A Traditional Holiday Table - Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop

Hello everyone. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends.  As we say goodbye to Thanksgiving, the Christmas fun begins in our home.  Time to bring out all the holiday decorations and to begin planning for all the holiday gatherings with family and friends.

With the holidays in mind, I am excited to be joining a group of very talented bloggers that Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate has brought together for this fun blog hop focusing on inspiration for your holiday table.  If you are visiting my blog for the first time, I welcome you to Rosemary & Thyme! Please feel free to browse.  It won't be long before you discover that I have a passion for setting a pretty table and Christmas is the perfect time to set our tables with our finest.   

Today, I am sharing a table using traditional Christmas colors of red, green and white with accents in silver to that give it a more festive.



My inspiration came from these adorable plaid ornaments that I found in Michael's a few weeks ago. I knew they were going to play an important role on my holiday table and since I have been wanting to stick to a traditional holiday palette lately, they were the perfect find.  

  





The table begins with a white linen tablecloth while a red and white table runner and placemats add a pop of color.  Typical white plates with a dotted pattern take center stage.  I added a simple white linen napkin trimmed in red.  I then placed some fresh greenery on one side of the dinner plate and placed the plaid ornament inside the soup bowl to bring it all together.













For a centerpiece, I used a glittery and delicate reindeer which is pleasantly nestled on top of fresh holidays greens and adorned with a few pretty ornaments.










Simple glassware holding sparkling wine with a few fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary add color and a festive touch to the table.








I baked a simple boxed vanilla cake and added a few fresh cranberries to the mix.  I decorated the cake with a powder sugar glaze and added home made sugared cranberries to the top and fresh greens for that festive, holiday magic that we all love during the season.


A vintage silver cake server gives my dessert a nostalgic feel.  



For ambiance, sparkle and added elegance, I used silver tone mercury glass.










I would like to thank Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to view all the bloggers participating.  I hope you will take the time to visit them all this week to get ideas for setting your holiday table.  Just click on the links at the bottom of my post to visit each one.  Enjoy the tour!

Thank you for joining us for the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop.  I wish you all a blessed and happy holiday season.

Janet

Comments

  1. This is absolutely stunning. I love your deer and the little trees for the centerpiece and your tablesettings are so pretty too. That cake is to die for.

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    1. Hello Marty,

      I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

      How sweet of you to stop. I am truly grateful for your kindness and encouraging words.

      PS, the cake was delicious.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  2. Oh, Wow! there is so much to see and take in and you even baked! First, your room is lovely with your gorgeous tree.
    Your table is festive, cheerful but elegant too. The fresh greenery adds a lovely effect and I love all your selections.

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    1. Hello Bonnie,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me such a lovely comment. You made my day.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  3. Beautiful Janet, just beautiful! Those little plaid covered acorns are darling. Especially mixed in with the stunning mercury glass is my favorite. You really set a gorgeous table!

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    1. Hello Christine,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me such a sweet comment. You brighten my day. I hope you can come back for the Holiday Home Tour this Thursday.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  4. Janet this is such a wonderful table. It's classic red with green and white, but it's subtle, with a Nordic flair in the washed red. You've added just enough sparkle with the mercury glass to give it an aged look, and those ornaments are really nice. It's so hard not to want to add to the holiday arsenal when there are such wonderful little items like those offered each year. Your tucked in greens add a nice, outdoorsy feel that complement that Nordic feeling I get when panning over your table's elements. And I spy argyle and a vintage red truck in the background. ;)
    Okay, now the star of this table is definitely the cake! Oh my, it not only looks pretty, but I bet it tastes delish!
    A great table!
    Happy Holidays, Janet.

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    1. Hello Rita,

      Thank you so much for such beautiful and kind words. You definitely made my day. I do like to use the classic holiday colors but just a bit toned down and that red truck was the find of the season. It just makes me smile when I look at it each morning. I hope you can come back for the Holiday Home Tour this Thursday.

      PS, the cake was delicious too.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  5. Good Morning Janet,
    Such an inviting and lovely table and the vintage silver cake server is stunning!
    Jemma

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    1. Hello Jemma,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your sweet comment. I hope you can come back for the Holiday Home Tour.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  6. Oh this is so welcoming and pretty! I can see why you fell in love with those plaid ornaments, they are so cute- I love your mix of elements and textures, and my favorite part is the large white tree in the background and the chalkboard :) Love the white red and green!
    Jenna

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    1. Hello Jenna,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your sweet comment. So glad you enjoyed my holiday tablescape.

      I hope you can come back for the Holiday Home Tour.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  7. I love your festive red and white Christmas table! The sparkle of the mercury glass and reindeer on the table... the greenery, adorable plaid acorns, and the CAKE! Your flocked tree twinkling in the background is so merry and bright and I love your addition of the ladder with your red and white blanket and Merry Christmas print on the wall. :)

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    1. Hello Mary,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such kind words. I have long been an admirer of your work so I am flattered by your comment.

      It was a pleasure to join for Chloe's Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  8. What a pretty and bright holiday table! I love your fun plaid ornaments. The mercury glass candlesticks are a sparkly addition. All of the elements of your entire room, the tree, the argyle blanket, all of it adds to the cozy and welcoming feeling. Thank you so much for being a party of the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop!

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    1. Hello Chloe,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such kind words.

      Thank you for including me on your fun Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  9. Janet, I love that little ornament too and I wished I'd seen it at Michael's. It's always nice when one element gives you the inspiration for an entire project. Your table is very festive and just has a feeling of happy. Love the cake ` are you going to share the recipe? Happy to be on the blog hop with you.

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    1. Hello Carol,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your kind words. Perhaps you can still find the cute plaid ornaments at Michael's now. They have a 70% off sale going on now can you beleive??

      Truth is, the cake was just a yellow cake mix from the store to which I added fresh cranberries and embellished for the photo shoot. I would be happy to share a cranberry cake recipe.

      It was a pleasure to join you for Chloe's Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop.

      Wishing you a happy holiday season.

      Janet

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  10. Your plaid ornaments were a great starting point for a lovely table setting. The sparkle of your deer for the centerpiece and the traditional red and green with the mercury glass is warm and welcoming. I can imagine guests lingering for hours at this beautiful table!

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    1. Hello Pam,

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and leaving me your kind words. I have definitely been inspired by your beautiful home.

      I has been a pleasure joining you on this fun blog hop.

      Wishing you a blessed holiday season.

      Janet

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  11. Janet, your tablescape is so pretty, and I know that your guests will love it! I love the frosted deer with the greens and pine cones surrounding it. It is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect finishing touch to your table. The cake not only sounds delicious, but it looks beautiful as well!

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    1. Hello Shannon,

      Thank you for visiting me and leaving me your kind words. Reading such sweet comments make my day.

      The cake was delicious.

      Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,

      Janet

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  12. Dear Janet,
    You never cease to amaze me with your tablescapes. This Christmas setting is absolutely magical and spectacular! So happy you could coordinate it while your Mom was visiting, it made it super special for her and your Dad to watch and enjoy the process too.I am blessed to have you as my sister in law, and enjoy the creativity you bring to each setting. Looking forward to enjoying the rest of the entries to these Christmas blogging selections with your friends, and getting inspired for this year and years to come! De corazón.
    Lilly

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    1. Dear Lilly,

      Thank you for taking the time to visit me. I am touched by your heartfelt comment. It means the world to me and I am so glad to have you in my life.

      It is an incredible joy to have such an inspiring woman as my sister-in-law.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  13. Janet this table is so pretty! I'm in love with your centerpiece - what a fabulous idea! And the cake looks as beautiful as it is delicious, I'm sure! I wish I was there!

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    1. Oh Tamara, thank you for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. I am smiling as I read your kind words.

      The cake was delicious and it would be an honor to have you join me for a sweet treat.

      Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

      Janet

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  14. You have done such a fantastic job with this festive table. Well done !!!
    The cake looks amazing!!
    Have a lovely week.
    Tina x

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    1. Hello Tina,

      Thank you so much. You are very kind.

      I appreciate your visit and your sweet comment.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  15. A real great tablesetting, I love that reindeer centerpiece and the cake with cranberries does not only look wonderful but is also tantalizing.

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  16. Oh, I love this! The plaid ornaments were a brilliant jumping-off point. Your addition of greenery, cozy linen, reindeer, and brilliant crystal was pure genius. Love your pretty tree in the background. I'm swooning over your gorgeous cranberry cake. How festive and delicious! Thrilled to be blog hopping with you today!

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  17. Janet, such a charming tablescape. I love the plaid and yes, indeed does make a statement. From the frosted deer to the lovely pinecone. The cake looks so delicious and pretty. I can see your lovely tree in the background. Truly a lovely space to enjoy a holiday meal.

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  18. Absolutely stunning! I always say this about your tables dear frienand I must add your photography is magazine worth. That lovely C'mas tree in the backdrop is just perfect !
    The plaid ornies are awesome, that reindeer centerpiece is gorgeous, the dishes, the attention to detail, the touches of red, simply "magnifico amiga querida !!!"
    Thank you for sharing and I'm pinning it. Thanks for your great visit always too.
    FABBY


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  19. Your table is glorious! And that cake...is gorgeous. I need to try that. Both your table and cake are showpieces. Merry Christmas! Sheila

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  20. Beautiful post.....love it all!
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you Carolyn.

      Wishing you a beautiful holiday season.

      Janet

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  21. What a beautiful table! The little plaid ornaments and the greenery and the mercury glass are lovely touches, as is the reindeer. That cake looks so beautiful! And I love the tree in the background. Everything looks very festive and lovely. xo Deborah

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  22. I'm not sure if it is the delicious and pretty looking cake or because you've already poured me a festive looking beverage, but I'm definitely ready to pull up a chair and enjoy all the ambiance of your fabulous tablescape! I love the striped runner along with the plaid ornaments in the bowls, the touches of greenery, the deer centerpiece and the silver accents - fantastic!

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  23. The red stripes in your tablescape are so lovely! I totally love the white deer too. So darling! That cake though...looks so delectable!

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  24. Gorgeous. Everything looks fabulous. Great. Sujatha:)

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    1. Thank you Sujatha.

      I appreciate your visit and your kind words.

      Janet

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  25. Janet, these pictures are stunning! I am in love with your tablescape! Pinning now my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  26. What a beautiful table! Love those plaid acorns.Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned & Sharing on G+! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  27. My sweetest, precious Janet,
    once more you leave me speechless, thanks most sincerely for the lovely atmosphere you share today, enriched by the always so beautiful and refined, charming details you choose, when you open the door of your home to me you always delight my heart !

    Hope you're having the best of weeks,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
    enjoy your December with Gladness and Peace

    Xx Dany

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  28. Such a pretty display! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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  29. Your house is full of the great hospitality.

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  30. Everything is just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Janet

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  31. The plaid ornaments are so cute, I can see why they served as your inspiration! Your table setting is pretty, peaceful, and inviting! The cake looks yummy, and makes a beautiful statement! Loving your tree in the background, too! Great attention to detail, it's all very lovely! ~Rhonda

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  32. Gorgeous!
    Thank you for also sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  33. Wow....I am still speechless over that cake. What a wonderful presentation. Your table is fabulous and the colors are stunning. The white deer, greenery and pine cones are all perfect.

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  34. Just adorable. I love the red and white with natural greenery. Those ornaments are too cute. That cake looks amazing. Now I want to go bake a cake. The tree in the background also looks adorable. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

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  35. I would sure welcome that cake on our breakfast table tomorrow morning! As a matter of fact, I would love to dine at your table, too. It is simple but sophisticated. I love a tight color palate, but adding the greens to the design makes it snap. Lovely job!

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  36. This looks so pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  37. Lovely. That harlequin pattern throw caught my eye; such a wonderful accent piece.

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  38. Fun and fanciful with a touch of elegance. It doesn't get better than that!

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  39. Oh my Janet, you hit it out of the ball park for me with this tablescape. I adore red and am mad for plaid! :) Gosh, does this mean I need to run to Michaels? lol! Really, every photo is magazine worthy. Oh, and that harlequin throw on the ladder made me swoon! Thanks for sharing with SYC. You will be featured this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  40. Dear Janet
    Your table is absolutely stunning. And Your cake looks so delicious. I hope you had a lovely day, and your guests must have loved it all.

    I wish You a beautiful day
    Lone

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  41. So beautiful, and that cake looks amazing!

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  42. Beautifully done, good taste and elegance! The cake looks marvelous! All the happy colors of Christmas time and sparkles! May we celebrate the birth of Jesus our Savior!!!

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  43. Lovely table, and that looks like a really yummy cake!

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