Between chestnuts roasting on an open fire and visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads, our family can't wait to welcome the holiday season. From decadent table settings at Christmas dinner to hosting intimate get-togethers all season long, the only thing almost as special as the memories we share is the festive décor that spreads cheer throughout our holiday home. What better way to celebrate as we prepare for one of our family's favorite seasons than by releasing new products to add to our timeless holiday designs?
Whether you want to complete your collection or are just starting out, we have you covered. Discover more about the importance of setting a holiday table, grow your Christmas serveware and dinnerware collections, and find commemorative ornaments perfect for you and your family with our sneak peek into our newest holiday product additions.
What's the Best Way to Elevate Your Home for the Holidays?
Holiday traditions can vary from family to family, but in ours, we believe that creating beautiful and festive spaces is a must. Christmas brings cheer and excitement to all, and using tablescapes, ornaments, and more that fit the occasion helps reflect that in your home. Switching out your dishes and linens, adding new personalized ornaments to your tree, designing an intricate Christmas village, or setting out your stockings above the fireplace are all loving touches that make spirits bright.
Even if you've been using the same decorations for years, adding a few new Christmas designs this season will help make the holidays more special. Your children will grow up remembering your reindeer platter fondly, and the commemorative ornaments designed to celebrate their achievements will become memory capsules, helping them reminisce as they grow up. Every new holiday product helps us celebrate our family.
The Importance of Setting a Holiday Table
Some of our most cherished memories happen during the holidays while sitting around the table together. Whether we're planning an ideal Christmas table setting for extended family and friends or enjoying Christmas cookies with our kids, setting the table with holiday dinnerware and serveware enhances that festive atmosphere. We take pride in designing items you and your loved ones can gather around year after year.
When it comes time to design a tablescape, it's important to feature seasonal dishes. Some decide to invest in a complete collection, so they're always ready for the company to come over and a cohesive look to be available. Others mix holiday dishes with everyday collections to create a unique table setting. No matter your style, we find having at least a few Christmas dinnerware items you love makes all the difference.
Why We Love Commemorative Ornaments
There is always a sense of joy and excitement that surrounds us during the holiday season. The festive food, merry tunes, cheerful décor, and the many gatherings that take place during this time are something our family looks forward to. Even though the holidays may look different every year, trimming and decorating the tree with personalized ornaments stays steadfast and important in our family's traditions.
Every year, we celebrate new milestones, big and small, and we love to commemorate those precious moments with personalized ornaments on our trees. Whether we're welcoming a new baby into the family or a new marriage (both of which we're celebrating this year!) or simply celebrating another year well spent, we don specialized Johnson Family annual ornaments in our homes.
A collection of personalized ornaments tells the story of your family. With whimsical and bright designs, each ornament immortalizes cherished moments in our homes and gives us more memories to look back on every year. That's why we've designed a few more beautiful pieces to add to your ornament boxes this season.
New Commemorative Holiday Ornaments
Whether you gather around the tree as a family to retell the treasured story of the birth of Christ or lean towards traditional reds and greens, there's a new ornament for every home:
- Gold Vintage Ornament—Tie your tree together with this design, featuring a metallic gold base color, small vintage ornament designs, and a rich green bow.
- Love Never Fails Ornament—the perfect gift for newlyweds, this sage green ornament features two gold rings with the words "Love Never Fails" and "Corinthians 13:8" in a light pink.
- Holly Stripe Ornament—With a classic red and white striped background and a sprig of holly in the center, this festive ornament is a merry addition to any tree.
- Birth of Christ Set of 5—Celebrate the precious birth of Christ with this metallic ornament set, depicting different Bible verses and images related to the story.
- Trimmed Tree Ornament —With its whimsical tree design and hand-drawn "Merry Christmas" greeting, this ornament hangs beautifully anywhere in your home with its red and white striped bow.
- Birth of Christ Luke 2.11 Ornament—This hand-drawn design of shepherds, camels, and gold stars features a script from Luke 2:11 to celebrate the story of Christ.
- Birth of Christ Luke 2.8 Ornament—Using a verse from Luke 2:8 and depictions of shepherds, clouds, and stars, this new design can be displayed front and center in your décor.
Why Choose the Balsam and Berry Collection?
Our Balsam and Berry Collection has been a popular choice for years—and rightfully so. With classic Christmas colors, the hand-illustrated designs are inspired by mixed textures and winter greenery. We enjoy featuring these stylish pieces in our home all season long, whether by hanging the Christmas serving platters up for décor or setting a table with them for one of the many winter holiday gatherings. So, of course, we had to indulge in designing a few more items to add to this beloved collection!
When it comes time to set the table for the holidays, there's nothing more on-theme than red, green, and white. With plates, salad bowls, platters, and more, we can transform any Christmas table setting with depictions of balsam branches and bright red berries. Spread the holiday cheer with these new additions and elevate every meal throughout the holidays, from a typical family breakfast to plated formal gatherings.
New Balsam and Berry Additions
One of the most used seasonal collections in our homes, the Balsam and Berry design is essential. From inspired home décor to colorful Christmas dinnerware, these newly released items will complete your festive collection:
Balsam and Berry Dinnerware
Bring effortless style to your place settings with our new Balsam Stripes Ruffle Dinner Plate. Complete a formal table setting using the matching bowls and salad plates to create a cohesive look, or set the Christmas dinner plate out on its own for a burst of cheer at your breakfast table. With our signature ruffle edge and playful wintergreen pine and red berries designs, this timeless dinner plate makes a holiday table memorable.
Balsam and Berry Cookware
The Red Stripe Ruffle Loaf Pan was the missing piece to this collection. What's one thing every family loves doing during this festive season? Baking! Whether you bake homemade bread or your grandmother's favorite cake, show off your cherished family recipes in this red-and-white striped pan. This Christmas cookware is so adorable that you can take it straight from the oven to the tablescape without disrupting the themed place settings.
5 Must-Have Balsam and Berry Table Extras
No holiday tablescape is complete without matching playful accessories. That's why we've designed a handful of Christmas table accessories to pair with the Balsam and Berry patterns. From spoon rests for a buffet table to charming salt and pepper shakers, these new products will tie your festivities together:
- Holly Ruffle Domed Butter Dish—Place this colorful red and green dish near the bread basket!
- Tree Salt and Pepper Shaker Set—These miniature white tree shakers feature branches with bristled texture, bringing a classic look to any table.
- Holly Ruffle Spoon Rest—A wonderful resting place for serving utensils on the stove or buffet table.
- Balsam Round Trivet—A multifunctional item perfect for home décor and keeping countertops safe from hot serveware.
- Holly Ruffle Salt and Pepper Shaker Set—Showcase this uniquely shaped ruffle shaker set on any holiday table.
Why We Love Our Christmas in the Village Collection
Celebrate the holidays this year with new additions to our classic Christmas in the Village collection. When we saw opportunities for more items in one of our most popular designs, we knew we had to get to it before the season began! Whether you plan to create an elaborate Christmas table setting or are looking for jolly trinket trays for your home, we have you covered with our most recent designs.
With a cheerful Christmas design using subtle hues of red, green, and creamy neutrals, these quaint village scenes depict all of the classic holiday idols, from Santa and his reindeer to adorably decorated homes. Use these colorful Christmas dishes on their own, or mix and match them with your everyday dinnerware for a completely personalized look. We've thought of everything, from timeless Santa-shaped toothpick holders to complementary appetizer spreaders—so what's a few more items this year?
New Christmas in the Village Additions
We had no choice but to expand one of our most beloved collections! This year, we've designed three new products to complete your Christmas in the Village set:
Christmas in the Village Footed Bowl
Serving bowls are the key to hosting friends and family, so we created the Christmas in the Village 9” Bowl to help you through the countless occasions during the holiday season! With a picturesque scene of chimney smoke pluming out of colorful homes, pine trees, and an ice-skating rink, this bowl sets the tone on any table. When you're not serving your world-famous side dishes at Christmas Eve dinner, you can use it to hold fragile vintage ornaments as a centerpiece to show the bowl off all season long.
Christmas in the Village Mug
There's only one thing that makes enjoying a cozy cup of hot chocolate in the wintertime better: drinking it from a beautiful holiday mug! Our Vintage Trimmed Tree Mug is the newest addition to this holiday collection. With a large, comfortable handle and vibrant reds and greens with gold accents, this Christmas mug brings a touch of nostalgia to any drink. Serve after-dinner tea to your guests or enjoy your morning coffee in one of these and feel the spirit of the holidays all season long.
Christmas in the Village Shaker Set
Make every table merry with our brand-new Santa Salt and Pepper Shaker Set. These shakers depict jolly Santa Claus holding his bag of presents. From the bushy beard to the big belt buckle, the textured brush strokes bring Santa to life, making him the perfect Christmas table accessory for everything from your daily breakfast table to an upscale dinner party.
9 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Holiday Dinnerware
With such beautiful designs, keeping these new holiday styles out of sight would be a shame! Tie the festive themes throughout your home together and spruce up your décor by keeping them on display in these nine ways:
- Fill in the empty gaps of your bookshelf with different festive tabletop accessories, from Christmas serving trays to salt and pepper shaker figurines.
- Set up serving platters, bowls, and more on your mantle to complement your festive stockings over the fireplace.
- Display decorative plates on the wall using adhesive discs and showcase all your favorite holiday serving platters and dinner plates as wall art, either on a gallery wall or on their own.
- Scatter small bowls and trays around the home as trinket dishes, perfect for housing your keys in the entryway or jewelry on your bedside table.
- Collect your favorite candles, perfumes, and more on your vanity or bathroom counter with a dinner plate or Christmas serving tray.
- Hang Christmas mugs at your coffee bar with hooks, or invest in a spinning display rack to showcase your favorite collection.
- Put your holiday dinner plates where they are most visible and prop them up with a plate stand on your kitchen counter—when it's time to set the table, grab them, wash them off, and set them out!
- Use a spare Christmas serving tray or platter to corral TV remotes and magazines in your living room.
- Prop up holiday plates in your China cabinet with plate stands to add dimension to your storage.
There's nothing quite like celebrating the holiday season surrounded by friends and family. Enhance your memories by decking your halls with unforgettable holiday décor, from vibrant Christmas dinnerware to personalized ornaments commemorating your family's milestones. Complete your collections today with our newest holiday additions!