A Joyous Christmas Table

Happy Tuesday, dear friends! It is my hope that this month of December finds you well and enjoying the Christmas season. Have you been busy decking the halls, shopping, and preparing for Christmas to arrive? I sure have! Today, I am so happy to take a break and join my tablescaping friends to bring you our holiday tables. A big thank you to the talented Rita from Panoply for hosting this fun event.

Please step inside and join me around my joyous Christmas table. It fills my heart with joy that you have joined me today as we celebrate this most special time of year.

My table and dining room are decorated in a traditional holiday style with pops of red, lots of beaded fruit, greens, berries, and ribbons.

For the centerpiece, I wanted something low profile that could stay on the table for the entire Christmas season. Two tear drop swags are joined together and embellished with beaded fruits, berries, ornaments, and ribbons. The centerpiece is placed upon a Crown Linen Design table runner. Flameless candles are scattered about the center of the table to add a pretty glow.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”- Matthew 1:23

Each place setting consists of a red placemat accented by a plaid napkin. I think that the combination of red and plaid adds such a festive touch during the holidays. For the plate stack, I chose to top my Spode Blue Italian dinner plates with Better Homes and Gardens holiday plates that I have had for many years. I adore the farm scene with the red barn. The glassware is vintage Fostoria in the American pattern that belonged to my Great Grandmother. Oneida Michelangelo flatware rounds out each setting.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.”-Luke 2:8-10

More beaded fruit, pine and cedar branches, and red berries adorn the china hutch. Small fruit embellished trees with red bows add another festive element.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.-Matthew 2:10-11

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”-Luke 2:13-14

“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”- John 12:46

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you….Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”-John 14:27

Thank you so much for joining me today as we gather around my table and reflect on the true gifts of Christmas. I know that we are living in some very troubling times. It often seems what is bad is good and what is good is bad. However, we must not lose sight of our faith and the true gifts of Christmas. These precious gifts are there for the taking. My sweet friends, I wish you so much joy and peace during this Christmas season and always. Please visit my friend’s beautiful tables. A list with links are listed below.

Panoply – A Christmas Home Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul – Plaid Tidings

Everyday Living – Repeat the Sounding Joy

Home is Where the Boat Is – It’s a Marshmallow World with Snowmen

My Thrift Store Addiction – Kringle Family Tree Farm Christmas Tablescape

The Bookish Dilettante – Christmas Traditions Tablescape

Red Cottage Chronicles – English Cottage Christmas Tablescape

Pandora’s Box – Dinner on the Old Round Table

From My Carolina Home – Vintage Christmas Tablescape

Thrifting Wonderland – Christmas Tree Magic

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Christmas Nutcracker Table

Dinner at Eight – Dreaming of a White (and Blue) Christmas

Belle Bleu Interiors – A Joyous Christmas Table

The Cat’s Whiskerz – A Rustic Christmas Tablescape

Life and Linda – Deer Prancing Through the Snow

Me and My Captain – A German Christmas Tablescape

The Painted Apron – The Season of Giving


  1. Merry Tuesday, Shannon! Thank you for sharing the reason for Christmas. I love the scripture! Your table is beautiful. The centerpiece of two swags embellished with beaded fruit, berries, ornaments, and ribbon is gorgeous and can stay in place throughout the Christmas season. The red placemats accented with the plaid napkins lend a festive nod to the season. I love seeing your Spode plates with the farm scene on the BHG plates, it is a classic mix. How wonderful to have the Fostoria passed down from your great grandmother. Your china hutch is always styled beautifully, my friend! Merry week to you!

  2. Such a pretty table and hutch, lovely to combine your blue collection with the festivity of holiday plaid, greenery and red bows.

  3. Happy Christmas, Shannon. So lovely to see your festive table with a mix of blues and reds to represent the season. Clever to put two swags together for your centerpiece. Add the fruits and embellishments make it extra special. The Spode plates are lovely and the salad plates really reflects the season. It's always a pleasure to see family treasures used in a tablescape, especially at Christmas. So many fond memories are brought to the table even as more are created. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Good Morning Shannon! What a lovely and festive table you have shared with us along with your Christmas dining room decor! It is all styled so beautifully! Your plate stack is perfect for the Holiday Season.
    I always enjoy seeing your Grandmother's treasures!
    Merry, Merry to you dear friend!

  5. Patti @ Pandora's Box

    What a beautiful room filled with so much color – Love it! Your centerpiece is lovely and your table is so festive. I am intrigued with your lampshade – is that a pin? Did you add this? I love it! Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

  6. Shannon, sharing the scriptures alongside your beautiful table setting is so meaningful. I love your pretty sugared fruit displays. Wishing you a joyous Christmas season, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Shannon, such a lovely table combining pretty tablewares with bountiful greenery, berries and fruit! The plaid and bright reds make it both festive and cheerful, a table to warm the heart. The ornate flatware adds the city touch to the country charm. I love that you dressed the hutch as well, bringing all the merry colors throughout the room. Have a very merry Christmas!

  8. Shannon, I love your use of two swags as low-profile centerpiece for your table! The BH&G plates with the sleigh and barn evoke such a warm feeling…”to grandmother’s house we go!” Love them framed with your Spode Blue Italian plates and your great grandmother’s vintage glasses. I always enjoy seeing how you style your hutch…so pretty with the floral pine and berry picks, fruit and topiaries flanking each end. As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Wishing you a very Merry December! ❤️🎄

  9. I love the primary colors in your dining room. The Spode Blue Italian plates are the perfect foil to your BH&G scenery plates, and they complement the blue in the plaid. Your centerpiece runner is FABULOUS! I really like it. The way you have the rest of your dining roomed styled is so elegant, and I especially like the pretty hutch! I can tell you had fun decorating it. Your topiaries are so pretty, and I like the compote on your server. I hope you have a blessed Advent and Christmas season!
    XO, Rick Jill

  10. Shannon, your dining room is full of charm. I love seeing how you add festive holiday decor to your traditional setting. In fact, I adore seeing any room in your home. I have always admired your style! Your Christmas message and tablesetting capture the spirit of the season. Merry, Merry!

  11. So beautiful Shannon, I absolutely love your centerpiece! I love to decorate with beaded fruit and it looks wonderful tucked in the greenery with ribbons, berries and candles. So smart to use the flameless candles, and yours are so pretty. I love the way you continued to use smaller pieces of greenery and fruit tucked into the china on your china hutch and in your silver tea service. The small trees with the bow toppings are so festive on the hutch. I wish you and your family a very blessed and merry Christmas!

  12. Beautiful Shannon, the use of two swags is lovely. I especially love the look of the evergreens and beaded fruit. Your Spode plates are perfect with your BH&G salad plates. The plaid napkins are so festive. Loving your hutch all dressed for the holidays. So elegant.
    A beautiful home you have created. Happy holidays to you and yours.

  13. Shannon I love how you include all your surfaces in your dining room to their fullest potential. It just makes your table more cozy and elegant. I have those BH&G plates and they are so perfect for old time Christmas memories. Genius using two swags…lots of inspiration there, thank you. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thanks for the memories. Love the scripture too.

  14. Shannon, my first thoughts when seeing your table and dining room was Williamsburg! Our founding fathers, in those earliest years of our country's history, established the values of gratitude for harvest, family and freedom of religion, allowing us to worship the Christ Child's birth and life, true gifts indeed. What a celebration you've created here, with both your design and sentiments. The fruit swags as centerpiece is truly a brilliant idea, with all the added ornaments, ribbons and fruits. The hutch also is gorgeous. I love the pheasant feathers mixed with the arrangement too. It's all such a colorful and bright display. Thank you for bringing your talents to the table and to this season of Christmas. Wishing you good health and joy throughout the season. Merry Christmas.

  15. Oh my goodness Shannon. I am sorry to be so late in commenting. Your table is just beautiful! The BHG salad plates are so pretty on the Spode Blue Italian dinner plates and I love the pop of red from the placemats and tartan napkins. The centerpiece is truly a work of art with the tear drop swags together and the additional of the beaded fruit, berries, ornaments, and ribbon. All the colors are so pretty. Your hutch looks so festive with all your pretty plates and the small hutch with the tea service is gorgeous. Your dining room and table are warm and welcoming and beautifully decorated for Christmas. It was lovely hopping with you and I'm wishing you and your family a very joyous Christmas!

  16. Shannon, your whole dining room evokes a wonderful nostalgic Christmas from simpler times for me. While your decorating is far from simple but the use of fruit and berries takes me to colonial days. I love a good sugared fruit arrangement and your centerpiece is gorgeous! Especially with the plaid ribbon tucked in there that compliments the plaid napkins you used. I always enjoy seeing your blue Spode, your hutch looks fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season🎄

  17. Kelley McCord

    Lovely table – can you tell me what the fabric on the wing chairs is?
    Thank you,

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