Christmas Table Setting – Rustic Elegance

12 Days of Christmas Ideas 2016 – Day 8

As another Christmas comes around, I again have had the pleasure of creating a holiday table setting. The inspiration for this year’s Christmas ideas was largely influenced by two very different styles, the rustic farmhouse look and classic elegance. I wanted to blend the two styles together to create something classic yet festive. The key elements in achieving this look were the careful use of the black and white gingham along with the white ceramic reindeer antlers.I had a great deal of fun putting this look together with big thanks to the following collaborators:


Black White Gingham Tablescape

Black Wine Glass Parisian Goblet

The two different types of glasses worked beautifully together.

Rose Gold Cutlery

Louis XVI Chairs

Rustic Elegance Tablescape

Black Gold Reindeer Votives

Rustic Place Setting Tag

Black White Gingham Napkin

The gold cutlery and votives added some needed bling that lifted the overall look.

Lantern Centrepiece

Rosemary with place tags

The tags and rosemary in the centre of the napkins gave it that added touch.

Table Garland

Sign off





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