I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends! If you’ve got the Monday blahs, I’ve got a nice surprise for you. Today we begin the second round of the Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour, focusing on inspiration for the Christmas holidays. I’ve joined with 30 talented bloggers to bring you this tour and will be hosting it on the blog all week. You can follow along in order or just click on the links at the bottom of the post. And since I’m the first stop on the tour, please join me at my elegant Christmas table setting in pink and gold. Enjoy the tour!
If you’re new to Designthusiasm or coming over from Kris’s gorgeous brunch table at Driven by Decor, let me take a minute to welcome you! As those who’ve been reading a while already know, I’m a bit of a rebel when it comes to traditional colors. My style is defined by soft feminine colors, punctuated by a touch of bling, so for Christmas, my table is brimming with pinks and golds. (I explained my fascination with rose gold for the holidays in this recent post.)
I’ve been thrilled the last few weeks to find peonies at the florists, and all the better, in my favorite soft pink color. I knew they needed to be featured prominently on my holiday table, as I’d already decided this was the palette I wanted to work with. I’ve also been crushing on this new gilded stemware, so that marriage right there drove the direction of my table.
The Plate Stack
There’s no question, I’m a mix-and-matcher, and I approach my tablescapes the way I approach my rooms. I select a color feeling and a pattern or two and the rest just needs to blend comfortably.
Here I began with golden chargers, topped with two different cream textured plates. The crowning touch is a petite plate in a vintage china floral with gilded edging. (See source list at the bottom of the post).
The napkins are a blush linen ruffle gathered in a copper napkin ring. The mix of gold and copper mirrors the use of varied pink tones, as well as the whites mixed with creams. The key is to stay on the warm side of the color wheel and keep everything soft and subtle
I’m over the moon in love with these new flutes and goblets. They’re actually rather small yet they make a bold statement on the table.
Bolstering the floral centerpiece is the placement of greenery along the center of the table, peppered with rose gold ornaments in varied finishes. They add just the right note of holiday glimmer and are the perfect bridge between pink and gold.
Another new find that I’m crazy about is this wonderful ruffled linen tablecloth with a relaxed shabby chic vibe. It keeps all the gilding from getting too serious and dusts the floor with just the right drape.
Tiny glass dessert cups serve up holiday ornaments at each place setting.
The warm rosy glow is exactly the look I was going for at this elegant Christmas table. It’s welcoming and festive and provides the precise feeling you want for your guests.
Elegant Christmas Table Source List
Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Gold Chargers
- English Country Dinner Plate
- Ivory Salad Plate
- Floral Appetizer Plate
- Gold Trimmed Goblets & Flutes
- Blush Ruffled Napkins
- Copper Napkin Rings
- First Love silver flatware
- Ruffled Linen Tablecloth
- White tufted chairs
- Cane Back Chairs
Thanks for visiting with me for my holiday planning! Please take some time to enjoy the other posts by clicking on the links below, and don’t forget to come back each day this week for more Holiday Entertaining Blog Tours! If you’d like to follow the tour in order, the next stop is Decor Gold Designs and wait ’til you see Jennifer’s stunning table!
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