Christmas Breakfast Table Setting

Christmas Breakfast Table Setting | Our Rosey Life

Christmas day is all about the sparkle and joy in our children’s eyes, as we celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.

Christmas Breakfast Table Setting | Our Rosey Life

Christmas morning begins with Big Sis M and Little Miss C running into our room and jumping on the bed to wake us up.  As you can imagine, there are lots of giggles and “hurry up and get out of bed” and excited anticipation to go downstairs and see if Santa made a visit overnight.

As the Girlies walk gallop down the stairs, the first thing they see is the twinkling lights on the tree and all the wrapped goodies.  There are lots of big eyes and smiles and shouts of “I see my present!” and “Santa ate the cookies!” and “Can we open our stockings now?”

As a child, Mr. Rosey’s family opened their Christmas stockings first and then had a big Christmas breakfast.  Once breakfast was finished, then the goodies under the tree could be opened.  We continue this tradition with our family.

Christmas Breakfast Table Setting | Our Rosey Life

I set the table Christmas Eve night, so everything is ready Christmas morning.  Because I change the linens and table setting for Christmas dinner after we finish breakfast, the Christmas breakfast tablescape is intentionally simple and beautifully elegant.

Christmas Breakfast Table Setting | Our Rosey Life

This year I chose a winter white tablecloth and napkins and added natural elements with touches of green and gold.  I painted dried pomegranates and pine cones gold (and some soft white) and then added sprigs of evergreens.

Christmas Breakfast Table Setting | Our Rosey Life

If you know anything about me, you know I adore monograms.  Instead of a traditional place card, I highlighted each family member’s initial.  I sparingly gilded green apples with gold foil and tied a satin winter white ribbon around the stem.  With the addition of a gold sticker representing each initial, the gilded apple is center stage at each place setting.   I like how the apples tie in nicely with the fruit-edged salad plates.

Christmas Breakfast Table Setting | Our Rosey Life

I love how our Christmas breakfast table setting looks – so simple and beautifully elegant!

I make the same Christmas breakfast menu every year, because EVERYONE loves it!  If we have extended family stay overnight – I think it’s for the Christmas breakfast!

Christmas Breakfast Menu

Fresh grapefruit
Egg Nog French Toast
Cranberry Apple Compote
Breakfast Sausage with an Apricot Rosemary Glaze
Orange Juice
Milk (yep for the kiddos)

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I’m very excited to be invited by my friend, Sondra, from Sondra Lyn at Home to co-host the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour.

25 bloggers each share a different holiday idea, so you can create a wonderful holiday season for your family and friends.

Home for the Holidays 2014 | Our Rosey Life

Home for the Holidays Blog Tour


Monday ~ Gifts and Wrapping


Tuesday ~ Trees and Decor- Part I

Wednesday ~ Crafts


Thursday ~ Recipes and Tablescapes

Friday ~ Trees and Decor- Part II



  1. What a gorgeous table you’ve set for your Christmas breakfast. I love your gilded apple place cards!
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Sparkly Snowflake OrnamentMy Profile

  2. What a lovely tradition your husband’s family had that you have carried on with. You set a lovely breakfast table! Enjoy the holidays!
    Chloe Crabtree recently posted…A Peacock Inspired Christmas TablescapeMy Profile

  3. Michele, your table is lovely! And I love that you included your menu… Wow! The apple place settings are so very elegant. Thanks for co-hosting the Home for the Holidays Tour with me!
    Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home recently posted…Trees, Glorious Trees!My Profile

  4. Such lovely traditions, and I adore your monogram place settings. Enjoying following along with the tour – so much inspiration!
    sarah @ {Home-ology} modern vintage recently posted…Making Merry – Peppermint Stripe Holiday BuntingMy Profile

    • Hi Sarah ~ I’m coming to learn our children love the Christmas traditions, too. “When’s the elf going to come to our home?” “When are we making Christmas cookies?” It’s such a wonderful time of year and I agree. This tour is chock full of inspiration!

  5. I think this is so sweet :)

  6. Love your tradition! What fun memories you are giving to your girls! That is the best present of all!

  7. I love the natural elements and how simple and pretty your table decor is!
    DeDe@DesignedDecor recently posted…2014 Christmas Mantel Home for the Holidays Blog Tour!My Profile

  8. What a beautiful set up for Christmas morning… love all the gold touches! So fun being on this tour with you!

  9. This is beautiful. I love that you are carrying out traditions with your children. They will always remember the special breakfast on Christmas morning.
    Heather Grow recently posted…Free Christmas Chalkboard PrintableMy Profile

  10. Your table is stunning, Michele! And if you don’t mind, I think I’ll drop by for breakfast this year 😉 Your menu sounds delicious!
    Emily @ Two Purple Couches recently posted…Simple Holiday Entertaining IdeasMy Profile

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