The Christmas Dining Room of Blue and White

I wanted to incorporate more blue and white

into my Christmas decor this year.

When I began to think about the theme and color

of the Christmas tablescape, I looked in my cupboards

and then glanced at my mantel

and then it occurred to me what I wanted to do. The epiphany moment.

2015 Christmas Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

When HomeGoods had this wonderful Ralph Lauren blue and white dinner ware collection

I bought some covered jars, plates and egg cups.

The covered jars were originally in the guest room hutch, then lately, the mantel.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

I must say that with the exception of the miniature Norfolk pines,

everything on the table were things that I had on hand. So fun to shop the house.

Have you noticed a crystal/glass base on the bottom of the egg cup?

These are actually snowflake votive holders turned upside down and

attached to the base of the egg cup with double sided tape.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

The hinged gold present box that I use as a place card holder

makes another appearance on the Christmas table.

Mainly because my granddaughter loves to put special surprises in them.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

The gold deer also making another appearance this year.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Faux and real candles give a glow to the table.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

These faux candles have clips at the base and can be attached

to many things. I have actually attached one to a book.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

The green pears are the ones that my granddaughter gave me as a

souvenir from her trip to the Biltmore House.

She said when she saw them, she thought that I would love them . . . and I do!

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Place setting:

Charger by Franciscan, White plate from Dollar Tree 🙂

and salad plate by Ralph Lauren. Stemware by Lenox.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christms 2015 - Housepitality Designs

When I decided to bring in the Ralph Lauren collection into the dining room,

I also brought in the pillows that coordinate with them

placed in the chairs in the bay window area of the dining room.

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Dining Room Tablescape/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

The wreath is hung, the table is set and ready for Christmas festivities.

Dining Room Wreath - Housepitality Designs

Christmas 2015 Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

Hope you enjoyed my dining room dressed for Christmas.

Today, I am joining these 9 fabulously talented ladies

who are presenting wonderful Christmas inspiration

as a part of A Merry Little Christmas Blog Hop!

Our hostess for the Hop is the wonderful Pamela of From My Front Porch to Yours.

The road to great inspiration is below with some sneak peaks.

Amazing inspiration is just a click away!


Have a most wonderful day filled with the season of Christmas Joy!



Adventures in Decorating



















Would you like to see my Christmas Home Tour

of the rooms I decorated so far?

Then hop on over to the beautiful ladies of 11 MAGNOLIA LANE

where they are featuring my home dressed for Christmas!



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  1. Your blue and white table set with the green and gold is stunning Shirley! I love seeing blue and white used at Christmas or for Thanksgiving. So genius to repurpose your snowflake votive holders as mini pedestals for your egg cups!
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  2. The blue and white looks beautiful on your table paired with greens. Loving the little clip on candle lights, and of course the pears are perfect in the egg cups. Gorgeous, Shirley!!
    Mary Alice
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  3. I bet it “is” fun to shop your house … I’d love to shop it, too! 😉 The pops of blue and white are perfect on your table … stunning companion to your holiday greens! And, you’re always so creative when it comes to styling … even if it means turning pieces over to serve as a great base! Love your gold deer … and, of course, the treats that your granddaughter adds! Happy to be blog hopping with you today, friend … Happy Holidays!
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  4. Love this table in blue and white and touches of green and gold. Grey was so sweet to think of you and give you the pears. They are the perfect touch.
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  5. Shirley, your dining room is beautiful, all dressed for the holidays! Love the blue and white paired with the gold and green. Those pears are perfect on the table….your granddaughter has excellent taste, she must get that from you! Gorgeous!
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  6. Of course, I love the blue and white! Gorgeous table, Shirley!
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  7. Love the unexpected of the blue dishes! The gold reindeer are so pretty and the pears and story behind them make me smile. Your granddaughter sounds like a sweetie! Beautiful dining room. Hope you have a wonderful week!
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  8. So fun to party with you Shirley and I do love how you incorporated the blue and white into your Christmas decor!
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  9. Hi Shirley, I love your blue and white and it is a treat to see since I did not do mine this year with blue and white but went to black and white with pops of red. Your table and all the special touches you added are gorgeous. Lovely tour! xo
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  10. Beautiful Shirley, gotta love Home Goods. I’m in love with those egg cups. Your wreath is pretty too

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  11. Your table is stunning! You KNOW I love the blue and white! The gold deer are so pretty too. Love the little gift boxes, how sweet of GrayLyn to want to put treats in them! Have a beautiful day!
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  12. the blue and white is so fresh and different for the holidays Shirley, it looks fabulous with your golden deer, fresh greens, and in your beautiful dining room!
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  13. How beautiful, Shriley! Love the touches of blue and white.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  14. I love the blue and white! Such a gorgeous table with all your holiday touches. I need to learn to shop my house a little more.. Enjoy your week!
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  15. Shirley – your tablescapes never disappoint because of all the many details and touches. I love how your mind thinks, like using an upside down snowflake votive for the base of your egg cups. I love how your granddaughter thought of you on her trip. It’s so pretty. Pinning and sharing. Merry Christmas, Barb

  16. That blue and white looks so festive among the green and gold! I love classic colors together. And…granddaughter has that classic taste!!j

  17. What an ingenious idea! I love it! Now you’ll see some copycats I’m sure!
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  18. Shirley, I would feel so comfortable sitting at this beautiful table! I love the mix of blue/white, green, and gold! All the elements work so wonderfully well together! Perfecto!!
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  19. I love the white and blue together. I also love that all white wreath. Just beautiful.

  20. Blue, white and green….such a pretty color combination!
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  21. Your table looks oh so pretty, Shirley! I think we had a similar feeling about blue and white this year. : )
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  22. What beautiful colors for your tablescape! I love all of your touches, especially your pretty blinged out deer!Merry Christmas!

  23. Shirley, that is just a gorgeous setting, but you always set a pretty table:-) I love those little battery candles with clips and must have some, though. Where did you get them?? I am loving that dinnerware very much too!
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  24. Shirley your tablescape is beautiful my friend! I love those vintage looking clip on candles. I saw some at Lowes and thought about buying them and then painting them to look vintage and not plastic. I think I may have to go and get them now!:)

  25. Quite lovely the way the blue and white pops out against the green.
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  26. It’s all beautiful, Shirley! Good choice going with Ralph:) The deer are so showy and look gorgeous on the table!
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  27. Very elegant with the green plate underneath… Lovely…
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