Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Red and White Christmas Table

Welcome to my house!  Here in the entryway, we have a peppermint theme going on.  I made the peppermint topiary several  years ago, and I still enjoy it.  In the mirror you can get a glimpse of the simple red and white table set for December meals.



My inspiration for the table came from a Martha Stewart image I pinned, although my table doesn't really look at all like the original one.  I like the simplicity of the table, as well as the red and white color scheme.  I also love this china pattern and would probably choose it if I were a bride today!

I knew I wanted to use the red linen table runner and the faux white amaryllis for a table that could be used throughout December.  Plain white plates and the candy cane striped napkins continue the theme from the entryway, and my Georgian Ruby glasses add a little more red.  The table looked a little too plain, though, even for minimalist me!
Then I remembered these little tidbit plates I found a few years ago in the after-Christmas sale at the Crate and Barrel outlet.  Better!
Here's a closer look at these cute reindeer plates.
Here's a look at the table.  As we get closer to Christmas, I will replace the faux flowers with either real white amaryllis or lilies.  I will also add some votives for evening meals.  I like the combination of tall flowers with low candles.


I will be linking to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish this week.  Be sure to visit her to see other copycat tables!

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Tricia..
    I think you did a great job at interpreting this table....Love, love those glasses..
    Love, Mona

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  2. Beautiful table, love the amaryllis theme! Joining Lets Dish tonight also, not an easy challenge, but fun.

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  3. It looks wonderful! The addition of the tidbit plate was a genius. I saw this table too, almost did it, but I wanted to use those plaid plates and I don't have any amaryllis. Have to get my money's worth out of them! :)
    Definitely keep your eyes open for next year, it's going to be an annual event, lol!
    Thanks so much for taking the challenge at Let's dish!

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  4. Tricia, Your red and white is so festive for I love the addition of the reindeer tidbit plates! I look forward to having an amaryllis bloom every Christmas.

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  5. Tricia, love your napkins and tidbit plates. So cheerful. I love fresh amaryllis. Perfect runner and red glasses.

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  6. Both tables are so serene and pretty with the amaryllis in the reds or the whites. Great job using the white! The tidbit plates are perfect!

    Katherine

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  7. It is so pretty...your table I mean! Love the red and white. I used my inspiration as a suggestion and not a copycat! LOL....great job!

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  8. Not even Martha could improve on what you've done. I like the white amaryllis even better than the red. As you might guess from my tables, minimalist works just fine for me!

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  9. That's exactly what "inspiration" means - not an exact copy, but an idea to build on. Your table is simply beautiful. Nothing else is needed. Just perfect.

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  10. I love the simple lines of this table. You did a great job, Tricia. The cute appy plates against the striped napkin are quite striking.

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  11. Martha Stewart always has wonderful ideas for setting a table. Your idea of doing it simply with a tweak is wonderful. Your striped napkins are so pretty and I love your faux amaryllis! Great way to succeed!

    Pam

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  12. Tricia, I love your peppermint theme, and those white amaryllis are gorgeous! Your entire table is fabulous--love those tidbits!!! Even though it isn't the same as the original table I can definitely see the inspiration. Beautiful job! Linda

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  13. What a lovely table. My favorite parts are the napkins and glasses.

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  14. Love the candy cane stripes with the big blocks of red and white! Very Jolly!
    Jenna

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  15. Your table is so cute! Love your interpretation of Martha's table. Yours is much more inviting if you ask me!!

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  16. Your table is not exactly the same as the inspiration but it sure captured the same look, Tricia? very pretty!....Cnhristine

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  17. Beautiful! It echoes your inspiration in a lovely way, and I am in love with those little plates.

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  18. Of course I love your red and white table! Love the candy cane napkins and the tidbit plates! Love the tall flowers and your entryway tree. Great copycat. Joni

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  19. How pretty, Tricia! I love the way you took the inspiration photo and made it your own. I love the napkins your used and the little deer plates - so sweet (lol!). Hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas!

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  20. Hi Tricia, I love the red runner with the white amaryllis done the middle. Your tidbit dishes certainly add the right touch along with those pretty candy cane striped napkins. Great job!

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  21. Hi, Tricia! To me, that's the whole great thing about "inspiration": it's not a mirror image, but more of a feeling you get and how you interpret it. I love the feeling you interpreted with your red & white table. It's not overdone at all, and it has a real welcoming feel to it. I can't think of anyone who would feel the least bit intimidated. Everyone would feel like they should "sit a spell"! :-)

    Your peppermint tree is cool!!!!!!!! I'd probably want to lick it all the time! :-) Have a warm weekend!

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  22. What a perfect table for the month of December. Your inspiration table is lovely, but I like the version you created. The white amaryllis down the center are gorgeous. I think the white are my favorite. '-)

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  23. Tricia, I love your table. Red and white are so classic. I want to do a tablescape in red and white before Christmas (time permitting). I may still your Amaryllis idea to use, it is so striking and so beautiful.

    Candy

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  24. I love this. Guess what. :) I think I may have gotten my hands on a Gloria teapot!!!!!!!!

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  25. Oooo, I really like this look, Tricia! I must make a note of it...plain white with one great big punch of a single color. Brilliant!
    The little reindeer plates added the perfect touch of whimsey, too. Very cute!!

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  26. Tricia, this looks so pretty. I love your peppermint topiary, and your entry looks beautiful. Those little reindeer plates are so cute, and the red and white looks so festive. laurie

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  27. Tricia, I missed this table in the rush but it is beautiful. Love the red runner with the white amaryllis. I absolutely love amaryllis and this is especially beautiful with the candy striped napkins and the tidbit plate. I agree, it is perfect for the December month. I know you enjoyed it.
    Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year, Ginger

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