My blog dress and header has changed! As a newlywed, I am excited to present a whole new theme.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tablescape Thursday/Red & White Christmas tablescape

Just because its after Christmas doesn't mean I HAVE to put away my Christmas stuff! I love Christmas decorations and would leave them out until spring if my relatives wouldn't threaten to put me away. Anyhow, here is my second Christmas tablescape. If you missed the first one, please check it out here. It is very similar to this post, but with a few basics changed up.

For this tablescape, I used a red and white checked snowflake tablecloth that I bought at Goodwill for only $2. I kept the two tiered server, silver candlesticks, lace curtains,"snow" and lights, and the Gibson plates.

Instead of white, blue, and silver bulbs, I used red.

I found some darling Christmas dinner plates, salad plates, teacups and candlesticks at Goodwill also. I didn't spend any more than $10 total for the dinnerware and tablecloth! Since we were seating six for dinner, and I only had 4 each of the Christmas plates, I alternated each setting. The placemats, which are actually rimmed in green, not black like it appears, were a dollar each from the Dollar Tree.

I used the same server, but this time with read and white bulbs and Lindt Lindor truffles in a red wrapping (the blue were better!).

This cute handled server held an apple crisp cheeseball from Tastefully Simple, and it was delicious served with cinnamon graham crackers and Teddy Grahms!

These Christmas candlesticks were a perfect fit with my dinnerware.

I reused the silver candlesticks in this tablescape, and they are just as pretty!

Isn't it fun to create a whole new tablescape by changing just a few things? It keeps me creative and keeps cost low.

Well, it is snowing here in northwest Ohio with several inches predicted before tomorrow morning. Maybe we'll finally have more snow than Texas! Mother Nature can be such a moody broad.


Helen said...

Hi Cady! My favorite photo is the beautiful truffle snapshot. I still have three Christmas Trees up - my son from MN is coming next Friday for a week of skiing. He hasn't seen one of my decorated trees for many years. They stay up until he leaves! take care .........

Sarah said...

Kady, I shared one last Christmas post today for TT myself. Just isn't enough time during the season to get it all done. I was too busy with other things to get many posts up. I'm glad you shared this table. I love seeing Christmas inspired settings anytime. Your plates are darling, but I really love those placemats. I want to find some plaid chargers. Well, I found some, but they were more than my budget allowed. LOL
Thanks for sharing. And by the way, no snow in central TX, just cold and windy! ~ Sarah

Blondie's Journal said...


I love this tablescape. of course you can post more holiday tables...there are many ideas with some mixing and matching as you did! I love your Gibson dishes. I also love the pairing of cinnamon graham crackers and the apple crisp cheese ball. Yum! I must have food on my mind!!

Wonderful job. And we have a ton of snow falling too!


Jeanette said...

Everything looks so lovely. I love the way you did the ribbon down the center. Great job. Waiting on snow here in Georgia.

Heather said...

ooh, it's very pretty! i still have most of my decorations up still. i put away all the "santa & Christmas" decorations but left up all the "winter & snowman" decorations. However I do still have the tree up, decorated and presents still underneath, lol. I like to leave the tree up for awhile. I think it makes the living room so pretty :)

Justine said...

Kady, I'm so impressed that you can make the table look this pretty and for so little money. You go girl! And those silver candle holders are gorgeous. Where'd you get those?

Justine :o )

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi sweet Kady!

Your table was gorgeous! I love everything you used on it. Looks like you had a great Christmas. Love the cow hat!!

Happy New Year! Hugs, Sherry

Liz said...

YES it is! You did a great job! I love your little vintage looking Christmas plates. It is all very cute!


bj said...

ahhh, Kady...this is so lovely. I am not tired of seeing Christmas and bet we'll see some all this month on different blogs. I am still on New Years!! lol

Hope everything is good with you..are you still working at the same job?
Take good care and STAY WARM...

Dining Delight said...

I was thrilled to hear you love to leave your Christmas decor up for a long time too! It is still going strong here! Haven't even thought of a date when I might take it down. Love your Christmas tablescape! I can't believe you found those lovely plates with the trees on them at Goodwill! I like the lights in your centerpiece too - and you can't go wrong with Lindt chocolates!


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What an adorable tablescape! And put together for so little money....that's totally up my alley! I love to find deals...and also mix and match things to change up my decor without actually having to spend a ton of money! Great job, I love the $2 checked tablecloth and the Xmas tree dishes!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh this is so pretty -- wow! You had great finds at your GW. This looks like a very fancy table for your $10! Good job!