Guest Picks: Traditional Meets Modern in My Holiday Tabletop Design
The vintage design and the nontraditional color pallet takes this nutcracker off the dusty shelf and onto the man stage — er, I mean, table.
I love the twist of turning a cable-knit pattern into a metallic silkscreen. This has been a main part of my table design since Thanksgiving and has no signs of leaving any time soon.
Gold-dipped anything equals a party.
Granted, this bowl would enter the year-round party time rotation, but I absolutely love mixing natural elements with glitz during the holidays. Chips anyone?
I love this china set — maybe it's the nostalgia of blowing dandelion seeds or the fact that they also look like snowflakes. Talk about year-round china potential.
Antlers pretty much in any shape or form are part of my table setting decor M.O. This glitzy one screams holiday fun times.
Can this tray scream Christmas any louder? It makes me want to pull on wool socks and eat way too many marshmallows regardless of this 70-degree California weather.
A dessert plate that looks like a diamond? Yes, please.
Mulled wine is always a holiday party hit. Mulled wine served out of what looks like a vintage Christmas sweater is a no-brainer.
I've been on the hunt for casual Christmas china that would be perfect for morning breakfast. This set is a whole lot o' fun.
These German nativity pyramids have been a family staple as long as I can remember. This minimalist modern design would look amazing as a table centerpiece.
Shouldn't your wine decanter look like it's about to hit the slopes?
This modern winter scene is perfect for afternoon tea time or Santa's treats on Christmas Eve.
Is there anything more classic than poinsettias this time of year? These linen napkins are timeless and ready to hit my Christmas brunch table as soon as they arrive.
Tree branch barware? You had me at gorgeous.
These little ConfettiSystem ornaments open up to hold tiny little Christmas surprises. I definitely want to make these into place cards for my holiday guests.
This is going on my "Dear Santa, I know this is outrageous" wish list. It's absolutely gorgeous and absolutely out of my current holiday price range. But it's such a holiday stunner!
I am a firm believer that a Dala horse can add cheer and holiday flair to any situation. Throw some sprigs of evergreen or holly around this glorious creature, and you're in business.
This is about as ridiculously whimsical as tableware can get. It's a conversation piece and a winner at everything, including Scrabble.
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