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A Beautiful Holiday Table

A Beautiful Holiday Table

Get the look with our expert advice

Jane Bruce

Replicate our look with these easy guide.

The Accessories

Setting a table for your holiday doesn’t have to be stressful! Using Christmas colors and tablecloths adds a few subtle touches to your table can make a world of difference without too much hassle or product getting in the way of dinner!

The Dishware

-Le Creuset Dinner Plate, Le Creuset Salad Plate and Le Creuset Red Wine Glass all work together to create a classic look that will work with any table cloth or center arrangement
- iFork Flatware This stackable cutlery is all the rage. It allows the hostess to get creative with their table setting, rather than boring formal dinnerware. Plus, these beautiful pieces allow your silverware to never touch the table- brilliant!

The Centerpiece

-Empty wine bottles make for a gorgeous, festive display. Try weaving in holiday colored flowers and mix textured fabric for an eclectic table

-Archipelago Gorgeous holiday candles that will bring the season to life in your home

To Drink
What is Christmas without a little spirit? evian 2014 Limited Edition Bottle by Elie SAAB and Le Grand Courtâge - CHAMPAGNE are not only delicious options for a holiday table, they can double as a centerpiece accessory to enrich any spread!


Beautiful Christmas Table Settings

You don&rsquot have to have Christmas china to create a holiday place setting. Pair versatile solid-colored plates to mirror the holiday palette established by table linens. A pewter goblet adds an air of casual elegance to this simple setting.

  • Get the Look:
  • Charger: Berry & Thread Scalloped Charger, $66, by Juliska.
  • Dinner plate: Ruby Dinner Plate, $44, also by Juliska.
  • Linens: Neoclassical Border Napkins, $34, by Kim Seybert.
  • Flatware: Chatham Bead, $190 for 65-piece set, by Wallace from Lifetime Brands, available at Macy&rsquos.
  • Glass: Wizard&rsquos Goblet by Match, $92, available through Bromberg&rsquos, 205/871-3276.

Easter Table Decor Resource List

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Caramelized Onion Tarts With Apples

Need an impressive Christmas appetizer that doesn&rsquot take a lot of effort? Sweet meets savory in the mixture of onions and apples that tops crisp, elegant tarts. These tasty bites look fancy, but they&rsquore surprisingly easy to make. It all starts with thawed store-bought puff pastry (one of our favorite shortcut ingredients), which you&rsquoll spread with luscious, tangy crème fraîche. Smother with sliced onions and chopped apples cooked until tender and golden, then bake until the pastry is crispy and browned. Cut into squares, preferably with a pizza cutter for best results, and serve warm.


A Simple and Beautiful Holiday Table Setting

Hi friends and welcome back for another week of Easy Elegance Wednesdays! This week I am sharing a simple and beautiful holiday table setting that is so easy to create! And my friends are showing you some awesome holiday decorating tips that I know you will love!

Let’s start with this pretty table with pine garland, warm copper, and tartan plaid accents. The key to creating this table setting is to use a wide ribbon that you love under the place settings.

Start with a neutral table cloth and add two lengths of your favorite ribbon along each side to form a runner under the place settings.

Mix in your favorite metals and add a pine garland runner down the center of the table. Add your favorite holiday accents troughout.

You can see all of the details of how I created this table setting by clicking HERE.

And here’s what my friends are sharing:

  • Lory is sharing her beautiful Twinkling Christmas Lights at Night
  • Leslie has a beautiful Farmhouse Christmas to show you.
  • Yvonne is showing her ideas for Decorating With Christmas Trees
  • AND it’s my week to share my California Farmhouse Tour

Be sure to scroll down to see all of the inspiration and click on the blue links to see all of the details.

For the month of December we thought it would be fun if we shared each of our own home tours with you. Each week we’ll be sharing one home tour, along with the usual line up of posts. This week we are featuring:


The Best Christmas Salad Recipes

How do you make your Christmas dinner merry and bright? Deck your table with one of these festive salads! From wreath-shaped plates of leafy greens to bowls of pasta salad dotted with holiday colors, these recipes are perfect for any celebration.

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Christmas Salad

This is the edible centerpiece your Christmas table needs. The beautiful, impressive salad is easy to prepare, but doesn't look that way. It conjures a wreath, with a center well of citrusy Champagne-vinegar dressing. The salad itself is studded with pomegranate seeds, feta, navel orange segments and quick-candied pecans, which add welcome crunch and spice, on a bed of frisée, peppery arugula and radicchio.

Chopped Romaine and Radicchio Salad

Crushed pita chips stand in for croutons in Giada's quick, easy salad from Giada's Holiday Handbook. The dressing relies on Parmesan, whole-grain mustard, Champagne vinegar, olive oil and salt. The salad itself is a basil-studded blend of romaine, radicchio, cucumber and avocado.

Christmas Pasta Salad

As festive as it is delicious, this Christmas pasta salad brings together the green, red and white of the holiday in edible form. Green comes from a bright broccoli-based pesto, and more blanched broccoli. Red is thanks to roasted red peppers. White comes from tiny mozzarella balls. Toss it all with mezze rigatoni and delight in the hidden vegetables.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries & Dijon Dressing

For a crunchy dish that pairs well with everything, toss shaved brussels sprouts with toasted hazelnuts, cranberries and a tangy Dijon dressing.

Rosemary Citrus Salad

Greek yogurt, oranges and grapefruit come together in a beautiful side dish for Christmas brunch.

Christmas Wreath Salad

Use kale, pine nuts, pickled peppers, fennel and dried cranberries to make Jeff Mauro's edible wreath tossed in a zippy lemon-Parmesan dressing.

Arugula Salad with Blistered Grapes and Sparkling Wine Vinaigrette

Blistered grapes and a sparkling wine vinaigrette transform a simple salad into an extra-special holiday dish.

Jicama and Avocado Salad

For a simple side that&rsquos excellent with tamales, toss together Valerie&rsquos jicama and avocado salad. She flavors the salad with lime and orange juice, plus a pinch of cumin and coriander.

Spiced Honey Fruit Salad with Pecans

Serve this sweet-and-spicy salad alongside a breakfast casserole, French toast or freshly baked cinnamon rolls.

Roasted Caprese Salad

Incorporate sweetness into a classic caprese salad by roasting the tomatoes first. Creamy burrata and a drizzle of olive oil complete Giada&rsquos five-star dish.

Beet-Orange Salad

This easy beet-based starter relies on a sherry vinegar dressing, peppery arugula and seasonal blood oranges for added flavor.

Romaine Salad with Pear, Smoked Blue Cheese, and Candied Pecans

Toss romaine with pear, avocado, smoked blue cheese and candied pecans for a stunning salad that hits all the right notes.

Antipasto Salad

Perfect for an Italian-style feast, Valerie&rsquos salad features salami, provolone and a Dijon vinaigrette.

Blistered Baby Pepper Salad

Brown baby peppers for roughly 10 minutes, then toss with parsley, olives and capers for a simple salad that&rsquos ready in a snap.

Shaved Kale and Root Vegetable Salad

Guy's wintery salad packs a head of kale into Christmas dinner, with carrots, radishes, and red onion, as well as protein-rich quinoa, all tossed in a red wine vinaigrette.

Pomegranate Ambrosia Salad

A fresh twist on the nostalgic ambrosia salad, Valerie&rsquos recipe calls for pomegranate, fresh pineapple and just a pinch of ancho chile powder.

Olive and Celery Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Valerie&rsquos red and green salad makes a beautiful dish for every Christmas table.

Roasted Beet, Butternut Squash & Apple Salad

Evoke the feel and color of the season with roasted beets, tender butternut squash and cozy baked apples.

Christmas Cobb Salad

This Christmas Cobb Salad pulls together warm, festive flavors, including Gouda, ham, pasta and garlicky marinated green beans, in a thyme-laced vinaigrette.

Calamari, Tomato and Caper Salad

Ideal for a Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner, Giada's sautéed calamari salad is warm and pleasing, with a caper dressing.


29 DIY Christmas Table Decorations for a Beautiful Holiday Dining Room

Even if you're only hosting your immediate family for Christmas this year, creating gorgeous holiday table centerpieces is one guaranteed way to get you in the merry spirit. This year, Ree Drummond released a beautiful set of The Pioneer Woman holiday dinnerware that features her trademark florals and polka dots in seasonal designs. Pair these plates with some creative DIY Christmas table decorations, and your dining room will look Christmas dinner-ready. These tips will inspire you to go all out with place cards, a pretty runner, fancy napkins, and any other rustic holiday decorations.

Although Christmas might look a little different this year&mdashperhaps you&rsquore celebrating at home with your family or holding a socially distanced dinner outdoors with those closest to you&mdashit still calls for a beautiful table. This is where your DIY skills come in, with handmade Christmas decorations that are sure to wow everyone at the table. Think: tiny trees, table garlands, keepsake placemats, tablescape ideas, and mini DIY Christmas wreaths that will make the room sparkle and shine. The only thing that will make these DIY holiday table decorations even more impressive is when all the delicious dishes are set out and your dining room looks more festive than ever!


My Holiday Dessert Table:

I wanted the table to be both super pretty but approachable. Most of these things I made a week or so before, froze them and then baked them up the day of. This made for a super easy, breezy experience. Here’s what I figured I’d set out for guests:

The Holiday Decor

The Cypress Wreath looks SO real, as does the Cypress Garland. Every year I buy a real garland and wreath it makes the biggest mess in the house as it dries out. NEVER AGAIN! I’m so happy to have these in my holiday collection that I can use year after year!

Some other goodies that I love and used in this post: this Wooden Marble Two-Tier Server where I put the cookies and scones.

This set of Wusthof Knives in this gorgeous black block. These knives are super sharp and sturdy. Their perfect for daily use! And of course, these kitchen scissors are my favorite tool for pies and more!

And this beautiful Petrified Black Wooden serving board where I placed some oatmeal lace cookies and hot chocolate. The Nordic Tree Mugs are super beautiful and minimal.

I love this zinc reindeer trio (21″, 9″ and 8″) that looks so cute on this table but also looks elegant and beautiful on the fireplace mantle.

I placed the green alpine knotted table runner over the tablecloth to add a nice lil’ layered look. (P.S. I used this at Thanksgiving, too.) It really can be used on lots of other dinners and occasions, which I love!

The Marin White Cake Stand is so elegant and simple it allowed my black walnut cake really pop and shine! The cookies I made to go around the cake were these chai gingerbread cookies that I cut out using the Winter Cookies Cutters. I decorated them in a jiffy (don’t look too close lol) with some royal icing and stuck them to the sides of the cake with some frosting. If you’re not the greatest at decorating a cake, this couldn’t be simpler!

I served them alongside Marin Cream Salad Plates with these beautiful Helena Dark Green Linens.


THINK IN LAYERS

One of the keys to creating a beautiful dessert display is to use plates and stands of different heights to add layers to your table. In this case, I wanted a bit of a rustic look, so I used wood slabs and cake stands to build up height in different areas of my table.Small wood discs make the perfect “plate” for these chocolate swirl cookies. Rather than just placing them on the discs, I let them spill over from one plate to the other to create some interest.

In the past I have used old books or all glass cake plates to create a different but equally beautiful display. Think outside of the typical items you find in your kitchen to make your layers. The larger wood “stumps” that I used are actually flower containers turned upside down and covered with parchment paper.


Our 30 Most-Popular Easter Dinner Recipes

Cook a classic Easter dinner with recipes for ham, lamb, scalloped potatoes, spring vegetables — and our best treats and cakes.

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Classic Glazed Ham

First things first: the ham. This recipe will walk you through the easy, albeit detailed, process of cooking an Easter ham from start to finish, i.e. how to trim, score, roast and glaze a bone-in gammon. Plus, you can choose from four different glaze recipes based on your family's taste.

Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

When it comes to Easter, you gotta have cheesy potatoes with your ham. To make this decadent side dish, layer thinly sliced potatoes with heavy cream and mozzarella, asiago and raclette cheeses. Top with Parmesan and bake until bubbly.

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Quick as a rabbit, these honey-glazed baby carrots are ready to serve in just 15 minutes &mdash the perfect side dish for your springtime feast.

Creamy Spring Peas with Pancetta

Easter Dinner on Two Sheet Pans

Easter dinner for four comes together easily in a little over an hour when you cook it on a pair of sheet trays. With tender asparagus, sweet glazed carrots, a decadent potato gratin, roasted ham, and even homemade biscuits, there's plenty to eat with little fuss.

Carrot Cake

Top this dense carrot cake, a classic crowd pleaser, with homemade cream cheese frosting. Alton coats the carrots in flour before mixing in the wet ingredients to keep the carrots from sinking to the bottom of the cake.

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

If you're really looking to pare it down for the main event, this simple recipe is the way to go: Brown sugar, mustard and vinegar are the only ingredients you'll need for this easy glazed Easter ham.

Classic Deviled Eggs

Don't fix what ain't broke, right? This is our most-popular deviled egg recipe ever &mdash and our fans are loving it right now.

Macaroni and Cheese

Leave room for this decadent, Venetian-inspired macaroni and cheese. Diced ham and chopped parsley imbue the dish with fresh, springtime flavors.

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

Take advantage of fresh asparagus by making this impressive springtime tart. (It's way easier than it looks.)

Orange Baked Ham

Maybe you're looking for something citrusy? Ina dolls up her ham with a glaze that comes at you with three forms of orange flavor: marmalade, juice and zest. It glistens and gleams.

Pizza Rustica

Pizza rustica is traditionally served on Easter and for good reason &mdash it is a showstopper and perfect to dish up on a special occasion. Although it takes a little bit of work to prepare, you can make it a day ahead and bring to room temperature before putting it on your holiday table.

Bunny Oreo Balls

This no-bake dessert is the perfect way to hop into spring! White melting wafers and mini marshmallows transform these cookies-and-cream bites into impressive bunnies that are sure to be a hit all season long.

Hot Cross Buns

These fresh sweet buns are a classic Easter treat around this time of year. Plumped currants and a lemon-spiked glaze dress these up for the holiday.

Crown Roast of Lamb

This is an amazing cut of meat for a special occasion like Easter, when the lamb is very much at the center of the cultural and culinary narrative. Follow Alton's lead to cook it up perfectly.

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast

If it's not ham you're after, you could go the more elegant route with Giada's weekend pork roast. She rubs hers with a garlic-herb mixture and wraps it in pancetta for a stunning main course.

Coconut Bunny Butt Cake

If you're going the cheekier route for dessert, then this one's for you.

Lemon Curd

You'd be surprised at how easy it is to make lemon curd at home, especially with the Barefoot Contessa as your guide. With a jar of this around the holiday, you can add a little springtime to just about anything.

Easter Pie

Easter pie is an Italian springtime tradition, but it's easy enough to make year round. Giada's sweet version has a ricotta-orange filling with a tender phyllo dough shell.

Easter Bunny Cake

Celebrate Easter with this cute coconut-topped bunny cake. It's easy to make with our step-by-step guide.

Easter Bread

This light and airy bread is just sweet enough to go along with your traditional Easter dinner. (Add up to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract with the eggs if you prefer it a little sweeter.) Make it the day before, and if you have any left over, make amazing French toast with it the day after!

Roasted Asparagus

No Easter menu would be complete without the all-star spring vegetable, asparagus. Roast it with oil, salt and pepper to bring out its natural flavors.

Glazed Pineapple Ham

Ree&rsquos easy recipe will get your Easter main dish on the table in under an hour. She cuts ham into slices and arranges them in a baking dish with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries for a quicker cook time &mdash and a pretty presentation.

Lemon-Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Who knew that just a few simple ingredients (garlic, lemon zest, fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese) could turn roasted potatoes into the most crave-worthy side dish?!

Baked Mac and Cheese

I n classic Southern style, this is a baked mac and cheese set in a light egg custard and flavored with sharp yellow Cheddar. Creamy and moist, it bridges the gap between those who like their mac and cheese sliceable and those who prefer to spoon it, oozing, from the pot.

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Michael has been watching his mom make baklava since he was 4. We can't imagine that you'll have leftovers of this delightfully sticky treat, but if you do, you can freeze it (once the syrup is absorbed) for up to a month, then just thaw it at room temperature.

Extra-Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

These sliced spuds have the most decadent texture thanks to lots of heavy cream. The finished dish is rich, savory &mdash and perfect for Easter dinner.

Bunny Butt Marshmallow Pops

These cute bunnies are so easy to put together. They make a fun Easter-basket treat when wrapped in clear cellophane bags and tied with a pastel ribbon.

This gorgeous spring salad might just be the star of your Easter dinner. With tart apples, aromatic fennel and dill and ribbons of shaved Pecorino cheese, this simple side dish looks as good as it tastes.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Rainbow carrots need only olive oil, salt and chopped chives to become a colorful side dish.


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