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Table Decorations and Dining Buying Guide

From intimate dinners for two to gatherings for 20, the Christmas table is where we partake in so many of our rituals and recall shared memories. Part of those rituals is what's on the table itself: the heirloom plates, handcrafted linens, beautiful centerpieces, and more. Here's a buying guide for your Christmas table decorations and dining pieces.

Types of Table Decorations and Dining

Types of Table Decorations and Dining

There's a place for every style of decorating—even at holiday times. While Christmas once meant an exuberant display of red and green, today's homeowners feel confident expressing their holiday stylistic bents in all different manners—and that includes table decorations and dining. Contemporary-minded dwellers might strip down a table setting with some restrained silver accents, crystal, and white place settings. Traditionalists probably embrace those old-fashioned colors, giving them twists to suit their lifestyle and family. Whether you're looking to update your centerpieces, serveware, tableware, flowers, linens, or accents, here's a guide to table decorations and dining items as you assemble your own beautiful tablescapes.

Centerpieces

At the holidays, centerpieces can be used in several different spots in the home—on a dining table, an entry console, even a side table in a living space. They're created from diverse materials and can include candles and wreaths, too.

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Miles Kimball
$31.49

Inspiring memories of Christmas past, this nostalgic bubble light centerpiece glows with nine bubble light candlesjust as magical ...as you recall Filled with glittery clear liquid for spectacular sparkle, the screwin red and green vintage bubble lights stand upright on a charming golden base, adorned with festive greenery and berries. Set it up in a window, on the mantle or center stage on your holiday table ... plug this holiday decoration in, watch the bubbling light show, and su read more

Beistle
$6.69

Beistle 20804 Merry Christmas Centerpiece. This eleven inch merry Christmas centerpiece is great for making a room or table look a...mazing for the holiday season. This is a must need item to put the holiday cheer in the hearts of your family and friends. read more

Beistle
$3.35

Beistle 20808-S Christmas Tree Centerpiece. This tree is amazing and looks great as a centerpiece or just a decoration in your hom...e. It is sixteen Inch and comes in silver, green, or gold. They all have a cute little star as a topper. This is a sure way to put a smile on you friends and families faces. read more

Floral Home Decor
$62.99

Floral Home Decor CR1028 Pine and berry holiday centerpiece features a mixed red and gold bow for a lovely accent to your holiday ...table. Features: -Table centerpiece.-Handmade bow.-Luxurious pine and berries.-Product may ship compressed, primping of branches or leaves may be required to match the image shown.-Made in the USA.-Color: Red / Green.-Holiday Theme: Yes -Holiday: Christmas..-Seasonal Theme: Yes -Season: Winter..-Size: Medium.-Flower: Mixed.-Container Finish: .-Number of Items Included: 1.-Swatch Available: No.-Outdoor Use: Yes.-Commercial Use: Yes.-Country of Manufacture: United States.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 10.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 36.-Overall Product Weight: 6.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No -Tools Needed for Assembly: .. read more

Serveware

From boldly patterned bowls to intricate serving spoons, many holiday serveware pieces are pulled out and used just a few days during the season.

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Lenox
$249.95

Lenox - Hand enameling and swirls of platinum make this china platter as beautiful as it is functional. Generously sized, the plat...ter is perfect for serving your main course.Crafted of Lenox bone china accented with precious platinum and hand-applied enamel jeweling Dishwasher-safe Made in USALength: 16 Pattern: Autumn Legacy Shape: Round Style: Platinum Rim Type: Fine. read more

Lenox
$329.95

Presentation is an important part of entertaining, and you'll create a memorable presentation with this exquisite platter. Here, a... lovely floral motif and autumn-hued flowers grace the versatile platter, while enamel dots are hand applied to form the floral and fruit basket design. read more

Lenox
$169.95

Serve your guests in style with this fine china oval platter. Whether you're serving ham or turkey... on Thanksgiving, Christmas o...r Easter... you're certain to impress your guests with this generous platter of Lenox fine china. In ivory and platinum,... read more

Crate and Barrel
$39.95

Designed by London-based Aaron Probyn, this dramatic, clean-lined oval platter crafted in creamy white porcelain has a deep, flare...d rim and integrated cutout handles, making it versatile for serving cocktails or presenting the Thanksgiving turkey. -... read more

Tableware

Some people use special-occasion tableware, such as fine china, just for holiday gatherings. Others may have special place settings specifically for Christmastime and patterned with seasonal images or colors.

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$29.95

Entertain visiting family and friends this holiday season in elegant, personalized style with our Holiday Wreath Personalized Serv...ing Tray.This elegant acrylic serving tray is printed with a translucent design and features any initial displayed in the center of the wreath followed by any greeting and family's name below it. This is the perfect serving tray for all of your holiday entertaining. read more

Royal Albert
$59.22

RAL1291: Features: -Place setting. Dimensions: -Product weight: 3.85 lbs. Collection: -Old Country Roses collection.

Lenox Corporation
$119.95

The perfect accent piece for your holiday dcor. Functional and festive, this bowl will serve you and your guests beautifully throu...ghout the holiday season. Crafted in the Lenox tradition of translucent ivory bone china, it bears luxurious bands of precious gold on the rim and base. A stunning holiday accent piece. Brand: LENOX Ware Type: CHINA Collection: DIMENSION Pattern: HOLIDAY Pattern Trim: GOLD Color: IVORY Intro Date: Jan 01, 1974 Country of Origin: USA Boxed Dimensions: L 11.80000 H 8.30000 W 11.20000 INCH Weight: 2.75000 LB read more

Paula Deen
$29.99

Everyone will be glad they saved room for dessert when the perfect ending to the holiday meal is served on the Paula Deen Signatur...e Dinnerware Holiday Floral 4-Piece Dessert Plate Set. These versatile dessert plates are just the right serveware choice for serving a slice of pumpkin pie and can even be used for salads, appetizers and small meals. Southern gardens inspire these sturdy 6-inch ironstone plates, which feature coordinating motifs of iconic holiday flowers like poinsettias, amaryllis and roses to add a festive touch to the table. For convenience, these dessert plates are dishwasher and microwave safe and coordinate well with many other pieces in Paula's holiday dinnerware collections. read more

Flowers

Whether real or fake, flowers can be wonderful accents at individual place settings or a focal point in the center of a table.

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Avas Flowers
$72.99 $47.99

A bouquet of fresh Peonies is a wonderful way to make the day of your special recipient. Bursting with vibrancy and texture, these... amazing flowers are softly fragrant and will make the perfect impression and convey your most sincere sentiments. They will arrive in an award winning floral box, specially designed to create a beautiful presentation. read more

Avas Flowers
$327.99 $179.99

Our Red Sympathy Wreath is a special way to remember and honor a dearly departed. Vibrant red flowers are gathered to form the wre...ath to create a beautiful and loving presentation. Bows and Ribbons depicted in this arrangement are not included. read more

Avas Flowers
$90.99 $49.99

Evoke warm, fond feelings with the Blushing Love Bouquet. This pastel pink and white bouquet consists of lilies, daisies, alstroem...eria, roses, and snapdragons all arranged in a ti leaf wrapped cube vase. A sure-fire way to make your recipient blush with delight! read more

Avas Flowers
$69.99 $49.99

Our Pink Bouquet is a great choice for a variety of occasions. Whether you are saying happy birthday, thank you or welcoming a new... baby girl, the combination of soft pink roses and lilies, accented with lavender flowers, is the perfect way to make their day! read more

Linens

Much like tableware, Christmas linens—including tablecloths, napkins, and place mats—may be special-occasion only or themed for the Christmas holiday.

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$22.45

It's the little things that keep romance going strong - like never forgetting to kiss each other goodnight!This elegant pillow cre...atively displays your first names in an elegant classic font, while Always Kiss Me Goodnight, or any message you choose is gracefully scripted across the center.Makes a charming Sweetest Day, Valentine's Day, wedding or anniversary gift! read more

LA Linen
$49.96

This Holiday print tablecloth measures 56" x 120" and is one of the most popular sizes of table linen. This size can be used as a ...lap length on a standard 6 ft. (30"x 72"), or 8 ft. (30"x 96") banquet table. This tablecloth. read more

Design Imports
$44.99 $34.99

Design Imports 4 piece BBQ Jacquard Kitchen Towel Set is the perfect to use when you grill. Neutral enough to display all summer l...ong, it is a great Father's Day gift! 100% Cotton. Machine wash. Tumble dry. Size: 18 x 28. read more

LA Linen
$42.84

This Holiday print tablecloth measures 56" x 120" and is one of the most popular sizes of table linen. This size can be used as a ...lap length on a standard 6 ft. (30"x 72"), or 8 ft. (30"x 96") banquet table. This tablecloth could also be used for many home dinning tables of the similar size. The cloth is made seamless in one piece and the edges are surged for a clean look. read more

Accents

Other table accents are designed to tie different table decorations and dining items together. Those may include whimsical figurines such as reindeer salt-and-pepper shaker sets or other small decorative pieces.

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Universal Lighting and Decor
$19.91

Add this fun paper lantern accent lamp to your favorite room for a burst of lovey-dovey lighting. The adorable heart shapes design... on the lamp shade makes for festive Valentine's day or year-round decor. read more

Universal Lighting and Decor
$19.91

Love is in the air with this heart inspired paper lantern accent lamp. Add this fun paper lantern accent lamp to your favorite roo...m for a burst of lovey-dovey lighting. The adorable heart shapes design on the lamp shade makes for festive Valentine's day or year-round decor. read more

Cost Plus World Market
$23.96 $11.96

Perfect for entertaining, these modern champagne flutes sans stem are shaped to prevent spills and hand painted with confetti deta...il. read more

Product Features

Product Features

Deciding what you need to complete your table setup is only the first step in choosing decorations and dining items. Think about your intentions for your holiday table decorations and dining items. Do you wish to use pieces year-round? Or do you reserve them just for Christmas Day dinner? This may have the biggest impact on your products' features. As you narrow down your list, make sure to review colors and patterns, versatility of use, and materials. Here's a short guide to get you started.

Colors and Patterns

From snowflakes to snowmen, plaids to stripes, Christmas table decorations and dining items can be found in a range of colors and patterns. To establish a cohesive look, decide on an overall theme (white, Santa Claus, etc.), which will guide you as you choose items.

Versatility of Use

For some people, the best part about Christmas table decorations and dining items is that they are only used for a short period of time during the holidays. Other people wish to have pieces that are more flexible in use—a plain white bowl, for example, that can be used at other times throughout the year.

Materials

Table decorations and dining items can be made of anything from fabric to plastic to pewter. Know how your items were created and how they can be used. Some decorative trays, for example, may not be suitable for food items.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Most people will tell you that a collection of Christmas table decorations and dining pieces is not assembled in a year—or even two. It takes time and evolution—both in lifestyle and in tastes—to figure out what you want and need. Even so, as you add to your tabletop collection from year to year, always review important purchase considerations. Those include replacement, storage, care, and cost. Each of those factors will affect your use and enjoyment of your pieces. Review these brief explanations to get started.

Replacement

Those items that are less readily available or more distinctive in design or decoration also may be more difficult to replace if broken, chipped, or lost.

Storage

No matter if they are foldable linens or packable glasses, all Christmas table decorations and dining items will need a spot to be stored. Take care to understand storage requirements and to evaluate whether you have adequate space to accommodate them.

Care

Some table items may not be able to go from stovetop to tabletop to dishwasher. Certain linens might be too delicate to be machine-washed. Understand how to take care of your items to keep them in tip-top condition.

Cost

Cost will vary depending on how the item was created and what it is made of. For those pieces that you can gradually accumulate, this may be less of an issue than for those you wish to acquire immediately.

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Keebler
$2.50 $2.10

The taste of Italian focaccia bread in a delicious crunchy cracker! With authentic ingredients like rosemary and olive oil, Keeble...r Town House Focaccia Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers pair perfectly with spinach and artichoke dip. read more

Mary's Gone Crackers
$60.17 $35.72

When kids want an after-school snack or you need a quick bite before your next meal, try Mary's Gone Crackers Original Organic Cra...ckers. They combine rice and sesame and flax seeds for a delicious, satisfying taste. Plus, these crispy crackers are... read more

Certified International
$100.00 $49.99

Enjoy delicious holiday meals like Christmas ham or roast turkey and cranberries with these festive dinner plates featuring charmi...ng cardinals perched atop mistletoe branches. durable earthenware construction classic red-and-green color scheme microwave safe set of 4 Earthenware. Each measures 10½" in diameter. Dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Grandin Road
$59.00 $29.00

Poinsettia Placemats represent the iconic Christmas plant in a most festive holiday place setting. Made of thick, dimensional felt... in a bright cheery red, our Poinsettia Placemats have a green center and white stitching to outline each leaf. They strike the perfect balance between whimsical and sophisticated. Set them on your table to announce the holiday season. They will make impressive place settings for Christmas dinner with the whole family gathered round. Sophisticated and whimsical red felt placemats in the shape of a poinsettia . 100% felt with white stitching that outlines each leaf . Perfect for your holiday tabletop . Spot clean . Imported . read more

Paula Deen
$49.99 $26.99

A chocolate gingerbread cake is a fantastic way to bring a touch of Southern warmth and love to any holiday meal. The cake will be... even more special when served on these fantastic dessert plates. The gorgeous, festive pattern sits on one side of the plate, giving it a unique touch but keeping that traditional Christmas spirit. This set of four dessert plates is part of the joyful Christmas Wreath collection from Paula Deen . The pattern of a sprig of holly with a festive bow is a great way to add color and cheer to the holiday table and with a variety of shapes and sizes in the same lovely pattern, a coordinated look is easy to achieve. These sturdy porcelain dessert plates are microwave and dishwasher safe for convenience. Size: Small/Medium/Large. Color: Multi-Color. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. read more

Paula Deen
$67.99 $33.99

Set the mood for a gracious holiday luncheon, supper or other memorable meal with the Paula Deen Signature Dinnerware Holiday Flor...al 4-Piece Salad Plate Set. Southern gardens inspired these sturdy 8-inch ironstone salad plates which feature coordinating motifs of iconic holiday flowers like poinsettias, amaryllis and roses to add a festive touch to the table. Use these versatile plates to serve Paulas Harvest Salad with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette or to serve pecan pie as the perfect ending to a special holiday meal. Conveniently, these salad plates are dishwasher and microwave safe and coordinate well with many other pieces in Paulas holiday dinnerware collections. Add the joy of elegant florals like amaryllis and poinsettia from the most wonderful time of year to your table with the Paula Deen Signature Dinnerware Holiday Floral 4-Piece Salad Plate Set. Size: Small/Medium/Large. Color: Multi-Color. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. read more

BARDWIL
$38.00 $11.37

With a subtle poinsettia pattern over a textured background, these placemats are an easy way to infuse your table setting with hol...iday spirit. easy-care fabric coordinating tablecloth and napkins sold separately set of 4 Polyester/cotton. Each measures 13x19". Washable. Imported. read more

BARDWIL
$38.00 $11.37

With a subtle poinsettia pattern over a textured background, these placemats are an easy way to infuse your table setting with hol...iday spirit. easy-care fabric coordinating tablecloth and napkins sold separately set of 4 Polyester/cotton. Each measures 13x19". Washable. Imported. read more

Asstd National Brand
$50.00 $14.97

Featuring a classic Christmas theme, these charming placemats will have your table looking festive all season long. easy-care cott...on fabric set of 4 Cotton. Each measures 13x19". Washable. Imported. read more

BARDWIL
$50.00 $14.97

Made from woven burlap, these festive placemats give your holiday table setting a natural, inviting accent. beautifully textured f...abric set of 4 Jute/cotton. Each measures 13x19". Spot clean. Imported. read more

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