Setting the Christmas Table

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While my guys are all on a secret mission wrapping their Christmas presents, I thought I’d share this morning’s Christmas Brunch at the red barn tablescape.

Last week I posted an Enchanting Woodland Tablescape for Christmas & Winter Holiday Meals. Today, I created second Christmas tablescape using the same two plate patterns, but different holiday placements, napkins, glasses and favors. There is also a new centerpiece that gives the table an entirely different personality.

I love mixing things up while setting the table for my family. It’s fun to turn an otherwise normal meal into a special occasion with a festive tablescape.

A short post today, before we leave for church and enjoy our Christmas Eve evening buffet and family traditions.

A Second Table Design

To create the red barn tablescape, I started by changing the table linens from a forest green tablecloth to placements with a holly print. That allowed the round glass table to show through, as well as the red and green striped fabric on the chairs. Napkins changed from plaid to red with a small embroidered Christmas tree. Sprigs of holly berries are tucked into pewter napkin rings, in the shape of a snowflake.

Red Barn tablescape

The dinner plate and cup and saucer are Ireland Pursuit by Noritake. The Red Barn Tablescape gets its name from the Better Homes & Gardens Christmas plate depicting a red barn in a snowy, holiday scene. The berries on the plate tie in with the holly berries in the placemat and tucked into the napkin rings.

The vintage Rose Point crystal was my great grandmother’s and was featured, along with Ireland Pursuit, in the post, Turkey Tureen is Star of Thanksgiving Table. The flatware was also used in the previous woodland tablescape and was found at Home Goods.

The little white, vintage truck with the Christmas tree in it’s flatbed is an ornament and guest favor. It is one of several styles around the table.

Red Barn tablescape two

Above is a red truck ornament. All the ornaments are by Hallmark and part of its All American Trucks Series, started in 1995 through 2017.

Birch & Branch Hurricane Candle Adds Holiday Glow to Table

The rustic hurricane and it’s faux birch bark candle add the wow factor and holiday glow to the red barn tablescape.

Woodland tablescape centerpiece

The centerpiece was also created by ‘shopping’ my own home décor, as I did with the deer on a toboggan from the woodland tablescape.

Deer centerpiece woodland tablescape

The central element is a hurricane with branches made out of iron, found at a ski area boutique. It’s the same place I found the tree stump votive holder. The large birch candle came from Pottery Barn. It sits on a large wooden charger that also elevates the centerpiece about an inch.

Pinecone, red berry clusters and artificial greens encircle the hurricane. I also added several grapevine stars dipped in white paint – ornaments borrowed from the Christmas tree. The sleigh bell garland was reused, and several large jingle bells were also added to the mix.

Christmas red barn tablescape

Time to Eat!

My guys are going to have to take a break from gift wrapping and telling me to close by eyes as they go from one floor to the next. The candle is lit and it’s almost time to serve up brunch. A menu that included cranberry sparklers, hot coffee, strata, and seasonal yogurt parfaits (layered with cranberry almond granola and pomegranates).

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Hope you had a lovely Christmas Eve morning meal. Do you set a special table? What did you serve?

Looking forward to sharing many more tablescapes in the year ahead, including one or two for New Year’s Eve.

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