A Cardinal Christmas Table

Cardinal Christmas Santa by Fitz and Floyd Centerpiece with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ornament | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #Santa #birds #tartan #plaid

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe Christmas is a week from today. . . how did that happen?

Cardinal Christmas tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

 I set a table by the tree to enjoy the twinkle and glow of the lights and for a little December nesting.

Cardinal Christmas Santa by Fitz and Floyd Centerpiece with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ornament | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #Santa #birds #tartan #plaid

Cardinals have flown in for a Cardinal Christmas. . .

Cardinal Christmas table with Winter Cardinal plates | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

A tartan throw provides a foundation for the table as a tablecloth, adding a warm and cozy plaid layer.

Cardinal Christmas tablescape with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ribbon and ornaments | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

And a natural runner of evergreens . . .cypress, juniper, boxwood and fir, is sprinkled down the center of the table, with Cardinals in glittery nests. Cardinal ribbon weaves through the greenery, with pine cones and mercury glass votives, to add a warm glow to the table.

Cardinal Christmas Santa by Fitz and Floyd Centerpiece with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ornament | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #Santa #birds #tartan #plaid

A Fitz and Floyd Cardinal Christmas Santa Pitcher is serving as a centerpiece for the table. It’s filled with fresh-cut greenery, red ornaments, berry picks, pine cones and Cardinal ribbon. . .

Cardinal Christmas table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

And a Cardinal ornament perches on a pine branch.

Cardinal Christmas table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

Cardinal Christmas Santa by Fitz and Floyd Centerpiece with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ornament | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #Santa #birds #tartan #plaid

Red paisley and plaid napkins are married with a pair of napkin rings. . . a pine cone napkin ring and a floral beaded napkin ring, the more pattern, the merrier!

Cardinal Christmas table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

And plaid rimmed salad plates with Cardinals flew in from HomeGoods. . .

Cardinal Christmas tablescape with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ribbon and ornaments | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

With twig flatware and tree slice chargers, adding a woodland note.

Cardinal Christmas tablescape with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ribbon and ornaments | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

Table Details:

Cardinal Christmas Santa Pitcher / Fitz and Floyd

Dinner Plates / Mikasa Winter Cardinal

Cardinal Plaid Salad Plates / Stechcol Gracie Bone China by Coastline Imports

Tartan Throw Tablecloth / HomeGoods, several years ago

Cardinal Ribbon / HomeGoods

Twig Flatware / Pier 1, several years ago

Ruby Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Tree Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Napkin Rings / Pier 1, several years ago

Cardinal Christmas tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

Cardinal Christmas tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #birds #tartan #plaid

Thank you for your visit this busy time of year.

Cardinal Christmas Santa tablescape with greenery, pine cones and Cardinal ornaments | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Christmas #tablescapes #Santa #birds #tartan #plaid

Wishing you a Merry week leading up to Christmas!

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  37 comments for “A Cardinal Christmas Table

  1. Janice Baxter
    December 18, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Thank you for all the beauty you put into your writings and photographs. I started to call it a blog but it is so unlike any other blog that I didn’t think the word fit. Your site is so enjoyable to read and scroll down thru without having to try to get rid of all the ads that I can and see around all the ones I can’t get rid of. I don’t blame anyone for putting ads on but the past few months it has become very difficult to read some with their new formats. So this is just a thank you and to let you know that I look forward to what you dream up to show your readers next and also to say merry Christmas!

    • Debbie Joens
      December 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      Janice, I hope I can piggy back on your comments. :) You expressed my thoughts exactly! I so enjoy every new post from Mary. It gives me such inspiration! Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your perfect words!

    • Regality3
      December 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      Janice, count me in as another one who is being driven bonkers by all those ads popping up on blogs. And, yes, I do appreciate this lovely site for both its content and format.

  2. Sandra Brown
    December 18, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Sigh……love it so much…..I’m a bit cardinal crazy! Beautiful! Thank you, Mary, and Merry Christmas!

  3. Alice Genzlinger
    December 18, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Wow, another beautiful and instructural post. Always. Today I forwarded two of your previous post to family members to give them ideas and recipes to use for Christmas. Your recipes are delicious.

  4. Ellen
    December 18, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Beautiful beautiful cardinal table!! You gave me a great idea for a centerpiece next year…I already have mine for this year…I love cardinals….we always feel blessed when we see them at our feeders…I imagine they are my parents visiting us to let us know they are watching over our family!!! Again, thank you and Merry Christmas!! 🎄❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️

  5. Char
    December 18, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Thank you for this beautiful table setting. Cardinals are always a part of my Christmas home. You are an inspiration and I love seeing your posts. It is snowing here and the beauty of these birds stands out against the the pines and snow. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. December 18, 2019 at 8:53 am

    I agree with Janice! I am happy that bloggers can make a living from their posts but I miss the days when the ads were not so “in your face”. I subscribe to a number of blogs, but yours is the one I always look at first and actually look for before I read my email. I would be distraught if you went solely to Instagram or retired from blogging. Hope all the “Merry” you provide to your readers brings blessings to your life!

  7. Jane
    December 18, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Another beautiful table setting! Love “all” l your ideas! You make everything look so easy…..
    Look so forward to waking up and seeing your posts!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Holidays!! 🎅🏻

  8. December 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Such a Merry & Bright Christmas table! I love cardinals and always feel like I’m going to have a special day when I see one in my yard…the plates you found are sooo pretty! I didn’t let myself even go to HomeGoods since early fall, so I wouldn’t buy anything :) Christmas really came on the express train this year, I am struggling to catch up! Enjoy your beautiful and cozy table this week Mary!
    Jenna

  9. kitty
    December 18, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I’m Loving your tartan table covering, your plaid plates, and your paisley napkins! Your Fitz and Floyd pitcher is timeless, Mary, and makes for a beautiful centerpiece! Of course, cardinals have a special meaning in my life.

  10. Clara
    December 18, 2019 at 9:36 am

    A gorgeous tablescape Mary! Love the cardinal dishes paired with beautiful patterns. Cardinals are plentiful & it’s fun to watch them fly from branch to branch. Your F&F Santa pitcher is so colorful. I can’t believe Christmas is a week away. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. Merry Christmas! Clara ❤️🎅🎄

  11. gert stevens
    December 18, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Oh Mary—I would love to sit at this table. I wouldn’t even need food !😊 You are so gifted !!! I am a huge cardinal fan!! I went a little simpler this year. My mantle has all kinds of cardinal items on it, as does other areas of my home. Plus—-I have 3 sets of live ones at my feeder. So—thank you for this beautiful post. Bless you and your family! Merry Christmas🎄

  12. Cheryl King
    December 18, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I have used the same Christmas décor for 30 years now- sentimental things- but a few years ago I added in cardinals and it revitalized all my old things. LOVE this table, especially the Mikasa plates.

    • Cheryl King
      December 18, 2019 at 10:21 am

      The dinner plates are not even on the Mikasa website! Where did you find them please? I’m in love.

      • December 18, 2019 at 10:56 am

        I found a couple at HomeGoods this week. You might try eBay or Replacements too.

  13. Micy
    December 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for yet another beautiful table display. I look forward to seeing your posts all year long and sincerely appreciate the love and attention that you put into each one. Your love and regard for family, home, and your beloved pets comes to life through your pictures and words. If there was an Academy Award for Best Blog you would surely win! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

  14. December 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Mary, I just love your cardinal table. The male cardinals on our winter rye grass are stunning this time of year, they are a favorite bird of mine. The Fitz & Floyd Santa is the perfect centerpiece with your plaids, paisleys, and fresh greens! Merry Wednesday ❤️🎄🌹🎄

  15. Sandi Allen
    December 18, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful as always!
    I Love cardinals!

  16. Rita C.
    December 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    I will never tire of your endless combinations. The Christmas and winter themes are extra special to me. Love the newest plate combinations, Mary.

  17. Cyndi Raines
    December 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Another beautiful table! Cardinals are so precious in their bright red coat and I love seeing the male give the female cracked seed, he actually feeds her, so, so sweet. The Fitz and Floyd pitcher is lovely as is the entire table, especially your new plates with the wide plaid boarder and the cardinal in the center – just BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy dinning by tree-light, it adds to the wonder of CHRISTmas! 🎄🎄🎄

  18. December 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    That’s a really fun setting Mary, lovin’ the cardinal plates with plaid border! Happy Week Until Christmas-Enjoy:@)

  19. Joy Haff
    December 18, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful as always! Can you tell me where you got your cardinal plates? I’ve not seen any quite like them. Happy holidays to you – you always make my day!

  20. December 18, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Looks so amazing!!

  21. Sue
    December 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents and creativity with us readers. I always look forward to opening and reading your posts!

  22. sara
    December 18, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Hi,The candy cones you made for halloween, have you made them for the other holidays, they were really pretty.

  23. Linda
    December 18, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    So beautiful! Happy holidays!

  24. sara
    December 18, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Hi,the candy cones you made for halloween, have your made those for other holidays?

  25. December 18, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Mary, once again you have pulled together amazing details for a perfectly themed table. The cardinals are sweet! This is such a beautiful table! Well done!

  26. Barbara
    December 18, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    This is amazing as usual. We don’t have cardinals here in Queensland but I love the ribbon. I recently used your rosemary wreath idea for cheeses for a party. Seeing this table I am definitely going to plan something special for Christmas Eve dinner with my husband even if it is 32degrees centigrade.

  27. Jeannie
    December 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I love all your tablescapes! I get so many ideas for using all my dishes & silver/flatware. You just gave me an idea of how to use a Fitz & Floyd reindeer ornament as part of a display! Merry Christmas!

  28. Susan H Whetstine
    December 19, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Coming here to your blog every morning that I can just brightens up my day!! Thank you for the time you take to do this. It does bring joy to so many!!

  29. December 19, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I just think cardinals are so exotic looking. We do not have them here. I saw one last year about this same time when I was in Indiana and I remember seeing them in Pennsylvania when I was a kid. Thank you for your lovely pictures.

  30. Betsy
    December 19, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I really appreciate the inclusion of woodland elements into the holiday decorations. Birds, nests, live greenery, etc. provide such a nice balance to all that is glittery. Looking forward to all that you will bring to us in 2020!

    Happy Holidays!

  31. December 19, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I have to join some of the others comments in that I SO enjoy not having to read around all the ads on some of the blogs. Thank you!!! Your table is perfection, as always. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!!

  32. December 23, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Mary, I’m a bird lover, especially Cardinals, so your table is a new favorite. So gorgeous with your plates and Fitz and Floyd pitcher! I know it’s a busy time of year but I hope you’ll share an up close look at your tree, even if it’s after Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🎄

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