Four Tends for Holiday Tables
The Holidays brings entertaining family and friends. Whether your are hosting an intimate dinner with friends or a festive party with a large group, here are some ways to dress up your table, update its look and create a unique experience.
A pop of pattern will enliven your table. Bright table linens never go out of style. Shown here are RockFlowerPaper http://www.rockflowerpaper.com cotton napkins. Use one pattern or mix and match the color-coordinated patterns for a fun table. Think of the gifting possibilities – as a stocking stuffer, party favor, or teacher gift for the conservationists on your list!
Add a splash of color to your tabletop with an accent from nature. The RockFlowerPaper http://www.rockflowerpaper.com Chickadee artwork on the lacquer-like tray below is the perfect example of garden style. It’s not just the artwork that makes these pieces special, though. The trays are made from earth-friendly MDF, then sealed with a proprietary finish that’s dried using ultraviolet light. The result is a glass-like gloss that’s completely resin-free, and a tray that’s both heat and moisture resistant. They make a gorgeous backdrop to showcase the goodies you serve to your guests or bring to a hostess. Nature comes alive, inside the home.
The neutral green dinnerware shown is a celebration of the sea. Jackie Sedlock http://www.jackiesedlock.com/ works in mid-range stoneware clay fired in oxidation, which reflect her experiences in nature, interest in agrarian cultures, and the inspiration she found as a kid rambling around New England mills and abandoned buildings. Each design is an amalgamation of ideas about growth, history, utilitarianism, and our interconnectedness.
Simplicity is always chic! While entertaining, many enjoy keeping it modern with clean-lined dishes. The fluted edges and iconic ball design make Simon Piece’s Hartland Bowl, available in our Christmas Cottage, one of their most impressive centerpiece bowls. It is perfect for your table, powerful in its contemporary form, yet it does not steal the spotlight from its contents.
4. Dessert Plates.
Speaking of simple, new dessert plates are a way to update your table without a commitment. You’ve had your China for years. You love it but it’s fun to mix it up. So give a new look a try for dessert, whether it is Christmas plates, simple white or colored plates that compliment your current setting. Many patterns and styles are available in the Christmas cottage.
We hope that we were able to inspire you and create a new look for the holiday season.