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Red Tartan Christmas Dining Table

There is nothing more traditional than the red and green hues the holidays bring. So I decided to create this Red Tartan Christmas Dining table for us to enjoy!

Once upon a time, I didn’t know what a tablescape was.

Oh, I grew up setting the table for family dinners.

And on special occasions, I helped my Mom polish the silver and bring out the fine china for us to feast upon. It was mostly holiday celebrations.

I remember feeling so grown up and fancy every time we got out the fine china.

But the word tablescape was never a part of the conversation.

Looking back, it definitely was an artistic rendition much different than our nightly meals.

Even when I started blogging, I never really got into decorating the table, until a few years ago.

And now, it’s a fun way to add the season to our home. And I love watching my boys enjoy it like I did when I was little.

Here’s how I pulled this year’s table together.


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This year, our Christmas decor is all about red, and I was so excited to add that to our dining room.

It all started with a simple red tartan table runner.

I wanted simplicity for this tablescape, so I started with a miniature tree as the centerpiece.

I added a few strands of faux garland I picked up last year on clearance at Wal-mart.

Then a few sprigs of red berries and some pine cones filled it out nicely.

The table setting are simple galvanized chargers with some Dollar tree plates on top.

I added some red tartan napkins and reused the napkin rings from last year’s tablescape.

I decided to not add the silverware and glasses this year.

Because, honestly – we don’t eat like that.

I am all about saving time and effort and if we skip the serving dishes, then that’s less clean up I have to do.

So everyone grabs their plate and serves themselves buffet style in the kitchen and then comes back to the table.

Which is also when we grab drinks and silverware, so I kept it real, y’all!

Find the decor items here:

I opted for a simple Christmas tree in this room as well.

I usually make it all full and fancy, but we wanted that down home feel.

So I downplayed the decor a bit.

That way the greenery from the tree stands out a bit more.

And I love how the red pops against the greenery!

I mixed the rows of garland alternating between classic beaded garland and red tartan ribbon.

I found some fun tartan ornaments this year too!

I added some of my fun DIY yarn ornaments!

If you missed that tutorial, head over to this post to check them out.

One of my favorite things in my home to decorate is my hutch.

I just love my hutch because it comes with a story and has family history.

I always showcase my tarnished silver – one of my favorite things to collect.

Across the top, I added some of the same garland I used on the table.

And a few bottle brush trees fill in the spaces perfectly.

We just found out that we weren’t able to travel for Thanksgiving this year, so we will be ushering in the first meal of the season on this table.

And even though I’m disappointed, this table will make me smile this year!

So that’s it!

Loving the traditional but simple feel of this dining room this year.

What about you? What colors are you using this year?

Check out my other Christmas posts from this year:

Christmas in the Sunroom

Pops of Red Christmas Mantel

3 Simple DIY Christmas Yarn Crafts

Epic Gift Guide for the Musician

Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Front Porch

Christmas Coffee and Cocoa Bar

Christmas Artwork Using Wrapping Paper

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Check out these other Christmas Tablescapes
over the past few years!

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  1. Jennifer,
    I appreciate you for hosting Welcome Home Sunday and I’m so happy to have joined you this week.
    Love your tablescape.