Today, you are getting a “twofer”, plus so much more! I am sharing BOTH of our Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table Settings for the big days, plus even more inspirations from some talented bloggers.
On a daily basis, our plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are ever-changing. However, I am pressing ahead hoping that our existing plans will stay intact.
The number of our guests has changed multiple times so far and I expect them to potentially change again. My brother in Houston just tested positive so their plans have also changed. Sadly, the story of the times…
For Christmas Eve, we are presently hosting ten (immediate family and one other couple). Two more may join in if we stay quarantined for the next couple of weeks. Can 2020 just be over already?!
Based on the number we will be serving on Christmas Eve, I am setting both of our larger tables in a way that is socially distanced. I am also setting them in a coordinated way so that neither table seems “more special” than the other. This is why I am showing you BOTH of our Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table Settings… hence, the “twofer”. 😉
Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table Settings – Part 1 – The Dining Room
As usual, I typically coordinate our Christmas Table Settings with the overall look of the holiday decorations in our home. This year, the theme throughout our home included an abundance of fresh evergreens accented with gold and other metallic tones. You can see our Green and Gold Fresh Evergreen Christmas Home Tour HERE.
Here are a few images from the tour so you can see the color palette and designs I was coordinating with…
I shopped for placemats, runners, and napkins that I could use for the base of the tables. Finding the right color was my challenge…the right evergreen tone. Thank goodness for Amazon!
The green table runners I found were so perfect AND they came in multiple sizes, which I needed to work for both tables which are completely different in terms of length.
They coordinated PERFECTLY with my new Lenox Holiday Expressions Accent Plates! The evergreen color and design of these plates are so festive for the holidays and even throughout winter.
Since my whole theme for our Christmas decorations this year was natural evergreens, I designed both our tables around the accent plates. You could use any other color for the dinner plates, but I just went with our simple white dinner plates.
“Gold” Napkins are actually pretty hard to find, especially if you are looking for a more casual look (my kids asked for “casual” this year). However, when I found these mustard fringe napkins, the mustard ended up coordinating so much better than “gold” because it takes on the tones of my gold flatware.
And, I just love how the napkins drape across the plates!
For the centerpiece, I really kept things as simple as possible and let the flowers be the star of the show along with the fresh evergreens.
My Gold Metal Compote Bowls were perfect to use. I bought them for Blush Pink and Gold Bridal Shower I hosted a while back. I chose to feature white hydrangeas for their girth and rounding effect.
I simply placed in the hydrangeas first (into wet foam) and then filled in with fresh evergreens from my yard and Trader Joe’s.
The nice thing about these arrangements is that if any of the hydrangeas expire early (the evergreens will stay fresh through Christmas), I can change them out easily.
For the finishing touches, I used the same cylinder vases with floating candles that I used for our White Woodsy Christmas Table Setting for our “everyday” Christmas table setting.
And, finally, added in just a variety of gold glass Christmas Ornaments. You could easily feature any color here!
For the glassware, I took the same approach…coordinated variety!
Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table Settings – Part 2 – Breakfast Area
So now, I am showing how I coordinated our table in the breakfast room to the dining room. Basically, I used all of the same elements only in a scaled down version.
Doesn’t anyone named “Holly” and “Holliday” need to have plates with Holly leaves and berries on them for the holidays?! I’m just sayin’…
PRO TIP: When purchasing any sets of glassware or dinnerware, consider whether or not you would use it when entertaining for larger groups and purchase accordingly. For example, our two main dining tables seat up to 14, so I make an effort to buy that amount if I know I will use them more than once throughout the year.
Here are links to my favorite stores to shop for Christmas Decorations and table settings. Click on any link and it will take you straight there!
Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table Settings – Part 3 – More Inspirations
This was my Elegant Green and Gold Christmas Table Setting from last year. This season, I just used deeper shades of green and mixed it up quite a bit.
Here are few other gorgeous inspirations in the same color palette but all are very different and beautiful in their own ways.
Home with Holly J (the other one!)
Also, check out these recent Christmas posts that might help inspire your Christmas decorating endeavors!
I am so happy you took the time to read through this big one! Hopefully, there are lots of inspirations for you for Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table Settings! Have you been able to figure out what your Christmas entertaining will look like?