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December 14, 2017

Colorful and Festive Christmas Table in the Kitchen

After adding some color to the mantel in my family room the other day, the kitchen felt like it needed some!  So, I pulled out some red accessories and came up with a festive table setting...
Colorful and Festive Christmas Table in the Kitchen
A hurricane filled with fresh cranberries makes a quick and easy centerpiece.

Snowman Place Setting on Christmas Table
I had these snowman plates from a year or two ago.  I think I bought them at Wegman's Supermarket.  I just added them on top of my white plates and a red charger for each setting.

Red Christmas Table
My red plaid runner blended perfectly with the dishes and I even cut up some wrapping paper to make some quick place mats.

Christmas Table in White Kitchen with mini wreaths

I love the way the red stands out in my white kitchen.  As you can see, I hung mini wreaths on the top glass doors on my cabinets.

Christmas Place Settings Using Wrapping Paper Place Mats
And I used more mini wreaths with candles down the center of the table.

Red Table Setting in White Kitchen
This year I had planned on finding some nice faux greens for my chandelier.

Fresh Pine Greens for Christmas on Chandlier

But unfortunately, I couldn't find any that looked good enough so I used real greens again.  I hope they last a few more weeks!

Snowman Place Setting
I left the table setting for last night's dinner but I might recreate it again for Christmas morning.  It's nice and casual for breakfast and very kid-friendly.

Christmas Morning Table Setting Idea
My boys actually love it when the table is all set for Christmas breakfast.

Christmas Table Set in Red
 And you can't go wrong with red at Christmas!

Fresh Greens on Chandelier overlooking family room
Here is a view into my family room where you can see my latest mantel decor.

Open Concept Kitchen to Family Room at Christmas

Festive Lantern with Red Checked Bow
And from the console table, you can look back into the kitchen.

Mini Wreaths on Glass Kitchen Cabinets
 Here is a close up of the wreaths I mentioned.

Nutcrackers in Kitchen for Christmas
A few nutcrackers on the shelf over the fridge...

Christmas Vignette on Kitchen Counter
And a simple corner vignette with another snowman.

Festive Christmas Kitchen Table
Thanks for stopping by to see my table and kitchen all decorated for Christmas!  If you are looking for more Christmas Table inspiration, I did a Simple Christmas Breakfast Table Setting that you might want to check out.  

I am still working on a few things and in a couple days we will pick up our live tree!  

I have provided sources below for your convenience.  Please note that this post contains some affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my links.

Mini Wreaths - Ballard Designs (the ones on cabinets are the old style and new style on table)
Table Runner - Homegoods and this adorable red buffalo check one would work too!
Red Napkins - Homegoods - similar red napkins
Red Chargers - Michael's Crafts but these red chargers look very similar
Glasses - Williams Sonoma
Flatware - Caesna flatware from Crate and Barrel

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  1. I love the red in your kitchen, too. Traditional is always good!

  2. The red looks so cute in your white kitchen Shelley - love how festive it is! And I'm dying over the mini boxwood wreaths!! LOVE them - so glad you sourced them, too!

    Merry Christmas!


    1. Thanks, Sheila! Boxwoods are so hard to find in that size! Merry Christmas!

  3. It looks so pretty. I love the red.

  4. What a fun and festive kitchen table and kitchen! So cute, those snowmen. I think I am done decorating, but the next visit to the thrift store could change that, LOL!!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, those thrift stores can be dangerous!

  5. Your home is beautiful and REAL. I love this so much. Makes me want to come and eat dinner. :)

  6. Love the fun snowman plates and the red looks like Christmas to me. Perfect and so pretty. I adore your kitchen as you know.

    1. Thanks, Marty! You always say the nicest things!

  7. I love the simplicity of your kitchen and table! And red. Love red. Question: how do you attach the wreaths to the cabinet doors? Any kind of special hook or holder? Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I actually use small Command hooks on the back of the doors. I hang them upside down and cut a small hole in the ribbon to attach it. I will show it in the next post so you can see what I mean. I leave the hooks up all year so I don't have to redo them. Hope that helps!

  8. Shelley... your house looks positively gorgeous! I love every festive detail. Enjoy your week.

  9. Lindas imagens. A mesa ficou um encanto. Bom fim de semana.

  10. Oh, your home looks so festive and warm dressed up for the holidays. I love the light streaming through all your big windows, too. Your entire blog is looking fantastic, Shelley. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  11. I LOVE all of your decorating choice...for ALL seasons! And I really love your kitchen table and chairs! I know from your previous posts that you have had it for a while, but it is exactly the style I am searching for my kitchen! Can you share the name of the manufacturer, and the name of the collection?
    Thanks and Happy Holidays!!

    1. Thank you so much, Rella! I have had the table and chairs for around 19 years. They are from a company called Canadel and they are made of Birch. I just looked on the website and it looks like the "boat shaped leg" table is similar. I don't see the chairs on there, though. I almost bought another table and chairs a couple weeks ago and then panicked and cancelled the order. Overall, I have been really happy with this set. It's taken a beating with two kids and a puppy chewing on the legs plus the constant use. Even with that, it has held up well. I just keep feeling like a need a change, especially since the shade of stain is so different from my island. I hope that helps! Have a Happy Holiday!

  12. Beautiful table! I know your boys loved it!


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