A Plaid Christmas

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!





  1. Tammy, I love plaid too. I’ve been adding it in my mix, little by little, over the past several years. I started with paper, then ribbons, estate sale throws, found some plates on eBay, etc. I love mixing all the patterns, and it makes pulling them out each year something I really look forward to. Your table looks terrific.
    You definitely inspired me this year while decorating my tree. I’ll be on the open house tour on the 9th, hope you’ll check it out. 😉

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