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Gold and Crystal Holiday Table Setting

Christmas carols are playing on Pandora, bits of ribbon and wrapping paper are on the floor, and I find myself a bit nostalgic remembering Christmases past. With that in mind, I’m sharing a favorite holiday table setting that features gold and crystal.

Golden Christmas Table Setting

I knew gold was going to be the central color of this particular setting when I spied gold chargers in a square shape at HomeGoods. I’ve had the gold flatware for years and like to bring it out for special occasions.

A search for a small gift left at each place setting led me to sparkly bejeweled French crown ornaments. They can hang from a Christmas tree or used as a topper for a smaller tree.

Gold and Crystal Christmas Table Setting


Golden tree-like candle holders are the focal point of my gold and crystal holiday table setting. A few sprigs of greenery and shiny baubles complete the centerpiece.

Gold and Crystal Christmas Table Setting


A couple of golden birdies make the scene, too. I also placed a few on my Christmas mantel.

Little Gold Bird


And the crystal part of my gold and crystal holiday table setting? I found beautiful Waterford crystal goblets and tumblers in the Brady pattern at HomeGoods for a bargain!

Holiday Table Setting with Gold and Crystal


My mother handed down a set of Waterford crystal to me, which I recently handed down to my daughter. I maybe shouldn’t have done that so soon but she enjoys them. But anyhow, I like my new Waterford crystal.

Farmhouse Christmas Table Setting


Farmhouse Christmas Table Setting


For my gold and crystal holiday table setting, I kept the table to its smallest size that seats six people. On Thanksgiving the table was fully extended to seat twelve people comfortably – it can easily fit 14 folks if necessary.

Gold and Crystal Christmas Table Setting


The table fits along the short wall in this former living room when not expanded. It stretches almost all the way to the tree when fully extended – with just enough room for a person to fit comfortably at the head of the table. It took a while for me to find a dining table that had the expansion capability to fit our entire family.

Farmhouse Christmas Table Setting


One of the best decisions in this house was to swap the living and dining rooms. Now I can be more creative with my tablescapes and seat family and friends comfortably.

Golden Christmas Table Setting


This is how my dining room looked for the holidays prior to adding the new rug, the board and batten, and painting the upper dining walls in Downtown by Benjamin Moore.

Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room


I’m still eyeing my sitting room and downstairs bathroom for a room refresh. My goal was to have it done before the holidays but that didn’t happen. I’m not doing anything New Year’s Eve or Day so maybe I should work a little magic in the sitting room. Time will tell!


Enjoy More Holiday Ideas:

Christmas in My Kitchen – 2018

Christmas Popcorn and 20 Holiday Treats

A Secret to Easy Holiday Decorating

Homemade Eggnog for the Holidays



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  1. Jennifer the table is stunning. I am swooning over the little crowns. Where did you find them? The new chandelier is so pretty. You always make a wonderful table setting


  2. I love the gold and crystal theme – and the new chandelier. It shows so well with the style of your home. Also, am looking forward to your home tour and love the switch you made between the rooms. It must be so beautiful in person.

  3. I love how elegant your table is with all the gold. Everything just shimmers and it’s so festive! And I’m in love with your chandelier! It looks great in the room Jennifer!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!


  4. Oh Jennifer, I’ve been looking at your home photos for a long, long time and think your cozy corner is one of your best yet! Such beautiful Christmas for you and your family this year! Merry Christmas!!

  5. Jennifer I love your home and have followed it for some time ! Your table is beautiful!! I love the crowns and the runner ! Could you please share your sources . It’s so beautiful! Thank you !

  6. I love all your gold pieces and those little crowns will make everyone feel special. Your table is the perfect setting for Christmas.

  7. I was going to say, “Your best ever!” and then I realized that this is an older posting. Yikes! But I really do love this look. So elegant and… happy! Hey, if you’re not gonna use those little gold birds anymore, here’s my address…. ha ha

  8. I see that this is originally from a few years back and that I commented before but honestly, I still think that it was the prettiest Christmas tablescape ever. IMHO.