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 Christmas table setting…
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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! *Update: See how I decorated the chandelier with faux greens.
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 festive Christmas table and decorated kitchen!
If you are looking for more Christmas Table inspiration, I did a Simple Christmas Breakfast Table Setting that you might want to check out.
At this point, I’m still working on a few things…and in a couple days we’ll pick up our live tree!
Festive Christmas Table Sources:
- Mini Wreaths – Ballard Designs(the ones on cabinets are the old style and new style on table)
- Table Runner – Homegoods and this adorable red buffalo check one would work too!
- 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 decorating your table for Christmas this year?
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