Holiday House: Christmas Tablescapes


For those of you who love the tablescapes, this one’s for you!  There truly were some beautiful ones all throughout the Holiday House and that was one of the things early on that was decided, to put out some pretty tables.  And they did!

Starting with these outdoor patio tables, several ladies worked on these and they were just stunning.  Every single one of them. IMG_7445

I’m not going to try to name all the names of the ladies (and gentleman) who did all of these tables, but just know they are all talented and creative.  And all of them were beautiful.IMG_7396

How about decorating the back of the chairs?  So cute!IMG_7446

There were 4 outdoor tables.IMG_7447

I think this bright green and red with the graphic black and white accents was my very fave.IMG_7449

So appealing and you know I’m crazy about lime green and black. IMG_7448

And how about the bright Coke cans in this scene?


Moving inside to the formal dining room, it was awash in soothing neutrals of silvers, taupes and creams.IMG_7453

Wouldn’t you love to sit at this table for a meal?IMG_7455

The homeowner did this table and it was stunning.


Another room held 4 beautiful tablescapes, this one in purples and greens. IMG_7291


Cranberry and more traditional colors on this one.IMG_7292

And a mirrored tabletop here, which reflects all the pretty. IMG_7458


Back in the kitchen, on one of the counters, this pretty and whimsical setting was just gorgeous.IMG_7309

On the breakfast table, Santa and his reindeer held center stage. IMG_7310

A place setting, with all those pretty colors.IMG_7320

This was called Christmas by the Sea and was tucked in a little alcove off the kitchen.  Creams and soft blues and lavenders.IMG_7319

This pretty in pink tea party table was also set up in the kitchen.IMG_7342

This was upstairs in one of the bedrooms.IMG_7403

And down in the basement next to the media room, in the playroom, these colorful tables were eye catching.

So, I hope you enjoyed all the tablescapes today!  They were all eye candy and beautiful to look at, so maybe you got some new ideas for setting a pretty table this Holiday season.

Linking up to Susan’s Tablescape Thursday today.

- Rhoda


  1. Thanks to you, I am so ready to decorte for Christmas and have people over to celebrate! These settings are just beautiful. It would be difficult to pick a favorite, but I do love the traditional bright reds and greens.

    I appreciate you sharing this lovely home with us. The inspiration has been just fabulous!

  2. Stunning is the right word – I love the mirrored table top, and the tablescape with the black and white is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all of this with us – I love getting to see with your “insiders” view!

  3. Wow. What great tables. I’d love to have a couple of those to use for the holidays. Thanks for showing us around.

  4. Wow! Those tables are gorgeous!
    Great photos Rhoda. 🙂


  5. You know how I love tablescapes!!! I will be back for another look when we get home. Lots of gorgeous inspiration here!

    On our way home today. Had a great week, in Branson…even with the rain and cold!

  6. WOW, WOW, WOW. I was going to say, I love that tablescape the best, until I scrolled down, then I said it again and again and again. Each one is so beautiful. I wish you could come to my house. I guess you did. Thanks so much for sharing. You have helped me to create.

  7. This reminded me of a fund raiser, held many years ago by the junior league in our area. It was Christmas trees, instead of tables, and I still draw ideas from my memory bank from that event. There were so many great ideas in your photos. I especially liked the purple and green. It was so unexpected.

  8. How festive they all look! Who would have thought to use coke cans as part of the tablescape! Love seeing all the different dish patterns.

  9. I love every one of the tables, Rhoda. But what I am really loving is the addition of the lime green. How contemporary and cute!!


  10. Lovely! I had so much fun looking at all the details on the tables. Keep the Christmas posts coming!

  11. What gorgeous table settings and decor around the house! I especially love the cafe tables in the beginning.

  12. These are all amazing to look at. Such beautiful tables.

  13. Pretty spiffy, Rhoda! Of course (you know me) I like the more simpler ones – where you can actually see each other across the table! LOL

    Christmas is such an exciting time of year. So festive and fun to spend with friends and family! I can’t wait.

    Have a great day!

  14. Rhoda~You have made my day…what a great way to start off the day…filling my head with sooooo many awesome ideas for Christmas tablescapes…THANK YOU!!!! I think my fav is all the ones on the patio…I just looove lime green and red!

  15. This post was such a treat this morning! I so love looking at holiday tables and you have a fabulous collection here! I notice a lot of people are using ball ornaments in their table decor. I recently posted my Thanksgiving holiday table on my blog. I would love for you to see it. <3

  16. I love the M. Bagwell pieces in the first pictures! They are big sellers in the store I’m with!

  17. WOW! These are beautiful and I am so glad you shared thtm with us so we could get ideas! I love the lime green and red ones best!

  18. I’m on Christmas sensory overload and loving every moment of it! So many beautiful tablescapes. My favorite is the black/white, red, and lime green. So whimsical and cute! Those plates are precious. I think I NEED them :).

  19. this whole house is breathtaking!1 I am really enjoying this series. The table that the homeowner did is my ideal year-round color scheme.

  20. After seeing this post, I feel strangely inadequate and inspired at the same time! Your ideas and pics have been just what I needed to get me into the spirit of Christmas and decorating for the season…thanks so much for sharing!

  21. LOVE all of these! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Hi Rhoda, Such great eye candy!! I am with you the black and white checkered table cloth left me smiling! Such whimsy and elegance. thank you for sharing. Lovely, Kathysue

  23. Well the Holiday House must be one special holiday decor wonderland! Where is it located…in B’ham?? My sister lives in Montgomery and there is a similar place there that she goes each year. The South really does The Holidays up right!
    Love the table with the black & white cloth! Those black & white dishes are my faves & the pokka dot mugs! So me!

  24. Where did those plates in the first two tables come from? The reindeer with the dots and the black and white plates? I could use those!!!!

  25. Fun and Festive! I LOVE the chair!!!!
    ~Debra blog: The capers of the vintage vixens

  26. Holy cow moley! That’s a lot of tables for one house. Thanks for sharing all of the photos from holiday house. I have been enjoying all of the posts and the great Christmas decorating ideas!

  27. Dining Delight says:

    STUNNING! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ‘scapes! So many great ideas! On my lunch break and must get back to work but will be back to check these out in more detail!


  28. How gorgeous and inspiring, I love them all!
    Really love that mirrored table top and it’s decor, amazing.
    Thanks that was fun, I need more inspiration this year!!
    Linda Q

  29. Hey! I’m so glad you found me on Centsational Girl today and left me a comment, because now I’m getting to explore your beautiful blog!! Wow, those tablescapes are divine . . .

  30. My fave is the one with the reindeer plates.

  31. Wow….how beautiful….every single one I moved to became my FAVORITE..LOL! I think my all time favorite was the first one in lime, red and black. Those colors are just HAPPY to me. The cream and taupe more formal one was just gorgeous. I’d be happy to sit down at ANY of those place settings.

  32. HI Rhoda! What an amazing post. I loved every table. There are so many different ideas and each of them is GORGEOUS! Yessireee! Wow, I’m going to have to look at it several times! Hahahah….love coming by your blog and seeing what you are up to!

  33. Hi Rhoda,
    Wonderful tablescapes…so much whimsy…love ’em! I think my fav was the one with the reindeer plates and those festive, decorated chair backs. 🙂

  34. How fun, now if only I could just recreate just half of one of them I’d be good. Guess I need new dishes to start with, mine are so generic and plain, one color, cobalt, what do you do with that for Christmas?…

  35. Wow, how pretty they all are! just a feast for the eyes. I do love all the red!. I think I need to buy some Christmas dishes, yes I do. I will put this on list of things to shop for this weekend. I loved your post very much.
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  36. My goodness, they were all so beautiful! I loved the “Christmas by the Sea” table with all of the pretty pastels!

  37. Beautiful tables, all….but the green and purple is stunningly beautiful for me! Thanks for sharing.

  38. Wow! Tons of inpiration there!

  39. Rhoda, I’m so glad you’re sharing all of this with us. I’ve gotten so inspired by everything you’ve shown. I can only imagine what it would have looked like in person. Beautiful!

  40. Hi Rhoda,
    What gorgeous table settings! I don’t think I can pick a favorite because they’re all so stunning. Thanks so much for taking us along on this wonderful holiday house tour. TFS! Sheila

  41. Ah, it’s that festive time of the year again!
    Loved seeing all the tablescapes.

  42. Oh my gosh!!! They’re all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Hi Miss Rhoda! Thanks for sharing all of those beautiful tables. Now you have my head all full of Christmas cheer~ Maybe thinking Blissdom…

  44. These are spectacular! I love them all. I love the black and white…and the brown and green…and all the rest. I loved my visit, thank you.


  45. OMG, I am in tablescape HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a treat this tour was….I wish so much I could have been there in person! No way could I pick a fave! THANK YOU so much!!!! I just wish you had a pic of the table with the Santa in the sleigh from the front so I could see that better:):) I collect Santas so they always catch my eye!!! XO, Pinky

  46. Rhoda–
    I agree the bright green, red, black and white is my favorite too.


  47. Wow, so much great inspiration. They really did a great job! Love those with the green and black and white.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  48. Hi Ms. Rhoda,
    For the life of me I can’t understand why HGTV hasn’t discovered you & your wonderful blog and at least offered you the opportunity to be the next Martha Stewart!!
    Even though I have fallen from blogging land, I can’t tell you how very much you have helped me learn so many wonderful things….I still use a lot of your fab recipes…thank you very much!
    Wishing you all the best in your future! Big hugs, Bo

  49. These are wonderful! I needed an infusion of inspiration today. Thanks! If you can, please check out my giveaway and play! (I love your mood board, spotted at Comfort and Luxury.) cheers, -susan

  50. These are all lovely, but the lime green/black/red is my favorite. Really like the bow on the back of the chair too! Have a good weekend…

  51. I came over from Layla’s…I just loved your guest post. I am going to get me some beadboard wallpaper and get to work! These table settings were also gorgeous. I would love to know where they got those CUTE Christmas dishes! The b/w where my faves too.

  52. Rhoda, you rock!!!!! I so appreciate all that you do to share wonderful things with us on your site! Thank you yourself and your home with us. Thank you for great ideas, tasty recipes, inspiration for making our own homes more beautiful, and even God’s word! I look forward to visiting your site each day! Thank you, Thank you… Linda

  53. Sorry for my mistake, I guess I am still not totally awake since I haven’t finished that first cup of coffee yet!! What I meant to say was…. Thank you for sharing yourself and your home with us! Thanks and more thanks.

  54. Sarah @ Thriftydecorchick says:

    OH those were lovely!!! The one with the bronze and silver was stunning. All were beautiful.

  55. Stunning! The silver and taupe was incredible. So much inspiration. Thank you.

  56. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. All of the tables are beautiful!
    I have been looking for some nice Christmas dishes, and all of the ones featured here are great. Is there anyway for me to find out where I could purchase these?
    Thank you!

  57. I have refreshed my blog post, but just in case it is still not going through, here is the link:
    Enjoy! And again, thank you so much for the work you do on your blog. I have learned so much from you!

  58. choklatesilk says:

    I just loved the pics of all the tablescapes. i think they were just wonderfully decorated. My favorite was the “pink tea party”. Pink is my favorite color! Thank you so much for sharing!

  59. Your designs are AWESOME!!! You have created masterpieces with pure class. Thank you for sharing. You are delightfully talented.

  60. Thank you for sharing. I was looking for tablescapes and you have provided some fabulous ideas. Your decorating is elegant with a touch of playfulness. You think outside the box and you are not afraid of color. Beautiful!!

  61. Rhoda, thank you so much for the beautiful pictures each one is so inspiring. Judy and I were talking about you this weekend and how we look forward to your newest blog . Christmas is coming quickly to the farm and I am taking my vitamins this week as we are taking our company pics with all ‘8’ of the kiddos. I tried tying a bow around Cupcakes (the pig) neck but she DOES NOT have the Christmas Spirit! Oh well, do you think a goat would pass as a sweet lamb? Come visit again anytime with Judy you are always welcome to join our family.

  62. Rhonda you have a beauitful touch for table scapes.the tables are so stunting you have my scence of style.thank you for sharing your great ideals. the pictures are great.

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  64. Dear Rhoda
    We loved your post so much we featured it in our Christmas table setting, article.
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas
    The Stewardess Bible

  65. in this first photo, what is the brand name of that dinnerware? Thanks!

    • HI, Haley, I’m sorry, I don’t know that. This post was from years ago and it was a showhouse of different people, so I have no idea.


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