Christmas Table Setting
Buy Once, Use Twice Buy Once, Use Twice Stock up on linens with patterns in red or gold to use from Thanksgiving through Christmas. For this Christmas place setting, dark red-and-white toile napkins were wrapped with wide red satin ribbon and topped with winterberry sprigs. The same gold charger, white plate, and napkin take on a Thanksgiving air when raffia is substituted for the ribbon and pinecones for the berries.
Berry Toile Napkin
Red-and-White-Check Table Setting: Mix everyday dishware with inexpensive decorative accents for a jolly holiday table. Layer a red-and-white-check napkin between a basic dinner plate and a festive salad plate. A small gift-wrapped box containing a sweet treat punctuates each place setting of red-and-white dishes.
Red-and-White-Check Table Setting
Clothespin Napkin Ring: This classic monogrammed cloth napkin is held together with a cute holiday napkin "ring" made from clothespins covered with scrapbook paper. To make the place setting pop, use colored cafe au lait bowls against everyday white plates. Editor's Tip: Give the place setting a festive turn by adding a small cedar cutting and a gift tin filled with herbs.
Red-and-White Classic Pocket Napkin
Golden Table Setting: Pull the basics from your china hutch -- white linens, champagne flutes, and your best china -- to create this elegant look. A floral plate and a leafy napkin ring look right for the holidays and year-round. Clear glass cylinders filled with small bundles of flowers create a dainty centerpiece.
Golden Leaf Napkin Ring
Red-and-White Natural Place Setting
DIY CD Place Card (or centerpiece!)