I feel like it’s “idea week” here on the blog… we had Christmas centerpiece ideas on Monday, crafts on Tuesday, and tablescape ideas today. And tomorrow, I’ll be posting my full 2022 Christmas tablescape, though there’s a sneak peek of it included at the end of this post. 🙂
Each of the tables here has its own blog post, which I’ll link for you so you can see more photos and get all the details. The best part is, everything used in these Christmas tablescapes is secondhand: handed down, thrifted, found at antique malls or flea markets, occasionally scored on Ebay, or occasionally not secondhand but for sure found on clearance – hey, ya-girl here is CHEAP, so… everything I do is affordable and represents another victory in “the thrill of the hunt”!
Ok, on with the parade of Christmas tablescapes!
First up, two tables for two!
This one is a very simple setting featuring “Woodland Santa” salad plates.
And here’s another look at the table for two I just shared a few days ago, featuring vintage Royal Ruby salad plates by Anchor Hocking, in the unique square shape called “Charm.”
Next, here are my favorite casual Christmas tables!
This one features “Christmas Ribbon” by World Bazaar:
Here’s more of the “Woodland Santa” coordinated dinnerware set. These were created by illustrator/artist Debbie Mumm. Be sure to click through to the full post to see all the chores Santa is doing outside!
Next, here are a few more elegant Christmas tables!
This very simple table was envisioned for a Christmas luncheon and features two different sets of antique transferware: “Shannondale” by Ridgways of England, and green “Roxbury” by Alfred Meakin, also of England.
You’ll see that I really love going over the top with gold – this table is a favorite (even though the flatware is placed incorrectly – horrors!) because of those amazing dinner plates. They are not marked, but the wide gold shoulder is just amazing!
The next table was photographed on an overcast day so the color of the dinnerware didn’t come across very well but they are a deep maroon with the beautiful white blooms. The pattern is called “Splendor” by Sakura.
Johnson Brothers “Windsor Fruit” was the featured dinnerware pattern in this table – the deep purple tablecloth echoes one of the hand-painted shades on the plate, and I had fun folding and decorating the napkins on this one!
Finally, here are two Christmas tables featuring “Old Country Roses” by Royal Albert, my all-time favorite pattern.
I collect “OCR” very slowly from Ebay, making sure I always get the oldest backstamp because this pattern came out the same year I was born. The tables look similar, but there are some beautiful differences. This one is from 2020:
And here’s a preview of this year’s Christmas with Old Country Roses table – no link yet for this one, but I’ll update this round-up as soon as the individual post is up.
Hope these will each give you one or two ideas to steal for your next tablescape, and hope you have FUN putting together your table this year!
For much more Christmas tablescape inspiration, please join us over in the Facebook group, Thrifty Tablescapers, where you’ll find a very creative group of kindred spirits who share the love of creating beautiful tables on a budget!