Let this Green & Gold Christmas Tablescape inspire your holiday entertaining. This table setting is elegant with a Christmas dinner party menu to match. Get all the ideas here.
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 green & gold Christmas tablescape is traditional and elegant for holiday entertaining.
I would describe this Christmas table setting 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 Tablescape 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 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.
HOSTESS 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.
- 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 Christmas tablescape. Cheers!