A Merry Blue & Red Christmas Tablescape

Bring the unexpected to your red Christmas tablescape by adding touches of blue. Blue and red, with a bit of green, are the perfect Christmas color scheme!

christmas tablescape in traditional dining room

Welcome to Styled & Set, a holiday entertaining blog hop that is full of creative ideas. This is one of my favorite posts of the year, and I’m very glad you have stopped by. If you are coming over from Zevy Joy, welcome! The other bloggers who are joining me are linked at the end of the post, so make sure to take a look when you get there. 

red christmas tablescape centerpiece

This year’s tablescape is a bit of a departure from previous years. In the past, I’ve used my Lenox Holiday china, which I love. I’ll still be using it this year at some point, but I wanted to try a new idea. I was inspired by some tablescapes that were featured in the holiday edition of Country Home magazine. They are charming, easy, and the feeling of Americana was achieved by adding the color blue. 

centerpiece idea red christmas tablescape

Most of the items used in this blue and red Christmas tablescape are not specifically “Christmas-y.” The centerpiece features fresh greenery, pine cones, and red ornaments. This is the main Christmas element. The only other Christmas touch added is the bit of greenery tucked in each napkin roll. I picked up the incense cedar at a local garden store, and it is my absolute favorite. To make it last until Christmas, all I have to do is change the water and snip the ends of the branches about once a week. Of course, the roses will have to be replaced.

blue striped table runner red christmas tablescape

Everything else on the table can be used throughout the year. I’ve had the little red plates for a long time. I use them not only at Christmas, but for the patriotic holidays in the summer. They are melamine, and are perfect for outdoor dining. 

blue and red christmas tablescape

merry blue and red christmas tablescape

The napkins are actually IKEA dish towels. They come in a set of four mix and match patterns. It took just a few minutes to tie a piece of pretty velvet ribbon around the rolled towels. A tiny sprig of cedar adds a little more Christmas charm to the place settings.

wicker placemat christmas place setting

red plaid pillow on chair in dining room

napkin with greenery red ribbon christmas table setting

Although very simple and easy to put together, this tablescape reflects the Christmas atmosphere I wanted to create. I was going for cozy, yet not overdone. The pops of red add just the right amount of festive color. If you’re wondering about the pecan tassies on the little pedestal plate, the recipe is coming to the blog tomorrow. So stay tuned!

Update: Get the pecan tassies recipe {HERE.}

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Blue & Red Christmas Tablescape Sources

table runner (similar) | napkins/towels | red velvet ribbon | placemats | Liberty Blue dishes | red salad plates (similar) | red plaid pillowsflatware | fabric on chairs | chandelier | board and batten | paint colors | glasses & candlesticks are inherited vintage pieces | 

Now it’s time to send you over to Shabbyfufu. Janet’s style is wonderfully simple with a touch of Country French. And of course, all the other links are just below too. Enjoy!

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