Christmas Table Top Decorations

This is the year of less is more. We are sharing a very intimate Christmas morning. To make it special I decided to use red transferware, pine and silver.

I am so happy to be joining a fun group of bloggers who will all be showcasing their own Christmas tables. I thank Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for organizing this virtual Christmas tour! This is literally the ONLY kind of tour we have this year.

Christmas table top decorations

I used a light gray polka dot tablecloth to lighten up my black table. The grey and white china is my Mom’s wedding china. She has so much china that luckily she passed these down to me. The red transferware plates are also hers.

Do you collect dishes? What’s your favorite pattern? I really love transferware and brown is my favorite.

Christmas table top decorations

In fact, as I catalog everything on the table it is all hers. The silverware, the silver, the red beads… The only thing on the table that I bought for myself are the white napkins, the silver napkin rings, the twinkle lights and the pine branches. 😁 Luckily she is happy to share!

You can find real red transferware online at ETSY and Replacements.com. If I had an unlimited budget, I would have set the table with plaid plates from Pottery Barn, which I LOVE. I’ve shared a link to those below.

Christmas table top decorations

This table is for our Christmas breakfast, so we will be having coffee and tea. The centerpiece is a silver serving tray. You can find similar serving pieces on ETSY (see my similar find below). ETSY has become my online substitute for going to the antique stores since March. I’m constantly amazed at what you can find on there and how friendly the sellers are.

Next, please visit these other blogs and see their festive Christmas tables. Merry Christmas!

Celebrate and Decorate
Blue Interiors
Home is Where the Boat Is
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Me and My Captain
The Zucchini Sisters
Calypso in the Country
Everyday Living
My Hubbard Home
Debbee’s Buzz
Mantel and Table
Panoply
Living With Thanksgiving
The Little Yellow Corner Store
Life and Linda
Design Morsels
White Arrows Home
The Sweet Sensations


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14 Comments

  1. How wonderful to be able to grab and go from your mother’s china collections! I also love brown transferware, Andrea, but this red is perfectly set with your silver for Christmas. I love the covered egg / baon server too. I purchased one similar from an estate sale several years ago and love using it for special occasions. Your nativity on the hutch behind the table is eye-catching. Very festive overall! Happy December!

  2. Andrea, I am swooning over all your vintage silver, especially the tea service and covered server. Be still my heart! How wonderful to have so much tableware from your mom. The silver goes beautifully with the red transferware plates and greenery. Like the pop of red also in your wooden beads in the centerpiece. I’m looking at our live tree now, which uses the same or similar strands as garland. They kinda remind me of cranberries strung on string.

  3. Andrea, your mom, and you have a good eye for dishes and silver pieces. The tea pot with the creamer and sugar bowls are beautiful.
    Your table gleams as the little lights reflect off of everything,
    I love transferrer, and it’s hard to choose one color, but my brown set is probably my favorite.

  4. Andrea, How nice to borrow lovely pieces from your mother. I love the cranberry transferware and silver together for Christmas.
    I love your runner of greens, festive lights, and beads.
    Wishing you a happy and safe Christmas. Nice to blog hop with you again.

  5. Andrea, how wonderful to have table ware from your mom to use. I love the red transferware mixed with the gray. The silver pieces add a lovely elegance. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas season!

  6. Calypso in the Country says:

    So beautiful! The dishes and the silver are so elegant and I love the sparkling lights! I need to add some of those to my table. Great to hop with you again!
    Shelley

  7. Calypso in the Country says:

    So beautiful! The dishes and the silver are so elegant and I love the sparkling lights! I need to add some of those to my table. Great to hop with you again!
    Shelley

  8. Andrea, what beautiful pieces from your mom! I am sure she is thrilled that you cherish the lovely set that she had been using and received for her wedding. I love how you paired such classic china with greenery and pinecones and a soft string of lights. The silverware are pieces that add so much elegance. So stunning. Happy Holidays and enjoy your breakfast!

  9. Your red transferware looks so pretty with the greenery, tiny lights and single strand of red beads – very elegant!!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season.

  10. Shannon@ Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Andrea, your table is beautiful. I love dishes, and I love transferware! That red transferware creates such a pretty table paired with the lovely silver pieces. I hope that you have a most joyous Christmas season!

  11. I love the red transfer ware and your beautiful breakfast table. How nice that you could use so many of your mom’s pretty things.
    Best wishes for a peaceful Christmas season.

  12. How wonder you have your mom’s dinnerware today borrow from.
    I adore transferware and am fortunate to have this Crown Ducal Bristol pattern that belonged to my hubby’s paternal grandmother. It’s wonderful for Valentine’s Day too.
    Wishing you a Merry December and joyful holiday season!

  13. It is wonderful to have the chance to create with someone else’s things, isn’t it? That was such a treat when we were at Mary’s in Phoenix! I really try and mix things up and not do the same table each year, which is why I was happy to send on the buffalo plaid plates (plus, being melamine, they weren’t too expensive to ship)! This is such an elegant table for breakfast or brunch, I need to up morning tablescape game. It really wouldn’t take much to set a pretty table, even if guests were to help themselves in the kitchen and bring their plates to a pretty table. Of course, there won’t be guests this year, and I am SO OVER IT!! Dear friend, I hope you and your family stay safe, well and enjoy a happy holiday together!

  14. Setting a beautiful table for a Christmas morning breakfast is a nice idea and thanks for the inspiration. Your mom’s transferware adds just enough color to your cozy setting. I also love the lights intertwined in the beads and pine branches, This is a gorgeous setting for a Christmas breakfast or brunch. Wishing you a safe and Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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