We Love Lanterns | Simple White Lantern Christmas Tablescape

We Love Lanterns – A Simple White Christmas Tablescape Idea

Create a lovely, uncluttered, simple Christmas tablescape using vintage-style lanterns as the centerpiece focal point of the table. Lanterns are a lovely addition to any tablescape anytime of the year. They are now available in a multitude of different colors and if you can’t find the color you like you can always personalize your table by painting white lanterns in a color to match the color of your room decor.
 

White Christmas Lanterns Tablescape
with Red Table Linens


 
Today I am going to show a simple Christmas tablescape created by using a variety of white or ivory colored lanterns as the main focal point of the tablescape centerpiece. This tablescape was chosen for its attractiveness using lanterns and for the ease with which it can be put together with a minimal amount of effort or skill. In addition, the white china table setting may be something you already have in your china cabinet making it super simple and inexpensive to set up, but with a with a sophisticated Christmas flair.

This tablescape couldn’t get much simpler. With its contrasting red and white it has clean lines with a minimalist approach, yet a sophisticated appeal that is beautiful in its simplicity. The original designer for Taste of Home magazine, used a red and white polka dot table runner on a white wood plank dining tablewhite wood plank dining table. I’m not too hip to polka dots, but you might be. If you are, by all means look for a red and white polka dot table runnerred and white polka dot table runner to use as the base for this simple tablescape idea.
 

Red and White Christmas Table Runners

Because I am not overly fond of polka dots, I have chosen to go with a Christmas themed red and white table runner instead of using polka dots, but it is all a matter of taste and what you like. If you prefer red and white checks, then go with a red and white checkered pattern. I am in a Christmasy mood and like the table runners, I have found to share with you. They come in a variety of lengths so I hope you find one that suits your dining table.
 

Red and White Snowflake Christmas Table Runners

White Snowfall Reversible Red Table Runner | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Snowfall Reversible Red Table RunnerClick Here for Details

 

White Appliqued Snowflakes on a Red Christmas Table Runner | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Appliqued Snowflakes on a Red Christmas
Table Runner
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White Embroidered Snowflake Red Christmas Table Runner | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Embroidered Snowflake Red Christmas
Table Runner
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Red and White Snowflake Christmas Table Runners Set of 2 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comRed and White Snowflake Christmas Table Runners
Set of 2
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Merry Christmas White & Red Cloth Print Table Runner

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Red and White Print Cloth Table Runners

White Embroidered Flower Red Cotton Christmas Table Runner | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Embroidered Flower Red Cotton Christmas Table RunnerClick Here for DetailsRed & White Cotton Damask Table Runner Made in USA | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comRed & White Cotton Damask Table Runner
Made in USA
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Aren’t these red and white table runners fabulous? So much more appealing, IMHO, than polka dots and whether you decided on a fabric that is strictly Christmas or one you can use all year long for a variety of occassions you will have a gorgeous table!
 

Red Cotton Cloth Dinner Napkins

I think red cloth dinner napkins are the way to go with this tablescape. I think white dinner might give a washed out appearance to the dinner table, especially since the lanterns used in the tablescape are all white. Next are several options of red napkins to choose from.
 

Oversized Tango Red Cotton Dinner Napkins Set of 6 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comOversized Tango Red Cotton Dinner Napkins Set of 6Click Here for DetailsLarge Red Poly-Cotton Dinner Napkins Set of 12 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comLarge Red Poly-Cotton Dinner Napkins Set of 12Click Here for DetailsOversized Cardinal Red Cotton Napkins Set of 6 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comOversized Cardinal Red Cotton Napkins Set of 6Click Here for Details

The oversized 100% cotton napkins feature above right and above left are available in six different shades of red making it much easier to find a shade of red that you like.
 

White Cottage Lantern Candle Holders

OMG! There are so many different styles of white cottage lanterns it is difficult to decide which style I like the best. What I finally decided was to narrow it down to a few different styles put a few of each style in a grouping to make it easier for you to look at and decide what style you like the best.

However, you don’t have to decide on any one style. It is perfectly fine to mix and match lanterns using a variety of styles. It will add more interest to the tablescape if you decide you want to go this route instead. BTW, candles are NOT included with any of the candle holders unless specified it is an LED candle included lantern.
 

Off-White Mission Style Candle Holder Trio Sets

Lillian Mission Style Off-White Metal Multi-Sized Lanterns Set of 3Lillian Mission Style Off-White Metal Multi-Sized Lanterns Set of 3Click Here for DetailsMission Style Almond Multi-Sized Pillar Candle Lanterns Set of 3Mission Style Almond Multi-Sized Pillar Candle Lanterns Set of 3Click Here for Details

 

Victorian Style White Lantern Candle Holders

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Small
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White Victorian Style Lantern Candle Holder Medium | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Victorian Style Lantern Candle Holder
Medium
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Romantic French Country Style
White Lantern Candle Holders

French Country Gazebo White Lantern Candle Holder Medium | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comFrench Country Gazebo White Lantern Candle Holder
Medium
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Romantic Decorative Metal Lantern Candle Holders Set of 2 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comRomantic Decorative Metal Lantern Candle Holders Set of 2Click Here for DetailsRomantic Butterfly White Distressed Lantern Candle  Set of 2 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comRomantic Butterfly White Distressed Lantern Candle Set of 2Click Here for Details

 

White Romantic French Country Style Metal Candle Lantern Small | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Romantic French Country Style Metal Candle Lantern
Small
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White Manhattan Cable Lantern Candle Holder Tall | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Manhattan Cable Lantern Candle Holder
Tall
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Farm Style String Light Candle Lantern Tall | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comFarm Style String Light Candle Lantern
Tall
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Country Style White Rustic Lantern with LED Candle Tall | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comCountry Style White Rustic Lantern with LED Candle
Tall
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White Christmas Traditional Style Lanterns Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 3

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Set of 3
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White Locomotion Gable Style Lantern Candle Holders

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Ivory Curling Vine Accents Glass Lantern Pillar Candle Holders

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Hand Painted Whimsical Christmas Lantern Candle Holder

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I fell in love with this adorable whimsical hand painted Christmas lantern candle holder the minute I laid my eyes upon it and I think it is a fabulous piece to use in the center of all the other white lanterns placed upon the table. It is also available in all three sizes (small, medium, large) so that it can easily be worked into the tablescape scheme should you love it as much as I do, although it will take away from the sophistication of the original scheme in the photo. “Throw caution to the wind”, I say, and add a bit of whimsy to your table!
 

Mini White Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders

Once you have placed your larger lanterns on the table, fill in the spaces down the length of the table with smaller white mini lanterns tea light candle holders.

There are several ways to set your tablescape:

  1. One large lantern can be placed in the center of the table runner with lanterns of shorter heights tapering down the length of the table from taller to shorter, then filling in with mini lantern tea lights.
  2. Another way is to create a vingette in the center of the table runner using 3 lanterns of varied heigths (the decorator’s rule of 3) then tapering down the length of the table with shorter lanterns. Use lots of mini tea lights to fill in spaces on the table for additional light and magical ambiance.
  3. A third way to set the tablescape is to use only two heights of lanterns, alternating the heights down the length of the table.

Mini 7-inch White LanternTea Light Candle Holders

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Romantic French Country Style Mini
5.5-inch LED Tea Light Lanterns – Set of 6

Romantic French Country Style Hearts, Flowers, and Lace LED Tea Light Lanterns Set of 6 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comRomantic French Country Style LED Tea Light Lanterns
Set of 6
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White Mini 4.5-inch Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders

White Mini Clear Pane Hurricane Lantern Candle Holder | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Mini Clear Pane Hurricane Lantern
Candle Holder
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Mini Christmas Rustic White Lantern Candle Holders Set of 12 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comMini Christmas Rustic White Lantern Candle Holders
Set of 12
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White Mini Pagoda Hurricane Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Mini Pagoda Hurricane Lantern Tea Light
Candle Holder
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Mini 4-inch White Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders

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Set of 2
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Display the mini lantern candle holder set featured above hanging from their stands or store the stands and display them on the tablescape placing one lantern at each place setting or set into blabk spaces on the table runner.
 

Luminous Mini Lantern Candle Holders Set of 12 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comLuminous Mini Lantern Candle Holders
Set of 12
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Kate Aspen Luminous Mini Lantern Candle Holders One Only | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comLuminous Mini Lantern Candle Holders
One Only
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Kate Aspen Luminous Mini Lantern Candle Holders Set of 24 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comLuminous Mini Lantern Candle Holders
Set of 24
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Wholesale White Lantern Candle Holders in Bulk

So, you’re planning a large Christmas Party and you need a larger quantity of lanterns to create a tablescape for a long table or on several tables. Here are a few companies that sell their lanterns in bulk at a discounted price.
 

Wholesale White Manhattan Cable Large Lantern Set

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Set of 10
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Wholesale Ivory Curling Vine Accents Glass Lantern Pillar Candle Holders Set of 10 Large | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWholesale Ivory Curling Vine Accents Glass Large Lantern Pillar Candle Holders
Set of 10
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Set of 20
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White China Dinnerware

Having a set of white china dinnerware is one of those staple items every home should have in their china cabinet as a staple serving item, especially if your family is one which entertains on a regular basis. White goes with everything afterall, and can come in real handy in a pinch. I will often mix and match white dinnerware with other patterns when planning a Christmas dinner party or a Christmas Eve dinner for the family (which is increasing in number every year).

Below, I am featuring just a few sets of inexpensive simple white bone china dinnerware sets for those of you who may be in need of a new plain white set to use with this simple White Lantern Christmas Tablescape and to keep on hand as an entertaining staple.
 

Mikasa White China Dinnerware Sets

Mikasa Antique White 40-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set Service for 8 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comMikasa Antique White 40-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set
Service for 8
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Mikasa Delray White 40-Piece Bone China Dinnerware Set Service for 8 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comMikasa Delray White 40-Piece Bone China Dinnerware Set
Service for 8
Click Here for Details

 

Contemporary White China Dinnerware Sets

Extreme White Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 4Extreme White Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 4Click Here for DetailsWhite Square 40-Piece Starter Dinnerware Set Service for 6White Square 40-Piece Starter Dinnerware Set Service for 6Click Here for Details

I really like having the use of contemporary square white china dinnereware with this tablescape. It goes quite well with all the square lines of the lanterns and adds a modern feel to our minimalist simple white tablescape.
 

Clear Glass Square Tea Light Candle Holders

And last, but not least, Taste of Home placed clear glass, square tea light candle holders, wrapped with Christmas holiday red and white ribbon, as the finishing touch on the layered salad plate. Don’t you think the mix of antique style lanterns with contemporary white china square plates finished with square glass tea lights candle holders will make an awesome simple Christmas tablescape? So do I.
 

Chic and Classy Square Glass Votive Candle Holder
Set of 4

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Set of 4 Made in USA
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So easy peasy! Tie a white and red Christmas ribbon around each square glass candle holder and plop a white or red votive or tea light candle into the holder.
 

Red and White Christmas Ribbon Varieties

Red and White Christmas Grosgrain RibbonRed and White Christmas Grosgrain RibbonClick Here for DetailsChristmas Grosgrain Satin Fabric Ribbon SetChristmas Grosgrain Satin Fabric Ribbon SetClick Here for DetailsRed White Stitch Grosgrain RibbonRed White Stitch Grosgrain RibbonClick Here for Details

 

That does it for a simple Christmas tablescape idea using white lantern candle holders for the main tablescape theme.

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

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

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    We Love Lanterns | 5 Simple English Lantern Christmas Tablescapes

    We Love Lanterns – 5 Simple English Lantern Christmas Tablescape Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

    Simple English Architectural Lanterns Tablescapes

    English Architectural Textured Metal Glass Tealight Lanterns Tablescape Ideas - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.com

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

    Handcrafted English Windale Lantern Tea Light
    Candle Holder

    Handcrafted English Windale Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandcrafted English Windale Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for Details

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

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

    Handcrafted English Architectual Lantern Tealight
    Candle Holders

    Handcrafted English Hampton Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandcrafted English Hampton Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsHandcrafted English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandcrafted English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsHandcrafted English Devonshire Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandcrafted English Devonshire Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for Details

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

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

    English Durham Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Durham Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsEnglish Pennington Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Pennington Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsEnglish Ellington Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Ellington Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for Details

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

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

    Handcrafted English Architectual Buildings Lantern
    Tealight Candle Holders
    Set of 6

    English Architectural House Replica Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders Set of 6 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Architectural House Replica Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders Set of 6Click Here for Details

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

    Handcrafted White Distressed English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder

    White Distressed English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Distressed English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for Details

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

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

    Architectural English House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders

    English Yorkshire Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Yorkshire Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsEnglish Manchester Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Manchester Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for Details

     

    English Pembroke Architectural Lantern
    Tea Light Candle Holders

    English Pembroke Red Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Pembroke Red Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsEnglish Pembroke Green Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Pembroke Green Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsEnglish Pembroke Yellow Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comEnglish Pembroke Yellow Architectural Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for Details

     

    Windale Lantern Tablescape Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Handcrafted Linen Fabric Table Runners

    Handmade Hemstitched Natural Rectangle Linen Table Runner - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandmade Hemstitched Natural Rectangle Linen Table RunnerClick Here for DetailsHandcrafted Pure Natural Linen Fabric Table Runner - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandcrafted Pure Natural Linen Fabric
    Table Runner
    Click Here for Details

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

    Handmade Natural Linen Placemats

    Handmade Hemstitched Natural Linen Placemats Set of 4 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandmade Hemstitched Natural Linen Placemats
    Set of 4
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    Handcrafted Natural Textured Linen Placemats Set of 2 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandcrafted Natural Textured Linen Placemats
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details

     

    Natural Jacquard Linen Table Runners

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    Table Runner
    Click Here for Details

     

     

    Christmas Plaid Table Runners

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Orchard Plaid Christmas Table Linens

    Orchard Plaid Cotton Fabric Christmas Table Runner - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comOrchard Plaid Cotton Fabric Christmas
    Table Runner
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    Orchard Plaid Cotton Fabric Christmas Napkins Set of 6 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comOrchard Plaid Cotton Fabric Christmas Napkins
    Set of 6
    Click Here for Details

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

    Christmas Wreath Table Decorations

    Artificial Mixed Fern Glen and Pine Bough Wreath with Pine ConesArtificial Mixed Fern Glen and Pine Bough Wreath with Pine ConesClick Here for DetailsArtificial Flocked Pine and Silver Cedar Christmas  Wreath with Red Ball & BerriesArtificial Flocked Pine and Silver Cedar Christmas Wreath with Red Ball & BerriesClick Here for Details

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

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

    Dress Up Your Lantern

    Lantern with Jute Webbing Bow
     

    Jute Webbing Tape

    Jute Webbing TapeJute Webbing TapeClick Here for Details

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

    Vintage Style Santa Table Pieces

    Vintage Style Bells and Garland Santa Table PieceVintage Style Bells and Garland Santa
    Table Piece
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    Santa Decorated with Pinecones & Ornaments Table PieceSanta Decorated with Pinecones & Ornaments
    Table Piece
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    She has included an old wood carved Santa Claus and snowman along with a pair of vintage Christmas tree salt and pepper shakers.

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

    Vintage Style Christmas Dining Table Decor

    Vintage Solid Ruby Red Glass Holly Embossed Table Top SleighVintage Solid Ruby Red Glass Holly Embossed Table Top SleighClick Here for DetailsFine Porcelain China Christmas Tree Salt & Pepper ShakersFine Porcelain China Christmas Tree
    Salt & Pepper Shakers
    Click Here for Details

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

    Lori Mitchell Christmas Collection
    Sleigh Ride with Santa

    Lori Mitchell Christmas Collection Sleigh Ride with SantaLori Mitchell Christmas Collection Sleigh Ride with SantaClick Here for Details

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

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

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

    Whimsical Christmas Dinnerware Sets

    Christmas Twig 20-Piece Cream Dinnerware Set Service for 4 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comChristmas Twig 20-Piece Cream Dinnerware Set Service for 4Click Here for DetailsChristmas Toile 16-Piece Multicolor Dinnerware Set Service for 4 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comChristmas Toile 16-Piece Multicolor Dinnerware Set Service for 4Click Here for Details

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

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

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

    10 Strawberry Street Red Wazee Matte Salad Plates Set of 610 Strawberry Street Red Wazee Matte Salad Plates
    Set of 6
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    Michele used both woven rattan and wood chargers to set her table. Featured below are a few you might like to place under your Christmas tablescape dinnerware.
     

    Rattan and Wood Dinnerware Charger Plates

    Rattan Dark Brown Charger Set of 4Rattan Dark Brown Charger Set of 4Click Here for DetailsRattan Honey Brown Charger Set of 4Rattan Honey Brown Charger Set of 4Click Here for DetailsAcacia Wooden Charger Set Set of 6Acacia Wooden Charger Set Set of 6Click Here for Details

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

    Christmas Red Charger Plates

    Winterberry Embossed Holly Red Charger Plate (One Only)Winterberry Embossed Holly Red Charger Plate (One Only)Click Here for DetailsRed Rim Hammered Glass Charger Plate Set of 6Red Rim Hammered Glass Charger Plate Set of 6Click Here for DetailsRed Wave Glass Charger Plate Set of 2Red Wave Glass Charger Plate Set of 2Click Here for Details

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

    Red Handle Stainless Steel Flatware Set
    Service of 8

    Red Handle Stainless Steel Flatware Set Service of 8 (Includes Wood Storage Box)Red Handle Stainless Steel Flatware Set
    Service of 8
    (Includes Wood Storage Box)
    Click Here for Details

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

    Red Color Wine Glasses

    Red Cachet White Wine Glass Set of 6 (Additional Colors Available)Red Cachet White Wine Glass
    Set of 6
    (Additional Colors Available)
    Click Here for Details
    Red Handmade Russian Cut Crystal Stem Wine Glass Set of 6Red Handmade Russian Cut Crystal Stem Wine Glass
    Set of 6
    Click Here for Details
    Waterford Red Wine Glasses Set of 4 (Additional Colors Available)Waterford Red Wine Glasses
    Set of 4
    (Additional Colors Available)
    Click Here for Details

     
    Green stemware is just as beautiful and festive as red.

    Green Color White Wine Stemware
    Set of 8

    Green Color White Wine Stemware Set of 8Green Color White Wine Stemware Set of 8Click Here for Details

     
    We like green flatware with the green stemware.
     

    Elegant Green Marble Design 24-Piece Flatware Set Service for 6Elegant Green Marble Design 24-Piece Flatware Set Service for 6Click Here for DetailsVirgilio Bugatti Designer 4-Piece Green Table Setting Service for 1Virgilio Bugatti Designer 4-Piece Green Table Setting Service for 1Click Here for Details

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

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    Ellington Lantern Tablescape Ideas

    English Ellington LanternEnglish Ellington LanternClick Here for Details
    With the copper Ellington lantern, using brown and cream tones layered with copper and bronze metal tableware and decorations will make an elegant presentation.

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

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

    French Damask Print Cotton Christmas Table Runner - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comFrench Damask Print Cotton Christmas Table RunnerClick Here for DetailsFrench Damask Print Cotton Christmas Dinner Napkins - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comFrench Damask Print Cotton Christmas Dinner NapkinsClick Here for Details

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

    Christmas Woodland Bronze and Copper Decorated Wreath - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comChristmas Woodland Bronze and Copper Decorated WreathClick Here for DetailsChristmas Woodland Bronze and Copper Decorated Garland - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comChristmas Woodland Bronze and Copper Decorated GarlandClick Here for Details

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

    Mixed Metal Reindeer with Sleigh Candle Holder

    Mixed Metal Reindeer with Sleigh Candle HolderMixed Metal Reindeer with Sleigh Candle HolderClick Here for Details

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

    Chocolate Mercury Glass Hurricane Tea Lights
    Set of 3

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

    Chocolate Mercury Glass Hurricane Tea Lights Set of 3Chocolate Mercury Glass Hurricane Tea Lights
    Set of 3
    Click Here for Details

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

    Copper Bronze Finish Metal Charger Plate Sets

    Fleur de Lis Copper Bronze Finish Charger Plates Set of 2 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comFleur de Lis Copper Bronze Finish Charger Plates Set of 2Click Here for DetailsAcanthus Ornate Bronze Finish Charger Plates Set of 4 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comAcanthus Ornate Bronze Finish Charger Plates
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details

     

    Ceramic Cream Dinner Plates
    Set of 4

    Ceramic Cream Dinner Plates Set of 4 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comCeramic Cream Dinner Plates
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details

     

    Stainless Steel Copper Finish Flatware Sets

    Indira Devi 20-Piece Copper Flatware Set Service for 4Indira Devi 20-Piece Copper Flatware Set
    Service for 4
    Click Here for Details
    Rain II 20-Piece Copper Flatware Set Service for 4Rain II 20-Piece Copper Flatware Set
    Service for 4
    Click Here for Details

     

    Metallic Wine Glass Sets

    Gold Plated Wine Glasses Set of 4Gold Plated Wine Glasses
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details
    Double Walled Copper Stainless Steel Glass Set of 2Double Walled Copper Stainless Steel Glass
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details

     

    Green Architectual Lantern Table Setting Ideas

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

    Artificial Snowy Pine Cones & Mixed Berries
    Christmas Table Arrangements

    Artificial Snowy Pine Cones & Mixed Berries Christmas Wreath - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comArtificial Snowy Pine Cones & Mixed Berries Christmas WreathClick Here for DetailsArtificial Snowy Pine Cones & Mixed Berries Christmas Teardrop Swag - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comArtificial Snowy Pine Cones & Mixed Berries Christmas Teardrop SwagClick Here for Details

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

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

    Jardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton Table Runner - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comJardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton
    Table Runner
    Click Here for Details
    Jardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton Placemats Set of 2 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comJardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton Placemats
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details
    Jardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton Napkins Set of 4Jardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton Napkins
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details

     

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

    Decorative Tall Teal Green and Brown Rustic-Style Pillar Candle Holders Set of 2 - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comDecorative Tall Teal Green and Brown Rustic-Style Pillar Candle Holders
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details

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

    Small Starlight Sleigh Rides Vintage Tin Bowl

    Small Starlight Sleigh Rides Vintage Tin BowlSmall Starlight Sleigh Rides Vintage Tin BowlClick Here for Details

     

    Green Christmas Dinnerware Sets

    Mikasa Holiday Traditions 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 4Mikasa Holiday Traditions 16-Piece Dinnerware Set
    Service for 4
    Click Here for Details
    Pinecone Lodge Green 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 4Pinecone Lodge Green 16-Piece Dinnerware Set
    Service for 4
    Click Here for Details
    Lenox Holiday Nouveau 5-Piece Place Setting Service for 1Lenox Holiday Nouveau 5-Piece Place Setting
    Service for 1
    Click Here for Details

     

    Julia Knight Holly Sprig Mojito Green Sleigh
    Table Decor

    Holly Sprig Petite Mojito Green Sleigh BowlHolly Sprig Petite Mojito Green Sleigh BowlClick Here for DetailsHolly Sprig Large Mojito Green Sleigh BowlHolly Sprig Large Mojito Green Sleigh BowlClick Here for Details

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

    Julia Knight Holly Sprig Mojito Green Serving Pieces

    Holly Sprig 16-Inch Mojito Green Tree PlatterHolly Sprig 16-Inch Mojito Green Tree PlatterClick Here for DetailsHolly Sprig Mojito Green SpreaderHolly Sprig Mojito Green SpreaderClick Here for DetailsHolly Sprig 6.25-inch Mojito Green Tree BowlHolly Sprig 6.25-inch Mojito Green Tree BowlClick Here for Details

     

    Julia Knight Holly Sprig Mojito Green Serving Bowls

    Holly Sprig 6.5-inch Mojito Green BowlHolly Sprig 6.5-inch Mojito Green BowlClick Here for DetailsHolly Sprig 10-Inch Mojito Green BowlHolly Sprig 10-Inch Mojito Green BowlClick Here for DetailsHolly Sprig 17-inch Mojito Green BowlHolly Sprig 17-inch Mojito Green BowlClick Here for Details

     

    White Pickford House Lantern
    Tablescape Ideas

    White Distressed English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderWhite Distressed English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsIf using the white shabby chic Pickford House lantern, everything goes with white, but when using a white distressed wood piece I like a shabby chic look using a mixture of whites, creams, and ecrus with distressed wood candle holders and silver metals.

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

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

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

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

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

    Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Tablecloths

    Handmade Shabby Chic White Linen TableclothHandmade Shabby Chic White Linen TableclothClick Here for DetailsHandmade Shabby Chic Natural Linen TableclothHandmade Shabby Chic Natural Linen TableclothClick Here for Details

     

    Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Table Runners

    Handmade Shabby Chic White Linen Table RunnerHandmade Shabby Chic White Linen Table RunnerClick Here for DetailsHandmade Shabby Chic Natural Linen Table RunnerHandmade Shabby Chic Natural Linen Table RunnerClick Here for Details

     

    Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Placemats

    Handmade Shabby Chic White Linen PlacematsHandmade Shabby Chic White Linen PlacematsClick Here for DetailsHandmade Shabby Chic Natural Linen PlacematsHandmade Shabby Chic Natural Linen PlacematsClick Here for Details

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

    Frosted White Shabby Chic Artificial
    Pine Cone & Berries Wreaths

    Frosted Artificial Mixed Pine Cone & White Berries WreathFrosted Artificial Mixed Pine Cone & White Berries WreathClick Here for DetailsFlocked Snow Pine Cones & Christmas Berries Garland WreathFlocked Snow Pine Cones & Christmas Berries Garland WreathClick Here for Details

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

    White Glitter Pine Cone & Pine Needle Tree
    Tabletop Christmas Decoration

    White Glitter Pine Cone & Pine Needle Tree Tabletop Christmas DecorationWhite Glitter Pine Cone & Pine Needle Tree Tabletop Christmas DecorationClick Here for Details

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

    Christmas Glitter White Reindeer and Sleigh Table Decor
    Set of 2

    Christmas Glitter White Reindeer and Sleigh Table Decor  Set of 2Christmas Glitter White Reindeer and Sleigh Table Decor Set of 2Click Here for Details

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

    Christmas Berry Candle Holders

    Mercury Glass Mistletoe Red Christmas Berry Tea Light Candle HolderMercury Glass Mistletoe Red Christmas Berry Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsArtificial Pine, Jingle Bell & White Berries Candle HolderArtificial Pine, Jingle Bell & White Berries Candle HolderClick Here for Details

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

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

    Fir Tree and Floating Snowflakes Winter Decor Votive Candle Holders Set of 4Fir Tree and Floating Snowflakes Winter Decor Votive Candle Holders
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details

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

    Artificial Pine Bough & Pine Cone Christmas Wreaths

    Christmas Pine Cones, Twigs & Red Berries WreathChristmas Pine Cones, Twigs & Red Berries WreathClick Here for DetailsChristmas Smokey Pine Wreath with Firefly LightsChristmas Smokey Pine Wreath with Firefly LightsClick Here for DetailsChristmas Juniper Pine Cones & Cedar Sprigs WreathChristmas Juniper Pine Cones & Cedar Sprigs WreathClick Here for Details

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

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

    Weathered Bird & Pine Cone Glass Christmas Tree Finial Table Top DecorationsWeathered Bird & Pine Cone Glass Christmas Tree Finial Table Top DecorationsClick Here for Details

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

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

    Jeweled Snowflake Mocha Brown Glass Tea Light Candle Holders Set of 3Jeweled Snowflake Mocha Brown Glass Tea Light Candle Holders Set of 3Click Here for Details

     

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

    Shabby Chic Antique White Brown Floral Jewel Petals Pillar Candle Holders Set of 2Shabby Chic Antique White Brown Floral Jewel Petals Pillar Candle Holders
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details

     

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

    Handmade Coffee Mercury Glass 2-Pc Candle Holder Pedestals with Micro LED Lights - ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHandmade Coffee Mercury Glass 2-Pc Candle Holder Pedestals
    with Micro LED Lights
    Click Here for Details

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

    Decorative Silver-Tone Charger Plates

    Embossed Victorian Antique Pewter Charger Plates Set of 6Embossed Victorian Antique Pewter Charger Plates Set of 6Click Here for DetailsEtched Rim Shiny Stainless Steel Charger Plate Set of 6Etched Rim Shiny Stainless Steel Charger Plate
    Set of 6
    Click Here for Details

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

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

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

     
    Set the Table with Beautiful Flatware Sets

    Silver Flatware Sets

    Sterling Silver Burgundy 4-Piece Flatware Set Service for 1Sterling Silver Burgundy 4-Piece Flatware Set
    Service for 1
    Click Here for Details
    Stainless Steel Pearl Handle 24-Piece Flatware Set Service for 6Stainless Steel Pearl Handle 24-Piece Flatware Set
    Service for 6
    Click Here for Details
    Queens Stainless Steel 65-Piece Flatware Set Service for 12Queens Stainless Steel 65-Piece Flatware Set
    Service for 12
    Click Here for Details

     
    Set the table with pretty crystal wine glasses.

    Bella Vino Carved Crystal Leadless Wine Goblets
    Set of 4

    Afordable

    Bella Vino Carved Crystal Leadless Wine Goblets Set of 4Bella Vino Carved Crystal Leadless Wine Goblets
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details

     

    Mikasa Cheers Balloon Goblet Wine Glass
    Set of 4

    Better

    Mikasa Cheers Balloon Goblet Wine Glass Set of 4Mikasa Cheers Balloon Goblet Wine Glass Set of 4Click Here for Details

     

    Waterford Crystal Wine Glass
    Sets

    Best

    Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Wine Goblet Set of 2Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Wine Goblet
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details
    Waterford Crystal Lismore Classic Balloon Wine Glass Set of 2Waterford Crystal Lismore Balloon Wine Glass
    Set of 2
    Click Here for Details

     

    English Pembroke Yellow Architectural Lantern Tablescape Ideas

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

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

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

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

    Gold Metallic Christmas Word Collage Table Linens

    Gold Metallic Christmas Word Collage Table RunnerGold Metallic Christmas Word Collage Table RunnerClick Here for DetailsGold Metallic Christmas Word Collage NapkinsGold Metallic Christmas Word Collage NapkinsClick Here for Details

     

    Gold Christmas Table Wreaths

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

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

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

    Deer In The Woods Cotton Christmas Table RunnerDeer In The Woods Cotton Christmas Table RunnerClick Here for DetailsDeer In The Woods Cotton Christmas NapkinsDeer in the Woods Cotton Christmas NapkinsClick Here for Details

     

    Natural Style Christmas Table Wreaths

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

    Add Magical Enchantment with More Candlelight

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

    Christmas Gold Artificial Pine Snowflakes Ribbon Candle Rings
    Set of 4

    Christmas Gold Artificial Pine Snowflakes Ribbon Candle Rings Set of 4Christmas Gold Artificial Pine Snowflakes Ribbon Candle Rings
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details

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

    Amber Hurricane 3-Piece Tea Light Set

    Amber Hurricane 3-Piece Tea Light SetAmber Hurricane 3-Piece Tea Light SetClick Here for Details

     

    Gold Jeweled Snowflake Glass Christmas Candle Holders
    Set of 6

    Gold Jeweled Snowflake Glass Christmas Candle Holders Set of 6Gold Jeweled Snowflake Glass Christmas Candle Holders
    Set of 6
    Click Here for Details

     

    Vintage Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders
    Set of 6

    Vintage Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders Set of 6Vintage Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders
    Set of 6
    Click Here for Details

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

    Clear Gold Glass Charger Plates
    Set of 4

    Clear Gold Glass Charger Plates Set of 4Clear Gold Glass Charger Plates
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details

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

    Gold and White Bone China Dinnerware Sets

    Monaco 24kt Gold and White Bone China 5-Piece Place Setting Service for 1Monaco 24kt Gold and White Bone China 5-Piece Place Setting Service for 1Click Here for DetailsChloe Gold and White Bone China 57-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 8Chloe Gold and White Bone China 57-Piece Dinnerware Set Service for 8Click Here for DetailsWedgwood Vera Lace Gold 5-Piece Place Setting Service for 1Wedgwood Vera Lace Gold 5-Piece Place Setting
    Service for 1
    Click Here for Details

     

    Champagne Napoleon Flatware and Serving Sets

    Champagne Napoleon 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1Champagne Napoleon 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1Click Here for DetailsChampagne Napoleon 6-Piece Hostess SetChampagne Napoleon 6-Piece Hostess Set
     
    Click Here for Details

     

    Dark Amber Stemware Wine Glasses
    Set of 8

    Dark Amber Stemware Wine Glasses Set of 8Dark Amber Stemware Wine Glasses
    Set of 8
    Click Here for Details

     

    Julia Knight Holly Sprig Gold Serving Bowls

    Holly Sprig 6.5-inch Gold BowlHolly Sprig 6.5-inch Gold BowlClick Here for DetailsHolly Sprig 10-inch Gold BowlHolly Sprig 10-inch Gold BowlClick Here for Details

     

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

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

    Julia Knight Snow Poinsettia Gold Serving Pieces

    Snow Poinsettia 15-inch Gold PlatterSnow Poinsettia 15-inch
    Gold Platter
    Click Here for Details
    Gold Florentine Spreader Set of 4Gold Florentine Spreader
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details
    Snow Poinsettia 9-inch Gold BowlSnow Poinsettia 9-inch
    Gold Bowl
    Click Here for Details

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

     

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      Lori Mitchell Christmas Collection

      Rustic Christmas Tablescapes

      Creating Rustic Tablescapes for our Christmas dinner parties have become quite trendy over the last few years and are continuing the trend this year. Burlap, muslin, rope and twine can be seen mixed with tartan plaids, lace, crystal and mercury glass into an eclectic primitive to elegant style.

      When creating a rustic tablescape we want to bring the outside in with natural greenery using elements from nature that are growing wild outside our door.

      Beautiful centerpieces can be created using the natural foliage growing right in our neighborhoods. Go outside and pick up anything that looks interesting. Think pine boughs and pine cones, acorns, dried tree branches, herbs, lotus and pussy willow. These elements will add texture and interest to our tablescapes.

      When my kids were little, I would take them on nature walks throughout the year and collect natural treasures. Living in Hawaii, we had the luxury of both the ocean and the mountains.

      We went to the beach and collected seashells, driftwood, sea stars, coral, and fishing floats that washed up onto the beach. During the Christmas holiday season, we went to the mountains to cut our Christmas tree and collected pine cones to make decorations.

      All of these natural elements can be used to create something beautiful while adding rustic charm to your Christmas tablescape and decor!

      Are you living in the suburbs with a well-manicured lawn? Then get your seasonal foliage from the local nurseries who will carry seasonal favorites such as poinsettias, holly, mistletoe, and red berries. Craft stores will carry pine cones and dried florals and the Christmas tree lots will sell you pine boughs.

      Antique, or at least antique-style, pieces such as the lanterns in the above photo are fabulous pieces to use as focal points in our rustic tablescapes. Notice the burlap table runner used in this rustic tablescape along with the pine boughs and dried tree branches. Simple, primitive, yet elegant.

      Look through your cupboards for textile collections, enamelware collections, crystal, china, depression glass collections. Anything old that you collect, and love because it calls to your soul, can be incorporated into your rustic tablescape design. Think about our pioneer ancestors and how they made Christmas decorations from practically nothing. They used what they had on hand to decorate their homes for Christmas and made it magical.

      Keep in mind there are only 3 things to remember when looking for special pieces to add to your rustic Christmas tablescape.

      Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

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        Country Style Rustic Christmas Tablescape

        A Country Style Rustic Christmas
        Tablescape Idea
        Using Red English Transferware


        On today’s post, we are going to create a country style rustic Christmas tablescape using red transferware as the table setting. I saw this photo of a rustic tablescape created by Nancy from Nancy’s Daily Dish Blog for the fall apple season and thought it is a great idea for a rustic Christmas tablescape.

        Country style is trendy and the down-to-earth, rustic country feel that comes from the use of a burlap tablecloth, red gingham fabric, and especially when using red and white stripe kitchen towels for placemats or napkins. So, on this post, we are taking Nancy’s autumn tablescape idea and turning it into a rustic country style Christmas tablescape.

        Nancy used a set of antique Royal Dalton red transferware. I have found several different china patterns with which we can substitute for a fabulous red and white transferware country style Christmas table setting.

        I just happen to have an old set of Johnson Brothers Old British Castle transferware which I have used often over the years. I love layering it with white or blue fine china sets for many special occasions. Since we have downsized from a large house to a small apartment, I have handed down many of my china and transferware pottery to my daughters, including my red Old British Castle set. I did keep 4 place settings for myself but I shipped everything else to one of my daughters in Hawaii.

        By the way, red and white transferware is called pink transferware, even though it comes in a variety of shades of red, from very light almost pink to a very deep carmine red or maroon. If the transferware is actually pink, it is very rare and is usually a washed out red, called English pink. Are we all as clear as mud on the subject? Grin.
         

        Large Country Style Dining Tables

        Nancy started her tablescape with a burlap table cloth similar to the one I featured one on my previous post, but a tablecloth isn’t a necessity, especially if you own a gorgeous farmhouse plank style dining table like the farm house style dining tables I am featuring below.
         

        Amish Barstow Rustic Plank Trestle
        Solid Red Oak Dining Table

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Amish Barstow rustic plank trestle solid red oak dining tableAmish Barstow Rustic Plank Trestle Solid Red Oak Dining TableClick Here for Details

         
        I was pretty excited when I saw this gorgeous handmade Amish barn wood style dining table. This gorgeous rustic country style dining table was handcrafted from North American wood by skilled Amish woodworkers. The table is made from red oak but they are also made from brown maple, white oak, and rustic cherry. It is finished in a natural finish that lets the beauty and natural color of the wood shine through.

        Each piece is enhanced with the character that comes together in a piece of furniture which will add depth and endurance to your home. It is an ideal combination of both style and value. The Amish tables will last for years and years because of the expert craftsmanship that goes into each piece.
         

        French Country Style Wood Farmhouse
        Dining Tables

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Hudson Home Décor French country rustic farmhouse gray oak dining room tableFrench Country Rustic Farmhouse Dining TableClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Rustic baluster column pine farmhouse dining tableRustic Baluster Column Pine Farmhouse Dining TableClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - French country trestle base oak farmhouse dining tableFrench Country Trestle Base Farmhouse Dining TableClick Here for Details

         

         

        Rustic Farmhouse Solid Pine Trestle
        Dining Table Bench

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Rustic Farmhouse Solid Pine Trestle Dining Table BenchRustic Farmhouse Solid Pine Trestle Dining Table BenchClick Here for Details

        Use a pair of country style dining table benches to your dining room table to really add a rustic country feel to your country dining room. If you want a more formal atmosphere, take the benches outside and use regular dining chairs at the table.
         

        Rustic Wood Farmhouse Dining Tables

        Elise Trestle Hickory Veneer Oak Dining TableElise Trestle Hickory Veneer Oak Dining TableClick Here for DetailsDistressed Reclaimed Elm Farmhouse Dining TableDistressed Reclaimed Elm Farmhouse Dining TableClick Here for DetailsVintage 1960s Mexican Pine Farmhouse Dining TableVintage 1960s Mexican Pine Farmhouse Dining TableClick Here for Details

         

         

        Creating a Rustic Christmas Tablescape

        Nancy begins her table setting using a large piece of burlap fabric. Burlap gives a wonderful rustic look to the table, but it is a difficult fabric to launder and reuse. Instead, I have selected several burlap look-a-like tablecloths for you to look at. We do want to keep with a neutral tone as the base color for our tablescape setting to keep the table from looking too busy, especially if you have a dark dining room like Nancy’s.
         

        Washable Burlap-style Tablecloths

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Natural burlap look washable 100% cotton tableclothNatural Burlap Look Cotton TableclothClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Granny's 100% washable cotton burlap lace trimmed tableclothGranny’s Cotton Burlap Lace Trimmed TableclothClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Natural tan handmade fringed machine washable 100% cotton burlap tableclothNatural Tan Handmade Fringed Burlap TableclothClick Here for Details

         

         
        I have seen tablescapes using red transferware placed on a red and white toile tablecloth and it is too busy on the eyes. Your eyes don’t know where to rest. Using toile fabric to accent the table is the way to go.

        On the other hand, if you have a very light, bright dining room consider using a darker solid burgundy or maroon colored tablecloth as your base color.
         
        Nancy started her tablescape design using a red and white gingham tablecloth that she bunched and scrunched decoratively along the center of the table.

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Christmas holiday red and white toile print rectangle cotton tableclothChristmas Holiday Red and White Toile Print Cotton TableclothClick Here for DetailsSince we are doing a Christmas tablescape, I like the idea of using a red and white Christmas holiday toile fabric tablecloth, instead of the checkered gingham, for a little more of an upscale Christmas rustic country look. Besides, the toile print coordinates so beautifully with the red transferware china pattern. I think it is so much nicer accent for this Christmas look.

        If you have a red toile sheet it would work nicely too. When I go to garage sales and thrift stores during summer months I keep my eyes out for old sheets I can upcycle into a new home décor use.

        First, bunch and scrunch the toile tablecloth fabric along the center, and down the length, of the dining table. Next, you will build your tablescape with similar items to the ones Nancy chose for her tablescape. Remember the photo above?

        I have chosen items you might like as replacement pieces to use as the tablescape decorations. These items will be placed on top of the fabric, starting in the center and working them down from the center towards each end. Place anchor pieces at each end of the table to mirror each other. I want each end of the table to balance and each side of the table to be the same view for our guest.
         

        Decorative Red Orb Tabletop Décor

        Large Red Metal Sphere Design DecorLarge Red Metal Sphere Design DecorClick Here for DetailsSmall Fancy Red Metal Decorative SphereSmall Fancy Red Metal Decorative SphereClick Here for DetailsSmall Red Metal Band Decorative SphereSmall Red Metal Band Decorative SphereClick Here for DetailsSmall Red Metal Decorative SphereSmall Red Metal Decorative SphereClick Here for DetailsSmall Red Wicker Rattan Woven Balls PairSmall Red Wicker Rattan Woven Balls PairClick Here for DetailsMedium Red Natural Fiber Willow Rattan BallMedium Red Natural Fiber Willow Rattan BallClick Here for Details

         

         
        Nancy used extra-large natural fiber woven orbs for autumn tablescape design. Instead, I think red is more appropriate for our Christmas design. Above are several red spheres made of a variety of materials which can be mixed and matched on the table. Start with 3 large red orbs centered upon the toile tablecloth.

        Weave fresh or faux evergreen garlands around the larger orbs and nestle smaller orbs into the evergreens around the larger ones.
         

        Red Christmas Candelabrum
        Three Glass Hurricane Candle Holders
        with Hydrangea, Holly, Pine Cone, Berry & Evergreens

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Three glass hurricane candle holders red Christmas candelabrum with hydrangea, holly, pine cone, berry & evergreensRed Christmas Candelabrum Hurricane Candle HoldersClick Here for Details

         
        An alternative to the red tabletop orb décor is to use fresh or faux evergreen candelabrum centerpieces. If the dining table is long, the candle centerpieces can be doubled or tripled to fit the length of the table.

        Included with this candelabrum centerpiece are 3 hurricane candle holders (candles are not included) nestled within the foliage of the tabletop piece. It is a fabulous starter piece for our rustic Christmas tablescape which we can layer out from the center and down the table. One of these centerpieces will suffice for a small table seating, however, for a longer table serving 8 or more you may want to line two or three of the centerpieces down the center of the table, depending of course on the table’s length.

        The red orbs can still be used with a candelabrum by placing several different sizes on each side of the faux evergreens and berries. I think a 6″ ball is large enough. I want to add interest to the table without overpowering the table with giant orbs like Nancy used in her autumn tablescape.

        The faux boughs and berries are hard wired so they can be bent any way necessary to accommodate any smaller decorative Christmas pieces you feel like adding.

        Red Themed Christmas Holiday Tabletop Décor Centerpieces

        Christmas Evergreens Single Hurricane Candle Holder CenterpieceChristmas Evergreens Single Hurricane Candle Holder CenterpieceClick Here for DetailsCrestwood Spruce Pine Conecandle Holder CenterpieceCrestwood Spruce Pinecone Candle Holder CenterpieceClick Here for Details

         

         
        Another idea is to use a pair of centerpieces, such as the ones featured here, by placing one on each side of the red sphere design. The red spheres would be the focal point of the table design, while the foliage pieces would act as the table anchor end pieces. Again, be sure you are not using items too large for your size table. If your table is smaller you may want to switch to shorter candle holders or switch to taper candles instead of pillar candles. Perhaps just one red Christmas pillar candle on a low stand.

        Once all of the pieces selected for this tablescape have been placed on the fabric, fill in with fresh evergreens if you have access to them.

        Take a nature walk to collect tablescape decorating elementsTake a Nature Walk to Collect Decorating ElementsTake nature walks with your family all year long and collect natural elements such as pinecones, pussy willows, feathers, and vines to use in tablescape decorations.

        During fall and winter months my saner half cuts fresh evergreen boughs for me to decorate with and I have been known to create vignettes using dead tree branches and making votive candle holders out of twigs.

        If you live in a place where this isn’t possible, fresh can always be bought at the Christmas tree stands that sell fresh trees. Often the guys running the stands will give them to you for free. Local grocery stores and nurseries will also sell them to you, but I always try to get free first.

        Use seasonal greenery such as evergreens, holly, mistletoe, rosemary, and sage. I think it is also a good idea to use natural elements indigenous to your local area.

        Fill in the greenery with pine cones painted red and scented with cinnamon, smaller red spheres, faux red cardinals and red Christmas ornaments. Don’t over clutter but do make it pleasing to the eye with bursts of red colored objects.
         

        Christmas Pine Embossed Pillar Candle
        by Chesapeake Bay Candle

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Red Christmas holiday pine embossed pillar candle by Chesapeake Bay CandleChristmas Pine Embossed Pillar CandleClick Here for Details

         
        I like to use lots of candles in my tablescapes to furnish sparkle and glimmer with a magical warm welcoming feel for my guest at our Christmas dinner. I believe that you can never have too much candlelight on a Christmas tablescape! So once I have my tablescape laid out, I like to fill in the gaps around the tablescape with candles.
         

        Red Rustic Table Linens

        Starting with the placemats we have several options. Nancy used red and white stripe kitchen dish towels to coordinate with the gingham fabric tablecloth she used for her autumn apple tablescape.

        Because I chose to use a red toile fabric tablecloth for our country Christmas tablescape design, at first I thought I wanted to use red toile placemats to coordinate. However, after looking at it, I realized the red toile as the background for red transferware is still much too busy so I looked for other solutions.

        I decided on using either a set of French bistro red striped placemats or to follow Nancy’s lead and use the white with red stripe kitchen towels folded under the dinner plates. You decide what you like the best.
         

        Red French Stripe Cotton Placemats
        Set of 6

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Red French stripe cotton placemats - Set of 6Red French Stripe Cotton Placemats – Set of 6Click Here for Details

         

        White with Red Stripe Cotton Kitchen Towels

        Vintage White & Red Striped Dish Towels - Set of 4Vintage White & Red Striped Dish Towels – Set of 4Click Here for DetailsRed French Stripe Flour Sack Dish Towels - Set of 3Red French Stripe Flour Sack Dish Towels – Set of 3Click Here for DetailsRed & White Scandia Stripe Kitchen Towels - Set of 12Red & White Scandia Stripe Kitchen Towels – Set of 12Click Here for Details

         

         
        Any one of these kitchen dish towel sets are fabulous finds to use with the red transferware table setting! They are the best quality to dry dishes and they make great placemats or dinner napkins for a rustic country tablescapes.

        All of these kitchen towels are durable and quite functional, especially if you are a DIYer who is adept at sewing. They can be sewn together for country table runners, kitchen curtains, and pillow covers. I love them for the use of placemats on our Country Style Rustic Christmas Tablescape.
         

        Natural Cotton Christmas Wonderland
        Red & White Toile Kitchen Towel

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Natural cotton Christmas wonderland red & white toile kitchen towelNatural Cotton Christmas Wonderland Red & White Toile Kitchen TowelClick Here for Details

         
        I originally wanted to use this coordinating red Christmas toile kitchen towel as the placemat on our tablescape, but it was too busy with the red transferware setting on it. Instead, I love it to use as a rustic homespun Christmas dinner napkin!

        The red toile print is a delightful winter Christmas scene, perfect as a rustic Christmas table setting accent piece. It matches the tablecloth used as the base for the tablescape perfectly. Kitchen towels are so much larger than a regular cloth napkin they give the extra coverage that makes people really enjoy using them. On the down side; it does not come as a set, and on a brighter note; you can purchase exactly what you need.

        On the other hand, I found 3 different sets of French bistro style dinner napkin sets that will look lovely with this table setting. The stripes coordinate perfectly with the striped bistro cotton placemats.
         

        White with Red Stripe Fabric Dinner Napkins

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Tango red French stripe bistro style 100% cotton everyday/dinner napkins - Set of 6Tango Red French Stripe Bistro Style Cotton Everyday Napkins – Set of 6Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Red & white striped ticking reverse to red Christmas evergreen toile print cloth napkins - Set of 4Red Striped Ticking Reverse to Red Christmas Evergreen Toile Cloth Napkins – Set of 4Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Red & white stripe restaurant quality polyester bistro dinner napkins - Set of 12Red Stripe Restaurant Quality Polyester Bistro Dinner Napkins – Set of 12Click Here for Details

         

         
        Pay attention to the set in the center. They are reversible! On the one side is the red and white stripe ticking fabric which is perfect for a rustic country style table setting, and on the other side is a red Christmas evergreen toile print! Perfect to accent the table’s centerpiece toile fabric. Either side will look fabulous with this country Christmas table setting!

        Personally, I am a big fan of natural cotton, bamboo, and hemp fabrics as sustainable eco-friendly fabrics. The napkins featured on the above left are 100% natural cotton. Unfortunately with cotton, if the cotton fabric has not been pre-shrunk before cutting and sewing, they will shrink in the wash and they will also require some ironing.

        Man made polyesters are hard on the environment to produce and they are not decomposable. Polyester fabric clothing are among the sins of thrown away products clogging up the landfills, right up there with disposable baby diapers. Anyway, enough about environmental issues. Let me climb down from my band wagon and continue about these napkins I am featuring above.

        Many of you out there prefer polyester because they are easy-care and require little to no ironing. They are not as absorbent as cotton, but they will do the job a napkin is suppose to do. For those of you looking for this type of easy-care napkin, the napkins featured above on the right are the napkins perfect for your table settings.
         

        Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Red/Pink Transferware

        Nancy used a mixture of Royal Dalton Butterfly pattern red transferware for her autumn apple table setting. Instead, for our country style rustic Christmas table setting I have chosen to use Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles pattern of red transferware.

        I have picked up beautiful antique pieces of this set from antique shops, garage sales, thrift stores, and online from places like eBay, Etsy, and Amazon. However, it is a pattern which is still being produced by the Johnson Brothers family business, so it can still be purchased new. I do mix old and new pieces. I often go to Replacements.com when I need a replacement for a broken piece or for a piece I need but cannot find on Amazon, or anywhere else for that matter.
         

        Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles
        20-Piece Pink/Red Dinnerware Starter Set
        Service for 4

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles pink/red 20-piece dinnerware starter set - Service for 4Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles 20-Piece Pink/Red Dinnerware Starter Set – Service for 4Click Here for Details

         
        The perfect set to start you out on building a collection of Old British Castles transferware china. These newer sets are produced in China instead of England and that is how you can tell the differance between vintage and new pieces. Don’t let the “Made in China” disappoint you, as that is where porcelain “china” was first produced. Way before the Chinese taught the English their artisan pottery skills.

        The quality of the transferware has not been diminished. I have found this set (yes I did buy a couple of these sets on Amazon for my daughters to add to their collections) to be heavier than the vintage pieces, but the color and pattern in the transferware is the same, if not a bit brighter. After all, they are new and have not faded with time like the vintage pieces.

        The newer pieces can be washed and dried in the dishwasher, but I would wash vintage pieces by hand. The force of the water and heat, along with the strong abrasive dishwashing chemicals can both break and damage vintage pieces.
         

        Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles
        45-Piece Pink/Red Dinnerware Serveware Set
        Service for 8

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles pink/red 45-piece dinnerware serveware set - Service for 8Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles 45-Piece Pink/Red Dinnerware Serveware Set – Service for 8Click Here for Details

         
        A fabulous set to put you on the fast track to building your collection of Old British Castles transferware china. Included with this set is a service for 8 persons, plus it includes a vegetable serving bowl, a serving platter, a covered sugar bowl, and a creamer.
         

        Vintage Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles
        Christmas Tree Edition Pink/Red Plates

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Christmas Tree Edition pink/red dinner plateVintage Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Christmas Tree Edition Pink/Red Dinner PlateClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Christmas Tree Edition pink/red salad plateVintage Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Christmas Tree Edition Pink/Red Salad PlateClick Here for Details

         

         
        The Johnson Brothers Old English Castle special Christmas edition, rather than an English castle, features a Victorian English Christmas tree. It is a classic, timeless pattern that is highly collectible. The Christmas tree is decorated with pink/red plaid bows, complete with toys placed underneath the tree.

        The border is an intricate, elaborate blend of Victorian scrollwork in a lacey scalloped design and edged at the rim with small delicate geometric patterns. Lush rose floral bouquets are placed intermittently between the scrollwork around the rimm of the plates.

        It looks especially festive layered on a table setting with other red and white tranferware china pieces on a table set with Christmas greenery.
         

        Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles Serveware

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles ServewareJohnson Brothers Old Britain Castles ServewareClick Here for Details on All Serveware Pieces

         
        The above link will take you to additional Johnson Brothers Old English Castles red/pink transferware serving pieces to complete your sets at home.
         

        Red & Green Festive Crystal Glass Stemware

        Clear cut crystal stemware are always gorgeous on any table setting, but for Christmas, why not liven up the table setting with the festive Christmas colors of either red or green stemware?

        It is perfectly O.K. to mix and match the red and green colored glasses with the clear crystal too. Use a clear wine glass to hold water, a red glass for red wine, and a green glass for white wine. Use any combination of beautiful stemware you happen to love to serve your beverages of choice.
         

        Vintage Festive Red Stemware

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage 1960s Small French red & clear short stem glasses - Set of 9Vintage 1960s Small French Red & Clear Short Stem Glasses – Set of 9Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Vintage 1960s Red King's Crown pattern wine/water stemware - Set of 10Vintage 1960s Red King’s Crown Pattern Wine Stemware – Set of 10Click Here for Details

         

         

        Vintage Festive Green Stemware

        Emerald Green Cut Crystal Bohemian Wine Stemware - Set of 8Emerald Green Cut Crystal Bohemian Wine Stemware – Set of 8Click Here for DetailsVintage Green Grecian-Style Cordial Glass Stemware - Set of 6Vintage Green Grecian-Style Cordial Glass Stemware – Set of 6Click Here for Details

         

         

        Festive Red Stemware

        Lenox Red Crystal Tuscany Goblet - Set of 4Lenox Red Crystal Tuscany Goblet – Set of 4Click Here for DetailsVibrant Red Nuance Wine Glass Stemware - Set of 6Vibrant Red Nuance Wine Glass Stemware – Set of 6Click Here for DetailsRed Wine Goblet Glass Pedestal Glasses - Set 6Red Wine Goblet Glass Pedestal Glasses – Set 6Click Here for Details

         

         

        Festive Green Stemware

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Emerald green long stem glass wine goblet stemware - One OnlyEmerald Green Glass Wine Goblet Stemware
        One Only
        Click Here for Details
        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Markham by Waterford HapWaterford emerald green crystalline wine glasses - Set of 4Markham by Waterford Green Wine Glasses
        Set of 4
        Click Here for Details
        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Handmade green Renaissance style pressed glass goblet - Set of 4Green Renaissance Style Pressed Glass Goblet
        Set of 4
        Click Here for Details

         

         

        Festive Christmas Holiday Design Stemware

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Pfaltzgraff Winterberry design wine glasses - Set of 8Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Wine Glasses – Set of 8Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Spode gold rimmed Christmas tree wine goblets - Set of 4Spode Christmas Tree Wine Goblets – Set of 4Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Décor - Lenox Holiday holly design gold rimmed balloon wine stemware - Set of 4Lenox Holiday Holly Balloon Stemware – Set of 4Click Here for Details

         

         

        Bamboo Flatware Sets

        Nancy chose to use a set of bamboo flatware for her rustic country autumn table setting.
        Bamboo Style Flatware Set of 52 Pieces Service for 8Bamboo Style Flatware Set of 52 Pieces Service for 8Click Here for DetailsI think it is a great idea for a casual rustic dinner setting and I found a similar set that is the perfect for a casual affair.

        With that being said, we are setting a Christmas table, so I think we should take it up a notch by using silver or gold flatware for a more refined country setting. I found a few awesome gold and stainless steel bamboo flatware sets that will look beautious on our Christmas tablescape.

        If you already own a set of gorgeous silverware, then by all means use it instead, but if you are in the market for something new and different you might want to consider one of the metal bamboo sets I am featuring below.
         

        Gold Plated Bamboo Doro 20-Piece Flatware Set - Service for 4Gold Plated Bamboo Doro 20-Piece Flatware Set
        Service for 4
        Click Here for Details
        Mirror Polished 4-Pc Gold Plated Bamboo Style Flatware SetMirror Polished 4-Pc Gold Plated Bamboo Style Flatware SetClick Here for DetailsMirror Polished Stainless Steel 20-Pc Bamboo Flatware Set - Service for 4Mirror Polished Stainless Steel 20-Pc Bamboo Flatware Set – Service for 4Click Here for Details

         

         

        Look for My Next Post Where We Will Continue with Another Fabulous Christmas Tablescape

         
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        Country Christmas Tablescape Idea

        Country Christmas Tablescape Idea

        Let’s get inspired and create a beautiful country Christmas tablescape using red and black tartan plaids as our theme. The first tablescape we will look at for inspiration comes from Michelle Edwards at Sweet Something Design Blog.  She takes a simple tartan camp blanket and turns it into a lovely contemporary country Christmas tablescape theme.

        Simple Country Christmas Tablescape Image

        Photo by Michelle Edwards of Sweet Something Design Blog

        I believe it is essential to layer different textures and elements to create visual interest for a Christmas tablescape and Michele has been successful with her simple fall country tablescape design. I love her idea and want to recreate it for a rustic country Christmas tablescape.  Let’s bring her fall outdoors picnic theme inside for Christmas dinner by adding layers, embellishments and a bit of Christmas sparkle.
         

        Highland Tartan Plaid Tablecloths

        Starting with the tartan plaid vintage camp blanket, I love this idea for a tablecloth especially if wanting to create a country feel on a budget as there may already be one stashed away in your closet.  I had several folded in my linen closet for years. They were passed down by my Grandmother and have been passed down by me to my own daughters.
         

        Highland Scot Tartan Premium Wool
        Throw Blankets

        Royal Stewart Highland Tartan Pure Wool Throw BlanketRoyal Stewart Highland Tartan Pure Wool Throw BlanketClick Here for DetailsKilgour Scot Tartan Premium Pure Wool Throw BlanketKilgour Scot Tartan Premium Pure Wool Throw BlanketClick Here for Details

         

         
        Either of these gorgeous blankets can be used just as Michelle used one in her tablescape. Fold it and lay it across a wooden dining table or it can be opened to cover the table fully.
         

        Pure Linen “Blackfriars” Tablecloth

         Blackckfriar Plaid Christmas Tablecloth Image

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        Pure Linen “Blackfriars” Tablecloth

        I love this linen Blackfriar tablecloth, especially for this contemporary country Christmas tablescape. I think it will look fabulous with burlap accessories and black or red linen napkins. I have a red, green and black plaid tablecloth similar to this one with gold threads woven in that I like to use sometimes at Christmas when wanting a Scot plaid themed table setting.
         

        Country Style Tablescape Candleholders

        I do love the tree rings Michele used as base candle stands for her glass cylinder hurricane candle holders. They look like tree stumps rising from the garden. I would definitely have someone make a trio of them for my country Christmas dinner table.
         

        Basswood Country
        Thick Round Wood Plaque
        by Walnut Hollow

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Basswood Country Thick Round Wood Plaque by Walnut HollowBasswood Country Thick Round Wood PlaqueClick Here for Details

         
        If you don’t know anyone who can cut the wood rounds from fallen trees for you, this is an inexpensive solution for the suburbanites or city dwellers who want to recreate this rustic country tablescape for Christmas. These pieces are 1.8″ (almost 2 inches) thick, not as thick as Michelle’s, but they will still look fabulous as the base for the hurricane candle holders. They are available in thicker slabs, but they do get more costly the thicker they are.
         

        Decorative Country Candle Holders

        Personally, I have never been one to place tall centerpieces in a tablescape. I like my dinner guest to be able to see each other and converse with one another without having to peer around huge designs. I was taught about visual design in school eons ago. I have since learned not to put a single over-sized item in the middle of the table.  A much better visual scale approach is created by layering down each side of the length of the table starting from the table’s center. Taller pieces (such as a tall candleabras) should placed as anchors at each end of the tablescape.

        With that being said, even though Michelle’s visual is very large I think she has still succeeded because the cylinder glass candle holders are clear, meaning we can see each other through them.  I think for our purpose of recreating this country Christmas tablescape design, I would downsize the cylinder candle holders. Instead, I would use shorter, wide glass cylinders, if available.

        I have found several different options for candle displays which can be substituted, or not, depending on your own preference.
         

        Artificial Decorative Christmas
        Pine Cone, Twig & Pine Bough
        Burlap Accented Pillar Candle Ring

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Artificial Decorative Christmas Pine Cone, Twig & Pine Bough Burlap Accented Pillar Candle RingArtificial Decorative Christmas Pine Cone, Twig & Pine Bough Burlap Accented Pillar Candle RingClick Here for Details

         
        Use three of these pillar candle holders to replace the contemporary cylinder pillar candle holders used by Michelle. Place one of the artificial arrangements on each of the wood rounds. The faux evergreens and burlap surrounding this candle holder will work well for someone who doesn’t have access to the fresh pine boughs, pine cones, and red winter berry greenery.

        I love the addition of the old style lamp hanger on this piece for a more authentic country look. It reminds me of an old barn lantern. The pillar candles are not included and I would purchase a LED pillar candles to use in place of real candles.

        If choosing to use this piece, add some faux red winter berries and intertwine them around the faux arrangements and the three candle holders. I would also add faux snow to the inside of the lantern and nestle a LED battery operated pillar candle into the snow.
         

        Clear Glass Cylinder Hurricane Candle Holder Set
        with Votive Candle Holder Inserts

        Clear Cylinder Glass Hurricane Candle Holder Set with Votive Candle Holder InsertsClear Cylinder Glass Hurricane Candle Holder Set with Votive Candle Holder InsertsClick Here for Details

         
        The inserts of these hurricane candle holders can be removed to fill the bottoms with faux snow, small pine cones, red faux winter berries, or whatever you want to enhance the look of your tablescape. Each season change the items you place in the bottom of the candle holders. How fun is that? Perfect for every season.

        Remember too use fresh or faux seasonal pine boughs, red winter berry, and wide burlap ribbon to wrap and weave around the centerpiece candle holders.
         

        Textured Glass Cylinder Hurricane Candle Holders
        with Rustic Inserts Separates

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        Get the sizes you want. I suggest either one of each or 3 of the giant size to recreate this country Christmas tablescape idea. Fill the rustic bottoms with faux snow or winter seasonal evergreens, pinecones, and red berries. A few small pine cones and some holly with red berries would look awesome nestled into, or dust with, some faux snow.
         

        Battery Operated LED Candles

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        I recommend using flamless, battery operated LED candles on the dining table for safety reasons. It is just way to easy for a candle to get knocked over and start a fire. I have seen guests drag their sleeves across a lit flame and have it catch on fire. It is just less worrisome using these types of candles when creating a tablescape.
         

        Clear Glass Cylinder Candle Holders

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        Crystal Clear Glass Hurricane Candle Lantern MediumCrystal Clear Glass Hurricane Candle Lantern
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        Glass Adena Hurricane Candle Holders - Small - Set of 4Small Glass Adena Hurricane Candle Holders
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        If you want to copycat Michelle’s original design, then any of these clear glass cylinder candle holders will work perfectly and look beautiful in your country Christmas tablescape. Select the styles you like the best.
         

        Small Adorn Clear Glass Hurricane Candle Holder Set of 4Small Adorn Clear Glass Hurricane Candle Holder
        Set of 4
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        Medium Adorn Clear Glass Hurricane Candle Holder Set of 4Medium Adorn Clear Glass Hurricane Candle Holder
        Set of 4
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        Large Rolled Rim Glass Hurricane Candle Holder - One OnlyLarge Rolled Rim Glass Hurricane Candle Holder
        One Only
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        Decorative Black Mission-Style
        Metal and Glass Pillar Candle Lanterns
        Set of 3 by Melrose

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        Here is a completely different idea for this country Christmas tablescape idea. Use three black lanterns on the wood tree rounds instead of the cylinder glass candle holders. I think they will look awesome with the black tartan table cloth. If choosing this idea, I would use large black or white jingle bells as the napkin rings with red napkins instead of black black napkins. We want the colors to pop by putting contrasting colors together.
         

        Country Elegance Wooden Glass & Metal Pillar
        Candle Holder Lanterns

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        Country Christmas Place Settings

        Michelle uses burlap placemats to coordinate with the burlap ribbon used to intertwine with the evergreens around the candle holders and wood tree rounds used in her fall country tablescape. She kept it simple using white stoneware dinner plates and red handle flatware.

        For our country Christmas tablescape, I want it to be just a little more elaborate with some extra layers and extra detailing. I will step up our burlap table placemats with ruffled ones and add a ruffled table runner to our tartan tablecloth.
         

        Burlap & Cream Ruffle Place Mats
        Set of 4

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        The extra detailing of the cream ruffles, added to these burlap placemats, takes us from country ordinary to the next level by adding a bit of pretty feminine flare to our table setting. It goes from country casual to country special. Keep in mind that burlap is not washable and can only be spot cleaned and hung to dry or dried flat.
         

        Creamy White Ruffled Burlap
        Table Runner

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        We can go several different ways when layering our country Christmas tablescape. We can keep it simple like the original idea, or we can add the extra layer of linen detailing by using this cream ruffle burlap table runner. Place it on top of the tartan blanket (or tablecloth) and under the wood tree rounds. It will coordinate beautifully with the burlap in the tablescape and the placemats.

        Another thought is to remove the tartan plaid blanket and just use the burlap table runner like Darlene did in the photo below.
         

         Photo by Darlene of Our Creative Life Blog


        Photo by Darlene of Our Creative Life Blog


         
        This tablescape is very similar to Michelle’s idea, but she chose to use a plain burlap table runner without the plaid tablecloth (like I just suggested above) and her table greenery is all faux from Hobby Lobby craft store.  I like her choice of lantern candle holders. She found them at a garage sale. Lucky lady!

        I like layering my dinnerware for special occasions to add more interest and depth to the look of my table while using the layered dishes to serve my guest a more formal dinner course selection. We can have it look country special without getting too formal, but a step up from casual country BBQ fare.
         

        Mud Pie Tartan Plaid Christmas Charger

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie tartan plaid christmas chargerTartan Plaid Christmas ChargerClick Here for Details

         
        When using the clear glass hurricane lanterns in the centerpiece, I would add a red or tartan charger and a red or tartan salad plate.
         

        Red Sponge Glass Charger Plate
        Set of 6 by 10 Strawberry Street

        Christmas Tablescape Décor - Christmas red sponge glass charger plate - Set of 6 by 10 Strawberry StreetRed Sponge Glass Charger Plate – Set of 6Click Here for Details

        This brilliant red ruffle edge charger plate will contrast beautifully against the white dinnerware and look stunning with the black accent pieces of the contemporary country Christmas tablescape.
         

        Red Argent Sophia Flatware Set of 20, Service for 4
        by Hampton Forge

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        Using a set of red flatware will add a feeling of Christmas to the table and while coordinating perfectly with the dinnerware of this contemporary country table setting. It is retro casual with an elegant feel because of the black scroll handle fittings. Whether you choose a black or red color theme, this easy care set will look fabulous.
         

        Black Cotton Fabric Dinner Napkins
        Set of 6

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        See how fabulous the black napkins look with the contrasting red place mats and the white dishes? This napkin set is 100% cotton and is available in 37 different colors including solid red and 2 red plaids. It will shrink some in the wash and will require ironing as it is 100% cotton. Wash in cold water the first time to set the colors.

        When chosing to use black lanterns as the tablescape focal point, use a black charger to set underneath a white dinner plate layer and use solid red napkins. The white dinner plate will look fabulous against the black and red. I would also use a black salad plate and the last layer a white appetizer plate or soup bowl.
         

        Black Sponge Glass Charger Plate
        Set of 6 by 10 Strawberry Street

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        Country Elegance Black Charger Plates

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        Black Treble Clef 20-Piece Flatware Set
        Service for 4

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        I love this contemporary rustic black flatware and thing it will look fabulous with this country Christmas tablescape! It is a 20-piece, service for 4, made from high quality stainless steel with mirror and blackened finishing. The black handles remind me of an unfurling fern shoot.
         

        Red Cotton Fabric Dinner Napkins

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        See the gorgeous contrast of the black background with a white plate and red dinner napkin?See the gorgeous contrast of the black background with a white plate and red dinner napkin?

         

         

        Country Jingle Bell Décor

        The finishing touch of this tablescape are the adorable jingle bell napkin rings. They are handmade from rusty jingle bells tied with hemp twine. Michele tucked in a fresh sprig of boxwood with 3 twigs. If you don’t have any boxwood growing in your yard use fresh pine or rosemary sprigs. Faux greenery is just fine too if nothing fresh is available.
         

        Large Rusted Jingle Bells
        Set of 12

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        When using black lanterns in the tablescape matte black jingle bells would be awesome, but I couldn’t locate any. I would spray paint these jingle bells black if you can’t find any in your area either. Halloween may be the time to look for them. There are 12 large jingle bells in this pack. They are 3.5 inches which are an ideal size to use for the napkin rings.
         

        Large Jingle Bells

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        When using lighter colored wooden lanterns as the focal point you might want to consider using a lighter rusty brown color jingle bells, or perhaps even white. And red jingle bells will be so Christmasy with any choice you have made for this country Christmas tablescape.
         

        I hope I have helped to get your creative juices flowing to recreate your own Country Christmas Tablescape.
        Be sure to come back to see another Christmas Tablescape Décor decorating idea.

         

         
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