The Christmas table is probably my favourite element of decorating the house for Christmas, I love it (probably as I love eating & drinking so want somewhere well dressed to do so)! This year I’ve been very conscious of the throw away elements to a Christmas table, favours, napkins, crackers etc & have tried to cut back on as many of these things as possible. As of yet I’ve resisted adding any crackers to the table but I have to admit I’m struggling with the look without them & may have to make my own with personalised gifts as I have done in previous years.
Our table this year is focussed on natural materials and foliage, with some small recyclable elements added such as the pom pom place settings. The foliage is the main element of a Christmas table setting & this natural selection of preserved flowers from Shida was perfect for the look I had in my head. It’s a DIY box of stems that can be used however you like and lasts (like all Shida flowers) for at least a year. I created a hanging display above the table & continued the flowers through to the table in these lovely little cube, terrazzo pots from Ivyline.
The huge placemats are a real statement on the table, made from recycled leather & made to look like Ostrich skin from Amara. The placemats are perfect for layering with this natural Portuguese tableware purchased from a local ‘seconds’ shop.
No Christmas table would be complete without candlelight & this year I’ve brought out my trusty vintage brass candlesticks with subtle grey candles. In the centre of the table are these AMAZING snow pillar candles by Ivyline. They’re beautiful & Ivyline pillar candles are genuinely the best burners that I’ve ever used…last forever!
To add a little festive fun I’ve added a kraft mache tree from Hobbycraft to the centre that can be upcycled or recycled in future years.
All it needs now is all of the cheese, wine & turkey! How are you styling the table this year? For more festive inspo click here.
N.B – This post contains gifted items.
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