It's (almost) time for our annual month of stylish delights! For the past 3 years, during the month of December, we release daily doses of stylish holiday delights, and this year is no different! Look for recipes, playlists, hostess gifts, centerpiece ideas, and of course holiday "what to wear" ideas for all the events you'll attend.
To continue the tradition, we're starting today with the Holiday Table. All month long, you'll find that our ideas and inspirations are simple, elegant and did I mention easy? It's a use what you have decorating credo, much like our wear what you have wardrobe code. (Insiders, you already received both of our Holiday Guides in full. Login to start shopping our Holiday Home Guide and our Gift Guide.)
This season I have embraced color for the holidays in a way I never have. I'm usually sticking to a strict green and white palette. But not this year. Can you believe it? And I'm not just embracing the traditional holiday reds and greens, but I've introduced pink and gold. Gold, not so strange. Pink? It's a thing this year, dolls. Pink is big. I chose my theme for this year last January. And, guess what, I already have my theme for Christmas 2018. But back to the present. Here's my holiday table for 2017.
Tartan is bright and happy and one of the few patterns I enjoy having in my home, so this year I brought out the tartan blankets and have used them as chair covers. Easier than reupholstering for the holidays! I don't worry too much about matching everything because I like a collected look. The palest of pink glass plates and bowls look dazzling, I believe, alongside the tartan and greenery.
I have my grandmother's Venetian crystal she received as a wedding present, and some green majolica teacups and saucers I picked up at the flea market. Magnolia from my friend Brooke's yard, and my mother's embroidered linens. High low. Like Chanel and Gap. Match made in chic heaven.
I also found some juniper in my neighborhood and filled silver mint julep cups (which I obviously didn't polish - I like the patina).
My inspiration came from these pink and gold Jingle Juice cocktail napkins I picked up on sale last January. That's what started my pink obsession. I've included here some of my sources, and you can shop the entire Holiday Home Shopping Guide to see everything! Lots and lots of gorgeous finds for your holiday home. Which, by the way, have you heard about my Christmas tree this year?
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Thank you for reading. I'd love to see how you're decorating your holiday table this year...send me some pics!
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