4 Holiday Table Settings To Fit Every Style

It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! (see what I did there?) Everywhere you go your senses are tickled by the sweet aroma of the most delicious meals prepared by the hostesses all around the  neighborhood. But how about you? Have you started setting the stage for this year's holiday dinner? Do you have all the dishes and glassware selected and ready to be displayed? If you're still in need for ideas we hope our holiday table settings will inspire you.

We created four different holiday dinner place settings to fit different entertaining styles.

1.  Traditional with a bold twist

First, we created a vibrant place setting with deep reds and gold bands. We mixed a 1940s American classic dinnerware set by Homer Laughlin with a 1920s gold encrusted Limoges charger. We also paired the dinner set with a vintage ruby red water goblet (like this one) and a mid-century champagne flute to help tie everything together. 

4 Beautiful Holiday Tablescapes

Holiday Table Settings ideas

Holiday Tablescape ideas

Holiday Dinner Table Decoration

2. Country comfort with fresh elements

Still keeping it within the traditional lines, we created a more comforting and casual place setting with floral patterns in cool blues using the traditional English grace of this Johnson Brothers dinnerware set. With scalloped edges and mixed square and round edging this set paired beautifully with a wooden charger and a naturally shed deer antler. For a touch of playfulness we tied in a Christmas tree holiday cocktail stir stick with the vintage flatware. 

White and Blue holiday dinner place setting

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johnson brothers dinnerware set

holiday table decorations

blue and white china set

3. Old world with gold and blush tones

Next, we created a luxurious place setting with thick, gold encrusted bands, cream borders and intricate antique patterns to highlight the amazing, old Bavarian porcelain craftsmanship. We wanted to create a cohesive eclectic table décor by bringing the old world into today and so we mixed an antique Bavarian bouillon cup with a contemporary ceramic canape plate.  We then paired the matching gold rimmed plates with soft pink vintage glasses made in France in the 1980s to soften the daring gold porcelain and reds of the flowers. Lastly, for a little bit of whimsy we added the cutest rabbit candle holder

Gold holiday place setting

holiday dinner table decoration


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4. Contemporary clean tones

Lastly, we focused on clean and crisp white tones with irregular ceramic edges for a contemporary feel. We mixed a lot of textures in this place settings with air plants, deer antlers and geometric gold cake toppers which can easily be used as cocktail stir sticks.

modern place settings

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contemporary table decorations

white and gold tablescape


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