‘Tis the Season: Christmas Tablescapes and Centerpieces!

Happy December! It’s the month for ‘Making a List and Checking it Twice’. . .


I pulled together a round-up of Christmas tables from the archives. Click on the links to revisit for centerpieces, sources or Christmas table inspiration!

A Visit From St. Nicholas Christmas Table

Tartan Christmas table set by the tree with Fitz and Floyd St. Nicholas dinnerware

Birds of a Feather Tartan Christmas Table

Winter Greetings by Lenox and centerpiece vase with an urn with birds


 Country Cupboard Christmas

Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard, red and green checks, berry and pine cone topiaries and sprigs of greenery

Reindeer Sleigh Tartan Christmas Table and Centerpiece

Royal Stafford Christmas Village with tartan and centerpiece with greenery, pine cones, apples and ornaments


Putting Out The Wise Men

Wood slice chargers, a snowy owl dish stack, and an easy Owl Cookie that’s a hoot to make!

A Tartan Happy Owl-idays Table

A parliament of owls and tartan for the holidays


An Early Snowfall and Mikasa Belmont Red

Nesting Birds, twiggy placemats, burlap runner and a snowy table details


‘Tis the Season for Hot Cocoa

Cozy plaid layers table for a Hot Chocolate Party with recipes for Candy Cane Cocoa, Hot Chocolate Stirring Spoons and Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Chalking it Up for a Plaid Tidings Christmas 

Plaid Tidings in the Potting Shed with fresh greenery, vintage ornaments and a chalkboard runner


It’s a Wrap & Birds of a Feather

 In the Potting Shed with Lenox Winter Song and Recycled Pottery Barn Bag Gift Wrap

Christmas Nesting by the tree with Lenox Winter Greetings


Christmas Table for Two with Plaid and Bunnies

Christmas table with tartan, greenery and Fitz and Floyd bunnies and a recipe for Christmas Sangria with Rosemary Simple Syrup


A Gardener’s Christmas

 A  Gardener’s Christmas table with a quilt for a tablecloth, sprinkling of watering cans, bulbs, birdhouses and a pine cone topiary centerpiece

Dancing Snowflakes

An easy and festive centerpiece with a galvanized 3 tier stand, layered with rock salt, candy canes, ornaments and bottle brush trees in green Ball jars and Pfaltzgraff Dancing Snowflakes

Plaid Tidings: A Christmas Table with St. Nick and A Natural Evergreen Table Runner

Layers of plaids and tartans and an easy DIY evergreen runner for the table with votives, apples, ornaments and pinecones

Sparkling Nesting Table by the Tree

A wintery mix of snowflakes, mercury glass and nesting birds by the tree

I’m happy to be part of a Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop next week, December 4th – 8th.

Here’s a little teaser. . .

Hope to see you Monday, December 4th!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,  Wow Us Wednesdays,
 Tablescape Thursday,  Feathered Nest Friday
 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

  29 comments for “‘Tis the Season: Christmas Tablescapes and Centerpieces!

  1. prairie sunrise
    December 1, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Mary, your incredible photos and creations inspire us! Such talent and eye for beauty is amazing. I also thank you for not cluttering up your web pages with the level of ads some other bloggers allow–very distracting. j

  2. Nancy
    December 1, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Every table is a delight and it is so hard to pick a favorite. I have been a subscriber for a long time, so it is fun to re-visit the lovely tablescapes and imagine sitting down to dine in such a festive setting. I must admit, as a former resident of LKN, I would pick a party on the pontoon first!

  3. Norma Rolader
    December 1, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Every table is so inviting and inspiring … I love your inspirations and you seem to put so much love and part of yourself into each one and in your potting shed…I always look forward to seeing what you have to share with us

  4. December 1, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Thank you for putting together this wonderful Christmas eye-candy for all of us to enjoy here at the beginning of the season. You give me such inspiration to get going and create Christmas tables for parties and family.

  5. Cyndi Raines
    December 1, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Mary, what a delightful gift you have given us! Thank you! At our leisure we can go back to each lovely post and drool and sigh over the beauty before us. I love all of your Fitz and Floyd, their pieces are special. Thank you for your hard work and all the inspiration that you continually present. It is awesome!

  6. December 1, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Loved this post!

  7. December 1, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Mary, what stunning tables and centerpieces! I love all the ideas and inspiration. Looking forward to blog hopping with you next week!

  8. December 1, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Where do you store everything??? I am amazed. I also love Home Goods and need the 12 step program!

  9. Lauri
    December 1, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Such a fabulous compilation of past tables — absolutely wonderful!! All worthy of a second look.

  10. Terry Wallace
    December 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Wow…this is so inspiring just beautiful thanks for a creative mind that takes us away during our business schedules to a place that is peaceful and pleasing to the eye.

  11. Carol Thompson
    December 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Thank you for the beauty and inspiration! Your artistic creations have me joyously skipping through the day. So many ideas I can light upon to make my home & garden cozy and loved. How do I say Thank You for sharing what you do so well?

    • December 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment Carol! It made my day ❤️

  12. December 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Looking forward to the new Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop. Your previous tables each delight and enchant, but I know you will have yet more in store for your readers. I’m still decking the halls here, and hope to plan my table soon. I will host a small dinner party for girlfriends, and perhaps host Christmas Eve here again this year.
    I love this time of year and am eager to finish the decorating so I can sit back and take in the beauty and joy of it all.
    Thanks for the thoughtful comments on my Traveling Tote post today. It is such a fun group of women!
    Merry, Merry!
    Did you see the cute tartan dog vest, collar, leash, and dog bowl that Talbots has this year? I had to get Sadie one of the vests and the bowl. 😊

  13. Eloise Fitzsimmons
    December 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Enjoyed this post on tablescapes. I also perused your pinterest pages. The tortillini wreath caught my attention . Would you share your favorite marinara sauce?

  14. December 1, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Ha-ha, looking forward to the Santa Mobile Mary! Everything is so pretty, love all of the plaid and I see one favorite pic:@) Have a great weekend!

  15. Karen Wright
    December 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Love all the Tablescapes, especially the ones with plaid!!! Excited for December 4th post!!!! Happy Merry weekend! 🎄

  16. December 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Great timing Mary, I have spent most of the day reacquainting myself with my holiday things, and mostly trying to locate it from where I stashed it last year! I have no idea what I’m going to do for the hop next week, and inspiration is sorely needed. I almost caved and went to HG today but I am on a strict dish diet! Your Santamobile looks like it is going to be a show stopper! I’m torn between going old fashioned, traditional, trendy or elegant, so right now it’s just a hot mess in my head! Looking forward to next week~

  17. bobbi duncan
    December 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Mary, all your table settings are a delight and I so enjoyed revisiting every one! You always come up with such beautiful ideas…many of which I’ve copied for our own parties. Happy holidays!

  18. December 2, 2017 at 7:49 am

    As with all your posts, there’s much to like and a wonderful source of inspiration.

  19. Rita C.
    December 2, 2017 at 8:51 am

    BEST in show – ALWAYS!

  20. December 2, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I always think to myself…who needs magazines for inspiration, when we have Mary!! Thank you! xxoo

  21. Cindy lou
    December 3, 2017 at 12:23 am


  22. Virginia
    December 3, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks Mary for so many beautiful and inspiring table designs and centerpieces. You have definitely given me great ideas for planning our “Home Alone” Christmas celebration. We will have four or five tables to set and decorate, can’t wait to try the evergreen runner on the breakfast room table. Love all your beautiful Christmas China but must ask where on earth do you store it all? Every time I see your beautiful table settings it makes me want to make a trip to Replacements.

  23. Norma Rolader
    December 4, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Thank you for the sharing all the beautiful past and present tablescapes…With me just joining a few months ago I am really enjoying the archives

    • December 4, 2017 at 7:08 am

      Hi Norma, I sent you an email this morning. Please check your spam folder if you didn’t receive it!

  24. LUXEREAU Catherine
    December 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Bonjour, vos photos sont très belles….et vos tables encore davantage !!!! Je suis en admiration devant votre vaisselle…Il n’y a pas de si jolies choses en France ! Quel dommage ..Merci de me faire rêver.


  25. December 4, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    They are all very beautiful and festive.

  26. December 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Everything is my favorite!

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