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Plaid Tidings With Santa

I have been busy decking the halls.  How about you?  I decorated the living room this year.  something I haven't done in years.  I went with mostly white and cream.  I shall be sharing that soon.  hope your Christmas is full of joy and merriment.  I want to thank our lovely  hostess Rita from Panoply for organizing this blog hop.  This year I went with  plaids and Santa.                                                                                                                                              
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I  Santa plates sit atop some berry dinner plates. Red square chargers sit nicely on the plaid placemats.

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Santa and his reindeer grace this table.

Another Santa is standing by the glam tree. He looks like he spent the day in the woods.

Santa is decked out with plaids.  He even had mittens with plaid. A cute Santa mug is a fun addition.

These cute little Santa suits are actually a Christmas pick. I removed the stick so I could add the flatware. They are on sale at Michaels right now.

I am using two napkins.  A plaid plus a 3 color napkin with gold, green and red.

I like to dress my chandelier.  I added the LED firework lights along with these large white snowflakes. Red beads and plaid ribbons were also added.

Santa's sleigh and reindeer we bought from Pottery World years ago.

Santa party poppers sit beside the santa suit.  This table is all about Santa and plaid.

Our built in wine refrigerator and icemaker are so handy for entertaining.

Table Source:

Red charger plates - Lions
Berry plates- dollar tree
Santa plates - Amazon
Santa mugs - Ross
Plaid napkin - Home Goods
Santa napkin rings- Collections
Santa - Home Goods
Sleigh and reindeer - Pottery World
Santa suits - Michaels
Party poppers - Tuesday Morning
LED firework lights - Amazon

Be prepared to be inspired by a total of 18 tablescapes.

We hope you visit each and everyone to see how they set their Christmas tables.

Home Is Where the Boat Is - 'Tis The Season for Plaid & Peppermint

Everyday Living - Old TIme Christmas

My Thrift Store Addiction - Enchanted Forest Christmas Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul - Christmas Joy

From My Carolina Home - Vintage Christmas Tablescape

The Painted Apron - December Birthday Celebration

The Little Yellow Corner Store - A Candy Land Breakfast

Life and Linda - Plaid Tidings with Santa

Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Dreaming of a Christmas White and Sweet

The Bookish Dilettante - Christmas Sweets

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  1. Plaid Tidings to you Linda! Love all the Santas, deer and merriment in your dining room with the plaid bows on your chandy and sparkling tree. I’m mad about plaid… you can never have too much in my book. I love how you repurposed the Santa suit picks to hold your flatware, so clever! Looking forward to seeing your living room decked out for the holidays. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Merry Tuesday❣️🎄

  2. That plaid tablerunner and mats just set off the holiday season so perfectly with all your charming touches. I love the cute Santa plates and of course the touches in the table center are so whimsical and charming! That Santa/sleigh is a gem and I'm loving the Santa jacket silverware holders! Beautiful, Linda!

  3. Linda, It is just gorgeous. I love plaid at Christmas and this is perfect! I have a large Fitz&Floyd Santa and reindeer in the center of my dining room table this year. Love those Santa suits..they are just darling! As always, you have outdone yourself and I am looking forward to seeing the living room, too. xo Diana

  4. Linda, This is absolutely amazing! I went back and reread it again! Your home should be in a magazine. Love!

  5. Linda, loved the way you altered the picks to hold your flatware. The Santa suit is perfect for your table. I really enjoyed seeing your chandelier. It really adds to the overall effect. The Santa plates are wonderful and Santa looks so jolly and welcoming. Santa's sleigh and reindeer are a great addition to the table. Lovely to visit with you today. Merry Christmas!

  6. Your Santa and Plaid themed table is magical, Linda! You are so clever to turn the picks into flatware holders! What a fun experience it would be to sit at your table. ❤️🎄❤️

  7. It's alway a treat to see how you have set your table!! Love the Santa dishes and the crackers bring back memories (they are fun but I found confetti for days!!). Your bows are so pretty on the chandelier - did you make them? I wish you and Paul a joyous season!

  8. I like those Santa plates with Santa wearing a plaid hat and mittens. Also the fur and plaid neck warmer you put on that gold reindeer really dresses it up!

  9. I love plaid at Christmas time. My tablecloth is plaid as well. Beautiful table. So much to say. Enjoy your day

  10. How very festive with your plaid and Santas. I like the snowflakes hanging from the chandelier too.

  11. You have such a talent for decorating such beautiful tables Linda. I love the cute santa and plaid theme you have for each place setting and the gorgeous centerpiece.

  12. You can never go wrong with a Santa theme! This is so much fun, I love all the Santas and plaids! The Santa sleigh and reindeer centerpiece is beautiful! The mugs are so cute and how brilliant to take a pick and turn it into a flatware case, that was the first thing I spotted and wondered where you got the Santa jacket, love this idea!! You even found Santa crackers to match! Your chandy looks very festive and I have a serious case of envy with your built in wine fridge and ice maker close by~
    Merry holidays Linda!

  13. Linda, I love your cute little Santa suits and your plaid accents--pinned! Wishing you a joyous Christmas season!

  14. Linda, what a merry and fun table setting --- ho, ho, ho! Brought a big smile to my face and the song lyrics, "Santa Claus is coming to town", to my brain. Love those Santa plates! How clever to turn the picks into flatware holders! And it all goes so well with the plaid. Wonderful having the ice maker and wine frig built-ins. You have such a beautiful and well-appointed home. Looking forward to seeing the decorated living room. Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season.

  15. Love the theme, Linda! And I also love all the little Santa touches: What a great idea to turn the Santa coat picks into silverware holders! I also like the napkin rings. Your tables are aways festive, but this one is one of my favorites! I also like the Santa illustrations on your plates. You have a super-cool Santa collection, and the sleigh is fun, too. I also love how you always decorate your light fixture, and the LED fireworks light are so neat....I bet they look fantastic at night! The built-ins in your dining area are fantastic. Merry Christmas!

  16. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tablescape. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Merry Christmas. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  17. I will gladly have a glass of wine:) That is something! So is Santa's home away from home Linda..except I think he would never leave:)

  18. Linda as I have said before you never disappoint with your beautiful table settings. This one is not exception. It is sometimes the little things that make me smile and your Santa coats that hold the silverware are too adorable. Made me smile. Have a beautiful week. xoxo Kris

  19. Linda, what a beautiful way to honor Santa, including all of the details. I was amazed with your centerpiece-Santa in his sleigh being pulled by his reindeer. I thought it was amusing and adorable that the deer were well dressed for cold weather too. (Must be from Wisconsin.) The Santa plates are adorable and the Santa coat flatware holder made me smile. What a cute idea. The plaid makes it so festive and your matching chandelier really adds more fun and elegance. The waistline napkin rings are charming. Your Christmas tree in the background really is gorgeous. It makes the entire room light up with fun and the anticipation of Santa for both kids and adults alike. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Linda. Blessings to you all.

  20. Linda, I love all of the plaid! The plaid bows and white snowflakes are showstoppers on the chandelier. I like that the table is all about Santa. He looks so handsome in his sleigh. Seeing your Christmas tree makes the room magical. You pay attention to detail, and it really makes for a beautiful table! Merry December 🎄

  21. Linda, you ALWAYS do such an amazing job with your tablescapes and this lovely Santa themed tablescape is no exception! I love it all, but a couple of things really caught my eye! I always enjoy seeing how you decorate and incorporate your chandelier. Those sweet little Santa coat picks used to hold the flatware is brillant! I am going to run to my local Michael's and see if they have any left. I know my granddaughters would get a kick out of helping me set the table with those! Then there is your beautiful Santa sleigh and reindeer! Just perfect! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  22. Such a fun table Linda! I love the little Santa coats for the flatware and the napkin rings are precious. You always add the most amazing little details to all your tablescapes! Your Santas and the sleigh bring that "Linda" touch of elegance that is always there. Thanks for the inspiration. Pinned!

  23. Linda,
    This is absolutely charming!! I LOVE those Santa plates and your centerpiece of Santa's sled could not be more perfect! The chandy is stunning and the idea to put the silverware in those Santa jackets is genius!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I really enjoyed seeing your tablescape this morning!!!

  24. Linda I love your ingenuity! I actually have Santa coats that were made for holding flatware and they almost match your DIY. I also have the Santas napkin rings that I found at the same time which is several years ago. Your table theme with the Santas is adorable and your plaid is perfect. Christmas and Plaid just go together beautifully. Always a treat to see your inspirational. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

  25. I've become obsessed with plaid for Christmas decor and I love the way you combined various patterns of plaid for a festive table! All your Santas will bring smiles to your guests, particularly those fabulous plates. He's a really jolly Santa, bringing poinsettias, birds and presents. The fur shrugs on the reindeer are a fun accent. Charming and festive! Merry Christmas!

  26. What a festive table, Linda! I love the poppers and those tiny Santa coats. I have a Tuesday Morning nearby and now I want to shop to see what fun things I can find for my own table!! Merry Christmas and I can't wait to see your living room!!

  27. You had me at plaid, Linda!! Your cheery table brings the jolly to Christmas for sure! Love your Santa flatware jacket and the crackers at each place setting. Your Santa sleigh and reindeer are beautiful. It is always so fun to see your tables. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season🕊

  28. Linda, plaid is a staple for me, and your table is full of delights. Love the special touches you add to your setting. The Santa coat is such a clever use of the picks. Darling plates and details on this table. Happy Holidays!

  29. Precioso y entrañable tu salón de Navidad, Me ha encantado el trineo de Papa Nöel, los platos con su simpática cara, tu ingenio al colocar los cubiertos, los grandes lazos, en fin una preciosidad como las que nos tienes acostumbrados. Un besote bien grande

  30. Santa never looked so dapper than in his plaid! This is an adorable table. How fun to sit down to the flatware in the fat man suit, and a popper at the ready! The centerpiece sleigh with Santa and reindeer make it all come to life. And your candy has become an integral.part of every table decor, so fun to see how you tailor it for each one. Linda, thanks so much for bringing such fun and creative tables with great source ideas that you share. Wishing you all the best this holiday season.

  31. Oh Linda! I love your Santa theme! Everything from the plates to the crackers. And, the little Santa my gosh, so cute! They sleigh centrepiece is gorgeous! Especially love the Santa mugs. I have a set now, but wish I could find a vintage set like the ones we had growing up. Your table speaks to the child in each of us come Christmas time! Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

  32. Linda, your tables are always so festive and beautiful. I love the plaid and Santa this year. Very playful but so attractive. Everything is beautiful..Have a wonderful holiday..xxoJudy

  33. Your tables are works of art, Linda! The Santa silverware holders are adorable!


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