Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Evergreen and Gold Classic Christmas Tablescape

 Welcome to my Christmas Table! 

I am so excited to be here with all of my talented tablescaping sisters!  Rita from Panoply has put together another fabulous table hop just in time to give you lots of inspiration for your Christmas celebrations.

All of the links will be at the bottom of my post, be sure to check out all of the wonderful tables involved!

I chose to do a classic evergreen and gold theme with a nativity scene as the centerpiece.
Our house is nestled between 3 huge evergreens on one side and 4 big evergreens on the other side - it is one of the things that drew me to this house.  I love greenery!!  Can you tell???

I wanted to do a table based on more of a traditional Christmas including the reason why we celebrate this season, the birth of Christ.   When I found this small rustic wood nativity scene that has the slightest bit of gold leafing to it - it was the inspiration to go along with all of the evergreen I wanted to use.
I used my spring green striped runner down the middle of the table - it may have supposed to be a spring item - but it works well for me with the evergreens.
These thick green taper candles have a bit of a gold sparkle to them as well as the white metal Christmas trees with some gold leafing, they all add a bit of elegance to the otherwise rustic centerpiece.
I chose a simple placesetting of cream color dishes on top of  - what else ??- more greenery with the placemat!! 
I placed a small wreath in each bowl and an assortment of gold glass ornaments with an old world look inside the wreath.  Adorning each ornament is a velum tag stamped in green with  -Oh, come let us adore him - from one of my favorite Christmas Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! - For Unto Us.  This stamp set has many of the more traditional Christmas phrases getting back to the true meaning of Christmas.

  It is finished off each ornament with a pretty ribbon of natural color and gold flex - Stampin' Up's  Fine Art Ribbon - by tying a bow with nice long tails. 

I used my simple gold rimmed stemware - just enough to add some simple elegance.
The green stripe napkins are complimentary to the table runner - just the opposite stripe pattern, same colors - these were from Kirklands in the spring time - but lucky for me they still carry them because I needed two more!  Some rustic looking cone shaped bells worked for my napkin rings. I almost wished my old Value City gold flatware had tarnished a little!!   It would have toned it down just a bit to go with the rest of the old world look.  

I hope you enjoyed my table!  
Now it is on to checking out all of the other inspirational Christmas Tables in the hop today!
Here are all the links :
Everyday Living - A Nutcracker Parade
Pandora's Box - "I can't decide..."
Hyacinths for the Soul - Traditions ~ A Tablescape Blog Hop
Living with Thanksgiving - Merry and Bright
Tablescapes at Twenty-One - Winter Sports
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Evergreen and Gold Christmas Table
The Painted Apron - Christmas Trucks and Trees
Red Cottage Chronicles - A White Christmas Tablescape
Life and Linda - Gnome for the Holidays
Belle Bleu Interiors - Christmas Blessings
The Bookish Dilettante - Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

 Be sure to show them some love  with a nice comment if you like their table!!  We love it when someone leaves us a nice comment - it makes all the hours we put into bringing you these posts worth it!!
I hope you enjoy your decorating for this glorious season!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Good Morning Ann! I love your peaceful and serene table with evergreens, white dinnerware and gold ornaments. Your simple nativiy centerpiece is the reason for the season! I always look forward to seeing how you incorporate your Stampin’ Up offerings. Your mantel and backdrop ties in beautifully (as usual!) to coordinate with your table. As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you agin. Wishing you a Merry December. ♥

  2. *again*...more coffee needed :)

  3. Ann, your festive table is gorgeous--I love all the greenery! Pinned! Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Oh how i would enjoy sitting at this table - green is my favorite color! I have a similar nativity cut out of wood and never thought to use it as a centerpiece (now you have my wheels turning in my head!!). Enjoy the season!

  5. Ann, your plate stack is so pretty. love the evergreen and the ornament at each place setting. Truly a beautiful table with special meaning of Christmas. The nativity centerpiece is perfect and I can see why you were inspired. Evergreen and gold is classic. I appreciate your Stampin' Up! accessories. Love your mantel in the background. always a pleasure to blog hop with you. Merry Christmas

  6. Ann, the nativity at the center of your table is perfect as Christ is the center of Christmas and the reason we celebrate. I am a big fan of fresh evergreens and they look so beautiful on your table. The bowls filled with a small wreath and gold ornament are stunning with your stamped velum tag! I always enjoy seeing how your mantel perfectly coordinates with your table. Wishing you a Merry and Joyous Christmas season!

  7. Ann, I'm really loving up on this table. The amount of greens used in the runner, and tucked down the center of the table, plus nestled in each bowl is wonderful. But most of all is the nativity at the center of it all. That is what Christmas is all about :)
    Merry Christmas hugs,

  8. Ann, this is a lovely use of greenery, almost looks like a scene in a forest! The gold is enchanting accent, adding elegance to the table. I envy you your evergreen trees - our cypresses were decimated by a rust virus and had to be removed two years ago. I miss them...
    Merry Christmas

  9. Ann, this is charming! I love the forest theme and all the natural details of this table. Happy Holidays!
    Do you mind going in and correcting my link? It is showing an error message. Thank you!

  10. I love the simplicity of the green and gold, Ann. It's a rustic-refined vibe with the shiny flatware and rustic nativity, and same holds true with the use of the green & white textiles against the glass stems trimmed in gold and bauble ornaments. Those candles are nice! I am pleased that you're among the group who love to bring table styling to our readers. I always enjoy your style! Merry Christmas season to you and yours! (ps, my blog is spelled Panoply) ;)

  11. I absolutely love this beautiful table Ann! The old world feel you created with the nativity scene, trees, candles and greens is wonderful! I love the greens and beautiful ornaments on the plate stacks with your signature Stampin' Up touch!
    I also love how you always decorate your mantel to match your tables, so pretty! I wish you a very Merry holiday season!

  12. Ann, your table is so pretty, and I love that you featured the birth of Jesus in your centerpiece. I love the gilded piece: It's beautiful! I love all the green and greenery on your table, too. It looks like you have Root candles on your table. They are my favorite candles! Yes: Come let us adore Him!!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Ricki Jill

  13. Ann —so serene, elegant and beautiful. Love all the evergreens. Most of all, I was so moved by your use of the Nativity for the centerpiece. Looking at all the details, I heard the lyrics from Silent Night in my head, and felt a sense of calm and peacefulness. You knocked it out of the park my dear. Wishing you and yours a most blessed holiday season.

  14. Ann, your elegant and rich table has great meaning. You have beautifully styled your table. I love all the evergreen and the beautiful velum tags inscribed with "Come Let Us Adore Him." Elegant simplicity is the best. Your coordinating mantle ties it all in. This is a special post. Pinning.

  15. Ann, your table captures all that the season is about. The simple nativity scene makes the absolute most perfect centrepiece. The use of the evergreens throughout the table is perfect. Although I went with a white tablescape this year, there is no lack of greens in garlands and boughs all over the house! The little vellum ribbons attached to the ornaments make the perfect topper to the simple ivory dishes. What a wonderful take-home gift they would make!! Wishing you the very best of the season.

  16. Hi, Ann! "O, come let us adore Him." One of my favorite lines from a Christmas song. I remember singing it with pure abandon as a little kid in the Catholic church. Sister Rita cut a look at me one day like, "Little girl, you are NOT on stage with backup singers. Dial it back."🀨

    This is a beautiful and graceful and very reverently executed tablescape. It gives praise to Him while delighting the secular eye. I REALLY love the place settings!!!!!!

    Beautifully done! Merry Christmas to you and your whole family as you continue to give praise to and adore Him in this season and beyond.

  17. I love this table that displays the reason for the season. The evergreens add such a warm holiday feel to your table and the nativity scene is the icing on the cake. It's been so nice to blog hop with you this year and I hope 2022 is one of your best years ever.

  18. What a beautiful table Ann! I just love all the greenery with those stunning gold ornaments. And the centerpiece is just lovely. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful inspiration!

  19. Ann, your green themed table is lovely. It has a richness to it. Your dish stack with the greenery is luscious. The table has a refreshing feel to it. Merry Christmas.

  20. Sweet Ann, your table is absolutely gorgeous! The lush greenery with gold accents and candles create such a beautiful and stunning setting. The cream dishes add an elegant touch, and I love how you topped each placesetting with a wreath and ornament...so pretty. I am going to borrow this idea. I hope you have a most Merry Christmas!

  21. Ann, I love the simplicity of green (my favorite color) and gold together! You have set a lovely table that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. It has a nice rustic, farmhouse vibe, too with the grain sack runner and napkins and the all white plates. Very well done! It was fun hopping with you. Merry Christmas!