Hi there! It is so hard to believe that Christmas is merrily right around the corner!! For the Christmas Tree in our dining room, I featured the classic colors of red and gold this year (you can see the fun story about that HERE). To coordinate with this tree, I created this Simple Classic Red and Gold Christmas Tablescape for our Christmas Eve dinner this year.
For our annual Christmas Eve dinner, we usually host about 20 for a formal seated dinner followed by our gift exchange. It is my “super bowl” of holiday entertaining that I look forward to every year. It has become such a wonderful tradition for my family and one that I experienced in my own childhood every year.
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Recently, I shared how I have set our other two dining areas (we have three) for the occasion and for our everyday dining prior to Christmas. We entertain A LOT through these festive weeks!! Here are a few shots of them so you can see how I am coordinating all three of our tables.
You can see all of the details of how I created these two Simple Modern Black and Gold Christmas Tablescapes HERE.
Simple Classic Red and Gold Christmas Tablescape
Now, onto our main dining room! As I mentioned, the Christmas tree I created in there is gleaming with red and gold tones. I was so excited about building this tree with these classic colors to surprise my daughter (longer story!). My extreme Christmas mojo insists on me coordinating my tables with the design of my spaces along with the color palettes that I use on my trees.
Here are a few shots of the tree so you can see what I was working with as a foundation for the tablescape.
Once I decided to feature red on this table, I was so excited to feature my most favorite Lenox Accent Plates! They are over the top decadent and so perfect for a Christmas table!
For the table linens, Solino Home offered for me to choose from their stunning collections to compliment my table setting. I chose from their Classic Hemstitch Collection which completely reminds of the classic linens my mother and grandmother’s used when they were entertaining for special occasions as this.
They are beautifully hand-woven of 100% pure linen with an intricate hemstitch technique that creates a delicate classic border around them. They also come in a large variety of colors!
To provide a festive foundation for my Lenox Tuxedo China, I chose their Red Hemstitch Placemats. For a little extra drama, I placed the placemats vertically on the table so they could drape off the table for a unique look (I actually do this quite often).
For the napkins, I went classic all the way featuring their Ivory Classic Hemstitch Dinner Napkins. Pulling them naturally through the napkin rings make them look like the skirt of a festive dress! Isn’t that perfect for the season?! Classic with a capital “C”!!
To coordinate all three of the tables, I used the same garland down the middle of each table and intermingled candlestick holders for each table. For the black and gold themed tables, I simply used black and gold ornaments for some Christmas flair.
For this table, I just used red ornaments instead of the black and still added in the same gold ornaments that I used on the other two tables. BINGO…tables coordinated so easily!
Using my gold flatware, candlesticks, and crystal stemware on all of the tables really brought it all together effortlessly. Not to worry, though, if you don’t have the kind of quantities that I have. You can totally mix things up if you are entertaining for a larger group. I just happen to have a large collection because I entertain for larger groups often and…I am just weird!! I can admit it! 😉
Here is a nice diagram for how to place your flatware, place settings, and glassware for a formal dinner.
We enjoy drinking a good amount of fine wine and champagne for events such as this. You might be blown away how many different types of wine glasses there are out there for the wine enthusiast! Here is a nice compilation of the options available for the multiple types of wines you might want to enjoy.
All of the stemware I used on this table is linked below as well as other elements of our table.
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We are so looking forward to hosting our friends and family around our new Simple Classic Red and Gold Christmas Tablescape! It provides us all such a beautiful atmosphere for celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. That is, after all, the reason for the season!