic your friends will think you pulled it out of the ocean when you went scuba diving in Belize last summer. It is small which makes me think that scattering a few randomly about the tablescape would be the thing to do.
       

      A great idea, from Kim at the CoziNest Blog, on building a coral reef centerpiece for an intimate setting of two. On a larger scale for a Christmas dinner, start the centerpiece focal point with a coral candle holder (see below) and build on it by surrounding it with a variety of coral heads, seashells, red glass fishing buoys, and Christmas ornaments. Use Kim’s design for inspiration.
       

      Red West Bahamian Starfish
      by Philmore USA

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red West Bahamian StarfishRed West Bahamian StarfishClick Here for Details

       
      A few of these red starfish will add a stunning effect when scattered randomly on the table throughout the tablescape and place settings.
       

      Red Strawberry Top Seashells
      Extraordinary Rare Find Seashells
      Pack of 10 by Hinterland Trading

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red strawberry top seashells - Extraordinary rare find seashells - Pack of 10 by Hinterland TradingRed Strawberry Top Seashells – Pack of 10Click Here for Details

       
      Add red and white seashells to a red and white coral reef design tablescape. Seashells are fabulous for surrounding larger coral elements and for filling in gaps in the tablescape.

      These rare strawberry top seashells (Clanculus Puniceus) from the Trochidae family are the perfect color for this red coastal Christmas tablescape. They are so reasonably priced I would get several packages and place them randomly about the tablescape being sure to place some next to or sitting on the pieces of coral.

      Get an old mirror, remove the frame, and create a new frame of Red Strawberry Top Seashells by gluing them around the edge of the mirror with your glue gun. This mirror can then be placed on the table and used as the base for a coastal tablescape.

      Seashell edged mirrors will provide more visual interest to your table décor, add sparkle and shine from the reflection of the candlelight, while adding depth and dimension to the elements placed on it.
       

      All-Natural Pink Bahama Queen Conch Shell

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - All-natural pink bahama queen conch shellAll-Natural Pink Bahama Queen Conch ShellClick Here for Details

       
      When creating a large scale tabescape using coral heads, seashells, and glass fishing floats, a large conch shell can come in handy to add to the tablescape illusion of an underwater coral reef. This Bahama queen conch is available in two sizes to help with your creative decorating needs.
       

      Decorative White Bisque Stoneware
      Octopus Table Topper

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Decorative white bisque stoneware octopus table topperDecorative White Bisque Stoneware Octopus Table TopperClick Here for Details

       
      Add this charming white bisque octopus to the coral and seashell tablescape display. In nature, octopodes love to hang out amongst the coral reefs where they feed. This beautiful octopus will feel right at home in this coastale tablescape. Get several and have a family of octopuses charming everyone at the table.
       

      Replicated Red Japanese Glass Fishing Floats
      Fish Net Buoys Tabletop Décor

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red nautical fishing buoy glass floats coastal table decoration by California Seashell CompanyRed Nautical Fishing Buoy Glass Floats Coastal Table Decoration
      by California Seashell Company
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      by Mary B Decorative Art MB
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      Coastal Ocean Inspired Candle Holders

      Candle light is so important for a Christmas dinner party and I believe the more candles the better. They do the obvious, add illumination to the table, but they also bring a warm greeting to your guest, and add magic to a tablescape setting. These ocean inspired candle holders will help to add magic to your coastal Christmas.
       

      Asian Inspired Antique Red Decorative
      Glass and Metal Tabletop Lanterns
      Set of 2 by Melrose

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Asian inspired antique red decorative glass and metal tabletop lanterns - Set of 2 by MelroseAsian Inspired Antique Red Decorative Glass and Metal Tabletop Lanterns – Set of 2Click Here for Details

       
      A pair of Asian inspired antique red lanterns can be a charming addition to a red coastal themed tablescape. Place a tea light inside each one for extra illumination within the tablescape design. Nestle the lanterns amidst a mix of coral pieces along with coral shaped candle holders.
       

      White Coral Inspired
      Polystone Metal Candelabra

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - White coral inspired polystone metal 3 pillar candelabraWhite Coral Inspired Polystone Metal CandelabraClick Here for Details

       
      The perfect size to act as tablescape anchor pieces! This is a charming medium tall white coral 3-branch pillar candle holder, shaped into a coral candelabra. I would get 2 and place one at each end of the table centerpiece design. The 3 candles needed for the candelabra are not included. I would get 3 real wax LED light pillar candles so that there are no worries about driping candle wax. I believe you can never have too many candles for a Christmas dinner’s ambiance and this is an awesome coastal décor candle holder piece.
       

      Gallery of Light Coral Pillar Candle Holders

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gallery of Light large coral pillar candle holder.Gallery of Light Large Coral Pillar
      Candle Holder
      Click Here for Details
      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gallery of Light medium coral pillar candle holderGallery of Light Medium Coral Pillar
      Candle Holder
      Click Here for Details

       

      Beach Inspired White Coral Ceramic Pillar Candle Holder

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Beach inspired white coral ceramic pillar candle holderBeach Inspired White Coral Ceramic Pillar Candle HolderClick Here for Details

       
      Candlelight is an important element on any tablescape and this white faux coral pillar candle holder will fit in perfectly with our white and red coastal Christmas tablescape.
       

      Gray Coral 5-Branch Pillar
      Candle Holder
      by Sagebrook Home

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gray coral 5-branch pillar candle holder by Sagebrook HomeGray Coral 5-Branch Pillar Candle HolderClick Here for Details

       
      Use this gray coral candle holder as a tablescape centerpiece. Create a coral reef focal point by surrounding it with different sizes and shapes of contrasting red and white coral, seashells, and red glass fishing buoys. Both red and white pillar candles will look equally stunning on this 5-branch coral candle holder. See the photo above for inspiation.
       

      White Coral Candle Holders

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - White coral 5-inch tealight candle holder from the Abbott CollectionWhite Coral 5-inch Tealight Candle Holder from the Abbott CollectionClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Ivory coral centerpiece candle holder with 3-wick candle by Red Co.Ivory Coral Centerpiece Candle Holder with 3-Wick Candle by Red Co.Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - White coral 4-inch tealight candle holder by American ChateauWhite Coral 4-inch Tealight Candle Holder by American ChateauClick Here for Details

       

      Laura from the RedDoorTableDecor Blog created a very simple tablescape centerpiece using 3 white coral votive candle holders placed on a coral color charger. I would add a white coral pillar candle holder to the center of this trio for additional height and to give the tablescape a more interesting balance. I would also replace the silver sea urchin taper candle holders with white ones. It is an inspiration for creating your own red and white coral centerpiece for your tablescape.
       

      Sea Urchin Tealight Holders
      Set of 2
      Sea Tidings by Kate Aspen

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - White ceramic sea urchin tealight holders - Sea Tidings by Kate Aspen - Set of 2Sea Urchin Tealight Holders – Set of 2Click Here for Details

       
      Bringing you “Sea Tidings” by Kate Aspen, this pair of white ceramic sea urchin tealight candle holders will bring more candlelight to the dinnertable while keeping with our coastal theme. I like to place a sea urchin tealight to the top right of each place setting. They give each guest their own individual bit of candlelight.
       

      Marine White Resin Sea Urchin
      Taper Candle Holders
      Set of 2

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Marine white resin sea urchin taper candle holders - Set of 2Marine White Resin Sea Urchin Taper Candle Holders – Set of 2Click Here for Details

       
      These white marine sea urchin taper candle holders are hand crafted from resin to look like real sea urchin shells. The good thing is they are not as delicate as real sea urchins, therefore will last much longer. Real sea urchin shells are so delicate they break very easily. I would use these white candle holders to house red taper candles.
       

      Assorted Red Candle Holders

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red mercury glass finish 3-pc. footed votive candle holdersRed Mercury Glass Finish 3-Pc. Footed Votive Candle HoldersClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red antique weathered decorative wood candle holders - Set of 2Red Antique Weathered Decorative Wooden Candle Holders Set of 2Click Here for Details

       
      Either set of red candle holders will look stunning when mixed in with the white sea life candle holders. The red and white coral displayed in the Christmas tablescape can be balanced with red and white candle holders. Mix several around the tablescape wherever extra candle light is needed. Fill in the gaps on the table with extra candles to add the magic and sparkle of Christmas. Remember, you can never have too many candles.

      However, it is up to you and what you like. You can go all white or all red with the candles. You can mix them into any combination you choose. Try what you are visualizing and if it doesn’t work, try something different. Move pieces around until you are satisfied with the outcome.
       

      Coastal White & Red Coral Lighting Fixtures

      Don’t stop at creating a beautiful and interesting tablescape with a well thought-out place setting design. Remember there is a surrounding area too.

      Lighting for one is another very important part of the overall design. As we have discussed previously, about having as many candles as possible on the table, we want to have interesting light fixtures too. What is the point of having a beautiful table design if the rest of the room is boring?

      I have found a few wonderful ideas for overhead chandeliers and hanging light fixtures along with a couple of tabletop ocean inspired lamps to enhance the coastal design of the room.
       

      White Coral Vintage Shabby Chic
      Coastal Chandelier

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Seasong white coral vintage shabby chic coastal chandelierWhite Coral Vintage Shabby Chic Coastal ChandelierClick Here for Details

       
      Hang a vintage white coral shabby chic coastal chandelier over the dining table. A coral chandelier doesn’t have to be just for the Christmas season. They are uniquely fabulous to hang all year long as an investment in your homes coastal décor.
       

      Red or White Coral Shape Artistic
      40W Pendant Chandelier
      by LightInTheBox®

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red coral shape artistic 40w pendant lighting chandelier by LightInTheBox®Red Coral Shape Artistic 40W Pendant Chandelier by LightInTheBox®Click Here for DetailsWhite coral shape artistic 40w pendant lighting chandelier by LightInTheBox®White Coral Shape Artistic 40W Pendant Chandelier by LightInTheBox®Click Here for Details

       
      Funky, chunky, and fun! These red and white contemporary coral shaped hanging light fixtures will be an asset to a coastal themed dining room. Why stop there? They can be hung in a bedroom, bathroom or study to continue the theme throughout the home.
       

      Coral Red Crystal Clarion 4-Light Chandelier
      by Worldwide Lighting

      Christmas Tablescape Decor - Coral red crystal clarion 4-light chandelier by Worldwide LightingCoral Red Crystal Clarion 4-Light ChandelierClick Here for Details

       
      If you prefer a more traditional chandelier style with hanging crystals this coral red crystal chandelier may be more to your liking. There is no excuse anymore for not having a crystal chandelier hanging over your dining room table, if that is what you want, because they have become so affordable! Especially during the Christmas season! There is often a big drop in sale prices and you can pick them up for next to nothing to add to your homes décor.

      White Seashell Coral Chandeliers

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - White clamrose seashell manor chandelierWhite Clamrose Seashell Manor ChandelierClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - White coral gold pendant chandelierWhite Coral Gold Pendant ChandelierClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - White coastal beach seashell encrusted candelabra chandelierWhite Seashell Encrusted Candelabra ChandelierClick Here for Details

       

      Sara Red Hurricane & Brass Chandeliers
      by Canopy Designs

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large Sara red hurricane & brass chandelier by Canopy DesignsLarge Sara Red Hurricane & Brass ChandelierClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Medium Sara red hurricane & brass chandelier by Canopy DesignsMedium Sara Red Hurricane & Brass ChandelierClick Here for Details

       
      The design of these two gorgeous chandeliers was inspired by an Egyptian heirloom, yet they have a contemporary, nautical feel. The chandelier pair have a highly-polished brass-finished featuring red flared hurricane style shades suspended from graduated steel framework.
       

      White and Red Faux Ocean Coral Tabletop Lamps

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Nautical themed white coral tabletop lampNautical White Coral Tabletop LampClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Red faux coral branch table lamps - Set of 2Red Coral Branch Table Lamps – Set of 2Click Here for Details

       
      Perfect lamps to pair with a red and white coral and seashell designed tablescape. Place them on tables in the dining room, the living room, or the bedroom for the modern coastal home décor.
       

      Red and White Nautical Buoy Table Lamps
      Set of 2

      Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Red and white nautical coastal buoy table lamps - Set of 2Red and White Nautical Buoy Table Lamps – Set of 2Click Here for Details

       
      If creating a red and white coastal tablescape during the Christmas season or during the summer, this pair of nautical red and white buoy lamps will fit right into the décor. They are medium sized lamps which will fit on spaces where a smaller height is needed so be sure to pay attention to the size in the detailed description. They are not as big as they look. They do look fabulous, though, and their red and white paint job fits right in with our red and white theme.
       

      Fun DIY Red & White Christmas
      Dining Table Designs

      Perhaps a stunning coral designed chandelier is not in the budget this Christmas. That is okay. It is still super easy to create a festive light fixture decoration using ribbons and Christmas ornaments. Below find three photo examples of Christmas themed red and white light fixture decorations you can easily make at home. Use them as the finishing touch to a festive red coastal Christmas tablescape.

      Photo from EscapeBlog.com

      Photo from EscapeBlog.com


       

       
      Red Christmas Chandelier Made of Chrstmas Ornaments and Ribbon Streamers
       
      Any of these DIY red Christmas chandeliers can easily be made at home by streaming red ribbon or fishing line from the light fixture above the the dining table and attaching Christmas ornaments to the end of the ribbon or fishing line. Have fun experimenting until you achieve the look you like the best, but most of all, enjoy your red coastal Christmas tablescape with your guest.
       

       
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