Our Tennessee Christmas Tablescape

Friends, welcome to our very first Christmas in our new (to us) Tennessee home!

Even though our front yard is filled with lumber and power tools for our front porch makeover, and I’m tripping over hammers and paint cans in our den, I decided to throw a little Christmas on our kitchen table to get this season started! 

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

Because we are in the middle of a full-blown renovation of our Tennessee fixer upper, I’m not going to be able to decorate for Christmas like I usually do.  We are going to be keeping it very simple around here.

For my Christmas tablescape, I only bought new table linens, and the rest of the decor are items I already had.

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

I’m one of those people that HAS to have red in my Christmas decor.  I’ve never had a “pink Christmas” or “blue Christmas” or “neutral Christmas.”  I started out just using the light tan tablecloth with the white runner, but it was just too plain to me.
Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

So I folded the red and green tablecloth in thirds and layered it across the table for some more color. It was just the right amount!

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

My dinnerware is a mix of my mom’s china and my wedding china.

Y’all, I can’t believe I am saying this, but I have NEVER used our wedding china in the 23 years we have been married!!! WHAT?  

I kept it in storage and used our everyday china from our wedding, and I always thought I would have a china cabinet to put these dishes in, but never did.  We’ve never had a formal dining room in any of our homes, and I have never had a place to display them….so they have sat in boxes for years.

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

So I was so excited to get them out of the boxes for their debut to you today! :)  I mixed and matched them with my mom’s china.  (Mine has the gold trim and mom’s has the silver trim.)

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

I also received these wine glasses as wedding gifts, but they too have sat in boxes for years.  It was so fun to pull them out and see them sparkle on my Christmas table this year.  (Let’s hope my kids don’t break them!)

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape


For the centerpiece, I took a white jar that I have used many times in my home’s decor, and I filled it with faux pine, eucalyptus, and frosted berries.  It took all of five minutes and added some much needed height to my Christmas table.

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape


I flanked the centerpiece with mercury glass candles, votives, more faux greenery, and a few real magnolia leaves that I pulled off the tree in our front yard.

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

My favorite thing on the whole table is the table runner. I love this bumpy white thing, and it reminds me of snow on my table.

So that is it, my Christmas table!  Now back to the renovation!  haha!

Tennessee  Christmas Tablescape

If you are a visitor to my blog today, I hope you enjoyed your stay!  And if you would like to watch the  new weekly digital series of our renovation, called Notes from Home, you can check it out HERE.

And now it is time to visit all of the other amazingly talented bloggers on this Christmas table tour!

I can’t wait to visit them all!  Just click on the link below to check them out!



Ella Claire & Co. | French Country Cottage | Craftberry Bush | Julie Blanner

Maison de Cinq | Rooms for Rent | Beneath My Heart | Home Stories A to Z

Dear Lillie | The Handmade Farmhouse | Zevy Joy | Inspired by Charm

Maison de Pax | Keeping it Cozy | Kindred Vintage | My Sweet Savannah


  1. Traci, this is beautiful! I’m like you…Christmas is red & green! I can’t start decorating till after Thanksgiving because we host everyone at our house…but it’s killing me!

  2. Traci I too have your exact same china pattern and I too have never used it in 29 years of marriage! Love watching your new home renovation!

  3. Beautiful table set for Christmas. Traci, please keep out the good China dishes, and the wine glass/goblet too. Use them and enjoy! I bet Sania Louise would love her orange juice in one of those glasses.💕 And the boys would love pancakes and bacon for breakfast using the plates.😊 Just a thought….thank you for all your inspiration.

  4. This little corner of your house looks great and so inviting! So glad you are using the wedding gifts! Love following the reno progress!

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