Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Tablescape

I actually caught Santa coming through our front
doors a couple of years ago.
He was kind enough to stop and pose for a picture
and it is one that we framed and put out at

This week all of the little elves have been busy
decorating for Christmas here at Purple Chocolat Home
 I thought we would begin the holiday 
tablescaping in honor of the big guy and feature him
on our table.

Today's table is set in the formal dining room

with Santa as the center of the table.

Red and white stacked plates
fit perfectly as they are
  Santa's favorite colors.
The larger dinner plate is scalloped and 
has raised holly leaves.

The stack is topped with a modern
Christmas tree on a small red plate.

Even though I caught a peek of Santa that
 his rule is still no peeking!

and no pouting!

Red and white napkin rings are
twisted from a floral pick.

And he means it!

We can't have Santa sitting at ordinary chairs so
the chairs in the formal room are
decked out too with a length of
crinkle decorating fabric and
jewels.  This is such an easy way to
add a fun bit of decorating to your

This inexpensive fabric comes on a roll. 
 Just cut off the desired length and tie it around
the back of your chairs.

A sparkly floral fills the center
of the table and we have to have
a few pieces of candy for Santa to enjoy.

Red flatware is perfect for the holidays
and gets used around here a lot.

I paired my ruby goblets with
bubble goblets that have a ruby stem.

I love how the red and clear 
alternate on these two goblets.
It fits perfectly with the red and 
white theme.

I agree with Santa, red and white
are wonderful.

Red and white napkin rings that 
were made from a floral  pick are
used with bright red napkins.  

 I love the blinged out ruby red chargers too.
I think Mrs. Claus would love this table too.

Santa's table is all set.

He is welcome anytime.
I will be posting this with

Red holly plates - Wal Mart (years ago)
White plates - Tai Pan
Red Christmas tree plate - Home Goods
Red napkins - Home Goods
Red goblets - Costco (years ago)
White and red goblets - Crate and Barrel (years ago)
Red flatware - Horchow
Red chargers - Z Gallerie
Red crinkle fabric - Tai Pan

I just had lunch with my good friend Barb yesterday
and she said she has appreciated me listing my sources -
she has enjoyed getting to know Horchow!  How fun.
I love to hear from friends that they loved things off
my tables and went and purchased them.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Jacqueline, this is so pretty! Love the color combination! Very festive!! I love it all!

  2. Love the fabric around your chairs...really dresses them up...fabulous tablescape!

  3. Beautiful decorating for christmas darling........♥.. ♥... ♥....

  4. Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I love the photo of "Santa" at your front door! xo

  5. Beautiful! I love the fabric wrapped around the chairs & the ruby red goblets. You never disappoint with your tablescapes!

  6. Such a great table Jacqueline! I love the red plates with the holly-let the holiday festivities begin:@)

  7. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful table!!.. And is that BLING around the outer edge of that bottom plate/charger??!! Ho! Ho! Ho! I LOVE it! You know?.. I haven't even begun to think about my table setting for Christmas Day yet, so I better get going, huh?!! Honestly? I really liked the red Hershey Kisses! I think that will be a definite on my table this year, so thanks for the craving.. Umm.. I mean inspiration! ~tina

  8. BEAUTIFUL!!! i love the red, the little kisses are adorable. and the top plates with the tree, just love them.. Happy Holidays~Grace

  9. Hi Jacqueline,

    Love the Red & White theme...
    Your table setting is very pretty and festive too!
    All the Best,

  10. I wish I could get a pic of Santa! Love all your plates...they are so pretty and go so well together. The table looks beautiful....and I like the picture you can see in the mirror reflection ;)


  11. Don't you think just once you could post something that I don't love?? I always know that whatever you are going to show me...I'm going to either want to do it, buy it or be there! I actually have some new holiday dishes this if I can just get a tablescape or two done! I love your china and I'm watching for some red stemware. I just want a bargain! Everything is perfect as the Santa picture!

  12. Beautiful post to start the holidays...the red and white theme is done so elegantly here.

  13. What a fun but formal table. I can only imagine the food that would be served here.!!! I love seeing your sources as well.

  14. Jacqueline, your table is fun and so fabulous on so many levels.. the picture is absolutely priceless. I love that you used it on the table. Your dishes are perfection! I'm not peekin or poutin.. thanks for sharin! xo marlis

  15. GORGEOUS!!! No wonder Santa was sneaking in...there's always something pretty and delicious at your house. The table is just beautiful, and I love your sparkly centerpiece!

  16. I LOVE those red Christmas tree plates!!! I have promised myself that I will NOT do any shopping for myself this Christmas season, but those sure tempt me to stop in at Home Goods! :-) I wonder if that would put me in the naughty or nice column?

  17. Wonderful centerpiece and I love the fabric around the chairs! You and Santa can both rock the red and white!

  18. Darling, whimsical tablescape. My eye was continually drawn to the two goblets...great choices. The bubble glass reminded me of a show globe...made me smile. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  19. Lovely table! Love the red and white.Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

  20. Fabulous table, Jacqueline, once again! It is BRIGHt, JOLLY, MERRY...just what Santa would order! Love the chargers and the picture of Santa. Our Santa IS at our front door right now! I will be sharing SOON, have been decorating like a crazy person getting ready for a party this Fri. night! Thanks for this beautiful table. Wish I could see the whole arrangement of the centerpiece! XO, Pinky

  21. What a great photo! I'm sure that Santa himself would enjoy sitting at this beautiful table.....after all, you've set it in his favorite colors! How fun this is.

  22. beautiful table, Jacqueline!! I am in love with the Christmas tree plates...I see that you got them at Homegoods, I have to check that out! I wish they were online!! lol!

    So does Santa drop by often?


  23. Jacqueline- love your pics!!! They are really beautiful!! The
    Santa is a cutie too!!! Thanks so much for visiting me and letting me know my pics weren't coming up. I went in a manually put them in instead of loading them by Picasa/blogger- something is wrong with my storage. Thanks again!!
    Love, ~Nana~

  24. Wow, I love this! I love those tree plates too! Good thing I didn't see those or I'd have them too! I just visited my first Marshalls last weekend. It was a combo store with Home Goods and I was in awe (all I have is T.J. Maxx). I love your decorated chairs and the jeweled accent is sweet! I love your layers all the way to the chargers! Beautifully done!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous! Everything is always.
    Lovely to pop in here.

  26. Everything looks stunning!! Including Santa!!
    I am slowly posting my Home Tour room by room over on my Christmas blog.
    Stop by if you have a chance...


  27. I adore those blinged out chargers and the way you accessorized your chairs. The entire table is gorgeous and festive. I stumbled upon Horchow recently and fell in love with everything on their site. My wish list from there is a mile long.

  28. I love your tablescaoe, Jacqueline. It is so stunning and so entertaining.....Christine

  29. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablescape is gorgeous for the Christmas Holidays. I love the red tree plats from Home Goods sweet. You did a wonderful job putting this all together Jacqueline.
    I hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  30. Love it Jacqueline. You never disappoint. Your formal dining room is gorgeous. I especially like the jewel attached to the chair sash.
    Santa is so cute and I like how you brought him into the center of your table. I might try your Browned Butter Brownies for our Clogger's lunch tomorrow. It's always great to see the list of items you use. I wish we had a Tai Pan store nearby.
    Horchow is a wonderful store full of goodies, especially when they are on sale. Linda

  31. Beautiful as always! those tree plates really caught my eye :) Sending you hugs from Atlanta

  32. The Santa Claus is a wonderful guy to come to your home! Everything is so perfect for a christmas of red and white. I love the no pout sign and the Santa photo on the table. Pretty dinnerware and I agree about listing your sources. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

  33. It looks like it will be a beautiful and joyous Christmas at the Purple Chocolate Home! Love Santa at the door :)

  34. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I've been seeing a lot of red goblets lately. You know what that means...time to not resist hunting for my own. They are so beautiful. Your entire table is beautiful and I recognized the tree plates from HomeGoods the minute I saw them. Love that store.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  35. This beautiful table really put a smile on my face! Love all the red and white, and the whimsical Santa and candy. Such fun for your guests or family!

  36. GORGEOUS! Prettiest thing I have seen. :D

  37. Gorgeous...every time I see those dishes I think of cookies decorated with a pastry bag/ them.
    I am happy to see Santa uses the door at your house instead of going down the chimney leaving a trail of soot/ashes from the fireplace to the tree!

  38. Gorgeous, and the picture of Santa, MY FAVORITE. How magical!

  39. Your home is definitely a winter wonderland, Jacqueline!

  40. A table full of joy! Love the stacks of red and white, and that photo of Santa is the best. ~ Sarah

  41. love your read and white stack of fun!

  42. What a great way to kick off the season! Your dishes are wonderful stacked together. So much to love here!

  43. Your table looks so beautiful and festive! I will be borrowing some ideas because we are in DESPERATE need to spruce up our table this year. I want something chic and pretty like this. I particularly like the red wrap around the chairs! You're an artist.

  44. LOVE this adorable table Jackie. I pinned it yesterday and got so excited I forgot to leave a comment. You do a great job and Santa already knows how good you are!

  45. Hi, Jacqueline! I enjoyed your 'scape so much (and always enjoy running across your posts at BNOTP), that I went to follow you, and alas, I'm already following you! I hope you'll visit me and follow if you see something there you like. Anyways, your table is beautiful. I especially like the clear and white goblets, because on this table they look like snow. It's all beautiful and well coordinated. Thanks, and happy holidays!

  46. How gorgeous!

    My PINK is inviting you to come and take a peek. Have a beautiful weekend!

  47. I love this tablescape! Gorgeous! You were so lucky to catch Santa at your door!
    Hugs, Cindy

  48. Your Santa picture brought back such sweet memories. We had a dear friend that would come over Christmas Eve after church. We would put some small gifts for the kids where he could get them...and they really thought Santa was visiting them. This was in the day when you didn't take pictures for I don't have one...yours is precious!

  49. Oh my what a darling table and that Santa is a cutie! Love the chair ribbon...yum, yum, yum!

  50. LOVE the Holly plates, I wish I had seen those! I have mistletoe Red salad plates that I combine with my white dishes and some Red dinner plates I mix with some OTHER WM mistletoe salad plates with Peace , Love, and Joy, painted on them. I love your table scapes. I wish I had more colored goblets. I have LOTS of goblets, just all clear for those 40 people over for Thanksgiving and Big events.
    So much fun!


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