Let this green & gold Christmas table inspire your holiday entertaining.
Isn’t it funny how we can find decorating inspiration in the most curious places? This year’s green & gold Christmas table setting was inspired by wine! Last month while grocery shopping on a Saturday (something I never do), the store just happened to have wine sampling for the upcoming holidays. Don’t you just love it when grocery shopping turns into happy hour? LOL
After tasting several of the wines I HAD to buy a bottle of this Kim Crawford Souvignon Blanc to serve for Thanksgiving. The bonus is that the bottle is beautiful in gold and green, which motivated me to create a Christmas tablescape using those colors. Another bonus? I was ahead of the curve on this one as the Pantone color of the year (2017) has just been announced as “greenery!”
I would describe this Christmas table as slightly formal and elegant. I say “slightly” formal because I always break the rules. The utensils are placed strategically to fit into the space, instead of following the traditional layout. That’s the beauty of creating and designing – you can do it your way, and have fun with it!
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Green & Gold Christmas Table details:
I love the combination of green and gold because I think it’s a bit unexpected. I mean we see gold paired with pink, black, white, etc., but the green is unique. It’s elegant for the holidays though, and would fit into a multitude of styles. I’ve always considered green a neutral color since it’s the color of nature.
- I layered my gold-toned dishes with my green glass plates (vintage). Nothing looks better on a table than layers and layers of dishes! I also added vintage salt cellars at each place, filled with sea salt and black pepper. I just love adding vintage touches to a modern table setting.
- Paper place mats take the place of a tablecloth and provide a pretty gold and white base for each place setting.
- The centerpiece runner is created with foraged evergreen clippings, some magnolia leaves from the floral shop, and gold candlesticks and Christmas ornaments. I love the golden underside of the magnolia leaves. They fit so naturally into this green & gold Christmas table.
- I used vintage plates as “wine coasters” to place bottles of wine at each end of the table.
- A fabulous menu to serve for this Christmas dinner party would be my salmon with red pepper coulis, delicious butternut squash & baby kale salad, and savory rosemary & Parmesan bread pudding.
I hope you’re inspired by this year’s tablescape. Cheers!