ic Kathe With an E: Red & White Santa Table

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Red & White Santa Table

This year, in the dining room, I decided to go with 
a predominate red & white
theme, with a bit of a nod to Santa.
Cuz you all know,
I love Santa!
I started the table with a plain white table cloth.
I made the runner using red & white polka dotted 
wrapping paper I bought, on sale, from Hobby lobby.
I used a simple red charger and
layered a white thrift store Johnson's Bros dinner plate
and topped it off with a fun polka dotted
square salad plate, bought on clearance,
from Hobby Lobby.
(Love how they match the wrapping paper perfectly!)
Bright red napkins were folded to mimic
the Santa hats on each chair
and I simply added a cotton ball at the top.
I then placed the flatware in each napkin.

The snowflake stems came from Dollar Tree several years ago.
The little snowflake votives are from Yankee Candle.
For the centerpiece I used some
icy candle sticks from Kohl's,
added some epsom salts for snow,
and topped them off with a 
polka dotted ornament.

I also used my favorite mirror, added some red glittered ribbon to white 
candles and placed them all in the center of the table.

I sure hope when Santa visits
our home he likes the table I set 
with him in mind!

I always share my tables with 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

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  1. Love your table and the santa hats on the chairs is the perfect touch :)

  2. You've done it again, Kathe! This is fantastic! So cute and original. Love the Santa hats on each chair and as a tree topper! Just adorable!

  3. So cute! Love the polka dot plates, and candles on a mirror is one of favorite things, I love the way the mirror reflects the candlelight.

  4. Your plates are very cute, Kathe. They remind me of Minnie Mouse too. I love polka dots!..Christine

  5. So fun!!! Love all details and colors of course!Thanks so much for sharing!I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Very cute--love the Santa hats on all the chairs!

  7. I love it ~ very cute and festive. I decided to go with a lot of red in my dining room holiday decorating, too. I've still got to get the photos posted. :)

  8. Uh huh...I noticed you were suckin' up to Santa in those first and last paragraphs! You must be toeing that fine line between the Naughty and Nice lists! :-) What a great idea to use wrapping paper as a runner! It's inexpensive, comes in about a billion different patterns, is easy to roll out, and there's no muss or fuss after dinner! What a fabulous idea!!! CUTE napkin fold!!!! They DO remind me of the Santa hats!!! Pretty centerpiece, too!!!

  9. Santa is going to love this table, Kathe. Love the tablerunner, you even matched it to your salad plates, you clever lady! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Adorable table! I love how it's light and cheerful but still looks classy. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kathe what a beautiful table! The red and white is so festive yet clean and sharp! LOVE it!

  12. LOVE your red & white! I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/upcycled-denim-christmas-stocking.html and Doily Tree to Think Tank:) New follower. Follow me back:)

  13. What a beautiful table.. That the dots match so perfectly means they were meant to be. Love the idea of the napkins with a ball.. So fabulous.. xo marlis

  14. Cute, cute, cute! The ribbon wrapped candles look great! And, I'm all about anything polka dots!

  15. I really love the santa hats on the chairs. :)

  16. Adorable! I especially like the candle display.

  17. Hi Kathe, very nice, adorable! I love the red also and have posted photos of my home, but my table photos will go up on Tuesday, if you are interested and remember :) A lot of red for me, also. I'm a new follower, thank you for sharing!

    Have a good weekend, Nancy

  18. I loooooooove this table!!!! You are so creative!! Please stop by to link! I have a party blog- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2012/12/link-party.html
    Thank you!! New follower- Nancy

  19. Wow I love your table. The little pom pom on the napkins is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. I love Hobby Lobby. That is a cool idea to use wrapping paper as a runner.

  21. I am in love with your polka dot decorations! Thanks so much for linking up to our Countdown to Christmas link party! Happy weekend! :)

  22. Kathe, this is a fun table with all those polka dots. Cute idea to hang the Santa hat on the chairs.......Sarah

  23. I absolutely love this entire design right down to the white tree :))

  24. I love this! Red and white for Christmas is so classically pretty! Those candles in the center are stunning!

  25. I love your table! Love the colour scheme, it's so perfectly matched.
    Debbie :)

  26. Pretty! I'd love you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I need to check out your party!

  27. I am doing a Santa theme table for Christmas too. Mine sort of evolved into Santa. It didn't start out that way, but it's Santa now!

    Your idea of using wrapping paper is so clever. I'm surely going to try that soon.

    Wait until Kathleen sees your polka dots. She'll love it.

  28. That is the cutest table ever Kathe! I love it! Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great week!

  29. Wow! What a fab table setting ! I'll bet you can't wait till santa arrives! x

  30. Love your table!! I have been trying to think of a cute way to use my red linen napkins this Christmas... now I know! Visiting from Marvelous Mondays Link Party on This Gal Cooks!


  31. Such a festive table! You can get the best finds at the Dollar Tree and being frugal in all the after holiday mark downs, don't you think?

  32. What a beautiful table and sweet little touches! The napkins are genius and I love the use of the polka dots for Christmas {and the fact that they could be used for another occasion as well}. This is great and what a great way to celebrate the holidays! I plan to pin this for sure! Thanks for the inspiration.

  33. I love red and white. Your table looks so fancy and festive. I love it. If you get a chance come share it over at my Pin Party.


  34. Very nice. I love your Santa hat napkins!

  35. So bright and cheery - the napkins are adorable and I love the hats on the back of the chairs!! Happy Holidays

  36. What a fun and cheery table - I'm sure Santa will be pleased! I really love the polka dot theme. I've never thought of using wrapping paper for a table runner, but I love the idea! What a great way to pull in some design and color. Merry Christmas!

  37. I LOVE the table runner! What a great idea! I love how it matches so perfectly with your salad plates. Very cute!

  38. I love the polka dots, so cute!


  39. This is so fun and adorable Kathe! I just love it!

  40. So stinking cute! Love, love, love it! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

  41. Still loving your red & white. Got inspired to add a little red & white at my place too:) http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/impossibly-sweet-ikea-and-trujoy-gluten.html
    Merry Christmas!

  42. I am going to be Santa and come and steal this cute setting.

  43. These table settings are so cute! New follower here. I would love for you to come share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/12/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-12.html

    Happy Holidays!
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  44. Thanks for sharing this festive Santa tablescape at Simple & Sweet Fridays. So cute!


  45. Beautiful!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  46. This is so cute, but it's pretty too!Good pictures. I am now following you.
    Merry Christmas,
    Wanda Ann @ memoriesbythemile.com

  47. Kathe, I love this. The Santa caps on the chairs are great. I am totally in love with the look you created with the candles in the centerpiece. Amazing. Dianne

  48. What an adorable Santa table! Such a creative idea to use wrapping paper as runner! So glad you shared it with us at Wicked Good Wednesdays! Can't wait to see what you bring over next week!

  49. That is beautiful! I would love for you to share it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase party!


    Happy Holidays,

  50. How cute! The polka dots are my fave, they just pop! Adorable, festive table, Kathe. Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  51. Hi Kathe,
    Your table came out so pretty. I love the red and white polka dots. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    This weeks party is live. Here is the link to the party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s
    Linda @ With A Blast