Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Cozy Plaid Christmas Tablescape with Garland Centerpiece

 Now that Thanksgiving and Halloween are over, it's time to plan some Christmas tablescapes.  This one incorporates plaid and a garland type centerpiece.  Let's take a closer look!

There is just something about plaid that makes it perfect for Christmas. It has a cozy vibe that is both festive and welcoming.

There are many colour combinations of plaid that would work for the holidays but for this tablescape, I opted to use a red and green plaid.

I've incorporated a few different types of plaids in everything from the placecard holders to the garland centerpiece.

The place settings began with this plaid dishware I found at Home Hardware last year. 

Green cloth napkins were embellished with faux red berries.

A plaid tree ornament serves as a placecard holder and could also be a take-home favour for your guests.

A coordinating red placemat is the base for the dish stack consisting of a barnwood-look charger, white dinner plate and ...

...and the smaller plaid plate on top.

The plaid mugs would be perfect for coffee or hot chocolate during breakfast on Christmas morning and the stemware next to them would be ideal for orange juice.

I chose my black handled flatware for this table.

 Tucking a bit of the faux greenery between the charger and dinner plate adds to the look of the complete place setting.

Next, we'll take a look at the garland centerpiece.

This type of centerpiece is one of my favourites for a couple of reasons.   It is low-lying which allows for open sight lines for my guests and they all get a similar view of it.

It is also very easy to put together.

For this centerpiece, I started with a simple faux cedar garland.  Then I rounded up some plaid ribbon cut into approx 3" pieces, pine cones, faux snowflakes, extra faux cedar pieces...

...faux red berries and some faux eucalyptus picks.

I placed the cedar garland down the center of the table on top of a red runner and white tablecloth.

Then, I gradually tucked in all the different items here and there along the length of the garland.

The final touch was adding battery-operated string lights which provide a lovely ambiance to the table.

I chose to leave this as a low-lying centerpiece but if you wanted, you could also add some height by placing tall candlesticks at different intervals along the garland.

Whether it's for a Christmas breakfast, lunch or dinner, the addition of plaid in various elements in your tablescape adds a cheerful and comforting vibe and isn't that a feeling we could use a lot more of this year?!!

Will you be decorating with plaid this Christmas?

Thanks for visiting!


  1. How inspiring your table is!Just stunning!

  2. You did it again, Lori, another absolutely stunning tablescape. Oh my word your gorgeous table runner even lights up! I have studied how you made it and just may try to do something similar to mine this year.

  3. Love your table's Christmas decor, Lori!!! I'm sorry if you shared at last week's Share Your Style and I missed it for this week (#281)... Please relink it and I'll look for it for next week! :) While I am home recouping from the evil COVID-19 virus (Did you know there are four different strains?), I worked on migrating over to WordPress. Scary but needed to be done so I could have email.

    Anyway, enjoy decorating for Christmas! I read through and pinned pics from here and also your cute Halloween witchy-poo post. She is cute and I'd like her if I found one for around here. Otherwise, I have nothing except a black sparkle branch for Halloween since the kids were little (then it was cute pumpkins and cats and things to cling on the windows).

    Have a great weekend and again, happy decorating!
    Barb :)

  4. P.S. I hear you on the spam. On WP, I have to approve everything so it's good because it is forcing me to read comments right away. :)

    Barb :)

  5. Lori, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful table! I just posted a Thanksgiving table (late to be sure), but Christmas is where my head is at. Love love love the plaid, and the centerpiece is stunning! Thanks for all the how to tips. Happy Thursday!

  6. I'll be featuring you! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

  7. I love all the green in your centerpiece, and the plaid really is festive. It's a beautiful tablescape! Thank you for sharing! I'm visiting from the You're the Star linkup today. Have a great day Lori!

  8. Lori, I love your table. It's so festive and yet organic too. Beautiful.

  9. Your table looks so festive and warm and inviting. The plaid looks good and the string lights indeed add to the ambiance. Thanks for sharing your stunning tablescape at our #HomeMattersParty :)

  10. Beautiful table! The plaid is definitely very festive and great for the holidays. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see the next one. #HomeMattersParty


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