Put a twist on tradition by pairing antiques with natural curiosities.
Hostess Christy Ford shares her secrets for setting a stylish and festive holiday table. She gets her table inspiration from old-master still
Balance a whitewashed table with graphic hits of black and navy, such as black candles and leather chairs, slate-gray woven
place mats, and navy-rimmed dinner plates.
Goblets: Flavia by William Yeoward Crystal; available through andgeorge.com
Mounted on an antique picture stand on a console table, a menu card sets the tone for the meal.
Menu card and place cards: by Erika Jack, Erika Jack Stationnaire; erikajack.blogspot.com
Instead of arranged flowers, dress your table with a trio of black plinths topped with orchids in silver compotes and natural items that you've collected.