Combine red and green and you have a Christmas table. It’s that easy. But building a tablescape is like building a house. There are many layers and components that must all be carefully chosen to form a cohesive whole. I love the way this one came together. Go raid your cabinets to see what you have to work with.
The table is adorned in the middle with a lighted mesh wreath. The lights are gold, red, and green — the same colors were used to construct the Christmas table!
In front of the place setting are three large Christmas ornaments, two red and one gold to set the mood and bring forward the color palette. The plates we chose are kelly green with a frog and lily pad design — and we even had the demi-tasse cup and saucer to match. Score! Frogs and lily pads aren’t what immediately comes to mind when you envision a Christmas holiday tablescape, but you see that it really doesn’t matter because it is the color that carries the day.
Here is the rest of the breakdown: Ivory tablecloth. It was a cool crocheted thing from a vintage store. Ivory cloth napkin with a green beaded napkin ring. We chose pearlized red flatware as our touch of red. The little bowl on top is two shades of green with just a tiny bit of red accent around the edges. The end result was a beautiful, memorable Christmas table!