Casual Christmas Tablescape

Happy holidays to all!


Before leaving home on a recent trip, I put together a quick tablescape. It’s:

  • easy
  • casual
  • festive
  • versatile (potential themes: Santa, rustic, country, woodland)
  • uses traditional Christmas colors

Wanna see?

Set of Debbie Mumm salad plates—in 4 different designs!
Punches of red glass: red goblets (Steinmart online sale years ago) and flocked red “velvet” votive holders (Dollar Tree years ago)
Easy-peasy centerpiece:  reclaimed wood tray, pinecones, vintage ornaments and sprigs of holly and pine.
Seagrass placemats and wood napkin rings complement the wood tray and the slightly “rustic” vibe.

Dinner anyone?

Do tablescapes ever “inspire” your menu? This one’s got me thinking about holiday tamales, Spanish rice, and charro beans—with a glass of sweet tea. Can you tell I’ve been visiting family in Texas? The roots go deep…

Enjoy the rest of your week—and weekend!

I’m joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Hi Susan, that’s a really nice and casual tablescape, and I like the centerpiece too. That’s funny that you ask does a tablescape ever inspire a menu, I never really thought of it that way, but I certainly choose different china for different times of year because they inspire me seasonally (and not just the obvious Santa for Christmas). I hope you enjoy your holidays, wherever they take you.

  2. Wonderful ideas I enjoyed your post. I am inspired.

  3. So nice to see your post, I enjoy your posts.

  4. Every year I put out our “go to” Spode Christmas Tree in the breakfast room the day after Thanksgiving. It serves multiple purposes…an instant decoration for the kitchen, a spot for sweet Mr. and me to share meals, and a table to entertain spur of the moment guest throughout the holidays. I picked up some good ideas from your rustic design. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  5. Oh, I wish I could make a spread like that. I’m design-challenged. ha. I do love seeing it in other people’s homes tho! Beautiful.