Christmas Table

 If you stick to tradition you’ll probably be choosing gold, silver and red to dress your Christmas table.  Daring to be different you might splash out with fuchsia, turquoise, purple or minimalist winter white but whatever you pick, bring it all together with a centre piece that will underpin your colour scheme.  This could be :
  • a tiered cake display filled with baubles and crackers
  • a wreath filled with candles
  • a magnificent candelabra
  • a giant vase of flowers
  • a large glass bowl filled with sparkling fairy lights and baubles

Whatever it is it needs to be exagerated for impact, think 3 giant flower vases instead of one.

Meadows & Byrne Table

Meadows & Byrne Table

Meadows & Byrne wreath

Meadows & Byrne wreath

Meadows & Byrne Wreath & Robin

Meadows & Byrne Wreath & Robin

Hampton Villa Candle Lanterns

Hampton Villa Candle Lanterns

Hampton Villa Miniature Tree

Hampton Villa Miniature Tree

Hampton Villa Basket

Hampton Villa Basket

Hampton Villa Candelabra

Hampton Villa Candelabra

Hampton Villa Cake Display

Hampton Villa Cake Display

Boulevard Interiors Table

Boulevard Interiors Table

Boulevard Interiors Winter White

Boulevard Interiors Winter White

Boulevard Interiors Candelabra

Boulevard Interiors Candelabra

Other elements that can embellish your table will be the placemats, napkins and rings and perhaps some personalised place cards.  Tie a delicate ribbon around the base of the wine glasses and a bow around each chair.  Lots of little tea lights in miniature lantern holders will add sparkle and don’t forget the fresh holly and ivy to bring a bit of nature to the table.

Meadows & Byrne Creativity

Meadows & Byrne Creativity

Meadows & Byrne Reindeer

Meadows & Byrne Reindeer

Meadows & Byrne Candle Holders

Meadows & Byrne Candle Holders

Meadows & Byrne Vase & Lights

Meadows & Byrne Vase & Lights

Hampton Villa Table Angels

Hampton Villa Table Angels

Hampton Villa Shop Front

Hampton Villa Shop Front

Hampton Villa Tree & Baubles

Hampton Villa Tree & Baubles

Hampton Villa Tealight Holders

Hampton Villa Tealight Holders

Hampton Villa Christmas Ware

Hampton Villa Christmas Ware

Boulevard Bowl of Cherries

Boulevard Bowl of Cherries

Boulevard Basket of Baubles

Boulevard Basket of Baubles

I like to use a length of Christmas wrapping paper to make a table runner and you could also update old table mats by wrapping them up and sticking on some ribbon.  Tiny stars and snow flakes sprinkled on the table will reflect the light of the candles and up the glitter factor.  It’s only once a year so why not make them go ‘WOW!’.
A big Happy Christmas and Thank You to www.meadowsandbyrne.com , Hampton Villa (Bandon Rd Roundabout, Bishopstown, Cork) & Boulevard Interiors, Oakleigh, Donnybrook Hill, Cork for allowing to me to photograph in their stores.
Til next time, Sheila.  (p.s. simple gravy and alternative stuffing on Thursday)

5 thoughts on “Christmas Table

  1. Arlene says:

    So much food for thought there! I’m going home to my parents for Christmas but I’m really looking forward to a time when I host people for Christmas dinner and go all out with the table settings and put fairy lights in vases! 🙂

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