There’s something to be said about tradition. Red and green never go out of fashion at Christmas time. A great table doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. I found everything on this table at Goodwill SEW stores!
A simple plaid runner works on any size or shape table. I love candle light, especially on a table. These unique retro red votive cups are a great contrast to the traditional Christmas plates. Green holly garland makes the centerpiece simple yet elegant. Be sure to use unscented candles so the scent doesn’t overwhelm the food.
The holly dinnerware originally came with matching soup bowls, salad plates and cups and saucers. But mixing pieces from different collections makes the table much more interesting. This contemporary stoneware soup bowl offers a striking contrast to the fine china plate and bright red cotton napkin.
Who said the napkin has to be placed under the fork? When placed between the pressed glass compote and bowl it sets off the colors.
No need to wrap party favors, use them to decorate the place setting and your guests have a keepsake from a great party. Or use them as place cards. Select an ornament specifically for each guest. Let them figure out where they sit by matching the ornament to the person!