Since we had brunch for Christmas this year and not dinner, I wanted to keep the tablescape very simple.
I went with white with touches of greens and a hint of gold.
The white plates I found this year at Dollar Tree. I love them and they will be used often. The smaller Santa plate I purchased years ago when my sister lived in Colorado and I went to visit her.
Funny how tablescapes get started. I found the green ornament place card holders at Michael's. They came in a package of two and were only a dollar a package. I couldn't pass them up so they started the whole tablescape.
I wasn't sure what I was going to use with them but then I remembered I had the Fitz and Floyd Santa plates. So I dug them out of storage and I used the cream tablecloth and napkins that I had purchased last year and never used.
Now I had the color theme.
I've always loved these plates and I only used them twice before. Both times were for a Christmas Tea that I gave.
I think the little animals are so cute.
I wanted to purchase this darling Santa that was dressed in a pale green from Michaels but when I went back to get him, he was gone.
So, I had no idea what to use for the centerpiece.
As luck would have it, I had gone to my friend Claire's house a few days before and she gave me this darling cream colored church. I put it out with a few white trees and several gold mercury type votives. It was just the centerpiece I needed.
Simple and not taking up the whole table. That way the food could be on the table too.
My sister, Patty, got these cute little pitchers for Christmas awhile ago. So we used them to hold the syrup. Having several small pitchers was great because then we didn't have to keep passing the syrup.
I used our every day flatware and glasses that also were a Christmas gift my sister got a few years ago.
Since I had almost everything already for this tablescape, it only cost me a few dollars. I spent $5.00 for the place card holders and $10 for the white plates.
This years table was much more simple and casual then I normally have, but, it was one that everyone really liked.