Green & Gold Christmas Tablescape

An elegant Green & Gold Christmas Tablescape for holiday dinner party entertaining. This table setting is beautiful and includes a Christmas dinner menu to serve. See all the table decoration ideas and get recipes here.

Green & gold Christmas tablescape end place setting with greenery and candlestick centerpiece runner

Elegant Christmas Table Setting

Isn’t it funny how we can find decorating inspiration in the most curious places? This year’s green & gold Christmas tablescape 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 a beautiful gold and green, and motivated me to create a Christmas tablescape using those colors.

This holiday tablescape is traditional and elegant and could even be used for Thanksgiving or a fancy St. Patrick’s day party.

I would describe this Christmas table setting as slightly formal. I say “slightly” 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!

Elegant Christmas table setting ideas with side board and merry christmas bannergold bottle of Kim Crawford wine

Green & Gold Christmas Tablescape 

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 modern gold-trimmed dishes with my vintage green glass salad plates. Nothing looks better on a table than layers and layers of dishes! I also added vintage salt cellars at each place setting, 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 tablescape.
  • I used vintage plates as “wine coasters” to place bottles of wine at each end of the table.

PARTY TIP: Use dishes and serving pieces in unexpected ways. For example, use small appetizer plates or saucers as wine bottle coasters. Or, serve champagne party punch from a soup tureen.

gold place setting with printed round menu and vintage glass salt cellar fresh greenery runner with magnolia leaves and candles

Christmas Dinner Menu

Here’s a fancy dinner menu that’s actually easy to make.

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I hope you’re inspired by this year’s Christmas tablescape. Cheers!

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  1. Such a fantastic table setting! I love the vintage touches with your modern glam vibe & using the plates as wine coasters. So many great ideas here!! I must say that wine has also inspired me a time or two! ?

  2. This tablescape is quite lovely, but sassy and sparkly at the same time. I love the green and gold combo. I may have to try that next year–already decorated my dining room this year.
    I’m also intrigued by the paper placemats. Will you share your source for them? Always enjoy your tablescapes.

    1. Thank you Linda! The placemats are from Hester & Cook. I just love their kitchen papers collection.

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