Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape


Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Happy December!

‘Tis the Season to deck the halls, as well as the table and I’m joining a group of 17 table stylists

for a Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop! You’ll find links at the bottom of this post

for more holiday and Christmas table inspiration.

Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

While Christmas will be different for most of us this year it still can be reflective of

the love and warmth of the season. I think all of us are trying to make our homes as cozy and comfy

as possible while spending more time at home, which is especially important at the holidays.

One of those ways for me is setting a festive table, even with fewer family members in attendance,

I find it helps to make things Merry and Bright.

Flower arrangement centerpiece with burlap and tartan trimmed poinsettia | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

So I’m ushering in December with merry plaids and checks, to add some Joy and Cheer!

'Joy and Cheer' Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

If this table looks vaguely familiar it’s because it’s a Merry and Bright

version of my Monday Morning Blooms Holiday Table.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | © #christmas #tablescapes

It’s not Christmas without some ‘plaid tidings’, so some merry red tartan and plaid

were introduced to the original neutral palette of black, white and green.

Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Reindeer and the black and white buffalo check plates were replaced

with red plaid and ‘Merry and Bright’ and ‘Joy and Cheer’ plates.

'Joy and Cheer' Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

A white matelassé coverlet provides a foundation for the table. . .

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | © #christmas #tablescapes

Pops of Christmas red were added to the table, including

red roses in the Merletto White Scalloped Pitcher. . .

Flower arrangement centerpiece with burlap and tartan trimmed poinsettia | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

As well as red goblets and mercury glass votives for a little shimmer and sparkle.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | © #christmas #tablescapes

Tartan ribbon weaves its way through the evergreen runner. . .

Burlap and plaid trimmed poinsettia stems were added for merry measure. . .

Flower arrangement centerpiece with burlap and tartan trimmed poinsettia | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Mixing with the roses, alstroemeria and greenery in the pitcher and runner on the table.

Flower arrangement centerpiece with burlap and tartan trimmed poinsettia | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Reindeer napkin rings dashed away. . .

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | © #christmas #tablescapes

Replaced with a pairing of beaded napkin rings and pinecones. . .

Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

While plaid napkins are married with embroidered pinecone napkins. . .

The more patterns the merrier for me!

'Joy and Cheer' Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Table Details:

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

Merry and Bright, Joy and Cheer Appetizer plates /TMD Holdings, used here

Black and white check round linen placemats / Crown Linen Designs

Napkin Rings / PIer 1 and HomeGoods

Pinecone embroidered napkins / Crown Linen Designs

Plaid napkins / HomeGoods

Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago

Matelassé Coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Burlap and plaid trimmed poinsettia stems / Hobby Lobby, last year

Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Flatware / Wallace Corsica Gold-Accent

Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Many thanks to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop!

Click on the links below for more holiday table inspiration:

Celebrate and Decorate
Belle Bleu Interiors
Home is Where the Boat Is
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Me and My Captain
The Zucchini Sisters
Calypso in the Country
Everyday Living
My Hubbard Home
Debbee’s Buzz
Mantel and Table
Living With Thanksgiving
The Little Yellow Corner Store
Life and Linda
Design Morsels
White Arrows Home
The Sweet Sensations

Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

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Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape | © #christmas #tablescapes #tartan #plaid

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  51 comments for “Merry and Bright Christmas Tablescape

  1. Bonnie Morgan
    December 1, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Mary, You are the queen of mixing patterns and this table is so merry and bright. I love how you used the base tablescape from your previous post and changed it so beautifully. The burlap and plaid stems caught my attention first and then the red goblets, candle votives and the addition of red roses. You are so clever and creative.
    Great job on the napkin fold combining two patterns. Not sure I could duplicate that.The napkin ring is pretty too.
    I love watching you at work creating. These blog hops are so much fun.
    Enjoy your week.

  2. December 1, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Mary, how smart to play off the MMB’s table and I love you showing the comparison images. I am always in awe of your mix of patterns, can there ever be too many? Your merry and bright table is perfect for the first day of December, it has all the Christmas feels. Places very near to us had a couple of inches of snow, we only had snow flurries. It is currently 27 but feels like 22. Enjoy your week and stay warm and cozy!

  3. Court Wilson
    December 1, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Such a festive look! Loved seeing how it only took a few steps to transform this into a Merry and Bright tablescape. It definitely brings the mood of the Christmas season.

  4. Barbara Zuleski
    December 1, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Outstanding, especially the Black and white Table scape. Just Love the Reindeer napkin Rings… what a grand look

  5. Franki Parde
    December 1, 2020 at 7:44 am

    This was a zinger! I’m a “pattern person” so was salivitating over all your combinations. Tablescapes are my fav!! franki

  6. Rita C.
    December 1, 2020 at 7:55 am

    I always love coming here! The way you made the two looks on your table and showed the photos sequentially is great (I first jumped to the link before I scrolled and saw you took the guesswork out of it for me!). I am a lover of traditional red and green for Christmas, and even though I experimented last year with colors that seemed to blend better with my decor, I am back to my love of the red tartans and, like you, the more patterns the merrier. Those pine cone napkin rings caught my eye, or maybe it was the way you wrapped the tartan around the black napkin that made them really pop. They’re wonderful. Of course, all the textiles you’ve used are really rich in how you layer them, even in the floral arrangement and runner. I always, always find inspiration in your designs. It is most definitely a pleasure to hop alongside you!

  7. Jane
    December 1, 2020 at 7:57 am

    What a gorgeous tablescape! Love how you bought all your different patterns together. Merry and Bright, Joy and Cheer Plates really caught my eye. I have been looking all over for “word plates” for this holidays.
    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas……

    Happy Holidays!

  8. December 1, 2020 at 7:59 am

    I love a good Christmas Plaid and your table is exceptionally wonderful!! It does leave me feeling merry and bright as we all try to lift each other’s spirits these days! I love the plaid trimmed burlap poinsettias you have added to your beautiful centerpiece. Fabulous!! I woke up to s beautiful blanket of snow his morning, between that and all these gorgeous tables, it sure is putting me in he Christmas mood. Wishing you a ver peaceful Christmas season ❤️Take care.

  9. December 1, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Cheery and Bright indeed!
    Happy December Mary!
    I enjoy how you mix patterns… but the red tartan plaid grabs my heart. I love it!
    Thanks for your lovely creativity and gorgeous posts. I’m in awe all the time when I come to visit you.
    Take good care, Mary. Happy Tuesday!

    • Cyndi Raines
      December 1, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      What a beautiful table, but still cozy with all the plaid, pinecones and burlap ribboned poinsettias, adding such a warm touch. Love the reindeer napkin rings that were replaced with the pinecones ones, those are cute too. Right now my kitchen is buried in all things pumpkin and fall as I haul up the bins from the basement, to get it put away. You are giving me the energy to press on to bring out the Christmas decorations. The Christmas dishes and dinningroom table will have to wait until tomorrow. This may be a 2 -3 day process, ha. Thanks Mary. 🌲🌲🌲

  10. Debbie Joens
    December 1, 2020 at 8:14 am

    What a beautiful table to find on this cool December morning! You never disappoint! Love seeing how you transitioned the table from Monday. Can’t wait to see more!

  11. Alice Genzlinger
    December 1, 2020 at 8:27 am

    So pretty🎄

  12. December 1, 2020 at 8:37 am

    It’s so festive and merry at your home!! I’m loving all the mix of plaids, checks and patterns. I never knew that Mikasa French Countryside came in red. Thank you for brightening my morning!

  13. Shannon@ Belle Bleu Interiors
    December 1, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Mary, I loved you Merry and Bright Table from Monday Morning Blooms. With that being said…I adore red and the added touched of red makes my heart sing! This table is absolutely gorgeous, and your flowers are stunning! I hope that you have a most joyous and blessed Christmas season!

  14. December 1, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Wow, so many pretty details! Your table is so beautiful with all the lovely plaid. You are so talented at mixing all the patterns and adding all the festive red! Love it!

  15. December 1, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Mary, you were the first stop on my tour of holiday tables, because I was certain it’d be a showstopper and kick start a feeling of holiday cheer. It’s a stunning tablescape in itself, and love how you transitioned from the equally beautiful table before. All the pops of red are marvelous and so festive! Love the table length centerpiece with it’s mix of fresh greenery and florals, with the adorable burlap and plaid poinsettia. I’m a big fan of black and white, and equally mad for plaid, so this table felt made for me — all it was missing was a Scottie dog or two! Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons.

  16. Calypso in the Country
    December 1, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Wow, so many pretty details! Your table is so beautiful with all the lovely plaid. You are so talented at mixing all the patterns and adding all the festive red! Love it!

  17. December 1, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Mary, it’s all the little details like the burlap trimmed poinessetes, napkin rings, plaid cloth chargers, and vintage stoneware pitcher that make your tables so very lovely and festive. I need to make a trip to home goods to see if any of the plaid napkins are left;)
    It’s always fun to hop with you!

  18. Karen
    December 1, 2020 at 9:42 am

    As always, your table is welcoming and cozy! There’s just something about plaids, tartans and fresh flowers that sings to my soul. Plus, everything is arranged so lovely it makes me imagine what it would be like to dine at your table. I also visited many links on your blog-hop and saw many, many other styles. But I seem to prefer your tablescapes as they resonate the most with me and feel like home. The refrain on Bing Crosby’s song (It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas) has never been more true: ‘But the purdy-est sight to see. Is the holly that will be on your own front door.’ Thank you Mary.

  19. December 1, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Such a dazzling table Mary with the mix of patterns. Crown Linens has some gorgeous products. The cascading centerpiece is so lovely, especially the white vintage pitcher. Using plaid and checks is so pretty. Love the pretty red goblets. The plates are so fun with their merry and bright and joy and cheer. I would love to follow you around while shopping, whether in person or online. I also love the burlap trimmed ribbon. Everything is eye candy. Always a pleasure to visit I so appreciate you sharing with the world.

  20. December 1, 2020 at 10:15 am

    You had me at black and white checks Mary! Your table is gorgeous! It is traditional, with red and green color palette and fresh greenery, candles and pine cones, yet the addition of black and white really gives it a more modern vibe! I hate I missed the tablescape fun today, my dining room table is as bare as the desert right now and I am looking forward to getting inspirations from all the fabulous tables on the hop today!

  21. Clara
    December 1, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Mary, You created another beautiful tablescape! Your pine cone napkin rings are so cute! Love those burlap poinsettias! The texture pairs so well with everything. They are really nice and a favorite of mine. Enjoy your day sweet friend and stay warm. It was in the 20’s this morning! Our first really cold morning; perfect for December 1st! Clara❤️

  22. Kari
    December 1, 2020 at 11:19 am

    How lovely Mary and I am envious of your beautiful flowers in your centerpiece. I can’t wait til I am able to visit Trader Joes for their great flower choices. (my weak immune system won’t allow me to venture out just yet)
    Your napkin rings are so unique on both tablescapes and thank you for the one on one comparisons. Both tables are stunning.
    Your tables never disappoint and your creativity is never ending. I love the view of Lake Norman from your dining window. What a lovely backdrop to your beautiful home.
    It is always a learning opportunity when you join the table hops.
    Merry Christmas and hug your fur babies and stay warm.

  23. anne
    December 1, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Always gorgeous. Nobody does it better!

  24. December 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Mary, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful combinations of tablescapes. I am thrilled to see your use of the plaids and checks made into such elegant and exquisite tablescapes. I love both of your tablescapes in this posting and all of the details you put into your settings. I do not see much of the reindeer napkin rings which you used to purchase. They are unique and really are such a classic. The jeweled napkin ring with the pine cone is also lovely, especially when you paired it with a black napkin with a pinecone design. The deep reds really pop with the black and white to contrast it. Of course, your setting for your table is always a tranquil setting which helps enhance your tablescapes and vice versa. So beautiful and calming. Have a wonderful holiday.

  25. December 1, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    I looked at every tablescape and while they are all beautiful and creative, you win Mary. We all love red and green at Christmas, no matter how many fads come and go. Your photography has a lot to do with the “awesomeness”

  26. Sarah Anderson
    December 2, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Tis the season! Your plaids and checks and colorful details have mentally planning my first table for the Christmas season. Love the plaid and burlap stems. I’m going to stop in to Hobby Lobby tomorrow and see if they have them this year. It’s fun to mix these fabric stems in with real flowers. Eager to see all of your posts for the holidays.

  27. December 2, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Always love your Christmas tables!! They have been a great source of inspiration for me!! Thank you!! 🎄❤️🎄❤️

  28. December 2, 2020 at 9:55 am

    There are so many things I love about this table. The plaid trimmed ribbon! I LOVE it. And I love all of your plaid plates. So cute. It was fun hopping with you today. You never disappoint!

  29. December 2, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Beautiful and festive inspiration. Visiting you and your blog always brightens and delights!
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas,

  30. Chloe Crabtree
    December 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Mary, You have incorporated some of my favorite things for Christmas with all of your beautiful plaids and buffalo checks!! I have been wanting to decorate in plaid for Christmas for some time now and have only managed the buffalo check table. Next year!! I bought tons of plaid ribbon on sale last year and planned on using it this year, but alas, I decided re-using what I had this year was a better way to go! Your plate stack has me swooning with all of those plaids! One of my other favorites using with Christmas greenery is red and white roses and you have combined those beautifully along with your plaid trimmed burlap blooms! I would be thrilled to join you at this lovely table! I am wishing you and your family a safe and happy Christmas!

  31. December 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    The mix of patterns and textures here is off the charts! I’m still mad for plaid and you’ve given me so many ideas, thank you. I had to chuckle when I spotted the matelassé coverlet. Last year I bought one from the thrift store and it was under $5.00. I didn’t know what it was until I posted my Christmas table and a few of our talented tablestyling sisters identified it. A quick search on the web let me know just how great a bargain I had. Showing both tables with the plaid theme was a great idea and those black napkins with the pinecone motif and so pretty. Have a peaceful and blessed Holiday Season!

  32. Barbara at Mantel and Table
    December 2, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Woo – I LOVE this table Mary! It’s so fun to just switch a couple things and have a whole new look! Beautiful tablecloth too! Thanks so much for the lovely inspiration! It’s great sharing this hop with you!

  33. Bobbi Duncan
    December 3, 2020 at 5:48 am

    Mary, I love how you can switch things up, and they all look beautiful! Wishing you a holiday season full of peace & joy.

  34. Nancy Brantley
    December 4, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Mary, you are the expert at setting the table. Love the mix of patterns.

  35. December 4, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Mary, this is just beautiful! I love how you transitioned from the black, white and green tablescape to the red plaid version with just a few changes. Those burlap poinsettias look great mixed in with the real flowers! I love the combination of your buffalo check chargers with the plaid plates. That last photo with the lake in the background looks so inviting! It’s always a pleasure to hop with you :)

  36. Ann Hoover
    December 5, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Good morning Mary,
    I have just finished dusting the Santa Claus you constructed for Ginny to give Bill and me many many years ago. I have enjoyed it every year since. Today I wanted to tell you (and I hope I have told you before) what beautiful detail you put into him. As I was dusting him and studying each detail I fell in love with him all over again as I have every year. I just wanted you to know your creativity and magnificent talent is still being appreciated! Hope you and David have a happy and healthy Christmas.

    • December 5, 2020 at 8:24 am

      Oh Ann, I’m glad to know Santa is still around to deliver some Christmas spirit to you! Thanks so much for letting me know and your sweet comment! We’re missing seeing Ginny and Chip these days. Wishing you a Merry December and Happy Christmas Season! Stay safe ♥

  37. December 11, 2020 at 8:37 am

    I’m loving the red black and white, but what sold it for me was the deer plates, of course! Tried to comment on your doggie advent calendar but comment box is missing so I will tell you how lucky your girls are! Glad Katie and Cassie can’t read it, they would really be making me feel like a rotten mother!

  38. December 17, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    What a beautiful table to find on this cool December morning! You never disappoint! Love seeing how you transitioned the table from Monday. Can’t wait to see more!

  39. December 23, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    This was a zinger! I’m a “pattern person” so was salivitating over all your combinations. Tablescapes are my fav!! franki

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