A Christmas Table for Two with Plaid and Bunnies


I set a Christmas table for two by the tree with plaid and bunnies. . .Christmas, bunnies and plaid, one of these things is not like the other. :)


I’ve had these Fitz and Floyd Christmas Bunnies for 20+ years, and it’s been a long time since they escaped their bunny hutch come out to play at the table!


They’re dressed for Christmas with a wreath and bows at their necks, paired with plaid and greenery at the table. They’re joining Better Homes and Gardens salad plates and plaid dinner plates from Williams-Sonoma, on wood slice chargers.


The tree is finally finished and we’re celebrating by dining by the glow of the lights.


A tartan wool throw provides a tablecloth. . .


Sprigs of boxwood and cedar add a natural touch to pair with the garland and wreath detail on the candlestick and bunny.


Help yourself to a glass of Christmas Sangria with Rosemary Simple Syrup, as easy to mix as it is to drink!


 You can easily adjust the fruit and ingredients to suit your taste or your crowd. Substitute sparkling water, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale for a non-alcoholic alternative. You can find the recipe, HERE.



Beaded wreath napkin rings marry a pair of napkins~ a tartan napkin mixed with a pine cone and holly berry print.





A Santa and Bunny pedestal bowl holds a mixture of fresh greenery and apples for a centerpiece for the table.


Table Details:

 Bunnies, Santa Bunny Pedestal Bowl, Bunny Candleholder, Salt and Pepper / Fitz and Floyd, Belk, 20+ years ago

Plaid Dinner Plates / Williams-Sonoma, last year

Salad Plates / Better Homes and Gardens Collection, Walmart, several years ago, used HERE

Tree Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Tartan Throw / HomeGoods, last year

Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Napkins / HomeGoods

Wreath Napkin Rings / Pier 1, last year

Flatware / Hampton Forge, San Remo, Horchow, several years ago


Is your tree up and are you ready for Santa?

It’s been so warm here, Santa’s gonna melt in his suit. :)


Mother-in-law update: Thank you so much for your get well wishes and prayers for Betty. ♥  She’s home from the hospital and getting a little stronger every day with some physical and white dog therapy.


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  46 comments for “A Christmas Table for Two with Plaid and Bunnies

  1. Carol Burger
    December 16, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Love your outdoor theme. My favorite! Wish those plates were still available. We had a tree farm for many years. Because of health reasons we had to stop the business so it has grown into a wildlife habitat.

  2. Michelle
    December 16, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful table setting!🎄 It is very warm here too! No snowman but Santa will arrive on water skies! Lol,⛄️🎄😎🌴

  3. Lorraine
    December 16, 2015 at 8:01 am

    All so pretty, Mary! A welcoming and cozy Christmas table even if the weather outside is frightful(ly) WARM! :) I can’t believe the begonia filled windowboxes on my porch are still blooming!

  4. December 16, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Very pretty Mary, I love the plaid plates and the bunnies are cute. Glad to hear your MIL is doing well! Merry, merry:@)

  5. December 16, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Love it! Those little Walmart plates are pretty nifty! I only have a couple of the patterns and treasure them!

  6. December 16, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Aw! You had me at “bunnies”! The plates are adorable as well as your Fitz and Floyd bunnies. Super cute with the plaid. I saw the Better Home and Garden plates at Walmart this year. I was very tempted to buy them. Unseasonably warm here too. At least we’re getting rain!

  7. Ellen Stillabower
    December 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

    One of your best tables yet!!! I see the Fitz items at Macy’s but I would have to get rid of some things to bring in some new!! Beautiful, just beautiful!! 😍🐇🎄

  8. Sue
    December 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Love your table settings!!! I have the same salad plates. Couldn’t resist them last year. They are so cute!! So glad Betty is doing well(That was my mom’s name. Still miss her so. She passed away on December 18th, 1996> Seems like yesterday sometimes) Have a very Merry Christmas xoxo

  9. December 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I have loved those dishes and regret that I don’t own them every year! Twins again with plaid table for two, only mine is an al fresco picnic with dogs not bunnies :-) I hope you show your tree, it looks chalk full of fun like everything you share~

  10. December 16, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful table, I love those rabbits!

  11. Donna Milazzo
    December 16, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Very pretty! I spotted the Walmart salad plates earlier this year on your site and searched for them at Walmart online. No separate salad plates were available, so I ordered two sets of table settings for 4 since the entire set was very cute, and since it was Walmart, not too pricey. My favorite pattern was the baby deer, and in two sets, I only got two of those (set also had the pine tree pattern, but no birds unfortunately). Then, low and behold, I went to Walmart and found the deer plates sold individually (sigh). I got 4 more and while I was shopping another woman saw them in my basket and asked where they were! Can’t wait to use them when our girls come home for Christmas this year!!

  12. December 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Your table is charming. Bunnies are such lovable animals and yours bring holiday cheer to your table. Thankful for the good news regarding Betty. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  13. Sandi Allen
    December 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful as always! Love the plaid touches. Next to snowmen, bunnies are my next favorite. Love your bunnies.
    Merry Christmas!

  14. December 16, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Oh I love your Fitz and Floyd collection…..I so remember going to the Fitz and Floyd outlet once a month, years ago, and when I moved I downsized my collection…now I definitely have that “donor remorse”… A most gorgeous and festive table….and I spy a most fabulous tree in the background….have a Merry day Mary!

  15. Karen
    December 16, 2015 at 10:26 am


  16. Kathy
    December 16, 2015 at 10:27 am

    What a cute and unique theme for your table. Who woulda thunk it? A bunny and Santa together for Christmas
    I love the dishes the best..l.so cute.

  17. December 16, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Precious and festive! Love your table, as always! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  18. Sherlie Magaret
    December 16, 2015 at 10:51 am

    How adorable, the bunnies and the plaid go together so well.

  19. December 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Love the plaid, the wood and the plaid echo in the plates. I have the same Fitz and Floyd salt & peppers, they are from 1991 or 1992, so you are correct on the 20 plus years. Timeless. You may have inspired me to set a holiday table in the middle of the week. It may shock my family, but on a rainy day, it may bring smiles. Like others, I have given away sets of china so maybe a trip to Homegoods is in the works.

  20. December 16, 2015 at 11:49 am

    What a pretty table! The bunny plates are adorable.
    Happy Holidays.

  21. Robyn
    December 16, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful table! I have the Better Homes & Gardens plates and they are perfect for the money!!!

  22. December 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful table…as always!
    Love plaid for Christmas…I have the plaid rim plates…mine are from Pottery Barn.

  23. Joy B
    December 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    What a darling table! I am enjoying my BH&G plates this year, with plaid chargers from Michael’s and solid white dinner plates. My granddaughter loves the deer, birds, and bunnies on the plates – and so do I!

  24. December 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Mary, Getting my plaid fix this morning with this adorable bunny table. Love sitting in the glow of the Christmas lights. I think I’ll linger even though the errand list is calling out to me.
    Beautiful details as only you can do, Mary.

  25. December 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    A wondrous woodland setting that is just perfect in every way! The bunnies are true treasures that you’ll never find again. I ♥♥♥ all my F& F pieces & am very careful not to chip them as I unwrap them each year.

    My “Ernie” snowman dish order got all screwed up…instead of 2 SETS of everything (4 pieces each) the packer sent only 2 salad plates, 2 dinner plates & 2 cups…one of which had the handle broken. I called & they re-ordered the missing pieces & they STILL got it wrong!!!!! Totally forgot the 7 mugs they owed me & now they are all out & say they don’t expect anymore. They want me to return the whole mess for a refund. I am NOT HAPPY with Lifebrands OR PFALTZGRAFF at the moment!!!

    • December 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Good grief! So sorry to hear about your “Ernie” fiasco Rett :( Sending you an email.

  26. December 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Whew, I’ll bet those bunnies were happy to get some Christmas tabletop fun, Mary! What a cute table all your Fitz and Floyd pieces make…such charm and personality they make. I’d love to have a sip of that special drink, while admiring your creativity. . Cheers to you and your tartan tablescape!

  27. December 16, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Such cute critters. Glad to hear your mother-in-law is making improvements especially before the holidays

  28. December 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Glad Betty is better. That is my MIL’s name also.
    Your table is a happy table. I love the fresh greenery and fresh apples,plaid accents and Fitz and Floyd charming pieces.
    Have the merriest of Christmases. I’m enjoying the Mikasa holiday pattern from your giveaway in 2013 ( It does not seem possible it has been two years!)

  29. December 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Your table is so pretty with the tartan and I LOVE your bunnies! They really are adorable! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  30. Paula
    December 16, 2015 at 8:41 pm


    So Adorable !! the fruit drink looks wonderful !!
    Glad your mother inlaw is doing much better, I wish my sister was :(.
    It is calling for a light snow this Friday yeah , ! Dreaming of a white Christmas , up north we do that :) hehe


  31. December 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Mary, I have always loved Fitz and Floyd and have collected for years! I love the bunnies with the tartan plaid…so festive! And a table for two is always perfect! Good to hear your MIL is improving! Pam @ everydayliving.me

  32. Linda E.
    December 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    So glad to hear that Betty continues to make progress! How nice that she will be home for Christmas! Wonderful table setting as usual, Mary! The bunnies fit right in!

  33. December 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Just Beautiful. Love those Fitz and Floyd Bunnies with Santa. Glad to hear your MIL is better.

  34. Jean S. Mazet
    December 17, 2015 at 12:25 am

    I’m a “dish-a-holic” and your bunnies and plaid have me hooked. I’ve put it on my bucket list to meet you one day. Your page is like a wishing well of ideas and each an ever bearing inspiration. Thank you for so unselfishly sharing.

  35. Granny Gay
    December 17, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Thankful that your mother-in-law is home and feeling stronger every day…just in time to enjoy some Christmas cheer. What a joy it must be to come home from a shopping trip and discover such an inviting table…even tho you created it yourself. Here’s wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas…

  36. December 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I love anything F&F Mary, but have never seen the Christmas bunnies! How cute they look next to your holiday sangria! A charming woodland holiday setting, it’s all so happy and adorable!

  37. December 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    How charming is that?? Love the BH&G but can never find my favorites so this year I ordered them online from WalMart but they only sell the salad plates in sets of six. Now I have too many – is that possible? I didn’t think so! You are the best stylist!

  38. Betty Dotson
    December 17, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Glad to hear Betty is better! A wonderful table with the Christmas tree in the background. I really love it. I’m thinking of a table for 2 with owls.
    Merry Christmas,

  39. Cynthia Raines
    December 18, 2015 at 12:25 am

    How precious – love the bunnies and the plaid. So glad Betty will be home for Christmas. Will keep her in prayers that she gets stronger every day. Will you share the tree? I know it’s over the top. Thanks Mary.

  40. Morwenna
    December 20, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I was so excited to see this posting! The table is wonderful! I have the same salad plates and some vintage plaid rimmed plates. I am now doing this table setting for Christmas Even dinner! Thank you!

  41. December 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I am just seeing this post and am so glad I didn’t miss it! The F anf F pieces are so beautiful! I have a few and TREASURE them! All gifts from Joe:) The tree I see in the background looks beautiful, hope you share it! I was part of our community housae tour on Fri. night and set a table with tartan and woodland pieces!! I will be posting the tour tomorrow and the table Tuesday. MERRY Christmas, Mary!!!

  42. December 22, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Just beautiful as always Mary! Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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