Christmas table setting ideas

Ok, now that Thanksgiving is over, you’re ready to start thinking about your Christmas table setting, right!?? Well, never fear, Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha is here to help you set the perfect table, beautiful enough for a Christmas Eve dinner or a Christmas Day brunch! Mandy loves to entertain, and she pulls together the most chic spaces. Today, we hope you’ll find inspiration for your own space by browsing Mandy’s fabulous tablesetting ideas.

Christmas decorating ideas

With Thanksgiving officially come and gone it’s time to look forward to the most wonderful time of year, Christmas.

Christmas table setting ideas

Vinewood Plantation provided the most idyllic backdrop with gorgeous green barns, acres of untouched grounds, and a large leafy canopy courtesy of a pecan tree to set the holiday dinner table under.

Christmas decorating ideas

A pair of Ballard Designs Upholstered X Benches and Thurston Wing Back Chairs came to life in plaid, thanks to Suzanne Kasler’s fabric. Just to make sure I didn’t miss any opportunity to spread holiday cheer, I added a wreath to each chair for good measure.

Christmas table setting ideas

Christmas table setting ideas

The table was set with a seasonal floral centerpiece from Lindsay Coletta Designs which sat perfectly in Bunny Williams’s Gilded Sculptural Bowl. I used two golden reindeers, also from Bunny Williams’ collection to bring some whimsy to the table and to flank the centerpiece.

Christmas table setting ideas

Oranges with cloves are a classic holiday accent, plus they have the loveliest fragrance! We filled the air and a Mercury Glass Pedestal Bowl with a warm spiced aroma, and to top it off, we served a spiked cider.

Christmas table setting ideas

The place settings were kept classic with the Holiday Garland Tableware, Maison Flatware, and place card holders.

Christmas tree decorating ideas

Christmas decorating ideas

A small forest of outfitted Christmas trees, yards of garland, and packages tied up with string graced the entrance to the barn.

Christmas decorating ideas

Suzanne Kasler Atelier Antlers on a pecan tree

The floating mantel dripped with fresh garland and flameless candles, and on the pecan tree, we created a focal point with a set of Suzanne Kasler’s Atelier Antlers. They gave the rustic space a little polish and provided an unexpected twist.

Christmas table setting ideas

Christmas table setting ideas

Concept & Styling, Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting On Martha
Florals, Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design 
Calligraphy, Ashley Buzzy Lettering 
Location, Vinewood Plantation

Isn’t this holiday table gorgeous? We love seeing all these vibrants bursts of red with our festive Mackenzie plaid! Thank you so much, Mandy for styling this inspiring table! 

Browse more entertaining ideas on our Entertaining Pinterest Board, or by visiting Mandy’s blog Waiting on Martha.

Mandy received Ballard Designs merchandise through this partnership, but her opinions are her own.