As we venture into the throes of the holiday madness, we all crave simple ways that we can ease stress and eliminate items on the to-do list. Today, we’ve got you covered … at least when it comes to your seasonal table settings. We teamed up with entertaining expert Amanda Gluck, of the popular blog FashionableHostess.com, to show you how simple it can be to take your holiday table from Thanksgiving to Christmas. She scouted some fun seasonal finds in Nashville, TN from Epergne and Corzine & Co., to show you what we mean. Simple swaps like napkins and place cards make a huge difference. Take a look below, and then check out the quick video at the end and watch how it all came together, with a few added tips along the way. You can do this!

Enjoy!

*We have a complete list of resources at the bottom of today’s article. If you are reading from Nashville, we have a Nashville specific set of resources available in StyleBlueprint Nashville’s daily article, found here.

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This table was beautifully designed by Amanda in her gorgeous dining room. We drooled over her Aerin Lauder chandelier as we got tips for holiday tablescapes. Image: StyleBlueprint

A closer view of the table set for Thanksgiving showcases all the pumpkins (white, gold, glass and ceramic!), the turkey place cards and fall tones.

A closer view of the table set for Thanksgiving showcases all the pumpkins (white, gold, glass and ceramic!), turkey place cards and fall tones. Image: StyleBlueprint

A few changes and viola! The table is now set for Christmas with trees and berries replacing the pumpkins.

A few changes and voila! The table is now set for Christmas with trees and berries replacing the pumpkins. Image: StyleBlueprint

The table setting gets a redo for Christmas as well with a napkin and place card swap.

The table setting gets a redo for Christmas, as well. with a napkin and place card swap. Note the beautiful Juliska flatware with mixed metal tones. Image: StyleBlueprint

Let’s get a side-by-side view of these subtle changes that make a big difference:

Have a supply of seasonal place cards on hand, and it's child's play how simple they are to swap. Trade in the turkey for a wreath, and you've instantly transformed the motif. Image: Lindsey Grace Photography

Have a supply of seasonal place cards on hand, and it’s child’s play how simple they are to swap. Trade in the turkey for a wreath, and you’ve instantly transformed the motif. Image: Lindsey Grace Photography

Same placemats. Same dishes. Same glassware. Same flatware ... different napkins and napkin holders! A brand new look!

Same place mats. Same dishes. Same glassware. Same flatware … different napkins and napkin holders! A brand new look! Image: Lindsey Grace Photography

These Herend​ seasonal pieces were used on the Thanksgiving table, but you can see how if you had the dollars (they are not cheap!), you could do turkeys for Thanksgiving and the deer for the Christmas table.

These Herend​ seasonal pieces were used on this Thanksgiving table, but you can see how if you had the dollars (they are not cheap!), you could do turkeys for Thanksgiving and the deer for the Christmas table. Image: Lindsey Grace Photography

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HOLIDAY TABLE SETTING MADE EASY

We certainly hope you are inspired to creatively make your tableware work for a variety of holidays, while accessorizing your table, with a few simple tweaks, for the holiday at hand!

Resources

Holiday Table Setting

Here is what Amanda at FashionableHostess.com selected as her base that she then made into “Thanksgiving” and “Christmas.” Haviland china in “Colette”; Juliska glassware and hurricane candleholder. Hand-painted place cards (pack of 12 for $50) are by Lexi Armstrong. Juliska Berry & Thread flatware; Holly Stuart place mat (on sale through Frontgate for $99.50 for a set of 4); Place card holder is by L’Objet ($230 set of 6) (and we like these sophisticated pineapple ones too!). Le Jacquard Français tablecloth ($339​).

For the Thanksgiving table, add the following:

FEATURED-placesettings

Herend pumpkin, deer and turkey figurines; Julian Mejia plaid napkins ($35); Deborah Rhodes napkin ​rings ($20); White pumpkins​: local grocery store; Simon Pearce glass pumpkins (starting at $105) | Image: Lindsey Grace Photography

For the Christmas table, add the following:

Christmas table at Fashionable Hostess

Kim Seybert napkins with green stitching ($30); napkin rings by Deborah Rhodes ($30); Tamera Childs vase with gold detail ($25); Juliska glass Christmas trees ($98 to $198); Zodax​ ​ornaments ($8 to $9) | Image: StyleBlueprint

14 Southern stores to check out that carry many of the great products featured today:

Table Matters in Birmingham, AL • Bromberg’s in Birmingham, AL • Erika Read in Atlanta, GA • Mercantile in Louisville, KY • B.D. Jeffries in Charlotte, NC • Quintessentials in Raleigh, NC • Reed’s in Tupelo, MS • Revival at Warehouse Row in Chattanooga, TN • The Registry in Franklin, TN • Epergne in Nashville, TN • Corzine & Co. in Nashville, TN • Babcock Gifts in Memphis, TN • Social in Memphis, TN • Fraiche in Richmond, VA • Ann Sandra in Annandale, VA

 

Now we know you want to see even more fabulous tablescape options, right? Check out www.fashionablehostess.com and look to your heart’s content! Thanks, Amanda for all the fun ideas!