Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Green and White and Red All Over

What's green and white and red all over??  Why, the perfect Christmas tablescape, of course.  I'm just a teensy bit behind in my holiday preparations, but looking at this fun and festive table makes me smile. Somehow, everything will get done in time...I just need to relax and not take things too seriously.  Like this setting...nothing serious about it!

I started off with a simple table cloth made of Marimekko fabric (always available at the Crate & Barrel for a ridiculously fabulous price).  With its giant burgundy, green and white dots on a bright red background, this cloth is just plain fun.  Time to stack...

I chose my white lacy paper placemats (also from the Crate) and

some shiny red chargers with my favorite plain white plates and

some playful red and white polka dot napkins (Pottery Barn) and

another little white plate and

finally my flatware, neatly tucked into a little red stocking trimmed with green baubles.  Beverages will be sipped from these festive glasses...

...a big chunky red water goblet and a deep green wine glass.  In lieu of a floral centerpiece, I opted for some playful holiday decorations.  From my rather vast collection of snowmen, I chose these handmade glass snow people... very favorites,

This guy in his party hat...

...and this snow girl with her headband and scarf...

and Mrs. Claus!

I think they look rather happy standing next to this little burlap tree.  Excuse me, but I think I just might grab one of those wine glasses, pour something tasty, and ponder my to-do list.  Hope I inspired you to get in the holiday spirit.  Looking for more ideas?  I'm sure you'll find them at these parties...

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)

Take another look from a year ago, Green and Gold and Red All Over.


  1. I do love this table. It's so happy. Your combinations are just mesmerizing. I love the shiny glasses.. The snow people are really cute and add to the table. White dishes are just perfect for this.. xo marlis

  2. I'm seeing so many adorable snow-people used in tablescapes this season and Iove it! Your table is whimsy and elegant. Hope you have a productive day.

  3. What a darling table! Love the burlap tree -- and thanks for the tip about the Marimekko fabric at C&B!

  4. So cute!!! I love those Pottery Barn napkins. Now I wish I had bought them.


  5. What an adorable table. From the tablecloth to the flirty snowmen, everything says fun. I especially love the burlap tree. You didn't state a source. Did you make it? I am pinning it and following you on pinterest.
    Thanks for sharing the joy of Christmas.
    Merry Christmas, Ginger

  6. Fun is the word for your precious tablescape! The polka dot tablecloth and napkins are so cheerful. The stack of plates with cute stocking with the flatware inside in lovely! My favorite are your two darling snow people as a centerpiece! Very festive! Pam

  7. Adorable! The colors are so festive and I love the touches of whimsy. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Jessica @ A Humble Creation

  8. I am blown away with your festive settings.

    LOVE LOVE the flatware socks. This is a must to be written in my long wishlist.

    Hope a nice Santa will pass his way in a freezing Stockholm.


  9. Cuter than cute! I love those lacy white placements. Putting the flatware in the stockings is such a great idea. Dianne

  10. Love your table. Pinned:) Stop over