Get “table-ready” in time for Christmas

Christmas is all about spending time together with loved ones; sharing laughter and creating memories. To me, it’s the day where we can indulge, feast and come together as a family.

“Family makes Christmas special”

Just before we sit down for our main Christmas meal, I usually create a festive centre piece and add some quirky touches to our dining table to make it extra special.

“Creating a festive touch of elegance”

A simple design made for my small family. Of course, when you’ve got more people you can add more pieces. 

So here are my quick easy tips for creating festive cheer around your table this season.

“A show-stopping centre-piece”

I purchased the candle holder in the pictures above from Dunelm Mill. I liked that it’s versatile and can be used on any occasion. In this instance, Christmas decorations and door hanging jewels were added to make it more festive. I also used LED candles wax candles which look and feel very realistic. The holly sprigs, and Christmas crafts were purchased from; all reasonably priced. Put together, it’s created a warming, colourful table feature with minimal effort and expense.

“Time to plate up”

Tableware is something so personal to every household. My all-time favourite for special occasions is the Denby Halo range.

I found the gold-effect charger plates at for £1.00 each! (You don’t have to splurge to create an amazing look). They’re plastic so explains the price point. All-in-all though, they’ve created a festive look instantly.

“Quirky finishes”

Rather than use traditional napkins, I opted for disposable ones. I could do with less washing over the Christmas period!

To make it more decorative, I added Gold-Sparkle leaves purchased from in a pack of three for £1.00. (Another bargain!) I just twisted them around the napkins to act as make-shift napkin rings. Tip: If you shake the leaves off in the sink, you won’t get glitter on your plates.

The star fashioned decorations around the wine glasses have lasted me for years. If you add on a gift tag, you can create simple named place-settings for your guests. I’ve seen similar hanging decorations available at

“Seasonal table linen for your finished look”

Last but not least, is the table linen. I’ve actually had the table cloth and runner for years, purchased from They have some lovely pieces on their site which I’ve shown below:

As you can see, gold is the base colour in this piece I have created. You can choose different colours to create a theme. If you’re struggling with colour combinations for the festive season, check out my blog ‘Tis the Season.

So there you have it; a “season-ready” table-setting created by yours truly. It doesn’t have to be expensive to make it festive. You can also use decor you already have and create something one-of-a-kind. I hope you enjoyed checking out my personal take on seasonal table decor. Feel free to like, comment and share your Christmas table decor!

Enjoy the festive period and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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