Festive Silver and Gold Holiday Tablescape – Done Two Ways!

Hosting this holiday season? I’m sharing my festive silver & gold tablescape, done two ways. Below you’ll find tips on how you can set your table and use items you may already have in your holiday decor collection! 

Festive Silver and Gold Holiday Tablescape – Done Two Ways! 

This is my absolute favorite time of year. Whenever I’m asked what my favorite holiday is, it’s hands down Christmas. Whether you’re setting the table or stringing lights on the tree, my first piece of advice before diving into decorating mode is to turn on holiday tunes and light a good smelling candle to get in the spirit!

This year, I wanted to use our formal china, which has a gold trim and monogram, so I used that as the starting point to guide my color scheme. 

I began by placing two tall hurricane vases in the middle of the table. Similar ones can be found here. I added these tiny twinkle lights into the bottom of each vase (make sure to get the battery powered ones so you can easily turn them on and off). I then put a smaller decorative tree into each vase and wrapped the twinkle lights around them. 

I always try to do three of something in the middle of a table (refer to this article by Apartment Therapy on why you should too!), so I placed a taller green tree in the middle of the two vases. I then tied a bow around each hurricane vase using leftover green ribbon I had from last year. 

If you don’t have decorative trees, there are several items you could fill vases with that you may already have: ornaments, pine cones, or pretty much any kind of filler that will go with your color scheme. 

Candles are also a must! I was able to find really pretty pearl + gold cone-shaped tree candles, along with some sparkly gold candlesticks at Homegoods. If you’re in need of some, I highly recommend going there!

Here’s the fun part: I did two different place settings so you can see how this tablescape can work with both formal china, as well as everyday china.

If you do have a formal set, I recommend using it because if you can’t use it at Christmas, when can you?! If it’s a specific color or pattern, you may want to start with that in mind. But know that the rest of your table doesn’t have to match the exact color — you can go for a mix n’ match look as well!

If you don’t have a formal set of china, not to worry! You can achieve a very similar look using your everyday china. To show you just that, I placed my everyday Savannah Set from Crate & Barrel on the table for shot below and it looks just as good!

Adding some greenery, whether it be a sprig of fresh herbs or mini wreaths, to your setting also adds a festive touch!

I love a good place card holder and found these adorable winter village snowglobe place card holders this year. I put them in the middle of the wreaths so that they wouldn’t get lost in the mix — and they fit perfectly in the center!

To finish the table, I added some jingle bell twine napkin rings, glassware, silverware, and lit the candles.

 I then decked our buffet with greenery, additional trees, and my favorite boxwood wreaths I purchased from Ballard Designs last year (they still have them and they’re currently on sale!). To top it off, I poured myself a nice tall glass of ginger ale in a champagne flute to celebrate!

P.S. Tying the boxwood wreaths to the back of your dining chairs also makes for a really cute look!

Do you have a favorite tip or tradition for decorating your table during the holidays? Comment below!

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