Mix Old and New for a Stunning Christmas Table

Photography by Mac Jamieson

December is a time for holiday entertaining. During Christmas and New Year’s, parties and dinners seem to multiply. For a beautiful holiday tablescape, bring out the old and the new. Gather candlesticks of various sizes and metals, both glass and porcelain plates, and add a dash of greenery and candlelight for a little holiday magic.

Photography by Mac Jamieson

The table’s setting begins with a burlap runner, which is then topped with a gold beaded runner. The two contrast in texture and formality adding an element of the unexpected to the table. Patterns of china and accessories are mixed as well.

white and gold Christmas china
Photography by Mac Jamieson

A sentimental favorite dish sits atop a gold-rimmed dinner plate stacked on a glass charger. The three plates vary greatly in price and style. One was from a family collection, one was found in an antique shop, and one came from a big box store. But combined in a single setting, they complement one another to heighten the overall look.

Photography by Mac Jamieson
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