For Open Colleges.
Anticipation is bubbling over in our house. There are only two more sleeps until the big man comes but still enough time to put some thought into your Christmas table setting.
I’m practicing what I preach so this year and putting some effort into my Christmas table. No more disposable serviettes and paper plates (yes, I’m guilty – we have a big family). I’ve been inspired by a series of Christmas table styling workshops I recently facilitated at Pacific Fair. After shopping hard for the workshops from 12 of the Centre’s homewares stores, it was difficult to ignore the fact that my tableware was lacking. I fixed that quick smart and went out and purchased some essentials that I can apply, not only to my Christmas table, but to any table setting occasion.
I snapped up some white linen napkins from Bed bath n Table (I look forward to washing the lasagne sauce out of those) and also some gold, hammered metal napkin rings from Zara Home (which aren’t available online for some reason) similar to that which I used for my “Very Merry” themed table (above). I also purchased some two-tone (half gold, half silver) cutlery from Zara Home, not because I’m short on cutlery, just because I loved them and they look pretty sitting in a vintage jar on my kitchen shelves when not in use. I picked up some cheap and cheerful gold rimmed wine glasses from Big W that look far more expensive than they are. As the for the rest, I’m working with what I’ve got and pulling from my own collection to mix in the old and new. I might even take some photos this year. No promises though, I might be too busy enjoying the moment.
For the full scoop on how to create a festive and functional Christmas table and for a little nudge to get you in the spirit, read my latest piece for Open Colleges here and a very Merry Christmas from ours to yours.