Festive Holiday Tablescapes Featuring Fine Silver

Christmas table featuring red tablecloth, silverware, and fine china with woman's hands holding cedar bouquet.

When it comes to Christmas dinner, a tasteful table setting is half the work — the other half being the cooking! We know the basics of decorating a home for the holidays: putting up the tree, adorning it with ornaments, hanging the wreath, and wrapping garland around the banisters.

However, when it comes to setting a table that’s festive, elegant, and yet still functional, it can be hard to know what accents send a holiday message without overwhelming the meal itself.

Here are a few must-have touches to complete your holiday tablescape this year.

Elegant Dinnerware

Plain white plates and bowls with gold accents always emanate warmth and exquisiteness. However, if you’re looking for something a little more cheery, you might be in the market for some more vibrant and colorful holiday and Christmas dinnerware.

Spode 12-piece Christmas dinnerware set featuring plates and mugs.

The Spode Christmas dinnerware set includes a 12-piece setting for four and features a lush, green illustration of a Christmas tree on the plates and mugs within the set.

Seeking something a little more understated? Then the Lenox Holiday 5-piece Place Setting might be more your speed. This gold-banded plateware is accented with illustrations of holly that is sure to warm the hearts — and stomachs! — of those you serve.

Fine Silverware

The silverware you choose makes a statement, and it’s important that it matches the meal you choose to serve. A nice, weighted, stainless silverware set is perfect for accompanying a hardy holiday meal.

You can keep the jolly theme going with Christmas flatware, like the Holiday Stainless Flatware by Liberty Tabletop which features a snowflake pattern all along the handle. The end of each handle is also adorned with a classic Christmas icon, like a nutcracker, snowman, and Christmas doves.

Liberty Tabletop 5-piece holiday stainless flatware place setting including salad fork, dinner fork, table knife, soup spoon, and teaspoon.

Don’t forget to accompany this collection with a similarly festive Holiday 5-piece Serving Set to make scooping up that sweet potato casserole all the more enjoyable.

If holiday-everything isn’t quite your style, there are plenty of Oneida flatware patterns that are ornate enough to match the occasion without breaking the bank.

Warm Decor

The centerpiece of your holiday table is just as crucial as the eating utensils you supply. Invest in some beautiful silver candlestick holders to elevate the level of warmth and opulence.

Consider wrapping the candlestick holders in small pieces of garland, wound with red and gold ribbon. At the base of it all, a deep burgundy or forest green tablecloth with a plain silver or gold-colored runner will add to the holiday vibes.