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Simple Christmas Tablescape on the Porch

Looking for ways to decorate a screened porch for the holidays? The porch is an extension of the front porch and is a fun space to decorate with a DIY Shiplap Christmas tree. Here is a simple Christmas tablescape using red and white tableware to add a festive holiday feel to the porch table.

I’ve included a video showing how to set the table using a DIY table runner and fun DIY cutlery pocket napkins.

We covered our screened porch for the winter, and now we can use the porch dining table more often. It’s so fun to have guests spill out onto the porch.

Although I used little red and white inside this year, I included those festive colors on the porches.

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Decorating Screened Porch for Christmas

We can use the screened porch for approximately 10 months out of the year. Therefore, it’s a perfect spot for gathering friends and family during the holiday season.

Each year, we reassemble the DIY Shiplap Christmas tree to decorate the porch.

The screened porch is an extension of the front porch and, when decorated for Christmas, provides a welcoming view.

Simple Christmas Tablescape

In addition, we have a dining area on the porch, and it’s a favorite spot to create fun tablescapes. Because the table setting is on the screened porch, I wanted to keep it simple and casual.

To create a simple tablescape, gather similar items in a certain color scheme.

The table runner and napkins are red and white, so adding the Toile de Jouy dishes was a perfect choice.

Christmas tablescape with vintage Christmas plates.

Y’all know I love vintage dishes and have been looking for a Christmas pattern. However, the prices have not been favorable. Therefore, these vintage-inspired dishes will be perfect for this table setting.

A Simple Christmas Place Setting

To keep everything simple, I opted to use a larger white plate as a charger instead of a placemat.

Next, I added the Toile de Jouy dinner plate and salad plate.

These are topped with a cute mini cupcake stand holding a simple frosted pinecone. I foraged the pinecone from our property and used this flocking technique to give it a little snow.

Vintage Christmsa plates and plaid table runner.

A Simple Christmas Tablescape Centerpiece

When planning for the centerpiece, I always consider my light fixture first.

The hanging vases were added to the funnel light fixture a few years ago, and since then, I like to fill them with seasonal goodies.

Oil can light fixture with vintage Christmas tablescape.

Here, you can see the sun was shining brightly across the table setting.

This year, I added simple twigs and pine cones with the faux snow added. Next, a few faux cranberries were added for a touch of red.

Vintage shelving with Christmas tablescape. Vintage Christmas plates. Brass candle holders.

Finally, the actual centerpiece is a mirrored wooden tray I found at Vintage Cottage. It is filled with 3 vintage brass candles sticks, two copper bowls and two greenery spears. All but the greenery was found while Thrifting with the Gals.

Be sure to check out Thrifting Blog Posts each month for tips and ideas. We share how to use your vintage and thrifted bargains in your decor.

Ready for Dinner

The screened porch is a fun spot to entertain friends and family. This space is an extension of our farmhouse and is fun to decorate seasonally.

Although many items on the tablescape are thrifted, the unique martini glasses and gold cutlery are not. The wreath is from Floral Treasure, and the mini glass candle is from Antique Candle Co. Just click on the lighted name for sources.

Viontage Christmas plates, brass candle holders, vintage ice box.

Video Tutorial

In addition, the metal vintage icebox serves as a storage area for dishes and glassware.

The wooden sign is a hand-painted DIY project from a few years ago. You can see prints that I have available here in my store.

Vintage Ice Box with Christmas mugs. Vintage white plates.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Simple Christmas Tablescape, and I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

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Vintage box with white plates. Christmas painting on wooded slabs.


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

I love your beautiful table idea!


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Thanks Stacy!


Monday 13th of December 2021

Love your red and white tablescape so much, Rachel! Those dishes are amazing and I love how you used the buffalo check. It's super festive with your trees and mini cupcake stands and such a pretty way to celebrate too! Hugs, CoCo


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

CoCo, Thanks so much!

Va in NC

Monday 13th of December 2021

As I have said before just love your home and your different ways you style it. The screen porch is my favorite...just beautiful. Thank you for all your posts.

Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas.


Tuesday 14th of December 2021

I appreciate your sweet comments.