One of my favorite things about the holidays is setting a big beautiful table that brings people together. This year, the table is smaller and missing a lot of our friends and family, but an intimate table can still bring joy. Below are pictures and links of a holiday table set for six.
The obvious star of the show here is the incredible floral centerpiece. This arrangement was made by local Sacramento florist, Justine Cassedy who owns Glam Garden Designs- a floral studio focused on nature. The wild and eye-capturing arrangement ties the room together with the other decor, and brings a sense of love and light to the table. (follow her on instagram @glamgarden).
The simple brass candle holders add height around the flowers and draw the gold from the chargers into the center of the table. Plus, candles are romantic and always a good idea on an intimate table setting. I purchased the photographed taper holders last year for my Thanksgiving table and they are no longer available; however, pottery barn sells a beautiful set of four Booker Taper Candle Holders and Brooke & Lou sells a more vintage looking version (which I also own) Forged Brass Taper Holder. Both are great options.
Cut greenery, rattan napkin rings, gold chargers, mini coupe glasses, cotton napkins, plates, and timeless flatware are all it takes for this simple place setting. Elegant and simple, my favorite combination.
The china and flatware are from our wedding and we pull them out at every special occasion. I like to mix up the table setting by adding in different elements like the chargers, napkin rings (giving the table setting more texture), and greenery. In this place setting, the gold charger adds elegance, while the cotton napkin and rattan napkin ring give the place setting a more casual feel.
While the table setting is important, so is everything around it. The holiday tree in the corner is hands-down my favorite tree in the house. It is so simple and adds so much to the room. The tree basket gives it texture and a more casual feel (see a theme here?) and the dried flower garland is drool worthy (unfortunately I do not have a link for the garland.. bought it from a local Sacramento shop).
The exterior of our house is a modern farmhouse and although I do not carry that theme throughout a lot of our interior, I think the perfect spot to add a touch of farmhouse is the dining room table. This reclaimed table is from pottery barn and has withstood a lot of beatings from our children. The upholstered chairs are also from pottery barn.
My favorite Christmas decoration is always a holiday village. I love the imagination and wonder behind these little scenes. This year, I chose galvanized houses to break up the textures and added greenery and decorative trees that were consistent with the holiday colors throughout the house.
After setting everything up, I felt like the room wasn't complete. It needed something to draw the eyes up. The four wreaths were the perfect finishing touch. The mini wreaths are from a local nursery. I added eucalyptus leaves to tie in the rest of the garland in the house and cranberry velvet ribbon to finish them off.
Thanks for reading! Next up blog post: Holiday Home Tour. Lots of links and pretty pictures. Stay tuned.