Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Casual Christmas Dining

I am having so much fun participating in the Christmas Blogger Block Party. Today's party is Christmas Dining. My Christmas tablescape is cheerful, whimsical and fun! Since we no longer have a formal dining room, I kept my "fancy" Christmas dishes in the cabinet. I decided to just do something different this year. I think it is a happy table - if dishes can be happy, and I think they can! This is most assuredly not stuffy :-)

I started with shiny, somewhat "blingy", placemats that I got several years ago at Target. You can barely see them in the finished tablescape, but I thought they were a great starting point. I topped these with layered red and silver chargers (also purchased at Target). I alternated the red and silver depending on the placemat. Next I layered Wedgewood Strawberry and Vine dinner plates. This simple white plate is so versatile. The salad plates are 4 different whimsical patterns from Radko. I got these a few years ago at Dillards. They are too cute! Finally, I added a little felt stocking flatware holder. I hated to cover the design on the salad plate, but it seemed to be the perfect place for the silverware.

I love these plates!!! Just like Radko ornaments, they make me smile!

I shared the centerpiece a few days ago so I won't bore you with all the little details. I do think it goes so well with the rest of the tablescape. To me, you just can't go wrong with vivid red and green for Christmas!!!

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  1. Yes, those Radko dishes are lovely/happy. Love your utensil holders.

  2. Beautiful dishes, your table is set wonderfully. Love the bring colors!

  3. Love that red and apple green combo! Your little stockings being used to hold utensils are darling.

  4. Your table is so pretty. I love the apothecary jars and that big red tray. Everything is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Lisa...thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave such nice comments. Your blog is adorable...I'm a new follower. The little stockings on your place settings are perfect!

  6. For "casual" dining that's pretty awesome! I love the warmth and fun of this tablescape - kudos to you for making it so inviting. Happy Holidays!


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