A New Look for Your Holiday Table
Set a Southern Table
Give your table a new look for the holidays with a silver-and-sage tableau that embraces both old and new. Click through the following slides to learn how to incorporate these ideas into your holiday table setting.
Mix Formal and Casual Pieces
Combine your wedding china with casual dinnerware, like this pewter stoneware charger and cool blue salad plate. Silver and crystal stemware add a touch of tradition.
Create a Double-Duty Place Card
Use a whimsical print napkin and a colorful ribbon to camouflage party favors. Attach handwritten gift tags, inscribed with each guest's monogram, to arrange seating.
Facilitate great conversation with a game like TableTopics. Pile the cards in a pretty bowl, and pass them around to get everyone talking and laughing all through dinner.
Arrange a Simple Centerpiece
Keep the arrangement low. Select a footed bowl, like this pewter pedestal. We used a square of florist foam to hold stems of seeded eucalyptus, silver brunia, and star of Bethlehem in place.
Make a Champagne Bar
Set up your buffet as a help-yourself bubbly bar. Repurpose a glass punch bowl as a Champagne cooler, and set out prepoured glasses for guests to grab as they arrive.