After adding some color to the mantel in my family room the other day, the kitchen felt like it needed some! By simply gathering up a few of my red accessories, I created a festive table setting…
Welcome to my colorful and festive Christmas table…
As we all know, there are so many fun seasonal things to use this time of year!
For instance, a hurricane filled with fresh cranberries makes a quick and easy centerpiece. Sit the whole thing in a wreath and you are set. Also, I like to use unscented candles on my table. Even though I love holiday scented candles around my house, the unscented ones are better around food.
Adding holiday salad plates on top of simple white plates makes the table instantly festive!
These snowman plates have been a part of my collection for a couple years. I think I bought them at Wegman’s Supermarket. It’s much less expensive to purchase a bunch of salad sized plates than the larger ones too. Not only do they add that festive touch buy they great to layer over the plain white plates.
It doesn’t have to be expensive to be festive and fun.
Look closely and you will see that I even cut up some wrapping paper to make some quick place mats.
In addition to these “place mats”, I have used wrapping paper in several other ways to decorate for Christmas. Why spend extra money when you don’t have to, right?
Red accessories really stand out in a white kitchen.
An inexpensive plaid runner adds more color on the table. As you can see in the background, I hung mini wreaths on the top glass doors on my cabinets using red ribbon.
More mini wreaths with candles complete the center of the table.
We can’t forget about what hangs over the table…
Fresh greens always look pretty and festive on a chandelier.
This year, I searched for some pretty faux greens to see if I could duplicate the look. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any faux ones that I was happy with…so I went with fresh again. I hope they last a few more weeks! If you have found any nice looking faux greens that you recommend, please leave me the info in the comment section!
I left the table setting for last night’s dinner but I might recreate it again for Christmas morning. It’s nice and casual for breakfast and very kid-friendly.
My boys actually love it when the table is all set for Christmas breakfast.
And you can’t go wrong with red at Christmas!
From the table, this is the view into my family room where you can see my latest mantel decor.
From the console table, you can look back into the kitchen.
Here is a close up of the wreaths I mentioned.
Continuing with touches of red, I placed a few nutcrackers on the shelf over the fridge…
To repeat the snowman theme from the table, I included another snowman in a simple corner vignette. The snowman plate is always a big hit when it’s stacked up with Christmas cookies. My neighbor has a cookie exchange party every year and I always bring the snowman along.
Thanks for stopping by to see my table and kitchen all decorated for Christmas!
If you are looking for more Christmas Table inspiration, I did a Simple Christmas Breakfast Table Setting that you might want to check out.
I am still working on a few things and in a couple days we will pick up our live tree!
I have provided sources below for your convenience. Please note that this post contains some affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my links.
Red Napkins – Homegoods – similar red napkins
Red Chargers – Michael’s Crafts but these red chargers look very similar
White Dishes – Mikasa Italian Countryside
Glasses – Williams Sonoma
Flatware – Caesna flatware from Crate and Barrel
Are you finished decorating yet?
I’d love for you to follow, along so you don’t miss a post!
Subscribe by email – HERE
Joining these link parties:
Craftberry Bush – The Inspiration Gallery, French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday, Rattlebridge Farm – Foodie Friday and Everything Else, The Kim Six Fix – Creativity Unleashed, From Gardners to Bergers – The Handmade Hangout, Olives and Okra – Funtastic Friday, Chic on a Shoestring – Flaunt it Friday, The Sway – Saturday Sharefest, Pieced Pastimes – Saturday Sparks, The Everyday Home – Share it One More Time, Sweet Pea – Best of the Weekend, Starfish Cottage – Sundays at Home, My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies – Snickerdoodle Create Bake and Make, Finding Silver Pennies – Silver Pennies Sunday, DIY Showoff – That DIY Party, Inspiration for Moms – Inspiration Monday,
Marilyn’s Treats – Over the Moon, Dwellings – Amaze Me Monday, Cedar Hill Farmhouse – The Scoop, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Inspire Me Monday, A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday, The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday, The Essence of Home – Share Your Style, Tatertots and Jello – Best Friday Features, Coastal Charm – Show and Share,