I love to set tables for Christmas and these pink Christmas dinner plates on the table in the Carriage House are my favorites.
I love to mix and match china patterns and when I set this table for a Christmas dinner, the effect was simply magical!
Today I am sharing this Pink Christmas Table that I created with some of my favorite pink Christmas dinner plates, pink linens and glassware, fresh flowers from the grocery store, and pink charger plates which were a DIY!
When I first had the idea of creating a Pink Christmas table, I wasn’t sure what to include. I didn’t know if the pink items had to all have a Christmas theme or if I could just go with pink and white and leave it at that.
I chose the easiest answer and pulled out everything I had in my pantry that was pink and white.
Which was enough for about five tables!
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Finding Vintage Items for the Pink Christmas Table
I pulled out a few vintage items first to create this table. I have quite a few vintage tablecloths. I buy them at flea markets for $5 to $10 each and I love this pink and white one.
I also own a lot of pink and white vintage quilts. There is something about a pink and white quilt that gets me every time. I think I love them because as a mother of three boys, we never had a lot of pink in our home. The laundered look of the pink and white is always so pretty and almost delicate. I decided to put them over the tops of the chairs just in case anyone needed them for warmth.
Unfortunately, I only have six (which I know is a lot!) but I will try to find two more. I never pay more than $25 for each quilt so it’s not a major investment.
Pink Christmas Dinner Plates and More
Next, I pulled out some of my Cranberry Glass collection. The glasses matched the roses perfectly and they capture the light so delicately.
I already mentioned the pink vintage tablecloths that I used in the center of the table. I added my favorite pink placemats and napkins. The placemats have a small row of pom poms that add lots of texture to each place setting!
The napkins are a combination of linen and cotton, and the muted pink color works perfectly on this table.
Selecting the Pink Tableware and Christmas Dinner Plates
I am not sure how it happened, but I have collected a lot of pink tableware lately! Last winter I decided to use pink as my accent color. Then I started adding to my Cranberry Glass Collection by shopping for deals on eBay. Then I discovered how much I loved mixing orange and pick together and well, I guess that explains why I own a lot of pink tableware.
I had a lot of choices of pink Christmas dinner plates to use and I decided it would be fun to use not only a placemat and charger, but three additional layers of dishes on each place setting.
I started out with pink and white Asiatic Pheasant dinner plates and next added assorted pink floral salad plates. I mixed four Johnson Bros Rose Chintz salad plates with four flowered salad plates.
Next, I added eight vintage cranberry glass bowls which I bought on eBay last week for $6 each. If you are interested in collecting vintage cranberry glass, click here.
The menu usually dictates how many plates I might use on our table but until that is finalized, this assortment looks great.
And of course, most of these pink Christmas dinner plates aren’t even Christmas themed. They just look great on any holiday table and can be used all year long.
Pink Christmas Dinner Plates That You Will Use All Year Long
For the glassware, I used my favorite new light pink highball glasses and vintage cranberry wine glasses.
The silverware is a mixture of silverplate and sterling silver. As you likely are already aware, I mix these up and use them every single day! You can learn more about that here.
How to Make Pink DIY Chargers
I have never owned a set of pink charger plates and so I thought it might be fun to make a set of eight. These are perfect for my pink Christmas table, Valentine’s Day, winter, spring, and summer. I have a feeling you are going to see a lot of these on my tables next year.
I pulled out my Iron Orchid Design supplies and selected one of their moulds to use with paper clay. It is much easier to use a border than an individual item on the mould as it goes so much faster!
Iron Orchid Designs
You all know how much I love to craft and I am always looking for new ideas that look amazing and are not hard to do. Iron Orchid Designs has the most incredible products for crafts and DIYs. Their designs are so creative, they are a company of wonderful people, and their products will easily help you to discover amazing new DIYs and crafts.
If you go to the IOD website you will find “DIY tools and tutorials to inspire your creative soul”. They have decor moulds, decor stamps, and decor transfers to make fabulous items for your home. Today I get to share how I made these chargers for my fall table!
I used the IOD Trimmings 1 mould. I love that this mould has six different designs to choose from.
Where can you buy Iron Orchid Designs products? Just click here to find a retailer near you! (You can also order online from some of the retailers.)
I recently found out that you can make the mould, glue it and paint while it is still wet! That made this DIY go so much faster.
Step By Step Instructions
Water-based satin sealer (I use Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane)
Step-by-Step DIY Instructions
- Open up the clasy and roll it in your hands to soften. Make a long roll of clay to fit in the mould.
- Lay the roll of clay in the mould.
- Using a blade, flatten and scrape the clay until it is flat (as seen in the mould below).
- Remove the clay from the mould and lay out the design on the charger.
- While the clay is still wet, glue it (with the Titebond) to the outside rim of the charger.
- Add the next mould to the charger and glue.
- Cover all of the chargers with clay and glue.
- While still wet, paint the charger with a cream acrylic paint. I painted one coat, let it dry a bit and then painted a second coat with the same paint.
- Let dry overnight. Once dry, seal the chargers with a coat of water-based satin sealer.
Links to the Items to Make These Chargers and More
The flower arrangements were made with vintage ironstone pots and pink roses and eucalyptus. I bought the flowers at Trader Joe’s, and I love how they turned out. The secret to every arrangement is using floral foam. It not only holds water to keep the flowers fresh, but it also holds the flowers upright.
I added the pin quilts last, and I am so excited about my pink Christmas table. This was so much fun to create, and I absolutely love how it turned out.
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