Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas

I’m working feverishly to get photos of our home as it is currently decorated for the Christmas holidays. Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with this fast and festive tablescape in classic holiday colors.

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Full dining room in traditional red & greenThe only real inspiration for this tablescape was that I have a hunter green tablecloth from LinenTablecloth.com that fell on my head as I was trying to hang another linen. I figured that had to be a sign! From that little mishap comes this casual, quick and easy traditional Christmas tablescape that would be nice for a relaxed evening in this holiday season.
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Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Tablescape in traditional red & green

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Traditional place setting in red & green

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Napkin fold, napkin ring, flatware collage

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  StemwareEach of the place settings is anchored by a bright red charger topped with a gold charger from Target. The dishes are a classic holly design. Each napkin is cinched with a pretty beaded ring and tucked beneath the dinner plate. I chose a mix of amber gold and cherry red stemware, both from Pier 1.

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Centerpiece

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Centerpiece collageThe centerpiece was really easy to put together. I used an amber gold glass cake plateau to elevate an oversized red ornament surrounded by snippets of pine, holly leaves, and clusters of bright red berries. The main part of the centerpiece is flanked by miniature Christmas trees and red votive holders.

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Banquet chair with red decor

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Chair cover sash embellishmentI draped the dining room chairs in dramatic red satiny chair covers (also from LinenTablecloth.com) and, like last week’s tablescape, festooned the backs of each with a cluster of beribboned ornaments. In retrospect, I probably should have added a few smaller gold balls to the mix, but I was crushing on the monochromatic color.

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Buffet decor

Alycia Nichols, Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One, www.tabletwentyone.wordpress.com, “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas”:  Buffet decorThe buffet and china cabinet decor work well with that of the table with lighted & decorated greenery, red votive holders, and a scattering of red hurricane lanterns from Old Time Pottery.

 I’ll be back later this week with a tour of our home’s 2014 Christmas decor. I invite you to drop back by to take a look!

 More Christmas tablescapes on this site:
Cardinal Christmas
Christmas in the Woods

Tartan on the Tee
Confectionery Christmas
Christmas Progressive Dinner

Black, White & Red All Over
Frosty the Snowman
Checkered Christmas
March of the Penguins
Woodland Men’s Tablescape
Contemporary Christmas – Fire & Ice

Pink & Purple Chocolate Christmas
Black Friday Luncheon Tablescape
Winter Dinner
Christmas Through the Red Door
Sugar High
Celebrating the Season
Roman Holiday
Winter Cardinal
Merry & Bright
Kaleidoscope Christmas
Cranberry Christmas
Cranberry Christmas – Squared
Get Me to The Church On Time
Noel Progressive Dinner
Christmas Fiesta
Warm Metal Christmas
Christmas Coffee
Winter Brunch
White Hot
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Progressive Dinner
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
Tuscan Holiday

I’m joining Christine at Rustic & Refined for “Table It!” and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for “Tablescape Thursday”

49 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Red & Green Christmas

  1. Pretty, pretty table!! Love how that tablecloth jumped right out of your closet! lol!!!! It’s a beautiful anchor to this setting. And, oh those chairs!!!! I wish I could wear them! They look so pretty – I love that drape effect! I have several dresses in that style but none it red! (I’d probably take the ornaments off before I left the house, though!) What you can do with chairs is simply amazing!!! Have a great week, Alycia!! You have outdone yourself again!

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  2. Alycia, I’m loving classic red and green this year, too! You have captured the essence of the season beautifully with this tablescape! I love all of your complimentary accents!

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful table Alycia! The simplicity and elegance is making me smile. Those napkin rings would go great with any of the tables I have done so far this year…love them. I really think you did an outstanding job on the chair covers…so festive.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  4. I love all the textures and finishes of red ornaments hanging from the chair backs. See? I’m into that tone-on-tone red, too! I’m glad your inspiration hit you over the head, but I hope it didn’t hurt. The hunter green cloth is scrumptious with all that gorgeous red. Your garland on the buffet is so beautifully done!!

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  5. Alycia, I used the wrong sign in…Excuse me for using myblogfairy…
    Beautiful and so festive. Love the chair covers and your ornaments dangling. I have those napkins rings too. Truly Christmas colors

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  6. I’m loving all the red,Alycia, being that it’s my favorite color. The centerpiece with the giant ornament really makes a statement and I love the mini trees flanking it. The chairs look so dressed up for the occasion. I love it all!

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  7. You are off to a very good start. Once again I’m crazy for your chair treatment and the ornaments on the back….well, what can I say. Every time I do a table I think of how you take it beyond and include its surroundings. Maybe one of these days, I’ll have the goods to do that.

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  8. I love how you decorated the chairs…so festive and perfect for the season! Beautiful tablescape and I like how you incorporated the classic holiday colors….pretty china too! Loving your decorated sideboard as well! You have done a marvelous job~hugs, Poppy

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  9. I think the comments show how many people like the traditional Christmas colors of red and green. The centerpiece and buffet decorations were my favorites, also. These colors go past festive and holiday. I think they are so popular, not just because they are tradition, but because they bring warmth to the coldest season. I guess that is the description of Merry and Bright.
    Ginene

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  10. I love this table as it says Merry Christmas!!…I am a traditional kind of gal and I love the traditional reds and greens of the holidays….as always, the table is set impeccably along with the buffet that is always an extension of the gorgeous table….and of course you would have the chairs beautifully dressed with the bouquets of ornaments!

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  11. I am so impressed and amazed how you can whip a table together in the midst of doing something else. BAM! This would have taken me weeks. I love this. Traditional colors for the holidays are beautiful. I want to wear that chair cover with all the clusters of bells. Keeping it mono shows more dimension in the different textures…I Love it. You keep it all so organized. You keep me inspired.

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  12. I love the red and green, it really does say Christmas to me. I’ve got some centerpiece envy going on here. That big ornament surrounded by the greens is just gorgeous. The chairs look fabulous decked out in their baubles too. This is one beautiful holiday table.

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  13. It’s hard to beat classic red and green for the holidays Alycia! Love the red gazing ball centerpiece bowl and your red chair covers with the ornament swags are show stoppers!

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  14. This table is “simple” as your stylings go and would be easy to recreate. I love that your blog features both elaborate and less complex ways to dress a holiday table. The chairs are the star of this show, though. I would be thrilled to have a place at this table!

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  15. For me C’mas isn’t C’mas without lots of traditional colors, specially reds, as in your exquisite table! I love the chair décor and the dishes make a perfect setting! You can always join Kathleen and say you copy catted ‘Tablescaper Extraordinate, Alycia Nichols!’
    The gazing ball centerpiece is awesome! You always leave me with big eyes swooning, my friend.
    I have a challenge at Kathleen’s.
    Happy holidays.
    FABBY

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  16. I too am crushing on the monochromatic colors on the chairs. You have a way of bringing a table to life. Your designing skills allow us to feel your intention of the table. The gift bags on the floor were an unexpected surprise. Looking forward to the home tour!

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  17. Hi Alycia – Totally a sign when a tablecloth hits you in the head! I have the same Royal Holly Holidays china set!!!!! *YAY* Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hugs, Holly

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  18. Alycia,
    I am lovin’ this classic tablescape with all the Traditional red & green, dear friend!!! I, too, am using holly & ivy throughout my Dining Room decor this Christmas!
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  19. Alycia!! What is up with you??? I hear you’re hurting. 😦 Bummer!!!
    I’ve been AWOL from blogland for a bit & was unaware of any issues. Hoping it can be quickly resolved. Sending ~~healing hugs~~ along with a raucous round of applause for this GORGEOUS tablescape!! Wowzers…I do ♥♥♥ red & those chair covers are spectacular.

    Feel better fast, Hon.

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  20. Hi dear Alycia… Your table looks so beautiful. The blue and the red looks great for the season. Simple and elegant and the chairs wrapped in red along with the hangings back looks so pretty. Love the center arrangement too. Hope you are enjoying your holiday season. Love sujatha:)

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  21. Oh my goodness, those red chair covers are just screaming GLAMOUR and I love it. Great tie pieces on the back with the red ornaments. You just can’t have too much glamour and glitz at Christmas. Love the red hurricanes on the china and buffet cabinets too (smart pic to capture them both in one shot). Merry Christmas!

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  22. Hello Alycia, My favorite traditional colors to use in my dining room too. I love all of your red and green for the pattern on the china to the gorgeous red goblets. I’ve never used chair covers but you are inspiring me to try at least. I love how you added the glass ornaments, so festive! Can’t wait for your tour.

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