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I am in love with plaid this year. Have you seen all of the beautiful plaid ribbons, papers, and decorations? If I hadn’t bought my ribbon on sale after Christmas last year, this would definitely be a plaid Christmas here at the castle.

a-plaid-christmas-10While I love my current decor, I’m just a tiny bit bummed I don’t have a plaid Christmas everywhere. However, if I can’t have a plaid Christmas everywhere, at least I can have one in the dining room!


First off, with my injured status, everything I’ve done in the decorating arena this year has had to be simple. I started with a simple plaid table scarf runner.


Next came Santa driving his tree delivery truck.


I kept the Merry Christmas chargers and Christmas plates from last year.

My new addition to the place setting is the napkins.  I love these napkins. I mean I really, really, love them. What’s not to love?  The red and the green tassels are so cute! Thank you Home Goods.

A red ribbon with white trim serves as a cute and inexpensive napkin ring.


My place cards are trees. So easy to make. All it takes is a few miniature trees. Paper cut into strips and stamped with Christmas words, attached to the tree with a glue dot. It’s just that simple.

Later, instead of Christmas words, I’ll put my guests names on the strips of paper.

a-plaid-christmas-3I have to admit I did add in some new glassware. Ree Drummond, the Pioneer woman, has some of the cutest tableware. These are in her everyday line at Wal Mart.  No, I am not getting paid to endorse these, I just like them. I do wish they were a tiny bit bigger though. They were just the right amount of dressy and casual. Perfect.


I went old school on the pinecones. Spray painted and rolled them in gold glitter. Okay, I may be channeling my inner grade school self, but I still love the simple crafts. I also like how they sparkle.


My plaid Christmas is fun, whimsical, glitzy, rustic and classic all rolled up into one. Simple, yet quirky.

I’d say it’s a lot like me! Here’s to a Plaid Christmas in the dining room!




Tammy from Patina and Paint