A Merry Santa Plaid Christmas
I’m at the table with some tartan plaid, Santa plates and Christmas greenery and joining Cuisine Kathleen for a Christmas Copycat Table Challenge.
Nothing says Christmas like a little tartan plaid. Add Santa and you have a Merry Santa Plaid Christmas!
I’ve been a Back Porch Musing’s fan since I started blogging, oohing & aahing over Pat’s tables and beautiful photos!
Pat’s Santa Plaid Table was my inspiration for the challenge since I had the same Santa plates and napkins and happily found a Royal Stewart Tartan tablecloth while shopping at HomeGoods in November.
I didn’t have a candleholder like Pat’s for a centerpiece. . .
So I used my lanterns instead. . .
Filling them with some greenery, apples, oranges, pine cones, and nuts for a centerpiece to enjoy through the holidays.
I added some woven chargers under the plates to pair with the bronze finish of the lanterns and complement the texture of the pine cones.
And added some red mercury glass votives for a festive holiday glow at the table.
I had similar goblets, ruby and crystal. . .
And the same duo of napkins, a red check and tartan plaid. I used beaded wreath napkin rings that had a touch of plaid ribbon.
Wishing you A Merry Santa Plaid Christmas!
Santa Tartan Christmas Table Details:
Santa Plates, HomeGoods, several years ago
Square Plate/ Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard Dinnerware
Dinner Plate/ Mikasa French Countryside
Flatware / San Remo by Hampton Forge, Horchow
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Royal Stewart Tartan Tablecloth & Napkins / HomeGoods
Red Check Napkins & Napkin Rings / Pier 1
Red Votives & Chargers / World Market
Thank you for your visit!
Beautiful, as always! You’re such an inspiration, Mary!
Well done, Mary…you took Pat’s ideas & by adding your own special magic, made it even more special.
Love the *FRUITFUL* centerpiece with your lantern…very pretty!
Your table is just beautiful Mary! Thanks for sharing! Hugs to the girls! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug
Beautiful table…..Love the use of different shape and textures of plates. Great job!
What a great copycat design using Pat as your inspiration, Mary. You did a fabulous job using the tartan plaid, pretty ringed napkins and the glowing, lantern filled centerpiece. The table has such a a warm country charm to it and so full of color and texture. Great job, as always!
As soon as I saw the Santa plate, I thought that’s Pat’s table! It is wonderful Mary! Mad for plaid seems to be everywhere this year, and you and Pat are spot on trend with this welcoming warm setting! I love your lanterns and candles for your centerpiece. The photo of the plate stack from the side angle with the sunlight reminded me of Pat’s stunning photos too~ The adjective that comes to mind for your table is delightful! It makes you smile and feel like home and the holidays!
You have the most amazing gift of natural element display!! This looks terrific w/the dishes you showed yesterday as the accent.
As usual BEAUTIFUL! Love the plaid..and those santa plates are adorable.
Oh so pretty and festive, I love it,
I have been a fan of Pat’s for forever too, she always does such a beautiful job on tables and vignettes. Love your table too! I was just planning a plaid table last night, wish I had the Santa plates:) But I have another plan in mind:):) Have a beautiful day!
Tartan plaids always speak of the Christmas Season to me…Not only the Royal Stewart pattern, which I love, but other plaids such as Campbell and BlackWatch patterns that have a bit of red in them…
Love the Centerpiece!
One can NOT go wrong with “plaid” in my book!! franki
Fun plaid, fun plates and a great inspiration! This is such a bold, beautiful table! It makes me think of Christmas morning! Hope your Christmas plans are going well. Enjoy!!
So Beautiful. Love the Plaid and the Santas.
Mary, thank you so much choosing my table for your copycat. I love your table!! You are an inspiration to me!
Great job. I love your table and Pat’s.
You always set the most gorgeous settings, and this is no exception. Beautiful! Love, love, love the tartan plaid!
The whole table is lovely and oh! those heartstoppingly beautiful napkin rings! Thanks for a great post
Mary, you certainly did BPM’s table proud!
Have a wonderful week.
Hi Mary, I LOVE, LOVE your table, and as always, your photography is just beautiful. I love the Santa plates, as well as the Pfaltzgraff square plates. Your goblets and flatware look just perfect with the plates and plaid napkins. I’m trying not to be envious that you found that gorgeous tablecloth at our favorite shopping place (HomeGoods). :-D I am mad for plaid these days, and I love that we’re seeing it in so many places.
Your centerpiece is wonderful; I love your pretty lanterns and all the fresh greenery combined with fresh fruit, nuts and pinecones for the Christmas season. You did a great job of copying Pat’s table. I love seeing her blog posts as well. She has a great eye for decorating.
Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen’s — have a great week!
Love those Santa plates, your table is lovely. I have that French Countryside dishware too, goes great with everything, doesn’t it!!
There was a time there I couldn’t differentiate which was which, you did such an amazing job with the challenge! The lovely plaid linen and the Santa plates just makes for a holiday table at it’s best! You met the challenge beautifully!
You and Pat are two peas in a pod when it comes to setting a beautiful table, Mary. Your copycat table is a perfect copy. Amazing that you had so many of the same details. The Santa plates are adorable, and of course I’m a fan of all that tartan. Great job!
So beautiful! Love your Santa plates and your copycat table is gorgeous.
Beautiful table!! Love those Santa plates and the tartan plaid. I’m a fan of BPM, too, and your version is perfect. You nailed it, lady!!
Your Santa plates are stunning on top of the squares. I love all the Christmas plaid – a perfect match for these fun Santas. :-)
so cute, love santa against the angled plate, he looks very 3d-y. if the purpose is cloning, you did an excellent job. in the midst of our storm, hoping the gh survives, the advent is almost on permanent hold :-(
Beautiful table! Love that tartan cloth and the Santa plates.
Pat’s was the first blog I ever read, long before I started blogging. She has a natural gift for tables, just like you! Sadly, she doesn’t visit or take part anymore, she used to. Your table is just delightful, I would love to be there to enjoy it in person! Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge, you did it up grandly!
Beautiful plaid Christmas table setting. So very festive. Wonderful rendition of the inspiration table.
I would be really hard pressed to say which table I like best, yours or Pats. Both tables are gorgeous but I must say I love lanterns. Lanterns plus Santa plus tartan plaid… OMG it’s gorgeous!!!
I’m new to your site and feel so grateful to have found it. Just wanted to let you know how much my life has been impacted by following your posts. I have recently retired and am excited about the new chapter that awaits me after 45 years working in field of psychology. Just as I have helped people see things in a new way, you have also helped me to see with a fresh new perspective. My table is now being used nightly with new dishes, candles, fruit, vegetable centerpieces and a lot of color! .I am really enjoying using the flora and fauna of the season, fresh is so beautiful and discovered how much can be gathered from the garden, I have never seen fruit and vegetables displayed in such new and unusual manner. The centerpieces are so elegant and yet also casual to be able to enjoy daily. I added the golden wash to my Fall gatherings, used orange berries, pine cones, acorns and acorn leaves from the landscape., and they were so beautiful the entire month. Currently working on Christmas table and buffet , using my summer lanterns for another season (yeaah) with pine, ivy, from garden and apples, oranges, cranberries and nuts. There is so much beauty in fresh and natural, and you make it fun and simple. I love how you celebrate the beauty of the world around you in all your creativity. Everything you touch becomes beautiful.!! Thank you for sharing all that loveliness with us in the wonderful way that you do, . Thank You! Ps Love the snow across your pages
Bing, bang, BOOM!!! Beautiful AND spot on!!! Pat does set beautiful, classic tables, and you have done an excellent job of recreating her design. GREAT idea to use your lanterns! They are very close to the original and represent the same basic styling. Your napkin rings are beautiful…watch out if you invite me for dinner and those are on the table! You might want to check my purse at the end of the evening! :-) :-) :-)
Well done! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
I love the plaid Mary. It just pops with the oranges on it. Thank you for joining HSH! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Your table is stunning Mary!!…and both you and Pat are amazing inspiration to us all…