Christmas Table Setting with Apple Tree Centerpiece

Welcome to the  122nd Tablescape Thursday!

Christmas is almost upon us. My son and his sweetie arrived today and we haven’t stopped talking, yet.  So much catching up to do.  I know you are just as busy at your home, so I’m keeping the pics to a minimum this evening. Tonight’s tablescape is one of the tablesettings we’ll enjoy over the next few days. The centerpiece is Colonial Williamsburg inspired and super easy to make. I’ve made this centerpiece for previous Christmas tablescapes and I’ve had several requests to post a tutorial showing how it’s made. I will get that tutorial up either this weekend or for Metamorphosis Monday. Hope you enjoy this holiday table setting!

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece: Table is set with Lenox, Holiday china, a china with a pretty holly wreath design.

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

Found these cute little ornament place cards at a local home/gift shop.

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

Red Christmas napkins are part of the Martha Stewart line.

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

Since we normally have a yummy champagne punch during the holidays, I decided to place the Waterford, 12 Days of Christmas crystal on the table for this tablescape.  Check out the recipe for the punch in this post:  Delicious Champagne Punch for Christmas or New Year’s Eve

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

Each year I love to make Colonial Williamsburg Holly and Fruit Tree for Christmas.

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

It makes a wonderful centerpiece for our holiday dinner or can be used as a decoration anywhere in the home.

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

This year I tied an organdy ribbon around the top of the pineapple that tops off this centerpiece.

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

You’ll find a full tutorial showing how to make a Colonial Williamsbury style apple/fruit tree in this tutorial: Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece Tutorial

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!   Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

Christmas Tablescape Table Setting with Lenox, Holiday and A Colonial Williamsburg Apple Tree Centerpiece: Resources: Chargers: Neiman Marcus or Horchow, years ago Dinnerware: Lenox, Holiday Stemware: Iced Beverage: Waterford, Araglin pattern; Champagne Flutes: Waterford, 12 Days of Christmas; Goblet: Waterford, Crimson Hock in the Lismore pattern Flatware: Towle, King Richard Holly Napkins: Martha Stewart, from a few years ago Place Card Holders: Raz, found at the White Rabbit, a local store Knife Rests: Gift from a friend Ruby Flash Salt Cellars: found years ago on eBay Apple Tree: Created with grocery store apples/pineapple, and magnolia, holly and nandina from my yard Candles are provided by Colonial Candle Please Read: If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name. Then just copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar at the top, into the “url” box for the picture linky. You’ll also need to put your e-mail address in, but don’t worry, it will not be visible to anyone. You may see a red X once you enter your link. No one else can see the red X, it’s just there in case you make a little mistake and need to delete your link and re-enter it. If you’d like to use the Tablescape Thursday logo button in your post, just copy and paste it to your computer and upload it to your post as you would any photo. Or, just grab the html code you’ll find under the “Join a Party” heading at the top of this blog. Please, link back to the host blog, Between Naps on the Porch. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday, thus increasing visits for all participants. Please, don’t add your post name/blog name in ALL CAPS…it tends to create big spaces between the rows of links. Thanks!

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  1. What a beautiful, elegant setting Susan, as always. I'm sure you will enjoy every moment with your family! Thank you so much for so graciously hosting every week. Merry Christmas to you!!

  2. amber bingham says

    Wowza! What a beautiful centerpiece! Well done!

  3. Candy @ The Little Round Table says

    Susan –

    Wishing you and yours a happy holiday from The Little Round Table.


  4. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says

    Susan, Your tablescape is beautiful. We visited Colonial Williamsburg last weekend and I saw apples and pineapples in many of the decorations. Thanks so much for hosting.
    Merry Christmas,

  5. On Crooked Creek says

    Dear Susan,
    Elegantly exquisite! Made of fresh fruit. I can almost imagine the aroma as you enter the room. Enjoy your sweet family and have a wonderful Christmas celebration!
    Thank you for hosting this inspiring party throughout the year!

  6. Happy holidays Susan!

    Another fabulous setting in one of my favorite room of yours. I love the centerpiece. Very creative and elegant. Wishing you and your loved ones a very joyous season.

  7. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Hey, Ssuan, Merry Christmas, what a pretty table for the season. Just beautiful & those reds are perfect for your DR.

    Since I posted my DR last week & actually had the table set for a dinner, I'm sharing that post this week in your party.

  8. Love your centerpiece! I hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas holiday!

  9. Beautiful as always. Araglin is my pattern, thought I noticed it. My sister has the Lenox salad plates. I saw them at Marshalls yesterday. $12.99 each. Love your centerpiece.

  10. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Merry Christmas, Susan! I love when you do that centerpiece. Some day I'll try one… Using my Lenox Holiday for Christmas breakfast. 🙂

  11. we three dogs and me says

    Your table is very beautiful. Wish I was there to see it in person. Have a Merry Christmas

  12. Debbie @ says

    Hi Susan, and Merry Christmas. I'm having so much fun looking at all these tablescapes. They just keep getting better from year to year. I look at my first tablescape pictures and laugh and cringe…hahaha….aspirin bottles in the background. How funny. These pictures have been magazine quality….yours are amazing. Love your dining room, it is elegant and perfect for the Christmas season.
    Merry Christmas,

  13. says

    Soooo gorgeous and festive! I really love your fruit centerpiece! Wow!!!

  14. So very pretty! Merry Christmas!

  15. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Susan, as always a beautiful and elegant table. Your china plays well off your beautiful red walls. From our home to yours wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!
    hugs ~lynne~

  16. Merry Christmas Susan, son and sweetie!
    Your centerpiece is lovely and boy does your dining room shine! Just beautiful and so very Christmasy (is that word? I think not! but you know what I mean!) I can't wait for the pineapple centerpiece tutorial! You do everything so well!


  17. Love the centerpiece, I think I have the same form downstairs. I'm always a sucker for anything Williamsburg. Your magnolia leaves look wonderful, sure wish I had them here but we depend on greens and holly when doing this type of centerpiece, your's looks much nicer and certainly more authentic. Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful tables this year. Merry Christmas.

  18. I LOVE Colonial Williamsburg! I have been there several times, and sometimes I think I was born too late!! 🙂 I have the apple cone(in 2 sizes) from Williamsburg and I make them every year. (I also put a candle in every window and I wreath in every window!) Last year I bought a faux apple cone from Colonial Williamsburg's online website. It's very realistic looking, and I can put it out for a much longer time since the fruit won't go bad. Your table is just gorgeous….thanks for sharing it!

  19. Beautiful, especially with your red dining room walls. I really love it because I have my moms Lenox AND my waterford pattern in Araglin too!

    Merry Christmas!

  20. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Susan, your table is stunning. I love the centerpiece, so pretty. Your china and crystal are lovely. I hope you and all your family have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

  21. Merry Christmas, Susan! I've been looking forward to this one, knowing you'd make it spectacular for your special guests. You exceeded my very high expectations! I love the centerpiece and can't wait to see your tutorial!

    I thought I'd be satisfied with just the Lenox Holiday salad plates, but you've gone and given me china envy! 😉 I might just have to go for more!

    Thank you for hosting yet another year of fun and inspiration. Here's to you, Susan. Cheers!


  22. What a lovely table to prepare for your son and his sweetie. I know they just love it.

    I wanted to say how much I love you and our blogging times together. You have helped me so much with all the computer things I didn't understand.
    Plus, you have inspired me so much and I now set a much prettier (tho it is always so informal) table since you have taught me so much.

    Have a wonderful, blessed and FUN Christmas.
    xo bj

  23. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Beautiful, as always, Susan! Enjoy visiting with your family and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  24. Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door says

    Just beautiful! So festive and ready for the holidays!

  25. Your Lenox Holiday tablescape is a wonderful celebration of a classic pattern. Thanks for this Christmas Tablescape Thursday!

    Merry Christmas,


  26. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Beautiful tablescape! My daughter has the Lenox Holiday china and I've always loved it!

    Thanks for hosting weekly so we can play with our dishes!

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!


  27. Susan, Your table scape is so elegant and beautiful!!

  28. Merry Christmas Susan. You are so sweet and your table is beautiful. I had to join you all for the fun.

  29. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    How pretty — there's nothing more beautiful than Christmas in Williamsburg! Enjoy your time with your family and Merry Christmas!

  30. I would love to see the tutorial too. I remember this one! Absolutely beautiful have fun visiting. We are so lucky that the married live close (at least for now!) Have a very Merry Christmas dear.

  31. Donna@Conghaile Cottage says

    Such a Gorgeous table! Everything just POPS with the dramatic RED. LOVE IT! and your centerpiece is PERFECT and SO Welcoming!
    Have a wonderful Holiday season… Donna

  32. This table is simply gorgeous, and I LOVE the centerpiece. I love that pattern of china anyway, and you have it displayed so beautifully.


  33. Your table is perfect once again. I love the pineapple centerpiece. Welcome! Thanks again for hosting a fun party. Merry Christmas to you and yours and many blessings in the coming year.

  34. Sharing with Sherri says

    Absolutely stunning Susan! Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess this year!
    Have a very Happy Holiday!!

    Best wishes!

  35. Totally enjoyed the post. Thank you for such inspirational posts!

  36. Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous. I would feel positively giddy to dine at such a gorgeous table!

  37. Susan…
    Your table is just lovely!! That is my favorite Christmas china pattern. Everything looks gorgeous and inviting.

    Have a very Merry Christmas with your family. I know every minute will be special!

    Looking forward to TT in 2011. Thank you so much for hosting!


  38. Liz@ says

    This is beautiful. Love the centerpiece. Have a Merry Christmas! Liz

  39. Life In The Thrifty Lane says

    Your tablescape is so beautiful and elegant. I'm joining Tablescape Thursday for the first time 🙂

  40. vignette design says

    Your table is beautiful with the classic Holiday by Lenox. You also have created a fabulous centerpiece to go with it. I just wrote a post on all the different Christmas plates and of course Holiday was featured.
    Have a very Merry Christmas Susan! ~Delores

  41. Elegant, and so pretty for Christmas. Thanks for hosting week after week. Have a wonderful holiday with your family.
    Merry Christmas

  42. Oh what a "Merry Christmas" dinner this is going to be at your house, Susan, with your son home & joining you at the lovely table!!! Everything is just beautiful on your gorgeous wood dining room set. I have serious Waterford envy!!

    I used the same china for my tables this year but I think I like yours better on those beautiful white chargers. Gives them a totally different look!

    Have a WONDERFUL Holiday & a HEALTHY New Year, Honey! Thank you for all you do to keep TT up & running week after week. You're the BEST!!


  43. Dear Susan,
    your table is again breath taking. I loved to see the Lennox china on Bills table and on yours it is still wonderfull. That is such a elegant pattern. Love the center piece. Really all so gorgeous in that gorgeous room.
    Have a blessed Christmas time.
    Greetings, Johanna

  44. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says

    What a gorgeous setting.Love the Lennox. Good idea to make a natural centerpiece. Thanks for hosting ! Happy Holidays to you and your family. Hugs

  45. Isn't nandina just great?!? We are fortunate to have had a "bumper crop" this year. "Nelly Stevens" has been prolific, too. Happy Decorating! franki

  46. CalypsoInTheCountry says

    Love the centerpiece! Such a beautiful job you did! Thanks again for hosting and have a Merry Christmas!

  47. The Tablescaper says

    Beautiful table. Love the elegance of the Lenox. I'm using mine this year too!

    Enjoy having your son home. We all know, it's goes way too quickly.

    – The Tablescaper

  48. Acanthus and Acorn says

    Your table just says Merry Christmas!!! My first time linking up ever…anywhere! What better time of year to have so much fun seeing everyone's creativity.

  49. Laura Keller says

    I love this tablescape! The centerpiece is great with apples and a pineapple – I love using natural and edible elements to decorate! And the ornament placecards are so cute too! Great ideas! Happy Holidays!

  50. Sandy Jenney says

    I really can't contribute to Tablescape Thursday… but do really like it. But if you would like to add the link for your linky party onto my Wicked Sweet Wednesday Link Party…that would be great.
    I just started it …and it is open to most any posts including link parties.

  51. That is such a beautiful , classic pattern, and you have set a wonderful stage for it. It would be a pleasure to dine there!
    Thank you so much for hosting our weekly show and tell! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  52. I love it… especially since I have the exact same Lenox china and Araglin iced beverage glasses! Looks beautiful with the chargers!

  53. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Your table is a sight to behold! May you create many precious memories while seated around it.

    Be merry and bright!

  54. Thanks again for hosting another FAB link party Susan!! Merry Christmas!

    😀 Lynda

  55. Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea says

    Just dropping by today to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New 2011!

    Thank you for the uplifting and beautiful posts which you provide on a regular basis. They really do bring sunshine to a dreary day.

    Happy Holidays from Sally Lee by the Sea!

  56. ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ says

    Your table is absolutely gorgeous. I get so much inspiration when I come here Susan. Love the centerpiece, very unique. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  57. absolutely stunning.
    May I come to dinner?

  58. Oh, Susan, once again your tablescape is simply stunning and so inspiring! How blessed your family is to sit there with you. Every detail is lovely, and the entire picture is just breathtaking.

    May you all be blessed with a wonderful Christmastide!

  59. Merry Christmas Susan!!,
    Your table is so pretty!! I loooove your centerpeice:))

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    Blessings to you and your family!

    Kay Ellen

  60. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I'm so glad we've met in blogland! xo

  61. Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria says

    Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  62. Farah Muzaffar says

    Hello Susan
    so much fun and ideas learning your posts are. its simply gorgeous… love it
    May your holiday season be blessed with peace, love and joy.
    Sending you my heart full wishes,
    With joy which never ends
    A very Merry Christmas
    Happy New Year

  63. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Gorgeous, Susan! You knocked yourself out on this one, and I love it!


    Sheila 🙂

  64. I really like the ornament name holders. Those would be so easy to replicate with some sand and thin wire. Hmmmmm.

  65. I love the tablescape and have moved the chagers to the top of my wish list.

  66. Entertaining Women says

    Your gorgeous Christmas tablescape has such a definite 'Southern' elegance. The Williamsburg topiary is always perfection…the epitomy of refinement. You've made tablescaping a wonderful treat and adventure for so many. Thank you for the opportunity and for sharing your absolutely magnificent dining room and table design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

  67. Love this tablescape and have the Lenox and Waterford already.
    Would love instructions on the centerpiece.

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