Everyone has been sharing all things Christmas, me included! If you frequent my blog, you know I love setting a pretty table. Therefore, today in keeping with sharing all things Christmas, I am going to share the best dishes and tableware for the holidays!

You can see how I set my table this year in my post How to Decorate An Old Fashion Cottage Christmas.

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How To Set A Table

There are all types of table settings. The three that are most common are, basic, casual and formal. I usally use the basic.

The basic table setting should include a fork, knife, spoon and napkin beside the plate. The rules say beside the plate under the fork or under the knife & spoon. However, I often put my napkins on top of the plate with some form of napkin ring.

Whatever way you like…you do you!

The dinner plate should be placed in the center of the table setting. The fork is placed to the left of the plate. Place the knife to the right of the dinner plate and then set the spoon to the right of the knife. Set the water glass in the top right corner, above the knife.

You can see how I set my Christmas table last year where I shared Ideas for Creating A Simple Christmas Table.

“There’s something special about gathering a few favorite people for a meal. A beautifully set table is the perfect canvas for a delicious meal.” – Chantal Larocque

My Christmas Dish Finds

I’m so excited about the choices out there this season! So many affordable options for everyone’s budget. I’ve even listed a really pretty Melamine set! It is super affordable and perfect if you have a large party over for Christmas.

Remember, you do you when it comes to setting the table!

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Holiday Table Linens

I love using table linens! They don’t need to be expensive or fancy.

However, table linens really can change the look and vibe of your table. Check out these beautiful pieces I’ve found!



The Best Dishes & Tableware For The Holidays

If you were looking for some fun new dishes and tableware for the holidays, I hope you found some here today!

There are diagrams for all types of table settings online. If you are unsure what you like, this is a great resource.

I would love to see the table settings you create, this season.

Also, if you are looking for more Christmas inspiration, I have posted the 10 Days of Christmas hop I was recently in, linked below! There is so much amazing inspiration shared by myself and my good blogging friends!

Happy dinner party planning!

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  1. Your holiday tablescape is so pretty, Kim. And I love some of the dishes and glassware you found. I think I need those gorgeous red goblets in my life!😍

  2. This napkins with sayings on them are so adorable. I have to up my table setting game next year! Merry Christmas!

  3. The red tray on your table is so festive and perfect for this time of the year! Thanks for the tips on how to set a table! So many great ideas and links to help set a beautiful table! Merry Christmas!

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