What do you get when you have one set of dishes and you want to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas? Here a few ideas to help you Create a pretty setting for this upcoming holiday season.
Creative Table Setting begins with the classic white dinner plate, be it round or square. Next add a festive salad one for fall and one for Christmas. Ground it all with the same charger, be it gold, cream or white. Napkins play a large roll in the setting too. Create a festive fold using the two napkins, one set for fall and one set for the holidays. Double the napkins into a simple fold with a pretty napkin ring or tie with ribbon. Keep the setting simple using the same flatware or add a bit of bling for the holidays with decorative handles. Select a color scheme and stick with it. One scheme that transitions well is gold and white or gold and cream.
Having a place card at each setting is a good idea and fun to create. Simple treat bags filled with candies or small felt stockings for Christmas, or fresh fruit, pinecones, even mini desserts laying on each plate adds creative flair to each setting. Your guests will love the attention to detail. Charger, gold & red plate, napkins with rings found at Pier 1.
Feature Decorative Salad Plate as Inspiration for Table Decor
Gold, Cream and White are the base colors for this simple transition. Grounding the place setting is a leaf covered placemat to support the color scheme with emphasis on the beautiful foliage of fall.
Fall Inspirational Setting
Salad plate above photo is from Williams and Sonoma, the gold rimmed plate and charger from Pier 1. Below photo is a more elaborate fall table setting using the same charger and gold rimmed plate but different salad gold glitzed plate. To bring the look together bronze glitzed centerpiece and votive candles add the necessary repeat of elements.
Transition Setting from Thanksgiving to Christmas
Similarity; we used Gold, Cream and White as in the fall -Thanksgiving setting to transition to Christmas. Keeping the same charger and gold rimmed dinner plate and adding a beautiful Christmas Tree shaped napkin fold to draw the eye to the center of the plate.
Keeping the look simple, a red plate was changed from gold glitz to bring in the accent color red. A different look stand the tree napkin fold upright on the plate. Add silver ware or gold flatware, gold rimmed glasses and you are good to go.
Return to Gold plate just change out napkin and ring
Enjoy the season and transitions from Thanksgiving to Christmas while keeping everything simple. Don’t forget the centerpiece, flatware, glassware and decorative napkin folds for elegant seasonal transitional settings.