Jazzy Christmas Dinner Table Setting

2 Hours
Mixing and matching is super easy...jazz up your Christmas table with things you already have!
All ready for family and friends
I believe in double duty when setting a table and Christmas is a great time to mix and match what you already love. This year I'm using my favorite vintage tinsel tree and childhood ornaments as a centerpiece instead of traditional candles or a floral arrangement.
I started by giving a light green and cream cotton summer table cloth a good ironing with spray starch. Then I layered on a quilted runner. I love this runner because it has a holly design on one side and polka dots on the other. Look for table linens at after Christmas sales to double duty all year long. Keeping with the color palette, I added red gingham paper napkins that I found last year at an after Valentine's Day sale!
Holly rimmed salad plate
I have plain white everyday dishes that I bought in 1985. Yep! Talk about long- lasting! Ironstone is a great investment and the white is the perfect backdrop for fancy salad/dessert plates.
Wintery sprigs of holly and evergreen
Layering the salad plate on top of the dinner plates adds so much color and texture to your table. Don't be afraid to mix and coordinate your colors. Keeping similar colors helps unite all sorts of patterns and textures
Fancy glasses...why not?
I love vintage touches. Here are two of my favorites. The stemware was my Mom's and the tumbler was a wedding gift some 25 years ago. Everything tastes better out of a pretty glass, don't you think?
Even my tinsel tree gets a whimsical touch. I used vintage handkerchiefs from my aunt and Grandma to fill in a basket and double duty as a tree skirt!

Jazz it up this year...Merry Christmas!
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  • Judith Judith on Dec 24, 2015
    Looks wonderful! I`m a firm believer in using what you already have, too. I `shop` my house all the time. I love the vintage hankies-so sweet! Christmas Blessings to you : )

    • MN Mom MN Mom on Dec 24, 2015
      Thank you, Judith and Happy Christmas to you as well!