Make It Merry & Bright
Editor-at-Large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman shares Christmas table decorations that are big on impact and easy on execution.
Red-and-White Christmas Table Decorations
Rug: Ellipse in Black/White by Stark (stark-home.com) available through DCH; 713/961-9292
Chairs: Chiavari Chairs in Chiavari Red; poshcouturerentals.com
Red trees: Red Colored Artificial Christmas Trees; christmascentral.com
Layer with Ribbons
Top a white tablecloth with red ribbons cleverly laid in a spokelike pattern to mimic peppermint candy. It will accent your holiday china without distracting.
Chargers: For a similar look, try Glory Red Glass Charger Plates by Jay Imports; macys.com
Dinner plates: Grenadiers by Bernardaud; neimanmarcus.com
Flatware: Aria; christofle.com
Napkins: Red Satin Dinner Napkins; poshcouturerentals.com
Napkin rings: vintage Venetian glass; for a similar look, try Ravi Gold Napkin Rings; crateandbarrel.com
Wineglasses: For a similar look, try Double Red Twist Goblet Set; pier1.com
For the centerpiece, place a low bowl of roses in a larger bowl and fill in between with mints.
Centerpiece bowl: Blomster; ikea.com
Add a Little Architecture
Secure three mini candy canes with double-sided tape to make easels for place cards.
Treat guests to a grab-and-go candy buffet stocked with an assortment of peppermints. Dress take-out boxes with printable tags.
Favor tags: printable Sweet Christmas Candy Cane Striped Favor Labels; andersruff.com