Simple, elegant, yet fun. This Christmas table red, black, white doesn’t utilize special holiday dishes, but instead brings together the colors of the season with a few ornaments scattered on the tabletop and a unique “bow” to produce a striking result.
This is a super simple way to make your table festive. Three elements separate this Christmas table from any other ordinary daily tablescape. The red dinner plate is a classic Christmas color. The large red Christmas ornaments scattered on the table scream “Ho, ho, ho!” And the black and white checked wall/door decoration turned napkin holder completes the look. (Yes, I said it’s a wall/door decoration. I found it at a local shop, hanging on the wall, and found myself wondering if it could possibly be used in a different way. I knew I could simply set them (I bought four) around the table, but if I could find a way to make it functional, that would be even better. The large center loop proved big enough to house a napkin. Pretty AND functional!)
There is a lace tablecloth on the table, with an ivory-colored matelassé placemat on top. The white salad plate really makes the red plate beneath it show up. White on white on white — with the red plate providing a little separation and a break in the monotony. The circle design in the glass echoes the shape of the Christmas ornaments. The red cloth napkin looks great woven through the black and white checked metal bow.
Note the repetition of colors. Red appears in three aspects of the tablescape — plate, napkin ornaments. The ivory/white shows up in the tablecloth, the placemat, the salad plate, and the checked bow. If another color had been introduced in any of these elements, it would totally change the look, perhaps in a good way, perhaps not.