December 7, 2016

Red Plaid & Black Lantern Tablescape

Hello everyone!
I am back in the kitchen today...
and I have another Christmas tablescape for you. 

I have been playing with red plaid since the day after Thanksgiving!

This is certainly the year for plaid...and it seems that red plaid is at the top of the list. 

I began this year's Christmas theme a few weeks ago with red velvet pillows, and red plaid ribbon. Then things seemed to just naturally evolve. I am using red, black, and white around the house...including lots of red plaid. 

I have lots of black black is working as a neutral...and it makes it easy to carry out my theme. 

You may remember my black lanterns from Halloween...but look how great they are at Christmas on my red plaid tablecloth!  I added white battery powered candles so that they could twinkle after dark. 

Instead of cloth napkins I am using cotton tea towels pinched in at the center to make a bow. 

I tied a jingle bell onto jute cord, and then tied a bow around the middle of each tea towel. Simple and cute...just what I like. 

I purchased a large box of various sized glittered jingle bells and have been using them here and there. And I will tell you, I have glitter everywhere! :-)

I tied red plaid ribbons onto the lanterns for a splash of color. 

For a touch of holiday green I scattered faux boxwood balls around the base of the lanterns. Then I added pine cones for some seasonal texture. 

My kitchen is a sunny spot most mornings...and it makes for a friendly place to hang out with a cup of coffee, and a great place for pictures. 

My black chairs play a supporting role in my overall kitchen theme of red, black, white. 

The white plates and serving pieces really "pop" on the red plaid.

Here are a few more shots of my table and lantern centerpiece. 

Red plaid is so festive during the Christmas season. Whether it is for entertaining or just for plaid is fun! 

Red plaid just makes me want to say 
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

I may be in red plaid overload...but come Jan 1 I won't see it again until after Thanksgiving 2017. :-)

Are any of you using red plaid this year...or a red, black, & white color theme? 

If not...what colors are you using? 

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My Kentucky Living
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. The wreaths on your windows look so pretty. Had to pin your pretty and festive... xoxo

  2. A lovely look Sheila. The red and black is elegant and dramatic. Great job on the lanterns. Red plaid is so festive.

    1. Thank you know how I love to play with tablescapes!

  3. Beautiful!

    I know I have some plaid scarfs tucked away somewhere. I need to find them to use this winter on the table.

  4. Hi Shelia, Your tablescape with plaid is gorgeous, I love the red with the black. So pretty. Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  5. Such a classic! The plaid always brings sweet memories of Christmas when I was young. Then the pop of the napkins is so fun!

  6. The nutcracker tea towels are the bomb!

  7. I am jealous of your light. Your pics are so crisp and clear. I need some tips!!!

    Love what you've done for this post. You sure have lots of energy. Got to run but I could linger longer.
    Love your tea towels and jingle bells.

  8. So cute and festive Sheila, and the nutcracker tea towels are adorable!

  9. I love how the black lanterns look on the red tartan plaid. The tea towels look so cute this way too!

  10. I'm loving your plaid table and ribbons...the tea towel idea is so fun...and jingle bells are a must thru the season...and I love love love glitter, even when it's all over the house...:)

  11. Plaid is such a classic and you made that classic decor beyond beautiful. Love the centerpiece of the lanterns and those napkins are the greatest! Have a Merry weekend Sheila!!!!

  12. I use red plaid every year, but my tablecloths are a much larger Mackenzie plaid.
    It makes for a bright and cheerful holiday dining room and kitchen!
    I love your red plaids with the black lanterns....beautiful!

  13. Love your festive table! And the lanterns are just perfect on the plaid - happy holidays!

  14. Although there aren't many components to your centerpiece, it makes quite a statement - elegant simplicity! And I don't see why one can't continue your plaid and black theme throughout the winter.

  15. Sheila, what a gorgeous welcoming table! Love the plaid.

  16. oh Sheila, you know I'm in love with this tablescape. LOVE all the fabulous Tartan Plaid for Christmas!

  17. What a great combination the lanterns, boxwood, pinecones, and plaid make. Thank you for joining Monday Social.

  18. Your table just made me want to do the lanterns on my table next year Sheila! Just Lovely! Thank you for joining the 12 days of Holiday Homes Link party! hope you can drop by and check out my Christmas tour one of these days as well! Have a Merry Christmas!

  19. This is so pretty!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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