Simple Christmas Tablescape

I began collecting Christmas dishes before I got married.  At first, I had a serving piece or two and then I decided to start collecting the place settings when I got married.

It is Spode Christmas tree and I still love it.

We usually use it when we host guests during the holidays, but this year we are not having any holiday dinners or out-of-town guests at our house.  So, I decided to switch out my every day dishes with the Spode so we can enjoy using it throughout the Christmas season.  Why wait for guests?

I am really enjoying using my pretty dishes every day and so is my family!

Simple Christmas tablescape farmhouse table Spode Christmas tree

I’ll be honest.  I don’t set the table every single night but I thought it would be fun to show you a simple Christmas tablescape that works for every day. 

simple Christmas tablescape Spode Christmas tree checked napkins

All of the touches on my table and in the breakfast nook make things look festive, yet they are simple and practical.

Yes, I could have used place mats, but this is how we eat every day.  We just set the plate on the table and wipe up any spills when we’re done.

Simple Christmas tablescape with green and white


And, yes, I do actually like to use cloth napkins every day. 

Spode Christmas tree plates and plaid napkins

I have a stash of non-fancy, simple, washable cloth napkins in my hutch that we can use any time.  By using cloth, I save on the waste of disposable paper napkins.

Of course, my kids still prefer paper sometimes, so a few of those are stashed in the tool box on the table with the salt and pepper and a few extra plates.

wooden tool caddy with transferware

The plates are really just for show, but it is handy to be able to grab a plate quickly when your child is eating a messy snack and didn’t bother getting him/herself one!

The rest of the touches here in the breakfast nook are simple.  

simple Christmas table scape white pitcher snowmen

Christmas vignette white pitcher greenery snowmen

I didn’t bother putting a green garland in the chandelier this year.  I wanted to keep things simple and easy to put away when the holiday is over.  I’m just not in the mood for a lot of mess and clutter this year!

simple Christmas tablescape hutch snowman cookie jar

I am loving simplicity and, of course, my favorite traditional red and green.
Today’s post is part of the bHome Christmas tour. I hope you’ll visit everyone that is posting today and that posted earlier this week. You will not be disappointed!

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Please stop by the blogs that are featured today:

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Buckets of Burlap | Cynthia Weber Design | Edith & Evelyn | Lilacs & Longhorns
Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer | At The Picket Fence | Duke Manor Farm



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Garden Therapy | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Bright, Bold & Beautiful | Cupcakes and Crinoline
Southern Hospitality | Little Farmstead | Shabby Art Boutique

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Redhead Can Decorate | Jennifer Rizzo | Our Southern Home | Maison de Pax | Rooms for Rent
Cherished Bliss | Homemade by Carmona | Everyday Enchanting | My Soulful Home

  bHome Christmas Event 2015 | Day 3


Savvy Southern Style | Shabbyfufu | Housepitality Designs
Debbiedoo’s | StoneGable | Love of Home | Setting for Four | On Sutton Place

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23 Responses to Simple Christmas Tablescape

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  6. Everything s so festive and pretty, Julie! And I love that you are using your special Christmas dishes every day! XO

  7. Debbie says:

    I’m so glad that you are using your Spode dishes everyday. Why wait? Mine are used nonstop starting the day after Thanksgiving until the Christmas decorations are put away. All of mine were bought by the piece from places like Marshall’s , TJ Maxx and Homegoods. I even found a few pieces at Ross this year!
    Don’t save them for company. Use them for everyday with the ones you love most!
    Thank you for such a wonderful blog. I’ve never written before but read you everyday! Merry Christmas!

  8. june says:

    So simple and not overdone. I love it all. Huge fan of the red and white check pattern – it shows off your Spode beautifully.
    Merry Christmas!

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  10. I love that pattern and you set such a beautiful table with it Julie!
    Also adore all of the wonderful holiday details in the dining room!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Julie!

  11. Marigene says:

    I love the simplicity of your tablescape…well done, Julie! I agree that it is nice using cloth napkins. Every day is special to me, so I also use good china, sterling and crystal a few times a week just because I love my family. Why save it for “best”…my family deserves a special table when they have had a hard day.
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Lisa says:

    Spode Christmas Tree is such a classic pattern you could never go wrong with that! It’s great that you use it for the whole season. I’ll bet your kids love it!

  13. The Spode dinnerware is really lovely Julie and I agree, you should enjoy it everyday. Such a festive room and I hope your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  15. Julie says:

    Such a pretty tables cape, Julie! Your home is gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  19. Heather says:

    I love your Spode dishes – and your table and dining area are so pretty for the holidays!

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