Holiday Table Inspiration

I was scrolling thru instagram and encountered a table setting from a follower who set this beautiful table and said she loved it so much but was sorry it was so floral and she couldn't use it for the holidays. It struck me to think her favorite- ELEGANT china was considered "un" holiday "wish" as it had flowers on it.


Funny because the minute I read that I saw eggplant velvet as an accent to that particular china pattern and deep fall colors. Got me thinking I need to style a table with some traditional china and florals with a different point of view.


I love pink and use it all year round- yes that seems springy it seems feminine- but really it is so NOT sparingly if you use rich velvet in burgundy, eggplant, navy or hunter green with it.!


I got to work styling...here ya go....

One of my favorite floral china patterns from Herend




with velvet pumpkins in navy and eggplant the touches of pink are just that..a touch of softness to offset these dramatic fall tones.

I found all the pumpkins in craft stores like Michaels and on Etsy's website.

With a touch of cranberry these linens from Rebecca Udall really bring richness to the table. How gorgeous would these be at Christmas time with accents of hunter green? I love the soft lilac napkin here. The pink tumbrels are also from Rebecca Udall. I find they work perfectly for cocktails or a colorful water glass. You can never go wrong with a clean and classic wine glass like these from Riedel.








For a different look go for a monogram or use something that relates to the holiday like these adorable dinner napkins I had made for the holidays. I have loved using these Red Bliss Design chargers for many years. They can be dressed up or down and work with so many looks. I own a different version in silver for the days I use table decor with silver accent. They are for purchase at Red Bliss Design, one of the premier invitation companies I have worked with in event planning. The exciting news is they now rent and ship anywhere in the US. SO maybe you aren't in the market for owning or don't entertain often but planning one special night- do it up special and rent for the evening from Red Bliss Reserve!



The Herend dishes are so classic. I love that so many colors are in this Chinese bouquet pattern.




As a salad plate they have so many options to bring color to your table. I alternated between pink or turquoise trim for this look.



The gorgeous florals were designed by Spina in New York.

They deliver all over the NY area.

Since quarantine began and the event industry not only shifted but many were restricted on what they could find and how they could plan being in a more restricted environment...many of the best companies started offering merchandise like these gorgeous floral straight to your door. I am always in awe of the gorgeous tablescapes and setting by Matthew Robbins Design. His Invited Journal offers many items to recreate the looks he has designed in his international events! The floral offering they have for the week of Thanksgiving are literally perfect for this look!




Candles are a must! I like to mix it up using tapers, lanterns votives. The more the moodier. These gorgeous twisted wax candles can be found at Rebecca Udall

in soft pink and Ark Elements in a shade of berry. I think either color is gorgeous for this look.











I am a huge fan of anything ombre or tie dye and I knew I had to have these from Jamali Garden when I saw them. They can be casual or elegant and have so much color they go with anything.









Last but not least start cocktails out with a bite for your guests and welcome them with my very own cocktail napkins which are now available for sale! After making thousands for events we have decided to stock them all the time and offer them for entertaining at home!


Just a few of the new styles. These are available in other colors, but this little trio is just perfect for this tablescape.


Whatever you do for the holidays...I hope you will eat..drink & enjoy with good friends, great memories

and have fun times. I'm very lucky, grateful and thankful that you stopped by to visit here!!

xoxo

Carolyn









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