I am so excited for this year’s Christmas table! Not only am I actually hosting Christmas dinner this year but I love, love, love setting the table with my Fitz and Floyd Salad plates… which is why my Christmas tablescape is always my favorite table of the year. This year we’ve moved away from the pastel colors of last year and leaned into the sweet gingerbread centerpiece.
I love how changing a few accessories can completely change the look and feel of a tablescape. We’re going for a simpler table so I brought in less jewel tones and more gingerbread this year… let’s get started with a few key pieces.
- White Faux Fur Table Runner
- Gingerbread House Centerpiece
- Copper Poinsettia Place-mats
- Pink Dinner Plates
- Fitz & Floyd Classic Choices Winter Holiday Santa Portrait
- Copper Flatware
- 14″ Gingerbread Tree
- Assorted Mercury Glass Trees
- Grandeur Noel Collectors Edition Porcelain Angel Set
This gingerbread house is just about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen… and the colors are pretty much perfect for my Christmas decor. I LOVE it!
I’ve used it the last few years and along with my salad plates these two are a must have for me… if this baby doesn’t end up on the table as a centerpiece it would have to be somewhere else. It is a non-negotiable piece in this house!
BUT while it’s beautiful and I LOVE it… it’s actually pretty tall for a centerpiece. So instead of using my snowflake cake stand to center it this year I’ve added my snowflake lazy susan. This still gives it a wide Christmasy base but it leaves a little more space for conversation since we’re actually using the table this year.
Plus the lazy susan is great for all meals… we can put salt and pepper or napkins around the edge and they’ll be accessible to everyone.
The Place Setting
Since we’re going for a more gingerbread look this year I put away the pastel pink glasses from last year as well as the simple white snowflake chargers. Instead we’re leaning into that coppery brown from the gingerbread centerpiece.
And there’s no better way to do that than with these stunning copper poinsettia place-mats. They’re beautiful for Christmas and give a warmness to the table we needed to pull that centerpiece in. It definitely highlights the gingerbread parts of the centerpiece where last year the pink jewel tones of the glasses brought out more of the pinks.
Plus they’re super fun and elegant!
I swapped out the pink glasses for clear ones that wouldn’t visually take up to much space and topped the whole table off with my copper flatware.
It definitely leans into the gingerbread vibe!
I love how it turned out! It’s simpler than normal but still works with the mercury glass and gingerbread trees I have around the living room and kitchen.
Since all 3 of my rooms are open to each other I like to decorate them in the same style… especially the kitchen and dining area. For Christmas dinner the food will be displayed on the island so I like the two areas to coordinate.
They look so pretty together!
What do you think? I loved last years table but the copper definitely changes things up this year… simple changes and everything looks just a bit more gingerbread.