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

This year’s Christmas 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. It’s good for us to try something different every now and then!

red christmas tablescape centerpiece

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. To assemble the centerpiece begin with a large platter or tray. Add a bowl or tureen, filled with fresh greenery and white roses. The finishing touch is to fill the empty space on the platter with pine cones and small round ornaments.

The only other Christmas touch added is the bit of greenery tucked in each napkin roll. I picked up the fresh 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 (similar) | red velvet ribbon | placemats | Liberty Blue dishes | red salad plates (similar) | red plaid pillow covers |  flatware | fabric on chairs | chandelier | board and batten | paint colors | glasses & candlesticks are inherited vintage pieces |

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14 Comments

  1. Classy!! Love the blue added in!!

  2. Lucia Donahower says:

    Beautiful table!
    Happy Holidays!
    Lucy

  3. Ann, I love this color combination for a unique Christmas table! I’m a DAR (Daughters of the Amer, Revolution) and seeing this post has given me a few ideas! Thanks for your inspiration!!

  4. Love the pop of red, very festive.

  5. Francis Moore says:

    Your table decorations are the BEST.

  6. Such a lovely tablescape, Ann! The centerpiece is gorgeous!! I love the way you used touches of blue and yet it still reads very Christmas. Btw, I always enjoy how light and bright you dining room looks. The board and batten (if I’m calling it the right thing?) is the perfect backdrop for your pretty settings!!

  7. Happy First Week of December to you! Looking forward to viewing the pecan tassies recipe.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Ann!

  9. So beautiful, Ann! You have the prettiest centrepieces! Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Jamie

  10. Janet Kuhlman says:

    I LOVE my blue dishes all year long, but I enjoy taking a break from them for the holidays. I just cannot get past seeing July 4th if I mix them in with red. I can appreciate the sentiment of ‘wanting to try something new’ though. Its exactly the thought I have when I douse the blue between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s day. Your style is always lovely and restrained. I enjoy your site!

  11. HI Ann! Oh, your table is so beautiful! I pray you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Ann…there is nothing you post that I don’t totally adore! You have such a refined and simply sophisticated sense of style. Thank you 🎄

  13. I’m a huge fan of your simple approach to design Ann and this is so lovely!

    1. Gayle Luth says:

      Thank you for always providing inspiration for every project that you post! I absolutely enjoy your ideas, suggestions and easy way to decorate. Always simple, affordable and oh so beautiful!