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Set a Spirited Scene with These Holiday Table Ideas

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Whether you’re hosting Christmas or Hanukkah or are simply celebrating the season with a group of friends, the holidays are a time when your tabletop should shine. We know you’re busy shopping for gifts, baking cookies, attending parties, and toting the kids around, so we’ve rounded up our favorite tablescapes to help you get set for entertaining in style. Read on for some major seasonal inspiration.

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Classic holiday plates, timeless silver serveware, a stunning centerpiece of greenery and florals: This holiday look will always be in style.

Classic holiday plates, timeless silver serveware, a stunning centerpiece of greenery and florals: This holiday look will always be in style.

Cloved oranges and a few ornament accents bring this table from everyday to holiday. Photo by Lesley Unruh.

Cloved oranges and a few ornament accents bring this table from everyday to holiday. Photo by Lesley Unruh.

Mix and match everyday dinnerware (such as Juliska’s Berry & Thread Dinner Plate shown here) with holiday designs (such as the plate from Gien’s Noel collection and Juliska’s Christmas Tartan Dinner Napkin, also shown here) for an elegant and balanced seasonal look.

Mix and match everyday dinnerware (such as Juliska’s Berry & Thread Dinner Plate shown here) with holiday designs (such as the plate from Gien’s Noel collection and Juliska’s Christmas Tartan Dinner Napkin, also shown here) for an elegant and balanced seasonal look.

Set a luxurious scene with silvery designs and etched glassware. A few colorful touches—such as a fresh flower and hunter-green drinkware—keep it interesting.

Set a luxurious scene with silvery designs and etched glassware. A few colorful touches—such as a fresh flower and hunter-green drinkware—keep it interesting.

Classic and playful are the two guiding themes behind this tablescape, which is made fresh and festive with vintage silver, quirky details, and gorgeous greenery. Photo by Lesley Unruh.

Classic and playful are the two guiding themes behind this tablescape, which is made fresh and festive with vintage silver, quirky details, and gorgeous greenery. Photo by Lesley Unruh.

Spode’s Christmas Tree collection was introduced in 1938 to great fanfare—and still feels just as beautiful 80 years later.

Spode’s Christmas Tree collection was introduced in 1938 to great fanfare—and still feels just as beautiful 80 years later.

A mix of gold, glassware, and blue-and-white is the perfect choice for a fabulous Hanukkah table. Photo by Manuel Rodriguez.

A mix of gold, glassware, and blue-and-white is the perfect choice for a fabulous Hanukkah table. Photo by Manuel Rodriguez.

Make a lush garland runner feel even more seasonal by peppering in an abundance of fresh flowers and fruit. Forgo a tablecloth and use a sprig of greenery in the place setting to further spotlight nature’s beauty.

Make a lush garland runner feel even more seasonal by peppering in an abundance of fresh flowers and fruit. Forgo a tablecloth and use a sprig of greenery in the place setting to further spotlight nature’s beauty.

Set a playful scene with wares from Vietri’s holiday collection and nutcrackers draped in whimsical garlands.

Set a playful scene with wares from Vietri’s holiday collection and nutcrackers draped in whimsical garlands.

Antler motifs, greenery, serveware depicting all manner of forest critters… Is there anything more charming than this woodland-inspired table?

Antler motifs, greenery, serveware depicting all manner of forest critters… Is there anything more charming than this woodland-inspired table?

Put those ginger jars to work by turning them into centerpiece vases. We love the way they pair with gold-rimmed dinnerware and a simple striped tablecloth. Photo by Joe Schmelzer.

Put those ginger jars to work by turning them into centerpiece vases. We love the way they pair with gold-rimmed dinnerware and a simple striped tablecloth. Photo by Joe Schmelzer.

Give your table a preppy, poppy twist with a mix of green, pink, and red. Lettuceware, bottle-brush trees, and plates from Juliska’s Country Estate holiday collection create a fabulously unexpected look.

Give your table a preppy, poppy twist with a mix of green, pink, and red. Lettuceware, bottle-brush trees, and plates from Juliska’s Country Estate holiday collection create a fabulously unexpected look.

Farmhouse Pottery’s wares are a simple yet stunning way to set the table for any season. Use a garland of fresh greenery as the centerpiece to bring home the holiday look.

Farmhouse Pottery’s wares are a simple yet stunning way to set the table for any season. Use a garland of fresh greenery as the centerpiece to bring home the holiday look.

Glass Christmas trees, gold plates and flatware, and a beaded runner make for a decidedly decadent tablescape.

Glass Christmas trees, gold plates and flatware, and a beaded runner make for a decidedly decadent tablescape.

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