Setting the Christmas table
Christmas Day dinner is arguably the most hyped up and extravagant meal of the year. Such a special occasion deserves some extra special thought when setting the Christmas table. This year, a lot of us are going to be having smaller, and quieter Christmas Day’s than we might be used to. However, that just means there is more room on the table for pretty flowers and extra sparkles …
Dinnerware for the Christmas Table
We love our Wild Apricity dinnerware for Christmas day. The dark navy with blousy roses, rusted foliage and game bird illustrations are perfect for this time of year and create a romantic table setting. They are complemented with the simple lace plates that also work beautifully at Christmas.
And let’s not forget one of the most important parts of Christmas dinner – a lovely glass of wine! Our ombrè etched glassware is perfect – available as champagne flutes and wine glasses.
And why not treat yourself to some of our beautiful cutlery to really set your table off! Choose from our Vintage cutlery set or floral etched cutlery set.
I’m big fan of the addition of soft linen napkins in pretty pastel shades to sit alongside your dinnerware. My current favouties are from local lifestyle store Oh Curio. We hope to be able to offer you something similar ourselves next year.
Flowers for the Christmas Table
I’ve had a go at making a floral centrepiece that would be a lovely little Christmas eve activity; you could even involve the children! I didn’t have any floristry foam at home so I improvised with some wet sand from Delilah’s sand pit! You could use any small vase, or plant pot or even a jam jar as your base to keep it inexpensive – Just use some cleverly angled trailing ivy to cover up the base if you need to. And remember to keep it fairly low so diners can chat over the top of it at the table. I used a mix of flowers from the market and some foraged greenery – ivy, eucalyptus, berries, pussy willow and some hot pink tulips to match the candle.
If you decide to add a candle then do keep a close eye when it’s lit, especially if they are burning close to the foliage. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
I also love adding a few smaller votive candles around the table to help set the ambiance. Our set of three Wild Apricity candles are perfect for this, with their delicious gourmand scent!
As much as this Christmas is going to be different for us this year, we’re still making the most of it! Even if that does just mean extra table sparkle and some fancy new tableware additions!