I have been wanting to create some seasonal table settings for quite some time; however, client work always takes first priority. I managed to find a day or so of down time to throw a Christmas table together a few week-ends ago that featured some of my milk glass vases and containers.
I have amassed this amazing collection of white milk glass (obsessed much!) that have been sourced from thrift stores and second-hand stores. You know what they say, another man’s trash and all of that. (Future blog posts are in the works regarding my thrifting habits – where to look, what to look for, that kind of thing – so stay tuned!)
The first thing I did for this table was to set a neutral backdrop. A good quality plain white table clothe is a staple if you do any kind of entertaining (in my opinion), it is so versatile! You can find some at http://canada.linentablecloth.com/* for a fairly reasonable price. I found some Christmas greens at Costco* of all places along with the beautiful bright red velvety roses. The flowers are quite reasonably priced at Costco – you just have to watch for quality. I laid the greens down the center of the table, placed the roses in my milk glass vases, and staggered them among the greens. Voila – instantly festive and beyond easy! You need no special floral design skills to pull this one off.
The vintage gold rimmed china was sourced from a second-hand store as were all of the crystal wine glasses. I am constantly on the hunt for antique china so if any of you know where to find some reasonably priced – please let me know! The amazing gold cutlery was a treasure that my snowbird parents found in Florida one winter and brought home for me.
I created the super simple menus and place cards to tie in the rose theme. A little later in the week I will have a free template for you guys should you want to use them! The ends of the place cards were curled so they mimic a scroll and then hung on one of the crystal goblets.
I threw together a simple arrangement with the greens and roses and created a few festive vignettes to help tie the theme together. Of course no shoot would be complete without some sort of Pearls and Spice treat. Our simple “Merry Christmas” cookies are accented with 24k edible gold and add just the right amount of sweetness.
All images from the shoot are below:
*please note that this is NOT a sponsored post. I just personally love to know sources so I thought I would let you all in on my secrets 😉