Tablescape Tuesday – Russian Christmas Table   26 comments

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It’s Tablescape Tuesday time!  This week I would like to share my Russian Christmas table with you.  I am Russian and my parents were born in Russia.  It is a heritage I am very proud of and I am happy to be able to share some of my Russian pieces with you.    These were all gifts brought back from Russia…


Here is how the table ended up incorporating all these wonderful treasures…


The black chargers are actually my gold chargers turned upside down.  I loved that it had the black lacquer look of the Russian painted pieces. 

So come on over for some good Russian soup, we have a chicken noodle type of soup called Lopsha at Christmas – one of my favorites that I am looking forward to this year!

The red plates and stemware are from Sur La Table.  The white soup bowls were made in England and I purchased them at Goodwill!  The tablecloth  and napkins (on the chairs) are also Russian and were brought back from Russia.  

I hope you enjoyed my Russian Christmas Table.  Now head on over to Susan’s at Beyond Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Tuesday posts! 


26 responses to “Tablescape Tuesday – Russian Christmas Table

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  1. It is always so interesting for me to see how another culture observes a specific holiday. This was very entertaining. I do believe I spied a set of Matryoskha (spelling?). In any event, a very enjoyable post.

  2. Oh, this is so cute. I just love it! Your collection is so interesting and lovely:-)

  3. Wonderful tablescape!!

  4. You have a beautiful table. Love the little Russian dolls…I have some, and now I’m wondering what I’ve done w/ them! Love the idea of turning the chargers upside down too – saves some $$!

  5. Ooooooooo! AAwwwwwww!! OOOhhhhhhh! I couldn’t help myself – I’m making all sorts of noise at my computer looking at your table! It is really gorgeous and sophisticated. Love it- love it -LOVE IT!

  6. I love this tablescape! So bright and pretty. Love the Russian dolls and the wonderfully decorated spoons. laurie

  7. Ochen preeyachtna! Love the table girl. I totally forgot that we get lopsha on Christmas eve (my brain went straight to the vareniky)!!

  8. I love it! And how neat that you just turn over your gold chargers to make black. I think you set a very beautiful table, I really do love it! Deb

  9. What a beautiful tribute to your ethnic roots! It is so rich in color and pattern!
    Great idea to flip over your chargers!Beautiful!


  11. That is a precious way to display your dolls. I love your tablescape.

  12. How interesting to see all of your treasured dolls from Russia…this made such a lovely tablescape. I always wanted to visit Russia….sigh…not likely I’ll make it though. 😉 Bo

  13. Adorable! I love the color and the composition i exquisite!

  14. So festive! and lovely


  15. Love your collection…those are quite beautiful. Your red stemware is gorgeous as well.
    This is my first time to join in on the fun.
    Please visit me at
    I enjoyed your blog very much.

  16. I love Russian nesting dolls. I have a set of Santa Claus nesting dolls – although one is missing – a certain little girl dropped it down the furnace grate many years ago 🙂

    Thanks for the Christmas tour! It was fun 🙂

  17. How lovely to find your blog through tablescaping adventures. What a beautiful mosaic of the Russian figurines. I found a vintage Russian ornament this year to add to the tree. It was nice to meet you!

  18. wow. looks fabulous!


  19. I love how you used your treasures in the tablescape! Beautiful

  20. I loved it! Thanks for sharing your culture and treasures. Sally

  21. Hi Lana…great table! Love all the vivid color and the Russian dolls…such beautiful treasures! How smart of you to turn the chargers over! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tablescape! Susan

  22. What a beautiful table. Oh, I must tell you, Sunday my blog post was about my collection of matrushka dolls! I love yours! Happy Tuesday Tablescaping.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  23. I love your table.And you are so smart to think of turning the charger over to the black side. Great ideal.

  24. I just love your table scape. How great it is to keep your Russian traditions, my daughter and son in law have a son they adopted for Russia. His name is Lyosha She would love to see your table setting, she tries hard to keep his Russian Roots for him. Love your nesting dolls so very colorful and pretty.

    Have a great week.


  25. I really enjoyed your Russian tablescape. It brought back memories. We visited St. Petersburg last year and had a great time. The architecture there and the palaces are amazing! I love your Matryoshka dolls, I brought some home too!….Christine

  26. You are soooo creative! Love this tablescape. I love the Russian stacking dolls and have always wanted to collect them. I have never seen them displayed this way and find it absolutely charming! Can you and your sister come set my table for Christmas? :v)

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