I’m sharing my fun and festive Peppermint Candy Tablescape! This is such a fun and festive holiday table – it was both easy and and inexpensive to pull together. I love the red and white striped plates, they play so well against the red striped trees, don’t you think? Pops of gold and crystal complete the look without competing with the peppermint red.
INSPIRATION & CREATING THE LOOK
Last year I bought these Grace Teaware Josephine Red salad plates at HomeGoods, they were such a great find! They inspired me to create A Simple Christmas Tablescape with some fresh greenery, candles and fairy lights down the center of the table. These plates do show up at HomeGoods from time to time, so keep an eye out for them or you can source them on Replacements, LTD.
This year, I came across the Josephine Red cups and saucers at HomeGoods. I love how the cups and saucers are not exactly the same – look closely below and see how the stripes and dots alternate on the cups and saucers. Around the same time I found these peppermint trees at Walmart when shopping for detergent. How random, right? It’s always a good idea to look around the store before you leave. You never know what you’re going to find. They were the inspiration for this tablescape. Now let me tell you how I pulled it together.
I started by covering my round, glass dining room table with a crispy white Williams Sonoma tablecloth. It’s not my favorite table, but it’s the one I have for now. You can never go wrong with a white tablecloth – it’s a classic color and the most neutral background. I set my Dollar Tree gold chargers in place along with a plain white Corelle dinner plate. These dinner plates are sleek and simple without any design or detail that would compete or distract from the Josephine Red plate. I’m a firm believer that you can successfully mix and match different pieces to create a beautiful and cohesive affordable tablescape. I have about 30 of these Dollar Tree chargers and they are perfect for large gatherings without breaking the bank.
A bright solid red napkin from HomeGoods with gold bamboo flatware from Amazon was set on the left hand side for simplicity and function. I finished the place setting with the Josephine Red cups and saucers. Each cup was decorated with a glass peppermint candy ornament, a holly berry floral pick and a sprig of fresh rosemary. Love the smell of fresh rosemary.
I love this Pier 1 Imports Elana mirrored tray. I bought it about two years ago before they closed their brick and mortar stores. Sadly it has been discontinued, but there are other nice trays like this Godinger tray on Wayfair. Because the trees are not pre-lit, I used a long string of fairy lights to light the trees and the tray. I inserted big sections of the fairy lights inside the hollow trees for a subtle glow while leaving other sections on the glass. I tucked the battery box inside the larger tree and added faux snow, ornaments and a few miniature peppermint tree ornaments I also picked up at Walmart. You can see how the fairy lights reflect on the glass.
My clear vintage glassware are the finishing touches on the table. The clear glass doesn’t compete with the peppermint plates or trees – they are as neutral as the white tablecloth. The glass design is Cape Cod by Imperial Glass Company – I just love their square base and weight of the glass. The wine glasses are Italian and I’ve had them for over 20 years, I don’t recall who made them, but I did purchase them at Marshalls.
I hope this tablescape inspires you as you create your own beautiful holiday table. Remember what matters most is not what’s on your table, but those around it. From my tiny home to yours, Merry Christmas!
White tablecloth – Williams Sonoma
Gold plate chargers – Dollar Tree
White dinner plate – Corelle
Josephine red salad plate & cup and saucer – Grace Teaware purchased at HomeGoods
Red fringe dinner napkins – HomeGoods, can also source on Amazon
Flatsay gold bamboo flatware – Amazon
Elana gold mirrored tray – Pier 1 Imports, discontinued
Peppermint trees – Walmart
Imperial Glass Company, Cape Cod glasses – vintage, I owned; but you can source on Replacements LTD or eBay
Italian wine glass – vintage, purchased at Marshalls many years ago
Faux snow, mini ornaments, holly floral picks and fairy lights – purchased at craft stores