Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What's Green and Gold and Red All Over?

The holidays always present a problem to a dish many Christmas little time to use them all.

Thanksgiving is a delicious memory, but now tis the season for red and green.

This table starts with a classic plaid tablecloth, layered with a red and green linen runner.

A garland of greens and pinecones has been dressed up with a splattering of green and gold and red baubles.

Tiny bands of red and green fill the borders of these dinner plates which sit atop shiny red chargers, while...

salad plates, adorned with holly berries fancy things up a bit.

Looking lovely are my big shiny red water goblets and deep green wine glasses.  Sitting on golden brocade napkins, this stunning new silverware steals the show.

A simple hurricane holds a chunky red pillar candle.

The Table is set.  The presents are wrapped (thanks to help from a little champagne and curling ribbon)!  Now all we need to do is to fill the house with family and friends and share the joys of the holiday.  This table has been a lot of fun, but now I can't wait to see the other fabulous ideas at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Very pretty table, I love the traditional reds and greens myself. Your red goblets and green wine glasses look especially pretty, and love the holly berry plates, as well as the striped ones, all very lovely.
    Merry Christmas to you,
    Blessings, Nellie
    Think this is the first time to ever visit you.
    Enjoyed my visit.

  2. Salad plates adorned with berries does fancy it up a bit, as do your use of ornaments and greenery. I'm sure your guests will have a fa-la-la-la-fabulous time. Merry Christmas. ~CJ

  3. How pretty and festive -- love your traditional Christmas colors and since I love holly....your pretty dshes are just my style. Now just sit back and enjoy the pretty view.

  4. Great pairings! I have GOT to get myself a plaid tablecloth!!! With all the linens I have, not one is plaid! For Christmas, it's just a must-have!!! You did a wonderful job with this table, and the holly plates are beautiful! Every once in awhile I go rogue, but the traditional Christmas colors always win my heart! Have a great week!!!

  5. Love your tablecloth! What a classic look! I've got to find some green stemware like that too! I'm traditional at heart and love these colors! Love your greens with ornaments! Great look!