We Love Lanterns | 5 Simple English Lantern Christmas Tablescapes

We Love Lanterns – 5 Simple English Lantern Christmas Tablescape Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

Simple English Architectural Lanterns Tablescapes

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

Handcrafted English Windale Lantern Tea Light
Candle Holder

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

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

Handcrafted English Architectual Lantern Tealight
Candle Holders

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

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

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

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

Handcrafted English Architectual Buildings Lantern
Tealight Candle Holders
Set of 6

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

Handcrafted White Distressed English Pickford House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder

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A lovely shabby chic piece that can be dressed up for more than a Christmas tablescape any day of the year. The distressed white wash finish can be dressed in ivy for a bedroom or bathroom decor piece. Place it outside in the garden for garden art during the summer, then bring it back in for the fall dressing it with autumn leaves for Thanksgiving, and with pine cones and pine boughs for Christmas.
 

Architectural English House Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders

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English Pembroke Architectural Lantern
Tea Light Candle Holders

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Windale Lantern Tablescape Ideas

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

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

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

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

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

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

Handcrafted Linen Fabric Table Runners

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

Handmade Natural Linen Placemats

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Set of 2
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Natural Jacquard Linen Table Runners

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Table Runner
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Christmas Plaid Table Runners

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

I prefer my Christmas table to be neat and organize, to be beautifully decorated, with strategically placed, yet uncluttered, objects.

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

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

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

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

Orchard Plaid Christmas Table Linens

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

Christmas Wreath Table Decorations

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

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

Dress Up Your Lantern

Lantern with Jute Webbing Bow
 

Jute Webbing Tape

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Jute webbing can come in real handy for a variety of rustic Christmas decorations. Originally used for upholstry, we like it for homemade Christmas crafts.
 
Michele’s table features an intermingling of vintage and modern elements. She’s placed several vintage Christmas pieces she pulled from her cherished collection on her Christmas table including an old wood carved Santa Claus and snowman along with a pair of vintage Christmas tree salt and pepper shakers. Mix and match your own treasured pieces in with newly found treasures. It can’t be all vintage. That’s not how we roll.
 

Vintage Style Christmas Dining Table Decor

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Now, stand back and look at the tablescape you have created. Do you need more candlelight? If your table is long you may want to add additional
pillar candles, or candlesticks, and tea lights. I like to at least have a tea light at each place setting.

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

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

Whimsical Christmas Dinnerware Sets

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

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

Rattan and Wood Dinnerware Charger Plates

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

Christmas Red Charger Plates

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

Red Handle Stainless Steel Flatware Set
Service of 8

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

Red Color Wine Glasses

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Set of 6
(Additional Colors Available)
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Red Handmade Russian Cut Crystal Stem Wine Glass Set of 6Red Handmade Russian Cut Crystal Stem Wine Glass
Set of 6
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Waterford Red Wine Glasses Set of 4 (Additional Colors Available)Waterford Red Wine Glasses
Set of 4
(Additional Colors Available)
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Green stemware is just as beautiful and festive as red.

Green Color White Wine Stemware
Set of 8

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We like green flatware with the green stemware.
 

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Ellington Lantern Tablescape Ideas

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

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

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

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

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Place this bronze and copper wreath on the linen table runner or on the cream and brown table runner featured above and place the Ellington lantern in the center or wrap the matching garland around the base of the lantern and hang the wreath on the wall.

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

Copper Bronze Finish Metal Charger Plate Sets

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Set of 4
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Ceramic Cream Dinner Plates
Set of 4

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Set of 4
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Stainless Steele Copper Finish Flatware Sets

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Service for 4
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Service for 4
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Metallic Wine Glass Sets

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Set of 4
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Double Walled Copper Stainless Steel Glass Set of 2Double Walled Copper Stainless Steel Glass
Set of 2
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Chocolate Mercury Glass Hurricane Tea Lights
Set of 3

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

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Set of 3
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Green Architectual Lantern Table Setting Ideas

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

Artificial Snowy Pine Cones & Mixed Berries
Christmas Table Arrangements

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

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

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Table Runner
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Set of 2
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Jardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton Napkins Set of 4Jardin du Roy French Hand Painted Cotton Napkins
Set of 4
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Decorative Tall Teal Green and Brown
Rustic-Style Pillar Candle Holders – Set of 2

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White Pickford House Lantern
Tablescape Ideas

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Layering in different shades of white and icy glacier blue with silver tableware is one option for a winter tablescape, as is layering with different shades of gray and silver. However, for this tablescape, I want to keep it natural and muted with layers of 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 linen table linens featured next.
 

Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Tablecloths

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Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Table Runners

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Handmade Shabby Chic Ruffled Linen Farmhouse Placemats

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There are a couple of ways you can go as far as what type of greenery to place around the base of this shabby chic White Pickford House lantern. Use a frosted and glittered white pine boughs, pine cones and berries wreath or you can go with the natural look of fresh forest pine boughs and pine cone greenery.
 

Frosted White Shabby Chic Artificial
Pine Cone & Berries Wreaths

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

White Glitter Pine Cone & Pine Needle Tree
Tabletop Christmas Decoration

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Artificial Pine Bough & Pine Cone Christmas Wreaths

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

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

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

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

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

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

Decorative Silver-Tone Charger Plates

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Set of 6
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Hint: When garage saling during summer months always keep your eye out for sterling silver pieces. I have found beautiful pieces that were tarnished black, but once they were cleaned and polished they lookgleamed with their fresh new look. I have seen the Pioneer Woman use garage sale finds sterling silver serving trays as charger plates and I have done the same. They are gorgeous!

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

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Set the Table with Beautiful Flatware Sets

Silver Flatware Sets

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Set the table with pretty crystal wine glasses.

Bella Vino Carved Crystal Leadless Wine Goblets
Set of 4

Afordable

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Set of 4
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Mikasa Cheers Balloon Goblet Wine Glass
Set of 4

Better

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Waterford Crystal Wine Glass
Sets

Best

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English Pembroke Yellow Architectural Lantern Tablescape Ideas

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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 Looking 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 tea light candles and place a tea light candle at each place setting. Place a few taller candle holders at the end of the table to add balance and to provide additional lighting, especially if serving 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 candle light. Is it too cluttered? If it is take a few thinks off and rearrange them elsewhere in the house. Perhaps on the mantle, or a sideboard, or hutch. Once you are satisfied with your creative presentation it is time to set the table with coordinating dinnerware.
 

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

 

June's Merry Christmas Signature Image

 

 

 

 

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

Merry Christmas White & Red Cloth Print Table Runner | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comMerry Christmas White & Red Cloth Print Table RunnerClick Here for Details

 

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.
 

Victorian Style White Lantern Candle Holders

White Victorian Style Lantern Candle Holder Small | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Victorian Style Lantern Candle Holder
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

White Christmas Traditional Style Lantern Pillar Candle Holders Set of 3 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Christmas Traditional Style Lanterns Pillar Candle Holders
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

Hand Painted Whimsical Christmas Lantern Candle Holder | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comHand Painted Whimsical Christmas Lantern Candle HolderClick Here for Details

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
Click Here for Details

 

Mini 4-inch White Lantern Tea Light Candle Holders

White Railroad Mini Lanterns Tea Light Candle Holders Set of 2 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Railroad Mini Lanterns Tea Light Candle Holders
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

Wholesale White Manhattan Cable Large Lantern Set of 10 | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWholesale White Manhattan Cable Large Lantern
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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Wholesale Ivory Curling Vine Accents Glass Lantern Pillar Candle Holders Set of 20 Large | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWholesale Ivory Curling Vine Accents Glass Large Lantern Pillar Candle Holders
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
Click Here for Details
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

Chic and Classy Square Glass Votive Candle Holder Set of 4 Made in USA | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comChic and Classy Square Glass Votive Candle Holder
Set of 4 Made in USA
Click Here for Details

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….

Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

 

June's Merry Christmas Signature Image

 

 

 

 

    Red & White Table Setting Ideas for a Simple Christmas Tablescape

    How to Create a Simple Christmas Tablescape with a Beautiful Red & White Table Setting


     

    Red & White Stripe Table Linens

    Martha Stewart created this simple, yet festive, Christmas table setting which is lovely in its simplicity and perfect for an intimate setting on a small budget. I like it best for a Christmas breakfast, but it can also be set for a luncheon or a Christmas dinner.

    Starting with the table linens, Martha uses a bistro style red and white striped cotton tablecloth and a white cloth napkin. Martha used a white fabric napkin with small red stitching as the base color for the red and white striped table cloth and candy canes in the table decor. However, since the tablecloth we are using is an off-white linen, it is fine to use striped linen bistro napkins instead. Solid red napkins will be lovely as well, while bringing additional color to the simple landscape of the table.
     

    Red Stripe Luxury Linen & Cotton Natural Tablecloth

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red Stripe Luxury Linen & Cotton Natural Tablecloth - Great idea for a simple Christmas breakfastRed Stripe Luxury Linen & Cotton Natural TableclothClick Here for Details

     

    Red Stripe Bistro Napin Sets

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Oversized Basic Everyday Tango Red French Stripe Cotton NapkinTango Red French Stripe Cotton Napkin Set of 6Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red and White Stripe Cotton Bistro Napkins Set of 12Red and White Stripe Cotton Bistro Napkins Set of 12Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Tango Red Oversized Cotton Napkin Set of 6Tango Red Oversized Cotton Napkin Set of 6Click Here for Details

     
    Martha used a basic white octogon-shaped dinnerware set for her table setting. I found a beautiful antique white French country dinnerware set as a substitute.
     

    Antique White French Country 40-Piece Dinnerware Set
    Service for 8

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - A fabulous antique white french country dinnerware set can be used for everyday or to entertain guestAntique White French Country 40-Piece Dinnerware Set – Service for 8Click Here for Details

    The graceful scalloped design shape of this antique white French country set make it a perfect choice for casual everyday dining. At the same time, they have a simple elegance that can be used to entertain guest on a special occasion.

    Even though Martha keeps her table setting very simple with all white layering, I like taking it to the next level by layering with contrasting dishes. I found gorgeous red poinsettia designed porcelain dinnerware pieces which are an excellent choice for the layering contrast I was looking for. They will take this simple table setting to the next level for entertaining. They bring a festive feel to the table while still keeping the simple country style theme.
     

    Elegant and Festive Red Poinsettia Porcelain Dinnerware
    Made in USA by Caskata

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gorgeous red & white poinsettia canapé dishes can be layered with white dinnerware for a festive displayRed Poinsettia Canapé Dishes – Set of 6Click Here for Details

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - A fabulous red & white poinsettia charger can layered with white dinnerware for a festive displayRed Poinsettia ChargerClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Fabulous red & white poinsettia coupe platter can be used with white dinnerware for a festive displayRed Poinsettia Coupe PlatterClick Here for Details

     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - A fabulous red & white poinsettia salad plate can be layered with white dinnerware for a festive displayRed Poinsettia Salad PlateClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - A gorgeous red & white poinsettia salad plate can be layered with white dinnerware for a festive displayRed Poinsettia Alternate Salad PlateClick Here for Details

     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gorgeous red poinsettia dessert plates can be layered with white dinnerware for a festive displayRed Poinsettia Dessert Plates – Set of 4Click Here for Details

     

    Silver Holiday Flatware

    Miss Martha sets her simple tablescape with sterling silverware. I also prefer to always set my special occasion tables using sterling silver flatware. Silver will always bring the highest level of elegance to any table setting. When it is a simple table setting, such as this one, a touch of elegance is always especially nice.
     

    Chantilly Sterling Silver Flatware
    4-Piece Place Setting

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Set a perfect holiday table with sterling silver flatwareChantilly Sterling Silver Flatware 4-Piece Place SettingClick Here for Details

    I know not everyone can afford sterling silver. On a very tight budget and sterling silver is not yet an option? Still you want an elegant coordinated tablescape, right? Of course, you do! If sterling silver is not within the budget, then by all means, go with an attractive stainless steel flatware set.
     

    Festive Red Stainless Steel Fun
    Holiday Flatware

    I have found another option for a plain silverware substitution that is both fun and affordable. These red flatware sets you are about to see are a perfect solution to the budget problem for this simple holiday table.
     

    Sophia 20-Piece Red Flatware Set

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Sophia 20-Piece Red Flatware Set - Fun and affordable red flatware set for Christmas or Valentine's Day.Sophia 20-Piece Red Flatware SetClick Here for Details

     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red flatware is a great idea for Christmas or Valentine's Day table settings - Jubilee Red 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware SetJubilee Red 20-Piece Flatware Set by Cambridge SilversmithsClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red flatware is a great idea for Christmas or Valentine's Day table settings - Red Handle 24-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set with Silverware CaddyRed Handle 24-Piece Flatware Set with Silverware CaddyClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red flatware is a great idea for Christmas or Valentine's Day table settings - Le Prix Milano Red 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set Service for 4Le Prix Milano Red 20-Piece Flatware Set Service for 4Click Here for Details

     
    When setting her simple tablescape, all Miss Martha did was get plain white pillar candles in 3 different heights and decorate them with crepe paper strips, white paper strips and red and white stripe cording with mini jingle bells attached.

    If using an off-white or ivory linen tablecloth, then go with a creamy white or ivory colored candles instead of white. If perhaps you already have a bunch of white pillars hanging around the house, go ahead and use them. You don’t have to waste money you don’t have by purchasing new candles! Besides, we do love an electic feel for our tablescape anyway, right?

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - White Pillar Candles Made in USA Set of 3White Pillar Candles Made in USA Set of 3Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Decorate with this set of 30 pillar candles in varied heightsWhite Pillar Candles – Set of 30Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Flameless Pillar Candle Set of 8 with RemoteFlameless Cream Pillar Candle Set with RemoteClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - LED Wax Flameless Ivory Candles with Remote Control Set of 3Flameless Ivory Candle Set of 3 with RemoteClick Here for Details

    You can buy candles for a dollar each at any Dollar Store, if you are really strapped for cash, but they will burn down really quickly. Just be sure to keep your eye on them. Or you can buy better quality candles. I like the LED light candles the best. They won’t burn down! You just have to replace the batteries ever now and then.

    When decorating your candles, you can use Miss Martha’s crepe paper idea to keep it simple.

    But …..you can also use

    • velvet ribbon
    • satin ribbon
    • lace
    • burlap
    • decorative braid trim

    Use your imagination and decorate the candles any way you like. Ribbon and lace would look so much prettier than crepe paper. Just get out your glue gun and glue a strip around each candle. I found some examples you might like, but if you like to hunt thrift shops for bargains, you might find something you like there too.

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Red & White Stripe Grosgrain RibbonRed & White Stripe Grosgrain RibbonClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red Velvet Christmas Ribbon with Gold EdgesRed Velvet Christmas Ribbon with Gold EdgesClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red Grosgrain Candy Stripe RibbonRed Grosgrain Candy Stripe RibbonClick Here for Details

     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Rustic Burlap Lace RibbonRustic Burlap Lace RibbonClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Red Plaid Ruffle RibbonRed Plaid Ruffle RibbonClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Christmas Ribbon Mix SeriesChristmas Ribbon Mix SeriesClick Here for Details

     
    She also tied red and white cording with mini jingle bells around the candles which I think are an adorable idea. Here is what I found to accomplish this simple decorating idea.
     

    DIY Crafts Mini Red Jingle Bells and Red Striped Cording

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - DIY Crafts Mini Red Jingle Bells Assorted Sizes 19 pieces (3-Pack)Mini Red Jingle Bells Assorted Sizes 19 pieces (3-Pack)Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - DIY Crafts Red and White Twisted Rope 1/4-Inch WideRed and White Twisted Rope 1/4-Inch WideClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - DIY Crafts Mini Jingle Bells Mixed Loose Colors 100-PcsMini Jingle Bells Mixed Loose Colors 100-PcsClick Here for Details

     
    If using this tablescape for a casual Christmas breakfast, then we should add red glasses to our tablesetting. I found a beautiful set of ruby red highball glasses that match the table setting perfectly.
     

    Ruby Red Highball Glasses – Set of 4

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - A fabulous set of ruby red highball glassesRuby Red Highball Glasses – Set of 4Click Here for Details

    When setting this tablescape for a Christmas luncheon or dinner, use the ruby red glasses as water glasses and these next red swirl glasses to serve the wine.
     

    Red Swirl Wine Glasses – Set of 4

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - A fabulous set of red swirl wine glasses for a Christmas or Valentine's Day table settingRed Swirl Wine Glasses – Set of 4Click Here for Details

     
    As an alternative, I also found a set of wonderful, hand blown, red and white swirl Mexican glasses that will look absolutely awesome on a Christmas breakfast table giving the table a more festive feel!
     

    Red and White Swirl Hand Blown Mexican Glasses
    Set of 4

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - A fabulous set of red and white swirl hand blown Mexican glassRed and White Swirl Hand Blown Mexican Glass – Set of 4Click Here for Details

     
    Switch the juice glasses from breakfast to matching red and white swirl wine glasses for a small, intimate Christmas dinner.
     

    Red and White Swirl Hand Blown Mexican Wine Glasses
    Set of 4

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - A fabulous set of red and white swirl hand blown Mexican wine glassesRed and White Swirl Hand Blown Mexican Wine Glass Set of 4Click Here for Details

     
    Remember those adorable little crepe paper jingle bells Miss Martha made as place-setting decorations? If you want to try your hand at making them too, you can how to make them by clicking this link for the Crepe Paper Bells Tutorial.

    Lastly, place candy dishes on the table and fill them with red and white striped candy cane pieces. You now have several fabulous ideas to set a simple, yet elegant red and white themed tablescape for the perfect Christmas morning breakfast table or a casual and intimate Christmas dinner!
     
    Keep in mind there are only three really important things to remember when searching for Winter Christmas Tablescape Decor …..

    Keep Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

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    A Simple Christmas Tablescape on a Low Budget

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    Photo by Diane from InMyOwnStyle.com

    A Simple Christmas
    Tablescape Idea
    On a Low Budget

    Often, creating a simple Christmas tablescape is the better choice for an intimate dinner for two or four people. A tablescape doesn’t have to be elaborate to be beautiful. When dining on smaller tables (and smaller budgets) we have less room and our utmost concern should be for the comfort of our guest.

    We do not want our dinner table to be cluttered making it difficult for our guest to have room to move. If the table is very small, setting up a sideboard for the serving dishes full of food may be the ideal solution.

    This will eliminate the need to have the food on the table taking up precious space. Give your guest a bit of breathing space and elbow room so they can enjoy their meal and time spent with you, their gracious hostess or host.

    Regardless of the size of the table, there are a few basic elements that I call table essentials. Other than the dishes and utensils, the tablescape must include a centerpiece, table linens and lighting, preferably candle light for an evening dinner. No matter how small or simple a tablescape may be, these 3 elements are essential.

    Looking at the photo on the above right, Diane from In My Own Style did a fabulous job with this simple place setting by incorporating the candle light into the minimalist centerpiece. She cut out large paper snowflakes to use as the placemats under inexpensive clear glass plates.

    This goes to show that no matter how small your budget may be, you can still create a lovely holiday tablescape.
     

    Clear Glass S-Shape Tea Light Candle Holder Centerpiece
    Set Of 2 Candle Holders

    Clear Glass S-Shape Centerpiece Tea Light Candle Holder Set by SUN-EClear Glass S-Shape Tea Light Candle Holder Centerpiece
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    Just one of these tea light centerpiece candle sets will make a perfect simple setting for a small intimate tablescape. Since you get two, put one on the center of the dining table and one on the mantle. Place the tea light centerpiece on a wide width ribbon, instead of a tablerunner, or on a decorative placemat.

    The s-shaped pieces are clear glass so they can be filled with any floral cutting, at any time of the year. Fill them with a sprig of bittersweet for an autumn setting. Then replace the bittersweet with an evergreen twig or a sprig of Christmas berry for Christmas. Change it every season with a fresh cutting from your own yard. How is that for decorating on a budget? Free from the yard every season works for me!

    If you already have a beautiful set of stemware, all the better, but if you don’t and can’t afford to buy a pretty set, there is always the Dollar Store. Pick up two wine glasses for 2 bucks and bedazzle them yourself with a glue gun, beads, stick-on rhinestones, or silver and gold glitter. If using stick-on rhinestones and you won’t even need a glue gun!

    Here are a couple of DIY videos to give you a few ideas on how to decorate your Christmas wine glasses yourself. You could make a few pairs to give to your friends as Christmas gifts.
     

    Decorative Rhinestones Wine Glass Tutorial

     

    Clear Self Adhesive Round Rhinestone Stick on Gem Strips

    Clear Self Adhesive Round Rhinestone Stick on Gem StripsClear Self Adhesive Round Rhinestone Stick on Gem StripsClick Here for Details

    Creating a Beaded Painted Wine Glass Video

    I would use pearl beads for this project.

    Ivory and White Assorted Size Craft Pearls

    Ivory and White Assorted Size Craft PearlsIvory and White Assorted Size Craft PearlsClick Here for Details

     

    DIY Glitter Wine Glasses Tutorial

     

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    Mod Podge Waterbase Glue and Gloss Finish Sealer

    Mod Podge Waterbase Glue and Gloss Finish Sealer - 16oz.Mod Podge Waterbase Glue and Gloss Finish SealerClick Here for Details

    Silver or Gold Glitter

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    How To Make your own Sparkling Wine Glasses Tutorial

    There you have it. A simple tablescape on a tight budget.
     
    Keep in mind there are only three really important things to remember when searching for the right Christmas Tablescape idea….

     
    Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!
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