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

White Locomotion Gable Style Lantern Candle Holder Tall | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Locomotion Gable Style Lantern Candle Holder TallClick Here for DetailsWhite Locomotion Gable Style Lantern Candle Holder Medium | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Locomotion Gable Style Lantern Candle Holder MediumClick Here for DetailsWhite Locomotion Gable Style Lantern Candle Holder Small | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite Locomotion Gable Style Lantern Candle Holder SmallClick Here for Details

 

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

White Wooden House Shape Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comWhite House Shape Lantern Tea Light HolderClick Here for DetailsWhite Metal Hurricane Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comMetal Hurricane Lantern Tea Light Candle HolderClick Here for DetailsVintage Retro Style Metal Hexagon Lantern Tea Light Candle Holder | ChristmasTablescapeDecor.comVintage Style Hexagon Lantern Candle HolderClick Here for Details

 
 

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

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
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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
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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
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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….

Stay Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

 

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