Merry and Bright Christmas Table

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To begin, I believe this is the first time I am showing this wall since I made some changes.  The starting point was the stunning painting by Jennifer Lanne that can be found from Jen O’Connor at Earth Angels Toys.  I had the incredible pleasure to meet both of them when I bought this painting earlier this year.  The painting brought the perfect pop and I chose a black background to tie in with my collection of Toleware trays.  I had been wanting a painting of hers for several years and was so glad to finally find the perfect one for our home.

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I started our table with my favorite Christmas tablecloth.  It is a beautiful green and has stripes of red, burgundy, pink and a lighter green.

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Each of the place settings have a gold charger bought at the Christmas Tree Shops years ago.  The china, silverware and crystal are actually our wedding gifts and I break them out at Christmas each year.

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I decided to also incorporate some of my vintage silver-plate serving pieces.  I wanted a variety of heights, so I stacked several pieces on top of each other.  The bowl below is stacked on a gravy boat.

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I added my Grandmother’s candlesticks, mercury glass trees and a bunch of my vintage ornaments.

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I wanted to do a very different feel in this room – and very different from out kitchen’s more rustic setting.  I also really wanted to bring in lots of color – especially the combination of red and pink.

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Each of the little ceramic pieces on the plates are actually light bulbs from a vintage light set.  They do not work any longer, but are still so beautiful.  The little “screw in” part is wrapped in ribbon and tucked under the riboon.

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Then I made a tag on Photoshop Elements.

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I added a little bit of glitter and tied in around the napkin as well.

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I am still learning Photoshop, but if you are interested in me sharing the tag, let me know in the comments and I will make it available.

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I will be sharing at the parties you can find here and at The Lettered Cottage



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26 thoughts on “Merry and Bright Christmas Table”


  1. Hi dear friend! How are you? I hope all is going well. I love your table, it is so festive and cheery and I adore all the ornaments. Christmas is such a fun time to mix things up a bit.
    Have a wonderful week!!!

  2. I adore your stunning table and blog! I’m also very jealous as I have most of my vintage ornaments packed away from my young kids but would love to see them more… Maybe this year I’ll do a few pedestals up high… I did make a small wreath like yours. Thanks for renewing my enthusiasm and energy to tackle more decorating!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I love your Vintage Table and would love to know how you made the name tags. This would be wonderful to use for my family who come for dinner on “The First Day of Christmas”.

  4. This is just a stunning display! Are they all vintage ornaments? Where did you get them all? Can I come live at your place? I am a Twitter and FB fan visiting from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from Mess For Less