During the holiday season, I like to create different tablescapes in the living room and kitchen; rotating between seven different holiday patterns. But, for an everyday, casual Christmas table and meal, I set out my go-to seasonal dishes. 


Pfaltzgraff’s Nordic Christmas pattern graces the kitchen table and island bar for most of December and January.

Snowflake, reindeer, and evergreen tree motifs decorate the dishes; perfect for the winter holiday season. Muted shades of blue, brown, burgundy and green are overlaid on the ivory matte plates.

Today’s post is part of the Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All this week, 21 stylists share their holiday table creations for your viewing pleasure.

We’re midway through the blog hop, so be sure to return tomorrow and Friday to see all the festively decorated tables.

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Dishes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


For a casual, yet festive setting, I began by covering the glass table with a plaid cloth. Snowflake print napkins are held in place with pewter rings. Both the napkins and tablecloth are easy-to-care-for, knit fabrics requiring little ironing.

I like how the green background of the napkins bring out and compliment the green in the Nordic dish pattern and plaid tablecloth.


Rather than using red handled flatware, I chose my copper twig pattern. That’s because the red in the flatware clashes a bit with the burgundy shades in the dishes and tablecloth.

I also like pairing the twig flatware with the woodcut chargers, as I did with Thanksgiving’s Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table.


Both the Nordic pattern coffee mugs and top dessert plate are decorated with evergreen trees. Snowflakes and reindeer decorate the rim of the dinner plate.


Brown reindeer tie-in with the natural woodcut and twig flatware on the casual Christmas table.

Deer centerpiece-casual-Christmas-table

They also work well with the deer centerpiece in Enchanting Woodland Tablescape.


Pfaltzgraff Nordic dishes were only produced from 1996-2000. The seasonal pattern was not widely available in stores, but is easily found on the secondary market. I have five place settings and a number of serving pieces, sugar and creamer, candle holders and more.


Since I use the dishes nearly everyday (for multiple meals) during the holiday season, I’d like to invest in a few more settings.

Snowmen Join the Scene

Who is perfectly at home in a snow-covered wood — why, snowmen of course! For the centerpiece, I started with another woodcut charger and topped it with a Christmas cake stand and hand-painted hurricane.


Around the base of the snow-topped stand is a candle wreath made of greens, berries, balls and sleigh bells.

A battery-operated string of tiny lights is weaved around the wreath.


My sister-in-law handpainted the snowman-decorated hurricane as a Christmas present. She also inscribed each of our names around the rim in gold. It’s been decorating my house for many years.


Inside is a battery-operated, snowy candle creating a warm glow. Lucky, these jolly snowmen are melt-proof!


Holiday greenery and icicles dangle from the chandelier overhead. Usually there are crystal snowflakes too, but I’m still trying to figure out which box they are packed in!


Place cards are held by happy snowmen adorned with scarves. A lighted gingerbread house blinks and glows at each setting. Vintage Libbey blue glasses tie-in with the blue snowflakes in the dish pattern.


Each gingerbread house sits atop a snowy-edged cupcake stand on the casual Christmas table.


Casual Christmas Table Flows to Kitchen Island

Hubby and I usually have breakfast and lunch at the kitchen island bar.

A tree-shaped pie stand holds extra Nordic dishes for easy access on the counter and for unloading the dishwasher. It also comes in handy as a tiered server for holiday entertaining.


Carrying the winter holiday theme into the kitchen includes the snowman on the kitchen door.


Three casual Christmas table place settings are on the island bar. Our family’s favorite Nordic dish is the skier luncheon plate. That’s because we all love to ski. Last February, hubby and I celebrated his retirement on a Breathtaking Breckenridge, Colorado Ski Trip.

Reindeer decorate the cereal bowls. Both dishes get a lot of use during the winter months.


Moose or polar bears decorate each casual Christmas table placemat. Both animals are featured in other casual seasonal settings, including; Moose Toboggan Ride Tablescape Winter Fun.

Napkins tucked into the blue glasses are also printed with moose, polar bears, sleds and skis.


Snowman on the Shelf

For each season and holiday, I also decorate the two shelves in the kitchen. A large platter and bowl match the cake plate used for the casual Christmas table centerpiece.


More snowmen and moose decorate the serving pieces. All three dishes were a Christmas gift from my son many years ago. He knew his mom was a plate addict even then!


Several friends from my snowman collection decorate the shelves.

They and the sleigh bell garland came from a favorite local shop, Old Allegheny. For more of their incredible decorations and tableware, check out Previewing Favorite Christmas Shop Kicks Off the Season.


A little later in January, I’ll replace the moose and snowman Christmas dishes with polar bears. See Polar Bear Frolic in Sleigh Ride Tablescape for the table and centerpiece too.


I hope you enjoyed my casual Christmas table and kitchen. Now it’s time to check out all the holiday tables by my fellow bloggers!

Christmas Tablescape Hop



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Have you started setting festive tables for the holidays?




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