Christmas Tablescape 2016 {It’s All Set}

Changing things up seems to be the name of my game this holiday season.  Therefore, it has taken me longer than ever to get my decorating done.  Of course, it’s all fun for me so I haven’t minded, other than the fact that I’m a little behind schedule on other holiday must-do’s! 

At any rate, I’m sticking with my theme of change (not to mention my other theme this year of simplicity) with my holiday table and I am loving the new look!

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Today’s Christmas tablescape is part of the monthly tablescape series, It’s All Set.  

It's All Set - Monthly Tablescape Inspiration

You can see the beautiful tables my friends are sharing at the end of this post.

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In the past, I set my table using my Spode Christmas tree dishes.  You can see some of those holiday tables here and here.

This year, I decided I wanted to use some blue and white mixed in with traditional holiday hues so I tried my blue and white thrift store plates layered with white and a faux wood charger. 

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I love the fresh look this combination makes!

Because I love traditional red and green at Christmas, it was a must-have for me.

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I mixed it all together with some of my favorite holiday pieces.  My Fitz and Floyd gingerbread house cookie jar takes center stage atop some evergreen clippings.  

I scattered some tiny vintage ornaments on the greenery to add a little color.

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To add more holiday cheer, I topped each plate with a candy cane tied with some Leyland Cypress sprigs from my yard and a cheerful Christmas place card holder.

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Honestly, I had forgotten I had these little place card holders — it was so fun to re-discover them in my stash!  I bought them from Crate and Barrel several years ago during an after Christmas sale.

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They can double as a napkin ring, but my napkins were a little too fat to fit through the hole so I just went without.

Another after Christmas sale find were these little silver reindeer from Pottery Barn years ago!  They are also place card holders but I think they look cute next to each place setting.

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I love how this tablescape still has all the elements of a traditional table, without the head-to-toe red and green.

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I still love my Spode Christmas tree plates, in fact, we use them every day during the holiday season but I think it’s nice to change things up from time to time, don’t you?

 

Now I hope you’ll head over to visit my friends — their beautiful tables never disappoint!

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8 Responses to Christmas Tablescape 2016 {It’s All Set}

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  2. Catt-in-Kentucky says:

    Everything looks beautiful!

  3. Just beautiful, LOVE those amazing Buffalo Check chairs!

  4. Julie, I love the beautiful light touch you applied to this table. It’s so elegant while being clean and simple. Yet still there are so many wonderful details. I particularly love the gingerbread house, the little reindeer and the vintage ornaments, but everything is just lovely!! Have a wonderful holiday!!

  5. Cindy says:

    Wonderful table. Adore the greens in the chandelier

    Cindy

  6. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Julie, your table is so beautiful! Love it and all the greens you have used!
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

  7. Botanic Bleu says:

    Julie,
    You had me at blue and white thrift plates. Great job pulling everything together.

    Joyeux noël,
    Judith

  8. Simple and oh-so-pretty, Julie! I love the addition of a candy cane on the plate!

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