Silver and Crystal Tablescape

Elegant Silver and Crystal Christmas Tablescape

This silver and crystal tablescape setting for Christmas is a really easy one to recreate and can be done with any budget. Most of the centerpiece can be created with items from the Dollar Store in your local area if your budget is very limited.

If not so limited, we can run with this idea and recreate a gorgeous, elegant tablescape in silver, white and crystal.

There are 3 possible options laying out the tablescape foundation before placing the silver chargers as the first layer of the table setting.

1. The first thing I would do to create a similar, but more elegant setting would be with the use of a white tablecloth, or a pretty silver tablecloth. If working on a budget, the table will still have a simple, yet elegant feel.The white reflects the candlelight from the silver and crystal pieces (or glass as a substitute for the budget minded) being used on the table to heighten the glimmer and glam effect.

I absolutely love a white tablecloth and I think this beautiful White Damascus Tablecloth will be stunning with our silver Christmas winter tablescape theme. This wonderful tablecloth from Waterford (who is well known for its exquisite cut crystal) has an elegant, reversible tone on tone white damask weave giving it a silver sheen.

White Damascus Oblong Tablecloth
by Waterford

Waterford Damascus White Oblong Tablecloth

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White Damascus Oblong Tablecloth

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2. Place a mirror, or mirror tiles, down the center length of the table as the base for the tablescape. This is an ideal arrangement as the mirrors will again reflect the light off of the silver and crystal placed on it while giving an extra depth of glimmer.

Square Mirror Tile 12″x12″

Square Mirror Tile 12-inch X 12-inch by Darice

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Square Mirror Tile

These next tiles are smaller, only 3″ X 3″. Smaller tiles give you more options for design placement on your table top. With this lot of 100 pieces, you can customize any size table.

Square Mirror Tiles 3″x3″
Lot of 100 Pieces

Square 3-inch X 3-inch Silver Coated Mirror Tiles by Enjoy Plastic

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Square Mirror Tiles

I love the possibilities available with this beautiful bevel edge octagon mirror. Placed side by side down the length of the table it will make a fabulous statement as the base of the tablescape design. With a 12″ size it is large enough to be placed as a center octagon tile piece to hold an ornament filled bowl beautifully. Or four tiles can be placed in a diamond pattern at the center of the table. Play around with them on your table to see what works best for your setting.

Octagon Glass Mirror Tile 12″x12″
with Bevel Edge

Octagon 12-inch X 12-inch Mirror Tiles with Bevel Edge by Darice

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Square Mirror Tiles

3. Place a silver table runner down the center length of the table – Placing a glittery table runner is the second option for adding glam to our tablescape base.

This is a gorgeous table runner! It is a perfect background for a silver and crystal themed Christmas tablescape. It will bring a simple elegance and magical highlights to the dining table with its stunning silk jacquard fabric.

Silver Silk Jacquard Damask Table Runner

Silver Silk Jacquard Damask Table Runner by Diaidi

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Silver Silk Jacquard Damask Table Runner

This silk jacquard damask table runner comes with a silver tassel attach at each end of the runner. The runner can be used by itself on a beautiful wood table or it can be placed on top of the white tablecloth to tie everything together.

When working with a tight budget, it is still possible to create a beautiful silver and crystal tablescape. If on a budget, most people will already have a crystal or an inexpensive glass bowl on hand to put in the center of the table and fill with beautiful silver Christmas ornaments which may already be packed away in your closet.

If not, thrift stores, Dollar Stores, discount stores and garage sales are great places to find the pieces you need for cheap.

Otherwise, I go for fabulous with a gorgeous, artistically designed, decorative bowl to create interest on my table.

I Have Hand Selected a Variety of Silver and Crystal Bowls
to Re-create a Better Version of this Tablescape.

The focal point of this tablescape is a crystal bowl on a pedestal filled with shiny mosaic silver Christmas ornaments and silver fruit. The base of the bowl is surround by white feather garland and silver fruit with a touch of greenery.

The bowl can hold anything sparkly and glittery such as silver ball ornaments, mercury glass birds, silver stars and silver seashells. It is entirely up to you. Finding the right vessel to hold these decorations is the key.

A plain glass bowl could be used if that is what your budget allows, but if you really want a fabulous table that pops I suggest you dress it up with a fabulous bowl as the major focal point.

Beldon Pedestal Urn/Bowl
by IMAX

Beldon Silver Aluminum Pedestal Urn/Bowl by IMAX

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Beldon Pedestal Urn/Bowl

Conrad Pedestal Bowl
by IMAX

Conrad Handcrafted Fine Silver Aluminum Pedestal Bowl by IMAX

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Conrad Pedestal Bowl

Decorative Glass Bowl on Scroll Metal Stand
by Benzara

Decorative Glass Bowl on Scroll Metal Stand with Great Decorator Appeal by Benzara

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Decorative Glass Bowl on Scroll Metal Stand

Lenox Organics Crystal Wave Bowl

Lenox Organics Non-Lead Crystal Wave Design Low Table Bowl

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Lenox Organics Crystal Wave Bowl

All of the silver glitter floral pieces and ornaments can also be found at the Dollar Store. You can spray paint anything silver and add glitter if you wish to really make the table sparkle. The table will sparkle and shine from the glitter and no one will be the wiser.

I would add more sparkle around the candles and centerpiece with glittering silver and crystal garland, white feather boas, mercury glass ornaments and candle holders. Clear glass stones and sea glass can be strewn on the table and added to the centerpiece bowl for even more sparkle and shine. Drape silver and crystal bead garland around the candles and intertwine with the garland.

If you really want your tablescape to twinkle, glitter, and shine in the candlelight, draping strands of crystal garland around the Christmas tablescape is a fabulous way to do it. The garland can be positioned on the table by weaving it around the candles and votives; wrapping it around the stem of the decorative bowl; weaving a strand or two around the ornaments nestled in the bowl; draping it off the bowl in loops; and weaving it around any greenery or evergreen garland you have incorporated into the scenery.

Faux Crystal Garland Bead Strands
5 Piece Set

59-inch Faux Crystal Bead Garland Strands with Free Pendants for Christmas Decorations, Home Party, and Wedding - 5 Piece Set by Fushing

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Faux Crystal Garland Bead Strands – 5 Piece Set

Faux Crystal Beads by the Roll

I like to buy both my crystal beads and pearls
by the roll to decorate my tablescapes.

The larger the quantity the better the price.

Faux Crystal Beads by the Roll

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Faux Crystal Beads by the Roll

Clear Acrylic Faux Crystal Diamond Shape Beaded Garland – 200 Feet Roll

Clear Acrylic Faux Crystal Diamond Shape Beaded Garland by the Roll - 200 Feet Roll for Christmas Tablescapes, Flowers Arrangements, Wedding Party Decoration by Hilitchi

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Clear Acrylic Faux Crystal Diamond Shape Beaded Garland

I selected these ornaments to fill the bowl
chosen as the tablescape focal point.

I think they will give a glamorous, sparkly look grouped together in the centerpiece bowl. I would mix a selection of shiny silver ball ornaments, silver mosaic ornaments, matte silver ornaments, and glittery star ornaments.

Silver Crystal Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornaments
by December Diamonds

Silver Crystal Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornaments Embellished with Silver Sparkling Teardrop Shaped Faux Crystal Gems and Beading by December Diamonds

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Silver Crystal Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornaments

Silver Mosaic Christmas Ball Ornaments
Set of 12

Silver Mosaic Disco Ball Christmas Ornaments - Set of 12 by Silk Plants Direct

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Silver Mosaic Disco Ball Christmas Ornaments – Set of 12

Silver Glittered Star Ornaments
Set of 6

Silver Glittered Star Christmas Ornaments Set of 6 by Christmas Direct

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Glittered Star Ornaments – Set of 6

This Christmas tree figurine has been used in many of the tablescapes featured on this site because it is amazingly beautiful. It looks like crystal and reflects light like crystal and you won’t realize it is not crystal until you actually touch it. It is a fabulous piece to use on our silver and crystal tablescape.

Acrylic Table Top Christmas Tree Figurine
with LED Lights

Acrylic Table Top Christmas Tree Figurine with LED Lights by Roman, Inc.

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Acrylic Table Top Christmas Tree Figurine with LED Lights

This table is not set with candles, but a Christmas table must have candles, the more the better! I would use two or more crystal candlestick holders of different heights to anchor each end of the table. Then I would use smaller votive and LED tea candles spread randomly throughout the table.

If there is room for a few tapers on each side of the focal point centerpiece, I would add them too. Mercury glass vases with fresh cut flowers or greenery can be also be added to the mix.

Waterford does make the most beautiful crystal pieces and the
Lismore Collection is just one of their fabulous lines.

Lismore Cut Crystal 10-inch Candlestick Pair
by Waterford

Waterford Lismore 10-Inch Candlestick et of 2 by Waterford

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Lismore 10-Inch Candlestick Pair

I can just see the sparkles dancing on the walls as the light reflects off of this gorgeous Crystal Lotus Pillar Candle Holder piece. I can almost see all of the faceted cuts that make this crystal candle holder so beautiful, but the photo does not do it justice. A couple of these on a silver and crystal tablescape will look stunning for any occasion. The candle is included.

Crystal Lotus Pillar Candle Holder
with Candle by Godinger

Crystal Lotus Pillar Candle Holder with Candle by Godinger

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Crystal Lotus Pillar Candle Holder with Candle

If crystal table pieces are not within your budget use cut glass and silver mercury glass instead. They are not only beautiful, they are much more affordable. Better yet – mix it up and use a little of each. The candlelight will reflect off the crystal or glass turning the dining room into a magical space full of warmth.

Silver Mercury Glass Candle Stick Holders
Set of 2

Silver Mercury Glass Candle Stick Holders - Set of 2 by Luxury Home Creations

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Silver Mercury Glass Candle Stick Holders – Set of 2

When crystal is out of the question, you can still give your tablescape an air of antique elegance with these Mercury Glass Candle Holders. The old world shabby chic look of patina mercury glass will bring an antique feel to your arrangement. You can provide elegant refinement in your silver and crystal Christmas tablescape by mixing the old world with the new, and these mercury glass candle holders are perfect for any elegant occasion.

Mercury Glass Jeweled Votive Candle Holders
Set of Six

Silver Mercury Glass Jeweled Votive Cup Candle Holder Set of Six by Timeless Settings

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Silver Mercury Glass Jeweled Votive Candle Holder – Set of 6

I like to put one votive candle next to each guest place setting, and then I like to fill in empty gaps on the table with smaller tea lights. These silver mercury glass votive holder cups will work perfectly for that purpose while adding old world elegance to our Christmas table. The oval jewel design on each one will look stunning with the candlelight.

Vintage Style Mercury Glass Candle Holders
Set of 6 by Luna Bazaar

Vintage Style Glamorous Silver Mercury Glass Candle Holders - Set of 6 by Luna Bazaar

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Vintage Style Mercury Glass Candle Holders – Set of 6

These Vintage Style Glam Silver Mercury Glass Candle Holders should be placed about the table in a random order and used for both tea lights and little flower vases.

How Do I Layer a Place Setting?

Start with a white linen table cloth as the first layer on the table. Next add silver chargers for each guest at each place setting. On top of the charger add a white dinner plate with platinum band rims. Keeping with our silver and crystal theme, I would use a crystal salad plate as the next layer with a soup bowl topping the layer stack. A place card for the guest can be placed in the soup bowl or on the table to the top right of the dinner plate.

Silver and Gray Glass Beaded Sunburst Placemats

Silver hand beaded placemats can be used instead of, or placed under, silver charger plates.

All of the gorgeous bead work on these placemats are done by hand. They will look stunning on a silver and crystal themed table.

Silver and Gray Glass Beaded Sunburst Hand Crafted Charger Placemats by KINDWER

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Silver and Gray Glass Beaded Sunburst Placemats

Normally, for a silver themed tablescape, I would use round silver metal chargers for my place settings, but I found this fabulous square mosaic silver charger that I think is a perfect change when looking for a more contemporary feel to this tablescape! It is a perfect match for the silver mosaic disco-style ball Christmas ornaments.

Square Silver Mosaic Charger Plates
Set of 4

Square Silver Mosaic Charger Plates - Set of 4 from Charge it by Jay

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Square Silver Mosaic Charger Plates

Whichever charger you chose to use, the second layer, placed upon the silver charger, will be the dinner plate. This should either be fine white china, like this Kilbarry, with a silver banded rim or a clear cut crystal plate (glass for the budget minded).

Kilbarry Platinum Fine China
5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1
by Waterford China

Kilbarry Platinum Rim Fine White Bone China 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1 by Waterford China

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Kilbarry Platinum Fine China 5-Piece Place Setting

For the next layer of the place setting, I would use either a crystal or a sterling silver salad plate.

Lyonnais French Glass Dessert Plates
Set of 6 by La Rochère

Lyonnais French Glass Dessert Plates with Tear Drop Design - Set of 6 by La Rochère

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Lyonnais French Glass Dessert Plates

Lismore Crystal Platinum Rim Wine Glass
by Waterford

I think crystal stemware is a “must have” for any Christmas
or Special Occasion dinner table!

Waterford Lismore Crystal Platinum Rim Wine Glass

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Waterford Lismore Crystal Platinum Rim Wine Glass

Fabulous items to use for place card holders are a silver bird, a silver Christmas bell, a silver star, a pine cone spray painted silver or a silver pear.

Pine cones and pears are the two easiest items to use as place card holder which you can make yourself. Just spray paint the pine cones, or craft store pears silver. If using a pine cone glue a ribbon (with their name written on it) to the underside of the pine cone and glue a few silver beads within the pine cone gaps on the top.

Silver Pinecone Christmas Tablescape Idea

Buy Large Pine Cones in Bulk and Spray Paint Silver.

Jeffries Large Pine Cones

Large Pine Cones by Jeffries

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Jeffries Large Pine Cones

DIY Christmas Glitter and Silver Pinecone Centerpiece
Use Chrome Spray Paint for a Super Shiney Silver Look

If using a pear, write the guest name on card stock and cut it out in the shape of a pear leaf. Attach the leaf to the pear with a crystal or pearl head florist pin. Finish it off by adding a silver magnolia leaf, a sprig of sugared rosemary or pine and a sprig of winter berry and place the pine cone or pear next to this pretty fresh garnish.

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