Today I’m sharing lots of my favorite things in a vintage ticking and plaid holiday tablescape. I’m also excited to be in the Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop, hosted by Leen of Sand Dollar Lane. There’s a little bit of everything here from home tours, to DIY gifts, and of course tablescapes.
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Vintage Ticking And Plaid Holiday Tablescape
When I decorate for the family a part of me goes into what I create, so naturally it’s going to have many of my favorite things. This table is set to entertain lively conversations which will include many tall tales I’m sure.
Ticking And Plaid
To me ticking and plaid go together like peanut butter and jelly, so I’m using this classic combination to create a lighthearted holiday tablescape. This is much like the big kid tablescape I put together last year with gingerbread houses. To see the post click on Gingerbread House Tablescape.
Ticking stripes are becoming a theme this year, all because I went nuts over red ticking wrapping paper. I never know when or where inspiration will hit, but it did this year with stripes. For more ticking ideas, see my Christmas Mantel With Mercury Glass and Ticking.
The table runner is a piece of red ticking fabric folded in thirds with frayed ends. Nothing fancy here just using what I already have on hand, but as it turns out, it’s the perfect color for the table.
I love setting a table with my classic white dishes, because they go with everything and I can build up from there. Plaid plates go on next to balance the table with masculine colors of dark green and white, with tiniest bit of red and yellow.
Touch of Vintage
The table has lots of vintage keepsakes including my grandmother’s silverware. It’s made up of several different patterns, but I don’t mind because they are all beautiful to me. We use this silverware everyday just as it was meant to be used.
Vintage looking Santa mugs hold colorful saltwater taffy treats. I figure anything chocolate will disappear before dinner is served, so taffy is a better choice. Mugs not only hold candy but are handy as a napkin holders.
To complete the vignette a vintage milk bottle holds a poinsettia stem that broke off one of my plants. Did you know poinsettia stems can last as long as a month? The secret is cauterizing the end of the stem, and replacing the water every few days.
Holly clippings from our back yard serve as greenery around the centerpiece. The leaves are a beautiful shade of green making those berries really pop.
Jingle bell garlands add a whimsical touch along with a scattering of mini white bottle brush trees.
Ticking and Plaid Chair Swag
Do you like to decorating your dining chairs? I love wreaths or stockings hanging on chair backs. These chair back decorations are so simple, and only take a few minutes to make.
Plaid cloth napkins become swags when tied to the chair with strips of ticking fabric. The look is complete after wedging a few holly stems under the ticking knot. This is a fun way to pull in another plaid pattern with more reds and greens. Here’s a link to plaid napkins similar to mine.
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Next up on the blog hop is Jennifer of Noting Grace. You don’t want to miss her beautifully styled black, white and green tablescape. All the blog hop links are below. Grab a cup of coffee and click through at your leisure.