‘Tis the Season: Merry and Bright Christmas Table and Centerpiece Inspiration!

 A round-up of Christmas and winter-themed table and centerpiece inspiration to bring joy and cheer to your holiday table. You’ll find cheery checks and merry plaids and tartans, whimsical reindeer, a Santa motorcade, floral centerpieces, DIY evergreen table runners and more.

Do you like to deck the table as well as the halls, making all things merry and bright? Does a pretty table bring you joy and cheer?

 If so, have a seat at the table and join me for a round-up of Christmas centerpieces and table inspiration! Click on the links in red, to revisit for centerpieces, table sources and Merry & Bright Christmas table inspiration!

A Merry and Bright Plaid Table

Reindeer sleigh centerpiece and tartan plaid table by the lights of the tree

Cheery Checks, Merry Plaids and Whimsical Reindeer Christmas Table

Link includes recipe for Reindeer Corn Snack Mix, an easy no-bake treat!

Christmas Lodge by the Tree and Tartan Layers

Fitz and Floyd Christmas Lodge Santa pitcher centerpiece, filled with fresh-cut greenery and twigs to hang small pine cone ornaments to add a woodland ‘lodge’ note.

Merry Motoring Whimsical Christmas Table

 Santa Car Cookie Jar centerpiece paired with tartan and Santamobile ornaments collected over the years

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 | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Reindeer Sleigh Tartan Christmas Table and Centerpiece

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

A Tartan Happy Owl-idays Table

A parliament of owls and tartan for the holidays

Chalking it Up for a Plaid Tidings Christmas 

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

Lenox Winter Song, and Christmas nesting in the Potting Shed and Recycled Pottery Barn Bag Gift Wrap | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #bird #tablescape #pottingshed

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 with tartan, greenery and Fitz and Floyd bunnies | homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescapeS #christmas #tartan

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

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

Oh Deer: Tartan Christmas Table for Two by the Tree 

Reindeer, tartan and table for two by the twinkling lights of the tree

Winter table with birds, mercury glass, pine cones and snowflakes | homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #winter #tablescapes

Sparkling Nesting Table by the Tree

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

Winter Nesting Table with cardinals and snowmen | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #winter #tablescapes #cardinals #Christmas

Winter Nesting Table with Cardinals and Snowmen

White Christmas flower arrangement and tablescapes with reindeer runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescape #christmas #winter #whitechristmas

White Christmas Tablescape

White Christmas flower arrangement and tablescape with reindeer runner

Merry and Bright Candy Cane Christmas Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #redandgreen #candycanes

Merry and Bright Candy Cane Christmas Tablescape

And DIY Candy Cane Floral Centerpiece

A Visit From St. Nicholas Christmas Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #tablesetting #candycanes #redandgreen #reindeer #plaid

A Visit From St. Nicholas Christmas Tablescape

Red truck Christmas table with tree salad plates, buffalo check and tartan plaid | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #truck #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Noel Farms Christmas Tablescape

Plaid, Black and White Buffalo Check and Red Trucks delivering fresh-from-the-farm evergreens as well as loads of cheer this holiday season.

Noel Farms Christmas Truck Centerpiece with greenery | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #truck #centerpiece

The winner of a Christmas Vintage Truck Centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm is

Sandra Brown.

Thanks to all who entered!

Lynch Creek Farm offers free ground shipping on all their products, from fresh evergreen garland, mini tabletop trees, wreaths and holiday centerpieces, to anywhere in the continental U.S.

'Tis the Season Christmas Tablescapes, centerpieces and inspiration | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #Centerpieces #tartan #plaid

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  34 comments for “‘Tis the Season: Merry and Bright Christmas Table and Centerpiece Inspiration!

  1. Terri
    December 6, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Our comments make your day? Well your comments, photos and ideas make ours! Thank you so much for all you do. I absolutely love your site and reference even your past posts often to see what you did. You are an incredible inspiration to us. Merry Christmas!

  2. Kathy Menold
    December 6, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Mary ,Just one word……Incredible!
    Merry Christmas

  3. Jane
    December 6, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!!!
    Love it all!
    Looked everywhere for your black “Glad Tidings” plates, but no longer available.
    Thank you for all your beautiful posts throughout the year. You’ve given us all such great ideas and inspiration.
    Christmas blessings to you and your family…..🎄

  4. Alice Genzlinger
    December 6, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Every one of the tables are special. So special I can’t chose a favorite. You have a wonderful gift and thank you for sharing .

  5. Peggy Ott
    December 6, 2019 at 7:10 am

    This was a very wonderful read this morning. The perfect one to look at before I get started decorating within my home this weekend/week for our upcoming family gathering. Thanks Mary for inspiring us all the time and giving us wonderful ideas throughout the season!

  6. December 6, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Inspiration around every corner! Exquisite!
    Thank you so much for all your hard work to show us such stunning tables.
    Happy Friday!

  7. Donna Pruitt
    December 6, 2019 at 7:48 am


  8. Betsy Sillers
    December 6, 2019 at 7:54 am


  9. December 6, 2019 at 8:09 am

    So many gorgeous and incredible tables Mary, they deserve to be enjoyed over and over! My house is still a hot mess, but I have done the dining room table {priorities!} I am hoping to get it all straightened out this weekend, all your beautiful photos are a wonderful motivator :) 🎄

  10. franki
    December 6, 2019 at 8:26 am

    This is SO MUCH MORE FUN than cooking!!! Luv’d!! franki

  11. December 6, 2019 at 8:58 am

    It was so nice to look back on all your Christmas tables,Mary! It’s hard to pick a favorite, as they’re all so beautiful. Thanks for always inspiring and creating. Congratulations to Sandra! Happy weekend to you. xx

  12. Kathy Vause
    December 6, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Mary, where did you get the flatware with the gold braid edging and what is the brand? Love it. Everything is beautiful. My fave time of year. Thanks so much for always keeping us enlightened and motivated. Kathy from Utah

  13. Sue
    December 6, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Everything! Just EVERYTHING! What a feast for the eyes! Thank you!

  14. December 6, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Mary, every photo is magazine worthy! I know many readers have suggested a book, you really should, it would be a huge success! Merry weekend!

  15. December 6, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Love this when you do a new table and recap others. . . I have a couple of favorites here but adore all of them. You tie each table into a glorious work of art. Then it does help me to get out the china, etc but you have reached the high bar on tablescapes. Great visual images.

  16. Ellen
    December 6, 2019 at 11:47 am

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER!!! Lucky duck!! I love all your tables..I have soooo many tablecloths and I change just about every week during the Christmas season..I usually end a couple days before Christmas Eve with a tablecloth my sister embroidered for me..it’s beautiful and I love it!! I enjoy my Christmas tablecloths and dishes every year!! But this addiction has to stop..I see a new one every year…hopefully, I will resist this year!! Merry Christmas Mary! 🎄❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️

  17. Linda
    December 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    You are truly amazing and I so appreciate you creativity and beauty in all you do. Thank and Merry Christmas to your fluff balls and your entire family.

  18. Shirley Graham
    December 6, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Love the china with the birds especially! So pretty! Merry Christmas to you & your family. Enjoy pictures so much!

  19. Dr. Mary
    December 6, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Wowweeeeee…… what joy and delight! Thank you for these festive and inspiring pictures. Bravo!

  20. Alma, The Tablescaper
    December 6, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    As you know, I no longer blog but I do receive an email of a few very special blogs. Yours is at the top of my list. I miss my blogging days but love this season as I will definitely be tablescaping. My eternal struggle and thus my question of you is how do you store and organize it all?

    Merry Christmas to you!

    Alma, The Tablescaper

  21. barbaramantelandtablecom
    December 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Wow – this is wonderful Mary! I love the plaids, the beautiful china, and the flower arrangements, plus your totally gorgeous style in all of them! 💗 Happy Holiday Table setting!

  22. Claire
    December 6, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful post, Mary, as always. I just love all the things you show. I have several tablecloths I use during Christmas, but my favorite for Christmas day is a crochet and cream-coloured linen tablecloth my great grandmother made along with 12 cream-coloured linen napkins edged with crochet. It makes Christmas so special, at least to me, to “have” my great grand with us. Hope you and your family have a wonderful, blessed Christmas.

  23. December 6, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Lovin’ all the plaid Mary! Congrats to your winner, I’m sure she’s thrilled:@)

  24. Clara
    December 6, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Mary, I loved this post! So much to enjoy after a long workday. Your posts are better than magazines. You have a spectacular Christmas collection! So many wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing ❣️ Clara🎄

  25. December 6, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Lovely as always! I lust for dishes after reading your post but always get great ideas on how to use what I have.Thanks so much for sharing!

  26. Cindy
    December 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I love all your tablescapes. My question is, where do you store all those decorations and dishes?

  27. Darlene
    December 6, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I will Never get enough plaid especially tartan.
    Amazing Tablescapes I couldn’t even pick a favorite! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  28. December 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Mary, it is so nice to have this post for a reference for all your amazing Christmas scapes. That many feature tartan is no surprise and certainly appeals to me. I brought home the Pier 1 Nutcracker plates this year. Happened to be there the weekend they had a too good to pass up sale on the sets. I hope to get my act together and create a tartan nutcracker table. Though things are not going my way with directions so far. Got the tree up last night. Thought I’d get it decorated today, but ended up busy with other details. Tonight the lights stopped working!!! Thankful it wasn’t already decorated, but I went out in rush hour traffic to get a replacement. Now I’m avoiding the task by jumping on a few blogs. This is when I wish Santa would send his elves to decorate for me. Thanks again for all this fabulous inspiration! Happy Holidays!

  29. Susan Martin
    December 7, 2019 at 8:35 am

    How do your do it?????
    Well, however you manage it, your time that you take, your talent and inspiration are amazing, fabulous and so appreciated!!
    Thank you!

  30. Sue
    December 8, 2019 at 10:39 am

    You have such beautiful dishes and all your tables coordinate so well with your napkins, tablecloths, etc.

  31. Bonnie Morgan
    December 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I love everything! So many fabulous ideas!
    I’m so behind but working hard to be ready for Christmas.

  32. Teresa M.
    December 9, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    What a great round up of Tablescapes! I spent a delightful evening enjoying your many talents in flower arrangements, tablescaping, and photography! Thank you for sharing!

  33. December 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Hi – A while back I remember seeing some sort of “Reindeer Munch” recipe on your sight. It used Christmas candy corn. I found some today at the Vermont Country Store, and I was so excited! But now, I can’t find the recipe. I’m pretty sure it was on your sight. Can you help me?

    Thanks, Vicky B.

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