St. Nicholas Christmas Table with Paisley, Plaid and Forest Friends

Celebrate Christmas at the table with traditional red and green, an evergreen runner, paisley, plaid and St. Nick with assorted forest friends plates.

Fitz and Floyd St. Nicholas Sleigh Centerpiece and Christmas Table | © #Christmas #tablescapes

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, we’re still decking the halls,

Hanging up garland, to swag on the walls.

Fitz and Floyd St. Nicholas Sleigh Centerpiece and Christmas Table | © #Christmas #tablescapes #redandgreen

 The dishes are set on the table with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be there.

 Christmas table with bird plates and evergreen runner | © #Christmas #tablescapes

Enjoying a season of red and green,

Evergreens cut, gathered and gleaned.

Christmas Table with red and green paisley tablecloth and evergreen runner | © #Christmas #tablescapes

St. Nick arrived early, traveling by sleigh,

Taking time out, to stop and play.

Fitz and Floyd St. Nicholas Sleigh Centerpiece and Christmas Table | © #Christmas #tablescapes #redandgreen

St. Nick is a lover of nature you see,

Delivering birdhouses, a bunny at knee.

Bunny in Santa's sleigh Christmas Table | © #Christmas #tablescapes #redandgreen

His sleigh is packed with a tree, bear and drum. . .

An interesting fact, St. Nick has a green thumb.

Fitz and Floyd St. Nicholas Sleigh Centerpiece and Christmas Table | © #Christmas #tablescapes

He fashioned a runner from boxwood and cypress,

Adding mini red ornaments, to provide brightness.

St. Nicholas Sleigh Centerpiece Christmas Table | © #Christmas #tablescapes #redandgreen

With magnolia, pine cones and berry picks sprinkled,

Mercury glass votives were lit for some twinkle.

 Christmas table with bird plates and evergreen runner | © #Christmas #tablescapes

Red and green paisley is paired with plaid,

Mixing patterns a delight, making us glad.

Beaded napkin rings with holly berry napkins | © #Christmas #tablescapes

Napkins are adorned with leaves of holly,

Held by beaded napkin rings and oh so jolly.

 Christmas table with deer and cardinal plate | © #Christmas #tablescapes

Birds, bunnies and owls~ all gathered near. . .

Joining St. Nick at the table, along with some deer.

 Christmas table with bunny and tree plate | © #Christmas #tablescapes

 Chipmunks and foxes that St.Nick knew,

All friends of the forest and St. Nick too.

 Christmas table with woodland deer plate | © #Christmas #tablescapes

Thank you for visiting this busy time of year~

Wishing you a season of love, peace and good cheer!

Christmas table with snowy white owls plate | © #Christmas #tablescapes

Christmas table with Santa in sleigh plate | © #Christmas #tablescapes

 St. Nicholas Sleigh Centerpiece Christmas Table | © #Christmas #tablescapes #redandgreen

Table Details:

Bellacara Santa & Sleigh Cookie Jar / Fitz and Floyd, last year

Salad Plates / Better Homes & Gardens Heritage Dinnerware, Walmart

Plaid Dinner Plates,  Ciroa plaid / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

Napkin Rings & Wood Carved Chargers / Pier 1, several years ago

 Napkins / HomeGoods, Pier 1

Paisley Tablecloth / Ralph Lauren Fenton, last year

Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold

Red Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

St. Nicholas Christmas Table with evergreen runner, paisley and plaid | © #Christmas #tablescapes #redandgreen

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

Between Naps on the Porch


  43 comments for “St. Nicholas Christmas Table with Paisley, Plaid and Forest Friends

  1. Rita C.
    December 11, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Oh. I love this! I never tire of the winter wonderland of Christmas. The mix of plates is so fun, and the addition of Santa and all the forest touches are wonderful. Paisley and plaids – none better!

    • Alice Genzlinger
      December 11, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      Your imitation is awesome. Every season is awaiting your touch in your shed and on your table. We are blessed because of your blessing. Love the new arrangement of The Night Before Christmas.

  2. Pat
    December 11, 2019 at 6:59 am

    You always brighten my day!

  3. Laura Heywood
    December 11, 2019 at 7:20 am

    This is wonderful!!!!

  4. Ellen
    December 11, 2019 at 7:24 am

    One of my favorite tables….can’t seem to snag that Santa in our local department store…I can only get if it would be after Christmas sale due to the price. Therefore, they are always gone by the time I get there…you’re so lucky to gave him!! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

    • Kaye
      December 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

      I love that Santa sleigh, too. I have a few F&F Santas that appear every year—they are just timeless. Try the Fitz and Floyd website—some of the pieces are reasonably priced right now.

      • Ellen
        December 11, 2019 at 11:21 am

        Kaye, thank you!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. December 11, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Love a forest Christmas, must find those owl plates!

  6. Linda
    December 11, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful tablescape. Love the Santa cookie jar, paisley napkins, salad plates and mixing of patterns. You really thought out every detail of this holiday table. Happy holiday!

  7. December 11, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Mary, your table and rhyme are delightful! Of course, I love mixing patterns…paisley, plaid and floral all work together beautifully. The F&F cookie jar is the perfect centerpiece! Have a most wonderful Wednesday! ❤️🎅🏻🎄🤶🏻❤️

  8. franki
    December 11, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Festive FUN!! franki

  9. December 11, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Where did These wonderful plates come from?

  10. Sami's Aunt Nancy
    December 11, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Mary, this is a most delightful post! The table is Gorgeous, and your poem is wonderful. You put such thought and care into everything you do; this is definitely one of my favorites. Thank you for creating this beauty for us to enjoy!
    Love to your Girlies!

  11. Sue
    December 11, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Thank you Mary! What a Christmas delight! Taking beautiful Christmas table decore to new heights!
    Loved your poem and all that you do…
    Sending Merry Christmas wishes to you and all those you hold dear too❣

  12. sue farmer
    December 11, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Love the table. I have the salad plates too!! I went to get your plaid chargers from Pier One that you used last week. Only one let:( I was so sad!! Have a great day. xoxo

  13. Sue Farmer
    December 11, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Beautiful table Mary. I have the salad plates too!! I tried to get the plaid chargers you used last week from Pier One. There was only one left:( Maybe next year!! xoxo Have a great day

  14. December 11, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful Table! Love the mixing of patterns! And a poem as well!

  15. Clara
    December 11, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Mary, That’s the tablecloth I found too! Yay! Love the way you styled it. I used the same salad plates & added a couple of new ones with locamotives on them. Your table is stunning! Love F&F! It’s such a beautiful, festive table. Have a great day! Clara ❤️🎄

  16. Shirley Graham
    December 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Love those plates – wherever did you find them? Beautiful pictures – Thank you!!

  17. December 11, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Such a beautiful table!! I adore that paisley tablecloth!! it just sets off the whole table-of course I am a bit partial – with all the plaids and paisley’s together – just fabulous!!!

  18. December 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    This has got to be one of my favorite tables Mary!!! I so love the combination of all the pretties!! Merry Merry!!!

  19. December 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Looks so amazing! 🙂

  20. Cyndi Raines
    December 11, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Oh, what a beautiful post ! That Fitz and Floyd Santa is over- the- top beautiful and so fitting for your table. Loved the poem and the plates. It is all so very pretty! The perfect table for Christmas. I know what you mean about still decorating, I just finished the deep cleaning and put out the last of the holiday things for this year. It is much less than normal , but going with it for this year. It still looks merry and bright. 😄🎄♥️

  21. Sue
    December 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Writing you back to wish you good cheer
    With all of your family that you hold so dear!

  22. December 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Ha – how fun is that table!?! I love your poem too. 💗 Thanks for the laugh and the happy sigh this afternoon Mary!

  23. Jo
    December 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Love this festive tablescape, colorful and so inviting. Merry Christmas! ˚⛄.❅

  24. Liz
    December 11, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Oh Santa has arrived in style! Lovely center arrangement and dishes! I didn’t realize BH&G had so many patterns on those dishes. Loving the tartan plaid chargers and napkins!

  25. Sandy K Park
    December 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Oh My, oh my, oh my. You’ve out done yourself again. This table is oh so Christmasy. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  26. Diane Dubc
    December 11, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Gorgeous as always! Love those gurls!!

  27. Donna
    December 11, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I love all of your tablescapes, but this one is by far my favorite. Thank you for inspiration.
    Merry Christmas

  28. December 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Fantastic Mary! I love those BH&G plates and look forward to seeing the new additions each year:@)

  29. dana
    December 11, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I do not comment on sites, but I am SO interested were you keep all your dishes,table decorations,pillows and all other beautiful stuff you have. I picture you have a a house next door just for your stuff, can I come over and see? please do a blog, for us who need storage help.

  30. Kitty
    December 11, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I loved all the mix of patterns, Mary, but most of all I appreciated your poetry! Santa and his forest friends make for happy tidings!

  31. December 12, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Ahhhhh…..the winter season provides a beauty and joy all its own when we open our hearts and eyes to see it. If we were neighbors I think we would be friends!

  32. Bonnie Morgan
    December 12, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Delightful and so charming! Brought a big smile and warmed my heart! Joyeux Noel to all of your family!
    I’m probably out of the loop from here on out. I have all my family coming and I am not ready!

  33. December 12, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Oh that Saint Nicholas Fitz and Floyd is just stunning! What a beautiful table as always! You have such a gift, and you are a poet too!! Have a glorious Christmas Mary!

  34. Marion
    December 12, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Love the beautiful dinner plates and the Saint Nicholas sled. Everything is lovely. mary wishing ypia MERRY CHRISTMAS and A Happy 2020.
    Marilyn , Joan and Marion

  35. PatinCal
    December 13, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Love that F&F cookie jar (and, of course, the whole tablescape). I keep getting notices of sales and new items from F&F, but there is never really anything new. I’m afraid they are going out of business. Have you heard anything?

  36. Patricia Osbourn
    December 15, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    You have incredible talent—and you must have incredible storage!! Love the Fitz and Floyd always!

  37. December 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    What a beautiful scene! I always love to see your tablescape. My eyes just drink it all in, and I just feel so inspired. 🎅💋🌲❤🎁

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