i love the theatre of christmas. the thought of all of your family and friends sitting around a long table,..eating beautiful food,..drinking good wine,..laughing,....happy times.
however, i hate christmas theming. tinsel,..red,.green,.plastic,...you get my drift.
anyway,..enough self indulgent waffling.
here is what i came up with this morning.
colour IS important when decorating a table. i like to choose one colour and then work around that with creams, whites and neutral tones.
the first thing i did this morning was to walk around the garden and see what flowers were blooming. i had a few blue hydrangeas and some lovely fragrant, creamy gardenias. perfect christmas florals!
i love grouping a couple of floral arrangements together in different vessels. i think it adds contrast and texture to the table setting. it also enables you to use different types of flowers that would not necessarily work well together in a single arrangement. this gardenia would get lost within a clump of hydrangea,..but works beautifully as a feature flower.
i also love the contrast of the tiny antique silver shot pourer against the cut crystal vase. don't be afraid to use vessels that are not typically 'vases'.
i love the idea of using this vintage meat safe as additional 'storage' on the table....or if you are outside, it would be lovely hanging from a tree branch overhead. i use it to hold the condiments that often don't look pretty on a styled table,... or to hold the decantered wine,..or even just an arrangement of candles.. pretty.
i like to use vintage silverware whenever possible. the shapes and colour are quite beautiful. i also like to use vintage linen napkins,..again for the texture and colour.
vintage, mismatched china plates also adds a touch of muted colour and whimsy.
these vintage, silver goblets are so opulent! i use them all the time!!
so there you go! that is what my table will look like this christmas day.
if you like any of these items,..then drop me a message! chances are, i will have it in stock available for purchase,...or i will try and source it for you.