It’s a wonderful time of the time – for decorating and sharing, for being with friends and family. Nothing is more festive at Christmas than sharing a meal around a merry red and gold Christmas tablescape.
Beautiful tablescapes provide magic at Christmas. What pulls this Christmas tablescape all together is the color scheme; it’s a red and gold Christmas tablescape for this year.
Do you have a theme for your Christmas table? A color scheme? Favorite dishes, a favorite tablecloth, an heirloom you put out every year? Or do you choose all-new elements for your table?
Our table is a mix of old and new, long-time favorites, and a few vintage finds.
Dinner Party with a Merry Red and Gold Christmas Tablescape
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I’m excited to share this merry red and gold Christmas tablescape as part of our monthly Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. Cindy is all about easy and fun.
Here is the inspiration image from Kelly Nan that Cindy chose. Isn’t this a magical scene? The candles provide the table light that casts a lovely glow.
Everyone is sharing a Christmas tablescape lit for an evening celebration. Are you joining me from my friend Laura of Decor to Adore? Laura is sharing a prairie-style tablescape you will adore.
And what is so extra special about this table? It’s one of my favorite tablescapes. Our red and gold tablescape was the setting for a Christmas dinner party on Saturday night. We had three couples coming for a Christmas dinner that was not just fun and festive, but beautiful as well.
Designing My Red and Gold Tablescape
My inspiration for the tablescape was the Christmas vignette that I made for our entry commode. After enjoying it for several days, I decided that it would be better served as our Christmas tablescape centerpiece.
I moved it to the center of the dining room table and the red and gold Christmas tablescape was easy to put together from that starting point.
TIP: a centerpiece for a tablescape is one inspirational possibility. Others could be your dishes, a favorite ornament, or a new decoration.
I changed up the oblong brass tray just a bit.
I left one of the tall gold bottle brush Christmas trees in the center of the tray. I was so in love with the three large gold bottle brush trees that I bought at one of my favorite antique malls that I rushed back to buy the five small ones.
I added those to the brass tray.
For candles, I used prayer candles from Dollar Tree. I used gold sticky vinyl paper to wrap around the candle.
I placed a large square mirror at the end of each side of the brass tray.
These mirrors, which I’ve had for many years, will add to the reflection of light from our chandelier and candles.
I placed one tall Christmas tree in the center of each mirror. Next came four tea candle stems.
I bought these tea lights at Dollar Tree. Each one received the gold leaf treatment.
Designing the Place Settings
As placemats I used gold texture paper that I cut to fit.
I knew that our Christmas china would be the focal point. Years ago we started collecting the Lenox Holiday china to use with our Lenox Eternal china.
We now have salad plates, bread and butter plates, and a large assortment of serving pieces to use during the Christmas holidays.
I used our Lenox Eternal dinner plate with the Holiday salad and bread and butter plates. This is where some red comes into the picture. The table needed just a little bit of red to soften the metallic gold.
For water and wine glasses, I mixed a few patterns of our Waterford crystal.
I used our Buttercup sterling silver pattern.
The only thing left was a pretty napkin ensemble. Our white napkins with gold trim were the perfect choice for our red and gold Christmas tablescape, but they needed a pop of red.
To bring in an organic element, I used faux greenery paired with a metallic painted ball and tied with red and gold trim.
Then I wrapped bright red taffeta around the white and gold napkin and the greenery embellishment.
I love the softness of this fabric and that it’s a true Christmas red.
The table was complete.
Now the only thing needed was a little light. The lighted garland on our vaisselier really adds a beautiful glow at night. And I love how the new mirrors on the wall help to reflect the lights and colors of Christmas.
The lighted tea candles and prayer candles give a wondrous glow to the room. It was still light outside, but cloudy.
I love the opulence of our gold tablescape and how the bright pop of red brings in the Christmas feel. I actually have a few ideas for adding more red to the scene.
Next on the lighted Christmas tablescape tour is the talented Wendy of WMDesign House.
As we begin to enjoy the Christmas festivities, may all your tablescapes be merry red and gold. Please PIN!!