White China Dinnerware Sets

Elegant White China Dinnerware
Place Settings

Lenox Butlers Pantry Gourmet 16-Piece Dinnerware Set by Lenox
I like to use lots of layering with different styles and patterns of white china dinnerware sets when setting white tablescapes for Christmas. White comes in so many different subtle shades from ivory to cream to ecru that when put together they create different depths of white-on-white which look clean, wintry and fabulous.

Layer white china dinnerware with precious metal chargers such as silver, brass, or copper and suddenly your Christmas table becomes elegant. Replace the precious metal chargers with gold chargers and just as quickly elegant turns to regal.

Layer pale icy blue or pale green china sets with white china patterns and you will have stunning Christmas tablescapes with subtle amounts of wintry color. Layer with red or green for a traditional Christmas feel. The great thing about white is that it will layer nicely with any color you prefer to use.

I have found photos of brilliant ivory and creamy white Christmas tablescapes using beautiful white china dinnerware sets. On this page, we will look at beautiful table settings with pieces I recommend as replacements or substitutes so that you can easily recreate your own white Christmas theme at home.

First and foremost, when I am building a tablescape at home I use what I already have on hand. Then I look for the pieces I need to purchase to complete the idea I have in mind. Sometimes I am lucky enough to find them in local thrift stores.

Other times, I have to purchase them new online or from places like eBay and Etsy. I have collected so many different fine China patterns and tablescape decorating color theme pieces over the years I am pretty much set to create a multitude of different themes. If the truth be known, fine china dinnerware is a bit of an obsession with me.

If you are just starting out, keep in mind that the pieces in a complete set of china are an investment in your future of decorating and to the future generations of heirs who will inherit your collections. These pieces will be used over and over again in many different ways and settings as trends change. Quality china dinnerware sets, if cared for properly, last and last for years. They become valued as heirloom pieces to be passed down for future generations.

After the holidays, I pack up my holiday decorations in big plastic snap lid containers and store them labeled in the basement until next year when they are again needed. Remember to keep cardboard or bubble wrap between each plate and to wrap each serving piece to protect them from damage. I use old pillow cases and cut up pieces out of old flannel sheets to wrap china. It is so fun to pull them out of storage and become delighted all over again when I rediscover the beautiful things I love.
 

White on White Layered Table Place Setting

White on White Barouque China Table Setting
Photo by Yvonne of Stone Gables Blog

I absolutely adore the white baroque china plates used in this white table setting by Yvonne at StoneGablesBlog.com. It looks as though she has incorporated 4 different white china patterns for a stunning vintage, shabby chic style table setting.

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Yvonne has chosen pure white table linens; sterling silver flatware and napkin rings; with French Fleur de Lis utensil rest accent pieces. The table is also accented with silver mercury glass pillar candle holders and mercury glass votive candle holders.

Accessories do a fabulous job of adding a lot of style without putting a big burden on your budget. Adding a French country style, white stoneware vase to hold natural pine greenery will add style with a small price tag.

Placing a white glittery pine cone ornament into each soup bowl gives the setting a nice festive touch. It is something that can be a memento for each guest to take home to remember their pamper guest status as your guest at Christmas.

Pine cone ornaments are something which can easily be made at home from all the pine cones collected by your family when they have ventured on summer nature walks and hikes. All it takes is some white spray paint, spray flocking, glass glitter, and silver or gold cord for hanging. Make it a project for the kids on a rainy day when they tell you, “Mom, I’m bored!”

Bianca White 16-Piece Dinnerware Set
Service for 4
by American Atelier

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A perfect example of how Sherry, from the Charm of Home Blog, layered different pattern white on white dishes to bring texture and classic elegance to her winter white table setting.

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Creamy White Dinnerware Sets

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Any of these white china dinnerware place settings can be mixed, matched, and layered on a white Christmas tablescape.


 

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Antique White 40-Pc Dinnerware Set
Service for 8
by Mikasa

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The uniquely shaped decorative rim on this set of white bone china will add elegance to a white Christmas table setting when layered with other white china patterns. It is important to layer the place settings with different patterns to create visual interest. Matching sets of china and crystal can be so plain, boring and unwelcoming.
 

Mikasa White Countryside Inspired
40-Piece Dinnerware Sets
Service for 8

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Layering with square shaped dinnerware is another exciting way to set a white table. You don’t have to limit yourself to using all square dishes either. Is is alright to use alternate layers of square and round dishes, alternating layers of each.

I love this example created by Yvonne at the Stone Gable Blog. For a Christmas setting, add a special Christmas ornament to each bowl placed as the last layer in the place setting. Each guest can take their ornament home when they leave as a special momento to remember the magical evening you created for them.
 

White Square Bianca Leaf Earthenware
16-Pc Dinnerware Set
Service for 4 by American Atelier

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White Earthenware Bianca Leaf Platters
by American Atelier

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Gorgeous embossed design platters can be used as chargers under the layered white place settings, as well as serving pieces. Precious metal chargers are always stunning. They are often the first choice in chargers, but the square leaf embossed earthenware platter is a fabulous substitute that will look just as beautiful while reminding us of an Italian summer!
 

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Bianca Wave White Ceramic Platters
by American Atelier

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Mix and match all shaped and color hues of white to create a more interesting table setting. Yes, Martha, we can now place a round peg into a square hole and nobody cares because it looks fabulous and trendy!
 

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Layered White China and Earthenware Christmas Place Setting

Vintage White Christmas Dinnerware Place Setting with Mercury Glass Ornament

Photo by Carolyn Aiken of Aiken House and Gardens Blog

Carolyn Aikens, from the Aiken House and Garden Blog, has created this white Christmas tablescape similar to Yvonne’s at the Stone Gable Blog, but it is not as ornate and has fewer layers. She has gone with a creamy ivory charger under a creamy white ruffled china dinner plate, with a white baroque earthenware salad plate as the top layer.

A vintage, shabby chic style was chosen using a lace tablecloth and Battenburg lace cut-out napkins. The table is accented with antique style bottle brush Christmas trees and a beautiful mercury glass ornament adorns each place setting. Be sure to go here to see how we recreated her lovely white French cottage style Christmas tea for two tablescape.
 

Baroque Earthenware 20-Pc Dinnerware Set
by The Jay Companies

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I love this baroque style set of earthenware china and think it is a perfect fit when creating a winter white Christmas themed table like Carolyn’s. Layer it with the Italian Countryside dinnerware set featured above, or any set you may like better. Layering with different sets brings extra texture, depth, and interest with an electic feel to the table.

This set is a 20-piece set to serve 4 guests. Included are 4 square dinner plates, 4 round salad plates, 4 cereal/soup bowls, 4 cups and 4 saucers.
 

Creamy White Stoneware Pitchers

Add several antique style stoneware pitchers to the table to serve beverages or as decorative substitute vases for fresh seasonal greenery or flowers. I love the idea of mixing creamy white with precious metals.

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Firenze Ivory Ceramic Dinnerware
by Certified International

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All of the pieces from this collection of Firenze Ivory Ceramic Dinnerware are hand painted and each set of plates, bowls, cups, and serveware are sold separately. I would layer them with the Baroque white china dinnerware set for a gorgeous layered white-on-white vintage style Christmas table setting.
 

Elegant White Themed Coastal Christmas Table Setting

This is a very simple, yet elegant Christmas dinner table setting with a coastal flair. White, silver and blue ball ornaments are placed in a glass crystal bowl for a decorative centerpiece. Pearl beaded garland is intertwined around the votive candles placed randomly on the table and around the center piece bowl with a white sea star.

A white matelasse quilt is used as the tablecloth with a simple, one plate, white China setting with sterling silver flatware. Playing off the pearl garland, I would use pearl napkin rings and a pearl rimmed charger under the dinner plate for this setting.
 

Elegant Platinum Banded Bone China

Simplicity and elegance wrapped up in a platinum band are the beginning of a love affair with bone china on a Christmas table setting. Place them on silver chargers to begin the magic of a layered china place setting.
 

Lenox Pearl Innocence Platinum Banded Fine China

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This Lenox Platinum-Banded Fine China pattern is one I absolutely adore! I don’t have this set, but would love to own it. The Lenox china patterns which I do own, I have I had for many, many years and they still look as beautiful as they did when brand new.

One of my sets was passed down from my Grandmother, and one from my Mother. It just goes to show how fine china can become family heirlooms when taken care of properly. All of my china sets will, in turn, be passed down to my three daughters and my four granddaughters.

If I were going to get another set of fine bone China, I would get this one. It is so delicate with a simple, beautiful, elegance! Personally, I think it is the perfect place setting to use for a formal White Christmas dinner or a formal rehearsal wedding dinner.

The lovely, creamy ivory fine bone China has an intricate tone-on-tone scrolling vine design accented with hand-enameled pearl buds, perfect for our tone-on-tone white tablescape. The tea/coffee cups have two bands, one patterned and one ivory separated by a platinum band. All pieces are platinum rimmed.

What I would do to really show off its beauty, for a formal Christmas affair, is to put silver chargers under the dinner plates as the first layer of the place setting. The chargers will reflect the light, adding additional sparkle as they pick up the lights from the candles in the room. I would use sterling silver flatware and crystal stemware. As with all Lenox China, serving pieces are available to complete this collection.

Simply Elegant Entertaining on a Budget

White and Silver Place Setting on a Sheet Music Placemat

Photo by HGTV.com/

See the silver charger in this table setting? It is the base of the layering in this simple white Christmas place setting. This elegant place setting is such an easy one to recreate in your own dining room at home. It doesn’t take a lot of arranging, yet it sets an elegant feel to a simple tablescape. Feel comfortable with using any pieces required to set this simple place setting from what you may already have at home, without eliminating any of the items that make the setting sparkle.

Lenox Ivory Frost Platinum-Banded 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1Lenox Ivory Frost Platinum-Banded 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1Click Here for DetailsBegin the layering process with a silver charger placed on the sheet music placemat as the base. Next add a platinum banded ivory or white China dinner plate, then place a silver salad/dessert plate as the last layer of serving dishes.

If you don’t have any small silver dessert plates, check your local thrift stores and junk shops for inexpensive silver-plated ones. They do not have to match. I have found them at thrift stores for just a couple of dollars a piece.

Top off the serving dishes by placing a white linen napkin with an ornate sterling silver napkin ring to the salad plate. What I love the best about this simple white dinnerware setting is the page of sheet music she used as a placemat along with silver flatware. Simple, budget-minded, yet creatively elegant.

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As a note, sterling silver chargers are the ideal investment for all future entertaining table décor, however, they are very pricey these days and may not be in the budget for someone just starting out. When you can afford it, find a sterling silver charger you like and buy one every year until you get a full set. Store your chargers in made-for-silver, anti-tarnish, flannel pouches designed to prevent tarnishing and scratches.

I like to recommend to young couples who are just starting out to substitute silver plate chargers as an inexpensive alternative. Silver-plated chargers need the same care as sterling silver but are lighter in weight. They only have a thin layer of sterling silver plated over another metal so they will not last as long as sterling silver. Eventually, the silver plate will wear off. They will look just as stunning on your table as real sterling silver, but will only last for a short period of time.

A brilliantly inexpensive way to tie in the tablescape décor to the place setting is to take more pages of sheet music and turn them into Christmas ornaments. There are many websites online with tutorials on how to make Christmas ornaments with sheet music. I found a ton of them on Pinterest. Blue Mercury Glass Glittered Faux Feather Tail Bird  Christmas Ornament Set of 6Blue Mercury Glass Glittered Faux Feather Tail Bird Christmas Ornament Set of 6Click Here for Details

Mix them into the evergreens of the tablescape centerpiece along with mercury glass birds, silver ball ornaments, and a mixture of silver and white snowflakes. Sheet music can often be found at estate sales and garage sales.

I always like to pick them up whenever I find them and store them in my craft closet until I need them. Sheet music is fabulous to use for many inexpensive decorating ideas such as this placemat idea.

By nestling mercury glass bird ornaments into the pine boughs, along with silver Christmas ball ornaments, and glittery snowflakes, you will add interest and sparkle to your inexpensive centerpiece of freshly picked evergreens. The candlelight coming from mercury glass candle holders will reflect off the glass ornaments and the crystal drinking glasses, just like mirrors reflecting the light making everything glitter and sparkle in the candlelight.
 

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Noritake Crestwood Platinum Fine Bone China
50-Piece Set, Service for 8

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Another fabulous set of fine china dinnerware which can be layered with pattern white china to create a serenely elegant place setting.
 

Elegant White Gold-Banded Fine Bone China

If looking for a more regal look in your white china place setting, you may want to consider setting a table in white with gold accents. These gold-banded sets of white china will help you do just that. A gold and white tablescape theme is an excellent choice for Thanksgiving, the Christmas and Hannuka holidays, New Year’s celebrations, Valentine’s Day, Passover, Easter Sunday, June weddings, anniversary celebrations and any other reason to hold a formal dinner party.

In fact, IMHO (In my humble opion) it is imperative for anyone who entertains with a lot of formal funtions to have at least one set of gold-banded china and one set of platinum-banded china as place setting staples.
 

Lenox Gold-Banded White Fine Bone China

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White Gold-Banded 57-Pc Bone China Dinnerware Set
The Royal Palatial Collection
Service for 8

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A large elegant set of fine white bone china dinnerware with a 24kt gold Greek design motif banding the rims of the china. The set is a service for eight which includes dinner plates, salad/dessert plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, cups, and saucers. Also included are a coffee/tea pot with lid, a small creamer pitcher, a sugar bowl with lid, an oval serving platter, a serving bowl, and a pair of salt and pepper shakers.
 

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    Coastal Crab Inspired Serveware

    Crab Inspired Serveware
    for a Coastal Christmas Tablescape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Polished Abalone Seashell Christmas Tree
    with Resin Starfish Topper

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

     

    Nautical Black & White Cape Hatteras
    Tin Lighthouse Candle Holder

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

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

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

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

    Now if you prefer blue……
     

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

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

    Nautical Brass Clipper Ship’s Lantern

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

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

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    Blue Crab Inspired Serving Boards

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

    Large Silver Crab Icon Cutting Board
    by Mud Pie

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor -  Large Silver Crab Icon Cutting Board by Mud PieLarge Silver Crab Icon Cutting Board by Mud PieClick Here for Details

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

    Pewter Crab and Oak Wood Cheese Board
    by Vagabond House

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Pewter crab icon design on an oak wood cheese board by Vagabond HousePewter Crab and Oak Wood Cheese BoardClick Here for Details

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

    Crab Cutting Board Set by Mud PieCrab Cutting Board Set
    by Mud Pie
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    Crab Gray Cutting Board Set by Mud PieCrab Gray Cutting Board Set by Mud PieClick Here for DetailsCrab Cheese Tray by MariposaCrab Cheese Tray
    by Mariposa
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    I like using decorative boards such as these as trivets to hold hot dishes too. Rectangle casserole serving dishes sit well on these types of cutting boards.
     

    Beatriz Ball Ocean Collection
    Silver Crab Cutting Board

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Beatriz Ball Collection Ocean Crab Cutting BoardBeatriz Ball Collection Ocean Crab Cutting BoardClick Here for Details

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

    Blue Crab Cheese Board by Vagabond HouseBlue Crab Cheese Board by Vagabond HouseClick Here for DetailsCrab Bamboo Serve Board & Spreader by ThirstystoneCrab Bamboo Serve Board & Spreader by ThirstystoneClick Here for DetailsCrab Brown Wood Serving Board by ThirstystoneCrab Brown Wood Serving Board by ThirstystoneClick Here for Details

     

     

    Gorgeous Rope and Crab Hardwood Serving Tray
    by Vagabond House

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Gorgeous rope and pewter crab hardwood serving tray by Vagabond HouseGorgeous Rope and Crab Hardwood Serving TrayClick Here for Details

     

    Rope Handle Cheese and Olive Serveware Set
    by Mud Pie

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Rope handle cheese and olive serveware set by Mud PieRope Handle Cheese and Olive Serveware Set by Mud PieClick Here for Details

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

    Silver Crab Cheese Spreaders

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Silver crab & blue bead cheese spreader by Crason HouseSilver Crab & Blue Bead Cheese SpreaderClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Nautical Silver Seashell Icon Cheese Spreader with Silver Crab Charm by Mud PieNautical Seashell Icon Crab Charm Cheese SpreaderClick Here for Details

     

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

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

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large crab handled carving board with juice groove by Designer Wilton ArmetaleLarge Crab Handled Carving Board with Juice GrooveClick Here for Details

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

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

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

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Handmade Manhattan Series walnut, cherry & maple extra-large juice groove cutting board by TrimWoodworksManhattan Series Walnut, Cherry & Maple Extra-Large Juice Groove Cutting BoardClick Here for Details

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

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

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

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

    Crab Rope Platter
    from the Mud Pie Crab Classic Collection

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Terracotta milk glaze platter crab rope platter from the Mud Pie Crab Classic CollectionCrab Rope Platter from the Mud Pie Crab Classic CollectionClick Here for Details

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

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Terracotta milk glaze classic crab chip & dip tray from the Mud Pie Crab Classic CollectionClassic Crab Chip & Dip TrayClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie white crab cheese plate set in willow holder from the Classic Crab CollectionWhite Crab Cheese Plate SetClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Terracotta milk glaze classic crab hostess tray set from the Mud Pie Crab Classic CollectionClassic Crab Tray SetClick Here for Details

     

     

    White Crab Terracotta Milk Glazed Pasta Bowl

    Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie white terracotta milk glazed pasta bowl with dimensional crab inside bowl and dimensional netting on outside of bowlWhite Crab Terracotta Milk Glazed Pasta BowlClick Here for Details

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

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

    Crab Inspired Silver Metal Serveware

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

    Large Silver Crab Serving Platter
    by Arthur Court Designs

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large handcrafted silver aluminum alloy crab serving platter by Arthur Court DesignsLarge Silver Crab Serving PlatterClick Here for Details

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

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

    Silver Aluminum Alloy Crab Oblong Glass Tray
    by Arthur Court Designs

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

    Christmas Tablescape Décor - Silver aluminum alloy crab oblong glass tray by Arthur Court DesignsSilver Aluminum Alloy Crab Oblong Glass TrayClick Here for Details

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

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

    Large Silver Crab Service Plate by Beatriz Ball

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large crab silver aluminum alloy service plate by Beatriz BallLarge Silver Crab Service PlateClick Here for Details

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

    Silver Aluminum Alloy Round Crab Serving Trays

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - World Decor silver aluminum round crab serving traySilver Aluminum Round Crab Serving TrayClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Aluminum crab chip and dip tray by Arthur Court DesignsAluminum Crab Chip and Dip TrayClick Here for Details

     

     

    Crab Dip Bowl by Beatriz Ball

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Crab Dip Bowl by Beatriz BallCrab Dip BowlClick Here for Details

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

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

    Highly Polished Silver Aluminum Alloy Crab Serving Bowls

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Highly polished silver aluminum alloy coastal crab shaped salad bowl by Arthur Court DesignsPolished Aluminum Alloy Crab Salad BowlClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Aluminum crab serveware dishAluminum Crab Serveware DishClick Here for Details

     

     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Wilton Armetale sea life crab shaped aluminum alloy serving dishCrab Shaped Aluminum Alloy Serving DishClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Arthur Court Designs polished aluminum alloy crab shaped serving bowlPolished Aluminum Alloy Crab Shaped Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Crab shaped double section serveware set with crab spoon by Mud PieCrab Shaped Double Section Server with Crab Spoon SetClick Here for Details

     

     

    Beatriz Ball Large Crab Serving Bowl

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Beatriz Ball handmade sandcast aluminum large crab serving bowlBeatriz Ball Large Crab Serving BowlClick Here for Details

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

    Crab Stand 3-Piece Bowl Set
    by Arthur Court Designs

    Christmas Tablescape Décor - Silver aluminum alloy crab stand 3-piece bowl set by Arthur Court DesignsCrab Stand 3-Piece Bowl SetClick Here for Details

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

    Small Coastal Crab Stand Serving BowlSmall Coastal Crab Stand Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsCoastal Crab 3-Section Condiment Server BowlCoastal Crab 3-Section Condiment Server BowlClick Here for DetailsSilver Metal Crab Dip Cup and Spreader SetSilver Metal Crab Dip Cup and Spreader SetClick Here for Details

     

     

    Aluminum Crab Stand with Acrylic Serving Bowl
    by Arthur Court Designs

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Aluminum Crab Stand with Acrylic Serving Bowl by Arthur Court DesignsAluminum Crab Stand with Acrylic Serving BowlClick Here for Details

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

    Silver Crab Serving Utensils

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Silver crab bamboo serving spoon set by ThirstystoneSilver Crab Bamboo Serving Spoon SetClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Beatriz Ball Chesapeake Bay crab serving ladleBeatriz Ball Chesapeake Crab Serving LadleClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Silver aluminum alloy crab claw handle serving set by Arthur Court DesignsSilver Aluminum Alloy Crab Claw Handle Serving SetClick Here for Details

     

     

    Silver Crab Shaped Crab Butter Dish
    Set of 2

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Silver crab shaped crab butter dish - Set of 2 by Go HomeSilver Crab Shaped Crab Butter Dish – Set of 2Click Here for Details

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

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

    Mud Pie Silver Crab Shaped Spreader

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Silver crab shaped spreader by Mud PieMud Pie Silver Crab Shaped SpreaderClick Here for Details

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

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

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Handmade Silver Crab Caviar Holder by Italian Silversmith Franco LapiniHandmade Silver Crab Caviar HolderClick Here for Details

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

    Crab Inspired Glass Serveware

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

    Glass Crab Serving Trays
    by Thirstystone

    Glass Seashell Crab 3-Section Condiment TrayGlass Seashell Crab 3-Section Condiment TrayClick Here for DetailsCrab Embossed Blue Glass Serving BowlCrab Embossed Blue Glass Serving BowlClick Here for DetailsCrab 4-Section Seashell Glass Serving BowlCrab 4-Section Seashell Glass Serving TrayClick Here for Details

     

     

    Silver Metal Crab Icon Glass Serving Bowls

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Classic blue glass crab condiment bowl by Jewelry Adviser GiftsClassic Blue Glass Crab Condiment BowlClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Blue Glass Crab Seashell Bowl with Starfish Tongs by Mud PieBlue Glass Crab Seashell Bowl with Starfish TongsClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Textured blue glass serving condiment bowl with metal crab accents by Mud PieBlue Glass Metal Crab Condiment BowlClick Here for Details

     

     

    Large Pewter Crab and Glass Seashell Serving Bowl

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large Pewter Crab and Glass Seashell Serving Bowl by Vagabond HouseLarge Pewter Crab and Glass Seashell Serving BowlClick Here for Details

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

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Exquisite high-quality pewter crab base with a clear glass dip bowl by Vagabond HouseHigh-Quality Pewter Crab and Clear Glass Dip BowlClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large 3-crab pewter base clear glass dip bowl by Vagabond HouseLarge 3-Crab Pewter Base Clear Glass Dip BowlClick Here for DetailsCoastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Small 3-crab pewter base clear glass dip bowl by Vagabond HouseSmall 3-Crab Pewter Base Clear Glass Dip BowlClick Here for Details

     

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

    Silver Metal Crab Icon Mango Wood Bowl

    Christmas Tablescape Décor - Mud Pie silver metal crab icon mango wood bowlSilver Metal Crab Icon Mango Wood BowlClick Here for Details

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

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

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    Silver Aluminum Alloy Crab Claw Design Serving Bowl
    and Serving Tongs

    Silver Aluminum Crab Claw Handle Designer BowlSilver Aluminum Crab Claw Handle Designer BowlClick Here for DetailsAluminum Crab Claw Design Salad / Serving TongsAluminum Crab Claw Design Salad / Serving TongsClick Here for Details

     

     

    Premium Silver Aluminum Alloy
    Clam Shell Bowls
    by Arthur Court Designs

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

    Giant Clam Shell Bowl

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Premium silver aluminum alloy giant clam shell bowl by Arthur Court DesignsGiant Clam Shell BowlClick Here for Details

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

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

     

    Large Coastal Beach White Clam Shell Bowl

    Coastal Christmas Tablescape Décor - Large coastal beach white matte plaster cast clam shell bowlLarge Coastal Beach White Clam Shell BowlClick Here for Details

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

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

    Crab Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets

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

     

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

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    Whimsical & Colorful Crab Inspired Serveware

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

    Mud Pie Crab Inspired Glass & Ceramic Serveware

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

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

    Mud Pie Blue Crab Glass Serveware

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

     

     

    Mud Pie Ceramic Red Crab Serveware Collection

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

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

     

    Classic Crab Slate Board Platter

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

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

    Red Crab Bar Party Boat Tin Beverage Tub

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Handcrafted Silver Crab Handled Serving Tray
    by Mariposa

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

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

    Vibrant Ceramic Crab Inspired Serveware Art
    Designed by Artist Dana Wittmann

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

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

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

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

     

    Bel Mare Crab Serving Bowl
    Made in Italy by Vietri

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

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

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

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

     

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    Gold Christmas Table Top Decor

    Stunning Gold Christmas Table Top Decor
    Add to a Mgical Gold Christmas Tablescape

    I have found amazing gold Christmas table top decorations to use on this holiday seasons Gold Christmas Tablescapes. These gold Christmas decorating pieces will only be available for a very short period of time, so get them while they are still available.

    One of the beautiful things about golden Christmas decor is that they will be used for many more Christmases to come, and many of the pieces can be used any time of the year when setting a formal tablescape.

     

    Luna Bazaar Assortment of 6 Gold Mercury Glass
    Votive Candle Holders

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Luna Bazaar Assortment of 6 Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle HoldersLuna Bazaar Assortment of 6 Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle HoldersClick Here for Details

     
    A gorgeous assorted set of gold mercury glass votive candle holders will help turn a holiday tablescape into pure magic when lit. Use votives and tea lights to fill in the empty gaps on a gold Christmas tablescape. This dazzling set includes a set of 6 different candle holders.
     

    Gold Reindeer Christmas Table Top Decor

    Gold Standing Reindeer Figures 2-Piece Set
    by Renaissance 2000

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gold Standing Reindeer Figures 2-Piece SetGold Standing Reindeer Figures 2-Piece SetClick Here for Details

     
    Create a stunning gold Christmas tablescape design with any of these gorgeous majestic golden reindeer. Place them on the table near to gold table top Christmas trees or a gold Santa’s sleigh.
     

    Majestic Gold Porcelain Glitter Reindeer Stag

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Majestic Gold Porcelain Glitter Reindeer StagMajestic Gold Porcelain Glitter Reindeer StagClick Here for Details

     

    Stunning Gold Decorative Reindeer Figurines Set of 2

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Stunning Gold Decorative Reindeer Table Top Figurines Set of 2Stunning Gold Decorative Reindeer Figurines Set of 2Click Here for Details

     

    Herend Butterscotch Fishnet Christmas Reindeer Figurine

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Herend Collection Butterscotch Fishnet Christmas Reindeer FigurineHerend Butterscotch Fishnet Christmas Reindeer FigurineClick Here for Details

     

    Decorative Gold Sleigh
    Christmas Table Top Decoration – Set of 2

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Decorative Gold Sleigh Christmas Table Top Decoration Set of 2Decorative Gold Sleigh Christmas Table Top Decoration – Set of 2Click Here for Details

    Amazing gold Santa sleighs made of polystone are wonderful pieces tto add to a Christmas tablescape. Place one at each end of the tablescape next to a pair of gold reindeer.
     

    Rustic Gold Shimmer Reindeer Sleigh
    Christmas Table Top Decorations

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Rustic Gold Shimmer Reindeer Sleigh Christmas Table Top DecorationRustic Gold Shimmer Reindeer Sleigh Christmas Table Top DecorationClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Rustic Gold Shimmer Reindeer Sleigh Vase Christmas Table Top DecorationRustic Gold Shimmer Reindeer Sleigh Vase Christmas Table Top DecorationClick Here for Details

     

    Gold Dried Artichokes Christmas Table Decor Set of 5

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Gold Dried Artichokes Christmas Table Decor Set of 5Gold Dried Artichokes Christmas Table Decor Set of 5Click Here for Details

    Mix gold artichokes with pinecones, acorns still attached to their branches, Christmas berries, and evergreens for a beautiful way to decorate a rustic Christmas table top! Place them in crystal bowls with mixed Christmas ornaments or use them in Christmas vignettes on the mantle or on bookshelves.
     

    Gold Table Top Christmas Trees

     

    Rose Gold Embossed Filigree Table Top Christmas Tree Figurine

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Rose Gold Embossed Filigree Table Top Christmas Tree FigurineRose Gold Embossed Filigree Table Top Christmas Tree FigurineClick Here for Details

    A medium size, rose gold embossed filigree Christmas holiday table top tree will look gorgeous mixed in on a gold themed tablescape! This tree has an old world appeal and will help to add glimmer and glam your Christmas table or mantle.

    Create a gold Christmas vignette with the tree, a gold sleigh and a reindeer. Whether used in a tablescape or placed on a mantle it will help to create a magical Christmas scene.
     

    Enchanting Gold Christmas Tree
    Table Top Decorations Set of 3

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Enchanting Gold Christmas Tree Table Top Decorations Set of 3Enchanting Gold Christmas Tree Table Top Decorations – Set of 3Click Here for Details

    A festive trio of holiday Christmas trees to add shimmer and shine to your holiday scene table decor. Each tree is a different height to add interest and balance to the table top display. They would make a great centerpiece as the focal point of a Christmas tablescape.
     

    Shimmering Gold Glitter Christmas Tree Table Top Christmas DecorationsShimmering Gold Glitter Christmas Tree Table Top Christmas DecorationsClick Here for DetailsPre-Lit Star Topped Spiral Christmas Trees Set of 3 Table Top Christmas DecorationsPre-Lit Star Topped Spiral Christmas Trees Set of 3 Table Top Christmas DecorationsClick Here for DetailsGlittered Gold and White Holly Pinecones Trees Set of 2 Table Top Christmas DecorationsGlittered Gold and White Holly Pinecones Trees Set of 2 Table Top Christmas DecorationsClick Here for Details

    Create a sparkling, shimmering forest of gold Christmas trees by selecting a variety of trees like we did on this Gold Christmas Tree Tablescape.
     

    Elegant Gold Christmas Table Top Decorations

    Gold figurines and scuptures add to the magic of Christmas when placed, not only on the Christmas dinner table, but all over the house! Add them to the stairs, to the mantles, in the hallways, on book shelves and end tables. Put them anywhere you can find a shelf or a table. Brighten up a dark table in a corner with a grouping of three or five (remember the decorators “rule of 3”) stunning and sparkling gold Christmas pieces.
     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Luxury Lodge Gold Mercury Glass Pinecone Finial Table Top Christmas DecorationsLuxury Lodge Gold Mercury Glass Pinecone Finial Christmas DecorationClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Partridge in a Pear Tree Christmas Table Top DecorationPartridge in a Pear Tree Christmas Table Top DecorationClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Gold Glittered Mercury Glass Christmas Tree Tabletop Finial DecorationGold Glittered Mercury Glass Christmas Tree Tabletop FinialClick Here for Details

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Luxury Antique Gold Mercury Glass Pear Ornament - Set of 4Luxury Antique Gold Mercury Glass Pear Ornament – Set of 4Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Gold Metal Mosaic Pear Apple Table Decor Christmas Table Top DecorationGold Metal Mosaic Pear Apple Table Decor – Set of 2Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Luxury Antique Gold Mercury Glass Apple Christmas Ornament - Set of 6Luxury Antique Gold Mercury Glass Apple Ornament-Set of 6Click Here for Details

    Mix and match gold fruit ornaments with shiny, glittered, and matte gold ball Christmas ornaments. Arrange the ornaments randomly in an elegant cut-crystal bowl. Add a few dried rustic pieces for added interest. Lotus, pinecones, wicker orbs and natural element spheres.
     

    Elegant Ivory and Gold Christmas
    Table Top Santas

     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Elegant Christmas Ivory and Gold Santa Claus Sitting with Bag of Gifts by Santa ClausElegant Christmas Ivory and Gold Santa Claus Sitting with Bag of GiftsClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Glorious Christmas Ivory and Gold Santa Claus Standing with Gift Bag by NorthlightGlorious Christmas Ivory and Gold Santa Claus Standing with Gift BagClick Here for Details

     

    Elegant Gold Print Christmas Crackers

    Elegant Christmas Crackers can add to the beauty of a Christmas table. Setting a cracker next to each place setting for some Christmas fun is a centuries old British Christmas tradition. Crackers were first created by a London confectioner named Tom Smith in the mid-19th century. The British company continues making them today.
     

    Elegant Gold and Cream Print 12 Christmas Crackers

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Elegant Gold and Cream Print 12 Tom Smith Christmas CrackersElegant Gold and Cream Print 12 Christmas CrackersClick Here for Details

    Add a whimsical touch with an elegant feel to any gold themed Christmas tablescape by placing an elegant gold cracker at each place setting. Place one horizontally above each plate, or to the left of the plates next to the knives.
     

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Robin Reed Magic Gold Stars 8 Traditional English Christmas CrackersMagic Gold Stars 8 Traditional English Christmas CrackersClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Elegant Robin Reed Merry Holly Berry Christmas CrackersRobin Reed Merry Holly Berry 6 Christmas CrackersClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Robin Reed Magic Gold Stars 8 Traditional English Christmas CrackersTom Smith Luxury Gold 8 Christmas CrackersClick Here for Details

     

    Merry Christmas to One and All!

     

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    Elegant Coastal Seashell Christmas Table Setting

    An Elegant White Shabby Chic
    Coastal Seashell
    Christmas Tablescape


    Yesterday we left off creating our Elegant Coastal Seashell Christmas Tablescape. Today we are going to finish our tablescape with our Elegant Coastal Seashell Christmas Table Setting.
     

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    Our first layer on the tablecloth will be the chargers. Cindy used classic silver beaded rim chargers. Most of us already have a set of these chargers as they are a classic look that will always be in style. Just in case you don’t, I’ll feature one set so that you can create Cindy’s table setting exactly as she did, if you want to.

    If you are just starting out with collecting entertaining servingware, sterling silver is the very best. However, it is pricey. Instead, I found a set of reasonably priced silver-plated beaded chargers.
     

    Godinger Silver-Plated Beaded Charger Plates
    Set of 12

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Godinger Silver-Plated Beaded Chargers Set of 12 - The first layer of a table setting should be a charger.Godinger Silver-Plated Beaded Charger Plates Set of 12Click Here for Details

     
    Rather than being “just like Cindy”, I want to mix it up a bit and offer you alternatives to work with so that you will be inspired to use your creativity and create a table setting of your own to be proud of.
     

    Silver Fish Scale Classic Round Charger Plates Set of 6Christmas Tablescape Decor – Silver Fish Scale Classic Round Charger Plates Set of 6Click Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Silver Reef Glass Scalloped Charger PlateSilver Reef Glass Scalloped Charger PlateClick Here for DetailsChristmas Tablescape Decor - Silver Peacock Classic Round Charger Plates Set of 6Silver Peacock Classic Round Charger Plates Set of 6Click Here for Details

     
    Three gorgeous charger plates to choose from to add sparkle and style to your coastal seashell themed table setting. The shiny silver chargers will sparkle in the candlelight making it feel magical! They remind me of the sun sparkling on the ocean waves.

    Note: The silver reef chargers have sold on several websites or are being charged at a much higher price. They have sold out on Amazon from several different vendors. If they are something that you want on your seaside table, order quick before they sell out again.

    Of course, you could really mix it up and instead of doing shabby chic tone-on-tone white with silver, go with a turquoise charger plate as the first layer on the blue and teal coral print placemats.
     

    Turquoise Reef Glass Charger Plate

    Turquoise Reef Glass Charger PlateClick Here for Details

     
    For the next layer, Cindy uses creamy white china to serve her guest their Christmas meal.
     

    Hampton Creamy White 16-Pc Pottery Dinnerware Set by Thompson Pottery

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Hampton Creamy White 16-Pc Pottery Dinnerware Set with Raised Seashell Design.Hampton Creamy White 16-Pc Pottery Dinnerware SetClick Here for Details

    A casual set of distressed seashell embossed shabby chic style dinnerware pottery will bring the ocean inside for an informal setting, yet with a beachy elegance, for a Christmas gathering. Layer them with an aqua set of china and set up a beautiful breakfast or brunch seashell Christmas tablescape on Christmas morning.

    I like to create interest with my table settings by layering the serving dishes. I like the finished look of my layered table settings when I have mixed two and sometimes three different sets of china. Since we have incorporated shades of baby blue, aqua, and teal into our tablescape design, I would mix in a layer of aqua salad plates or canape plates to use with the white china. Canape plates are smaller than salad plates. They may be used for appetizers or to serve small salads.

    These two sets are fabulous pottery dinnerware sets with embossed seashells in a creamy white or an aqua blue that can easily be mixed and matched while keeping with our coastal seashell theme.
     

    Cape Cod Aqua Blue 16-Pc Pottery Dinnerware Set
    by Thompson Potter

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Cape Cod Aqua Blue 16-Pc Pottery Dinnerware Set with Raised Seashell DesignCape Cod Aqua Blue 16-Pc Pottery Dinnerware SetClick Here for Details

    You could always just buy salad plates or canape plates to mix in with the white dinnerware you are already using at home. I found some really awesome aqua plates that will look beautiful mixed in with white or ivory dinnerware.
     

     Vietri Incanto Mare Aqua Turtle 6.5-inch
    Canape Plate
    Click Here for Details
     Arte Italica Merletto Aqua 6.5-inch Canape Plates
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details
     Arte Italica Finezza Blue Canape Plate
    Set of 4
    Click Here for Details
     Lenox Ice Blue French Perle Assorted 7.5-Inch Salad Plates – Set of 4Click Here for Details

     

    Fabulous Examples of Beach Inspired
    Dinner Settings

     


    Using sea scallop shells as appetizer plates is such a fun thing to do when decorating with seashells and one that I have often used in the past. Adding seashell place card holder is another nice coordinating touch.
     

    Silver-Plated Scallop Seashell Pair
    by Philmore USA

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Love using seashells to serve food! Silver-Plated Scallop Seashells Set of 2 by Philmore USASilver-Plated Scallop Seashell PairClick Here for Details

    Use a beautiful seashell ornament, like one of Margaret Furlong’s sea inspired ornaments, as a party favor momento for your guest to take home by placing it on the last layered dish. It gives your guest a lasting memory of the evening. I think it is a nice reminder for your guest how much you really care about them. The seashell place card holders would then be placed on the table to the right of the place setting.
     

    Mud Pie Terracotta Shell Dip Cup Set

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Milk White Glazed Distressed Terracotta Shell Dip Cup Set by Mud PieMud Pie Terracotta Shell Dip Cup SetClick Here for Details

    This awesome seashell and seastar designed dish is supposed to be a dip set, but I am loving it as an individual appetizer dish for shrimp cocktail!

    It could also be used as a small salad or soup bowl. The seashell design is a perfect fit as the last layer of a coastal beach table setting. The included seashell spoon in this set is so cute!
     

    Placing a white pencil starfish ornament is the perfect contrasting finishing touch against the aqua salad/soup dish. I like the idea of using a handmade starfish ornament to give to my guest as a momento for my guest to take home when they leave.
     

    Incanto Aqua Baroque Salad Plate Image
    Made in Italy by Vietri

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Incanto Aqua Baroque Salad Plate Made in Italy by VietriIncanto Aqua Baroque Salad PlateClick Here for Details

    This baroque aqua salad plate will look fabulous when beautifully layered with white baroque china for a Coastal Christmas tablescape.
     

    Another well done casual, yet elegant coastal table setting. I love the layering on this coastal tablescape with the white distressed milk glaze plates and the aqua starfish salad plates!
     

    Milk Glazed Starfish Dinner Plate by Mud Pie

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Milk Glazed Starfish Dinner Plate by Mud PieMilk Glazed Starfish Dinner PlateClick Here for Details

    I have been a big fan of Mud Pie’s coastal products for a long time and the embossed starfish design on this dinner plate got my attention right away. It is a fabulous addition for a casual seashell Christmas table setting, but can be dressed up for a more elegant setting by layering with fine china and crystal. Use them now for a coastal seashell themed Christmas dinner setting or any time of the year you are in a beachy kind of mood.
     

    Aqua Ceramic Starfish Salad Plate
    Set of 4
    by California Seashell Company

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Aqua Ceramic Starfish Salad PlateAqua Ceramic Starfish Salad Plate – Set of 4Click Here for Details

    A fabulous starfish design, these aqua ceramic starfish plates are made to serve appetizers or salads. Place upon a white dinner plate and make a bold statement your seashell themed table setting.
     

    Oneida Stainless Steel Flatware
    and Serving Sets

     
    We do need silverware to eat with and silver is the best match for our coastal table setting. However, if you haven’t already invested in a sterling silverware pattern, it can be very expensive getting a complete set. Many young people start out growing their silver pattern with a service for 2 or 4 then increase it with one place setting at a time until they can afford more pieces.

    I did find a couple of decent stainless steel flatware sets as an alternative to silver that will look almost as beautifully elegant with our coastal theme, even though they are not real silver. You can start with a complete set in a gorgeous mahagony case or with smaller place setting sets.
     

    Oneida Michelangelo 68-Pc Flatware Set
    Service for 12 with Mahogany Chest

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Oneida Michelangelo 68-Pc Flatware Set, Service for 12, with Mahogany ChestOneida Michelangelo 68-Pc Flatware Set
    Service for 12 with Mahogany Chest
    Click Here for Details

    A complete set of stainless steel flatware in an elegant, ornate, baroque pattern, has the feel and look of sterling silver, but with a much more affordable price tag. The set is a service of 12, including 8 serving pieces, all stored in a felt lined mahogany storage chest.
     

     Oneida Michelangelo 20-Piece Flatware Set
    Service for 4
    Click Here for Details
     Oneida Louisiana 20-Piece Flatware Set
    Service for 4
    Click Here for Details
     Oneida Michelangelo 6-Piece Serving SetClick Here for Details Oneida Louisiana 6-Piece Serving SetClick Here for Details

     
    If looking at a more casual affair using aqua, turquoise, or ice blue plates mixed into the layers. This next set of flatware will coordinate nicely.
     

    Vietri Aladdin Antique Light Blue 5-Pc Place Setting

    Vietri Aladdin Antique Light Blue 5-Pc Place SettingClick Here for Details

    The setting has a casual elegance with the silver weave design and elegant pearlized acrylic handles. This set is a light blue, but they are also available in aqua.
     

    Clear Crystal Drinking Glasses
    & Wine Stemware

    Add another touch of elegance to match the silver on the eclectic table setting of a coastal seashell theme with crystal drinking glasses and stemware. The Waterford crystal from Ireland is one of the finest brands of crystal available in the USA.
     

    Elegant Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Stemware

     Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence White Wine
    Deluxe Gift Box – Set of 6
    Currently On Sale Until Sold Out
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     Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence White Wine GlassClick Here for Details Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Red Wine GobletClick Here for Details Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Beverage GlassClick Here for Details Waterford Crystal Lismore 7-oz. TumblerClick Here for Details Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence Champagne FluteClick Here for Details

     

    Elegant Le’raze Manhattan Style Italian Crystal
    Glasses & Stemware

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Elegant Le'raze Manhattan Style Italian Crystal Glasses & Stemware

    A top of the line, high-quality crystal glassware from Italy. Not as fine a crystal as Waterford and with a smaller selection, but still a high-quality crystal at an affordable price.
     

    Elegant Le'raze Italian Crystal Highball Glasses - Set of 6Elegant Le’raze Italian Crystal Highball Glasses – Set of 6Click Here for DetailsElegant Le'raze Italian Crystal Wine Goblets - Set of 6Elegant Le’raze Italian Crystal Wine Goblets – Set of 6Click Here for DetailsLe'raze Italian Crystal DOF Glasses - Set of 6Le’raze Italian Crystal DOF Glasses – Set of 6Click Here for Details

     

    La Rochere Versailles Embossed Seashell Glasses Sets

    The La Rochere Versailles Seashell Glasses Sets are a lovely addition to a casual Christmas seashell themed table setting. They are beautiful and they come from the oldest glass factory in France which was founded in 1475. This Versailles seashell embossed design is one of their classic glass designs. It was inspired from the Palace of Versailles.
     

     La Rochere Versailles Embossed Seashell Glasses Sets La Rochere Versailles Seashell 14-oz Tasting Glasses – Set of 6Click Here for Details La Rochere Versailles Seashell 7.5-oz Wine Glass Set of 6Click Here for Details La Rochere Versailles Seashell 9-oz Tumbler Glasses – Set of 6Click Here for Details La Rochere Versailles Seashell 12-oz DOF Glasses Set of 6Click Here for Details La Rochere Versailles Seashell 14-oz Beer Glasses Set of 6Click Here for Details

     

    La Maison Supreme Vintage French Saint Louis
    Crystal Stemware – Set of 12

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - La Maison Supreme Vintage French Saint Louis Crystal Stemware - Set of 12La Maison Supreme Vintage French Saint Louis Crystal Stemware
    Set of 12
    Click Here for Details

    This gorgeous vintage French set of wine glasses are a one-of-a-kind purchase from La Maison Supreme Antique Shop specializing in collections of French European and American antiques. This set of gorgeous crystal stemware will grace any table setting you may want to create and make your guest feel like royalty.
     

    Green Artichoke Finial with White Moss Finish

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Green Artichoke Finial with White Moss Finish is a lovely accent piece for an outside or inside tableGreen Artichoke Finial with White Moss FinishClick Here for Details

    A moss covered finial looks like a pricey antique you would find at an estate garden. The finish on this artichoke finial looks like real moss! The detailing on this wonderful piece has been carefully crafted for the look of weathered stone. Use it as a table ornament outside or inside. I like it as a fabulous decorative piece to add interest to a seashell Christmas table setting and to recreate the table setting in the photo above.

     

    Large Rainbow Abalone Seashell

    Christmas Tablescape Decor - Decorate with seashells like this large abalone shellLarge Rainbow Abalone SeashellClick Here for Details

    Don’t you think this abalone shell is the perfect soup bowl or salad bowlfor an coastal themed seashell Christmas tablescape? I certainly do. I have always loved the luminous blue-green colors of the ocean in the mother-of-pearl that can be found on the inside surface of abalone shells. I have dozens of them placed around my home that I picked up years ago on various dives.

    What I did to use them as food vessels was to seal the holes on the side of the shell with rubber cement and seal the whole shell with resin. Unless you have experience with resin, I don’t advise this to be your first project as you could ruin the abalone shell. Several coats of polyurethane should work just as well. Using the polyurethane will make it a simple job that will only take 24 hours to dry.
    There are so many ways seashells can be incorporated into a Christmas tablescape. All it takes is a little imagination. Your Christmas tablescape can be as elegant or as casual as your guests.

    • Use large sea scallop shells for appetizer plates or white clam shells for salad bowls.
    • Giant clam shells can be used to serve salads on the sideboard or buffet table.
    • Paint ugly seashells with silver Krylon mirror paint and place them randomly on the table along with mercury glass votive candle holders for additional elegance and sparkle.
    • Add seashells, starfish and Christmas ornaments to large crystal bowls for table displays
    • Drape the adjacent mantle with evergreen garlands wrapped with seashell garland and Christmas lights to coordinate with the seashell tablescape decor.

    Bring the beach into your home by decorating with seashells, starfish, sand dollars and driftwood! Remember to add lots of candles make your tablescape shimmer and sparkle. Make it look so magical King Neptune would want to be invited to dinner!

     
    Keep Calm, Keep It Frosty, and Pretend You’re at the Beach While Having a Very Merry Christmas!

     
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      End of Year Glassware Sale

      Blue Shimmer End of Year Glassware Sale Glassware

      Now that Christmas and New Years celebrations have passed us by One king Lane is having its End of the Year Glassware Sale with its lowest prices for 2014. Their items tend to sell quickly so if you see something you like do not hesitate because it will be gone in a blink of the eye if someone else is looking at it at the same time.

      I am liking these sets of Blue Shimmer glassware for a coastal table setting. They are elegant enough to be used on a coastal Christmas tablescape, but the color is perfect for a summer tablescape a well.

      Blue Shimmer Goblets – Set of 4 by Artland

      Blue Shimmer Wine/Water Goblets - Set of 4 by Artland

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      Blue Shimmer Set of 4 Goblets

      Blue Shimmer Highball Glasses – Set of 4 by Artland

      Blue Shimmer Highball Glasses - Set of 4 by Artland

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      Blue Shimmer Set of 4 Highball Glasses

      Blue Shimmer Old Fashion Glasses – Set of 4 by Artland

      Blue Shimmer Old Fashion Glasses - Set of 4 by Artland

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      Blue Shimmer Set of 4 Old Fashion Glasses

      Fan Shell Ice Bucket by Susquehanna Glass

      Fan Sand-etched Seashell Motif Glass Ice Bucket by Susquehanna Glass

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      Fan Shell Glass Ice Bucket

      The highest-quality hand-cut, sand-etched fan seashell motif glass ice bucket is an ideal way to keep a bottle of wine chilled on a coastal themed serving table.

      Keep in mind there are only three really important things to remember when searching online for end of the year glassware sales…..

      Keep Calm, Have Fun and Keep It Frosty!

       

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