Party planner and blogger, Holly Jolley from homewithhollyj.com, designed and set this elegant table for an elevated Christmas look. She is a lover of all things holiday and an expert at creating a special place for families to make memories together. See how she layered plates and napkins, created a stunning garland centerpiece and more below. Here is what Holly has to say...
The Wintery Garland Centerpiece
As I’ve said before in earlier posts, beauty lies in the details. To create this wintery garland centerpiece, I started with a layer of artificial cedar branches. I laid three branches going one way with the stem/branch part pointing towards the middle, and then I repeated that on the other side until they overlapped and interlocked in the middle. I repeated this same idea with frosted pine branches, frosted eucalyptus, mistletoe stems with white berries and painted pine cones. Lastly, I added in some frosted white peonies to fill in any holes. This was done entirely with artificial flowers and greenery.
To complete the look, I added in these beautiful Wintery Woods Tree Figurines. I used three sets of these—one on each end of the centerpiece and the others nestled into the garland in the middle. Finally, I added gold candlesticks.
The Place Setting
Layering your place setting is important and adds so much beauty to a table. I laid out all of the dinnerware and other items I planned to use and organized them on my island to make setting the table easier. If you want to see the video of how I folded these napkins, click here!
Next, I put the placemats on the table. I like these placemats because they are versatile as well as inexpensive. After I set the placemats out, I layered a gold charger and Contempo Luxe Dinnerware. In between the plates, I placed the gold and white napkin and laid out two-toned gold and silver flatware. Last but not least, I added gorgeous Tuscany Classics Grand Beaujolais glasses and cute Christmas tree place card holders, too!
Versatility of this Tablescape
One of the things I like about setting a table in this manner is that it’s versatile and I can use this wintery centerpiece garland all winter long. Once the holiday season is over, I can remove the Christmas trees, swap the accent plates and change out the napkin to create a new look.
Here, you can see an overhead detail shot. The layers in the garland centerpiece and place setting are what makes this table so appealing and beautiful. I also added emerald green throw pillows to the end chairs to add a pop of color to the dining room.
Can you see why I’m obsessed with these dishes? The gold-rimmed, scalloped-edge of this dinnerware is beautiful. I love how this tablescape has a mix of silver, gold and white. These colors always mix well together—especially throughout the winter season!
Here are a few more photos so you can see all the details.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope this inspires your holiday tablescape. Merry Christmas and Happy Hollidays!
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