We Wish You A Merry Vintage Christmas!

Christmas Day! A day full of joy, cheer, fizz and food, and with that in mind we’ve put our thoughts to an area where we’ll be spending a lot of time this season – around the table! Pulling crackers, telling bad jokes, carving the turkey and raising a glass are some of the most memorable moments of Christmas Day. So, today we’ve put together a little festive inspiration for your table décor. There really are so many themes out there but today we’re showing you 2 very different ideas, which will hopefully inspire you. On one side of the festive spectrum we have a more traditional Christmas scene and on the other, a more glitzy glamorous affair. We hope you enjoy & Merry Christmas!  Mirlah. xxx

A Touch Of Tradition

For most when thinking about the traditional colour palette for Christmas, its Red, White and Green; the Green of the tree, the White of snow and thanks to Coca Cola, the Red of Santa Claus. (He used to be Green apparently.) We’ve recently seen across the high street both in fashion and interiors that tartan is making a comeback this winter and we’re not complaining. There’s something so warming about it especially when of the red variety. You don’t ever need too much of it, a few details here and there are sure to create a wonderfully cosy and homely feel. You could go for a tablecloth, napkins or perhaps the crackers. Tartan cleverly ties all of the three colours together and adds a bit of texture.


Traditional Vintage Christmas Inspiration

Moodboard created by: Best Day Ever

Image Credits: Tartan Cushion – KailleAslnKyle Tartan Crackers – Next £12 Cinnamon Place setting – FlowerPotWeddings Gingerbread Man – Mrs Jones Candle Centrepiece – Katie Brown Home Workshop Mini Stocking Place setting – PotteryBarn Hanging Décor – Style Estate Tabletop Tree – Design Tricks

If you fancy getting stuck in a little festive DIY you can’t go wrong with a popcorn garland. It’s cheap, easy to do and looks great when hung on mantelpiece or wrapped around a tree. Or how about making some gingerbread? Pictured here the gingerbread men have been creatively used as a place setting but you could easily string them up to decorate your tree or hang around the room.

The smell of Christmas is one that is truly distinctive; why not add some Christmas spice to your tablescape arousing all of the senses? Grab some cinnamon sticks, foliage and a linen napkin, tie together with some jute twine and you’ve got yourself a simple but really effective place setting and it smells fabulous too.

If there’s room on the table you can’t go wrong with candles. Adding warmth and a lovely glow to a room they make for a lovely centrepiece. We love the idea of placing them in the miniature terracotta pots with holly and berries.

A Touch of Glamour

Next up, we’re adding a touch of glamour to Christmas Day with our 1920s glitz inspired décor. Christmas always needs a little bit of sparkle and you can add as much you like. Don’t be afraid about cracking out the glitter and adding some sparkle to your table, it needn’t be garish and can look really quite elegant. For today’s moodboard we’re working with a striking colour palette of Black, White and Gold. Lovely!

1920s Glamourous Christmas Inspiration Mood board

Moodboard created by: Best Day Ever

Image Credits: Gold Twigs – CasaSugar Gold Cutlery – 100 Layer Cake  Champagne Stirrers – The Sweet Occasion Candle Centre Piece – House TalkN Wine Glass Tags – Trettien

Chevron Table – Living in the 513 Glitter Pears – Lauren Geiger Christmas Tree – Coco + Kelley

This colour palette works really well when layering up all the elements of your place setting. Starting with a place mat, layer a decadent mixture of Black, White and Gold charger plates, dinner and side plates then top off with a linen napkin. For a really striking look, don’t be afraid to add stripes or chevrons, this bold use of monochrome looks fab and would work well as a table runner or a napkin. If you really want to go all out you could even add gold cutlery to your table and tie together with black ribbon to finish it all off.

The next few ideas should come with a warning – glitter! It will get everywhere but hey, maybe a bit of glitter in the carpet is just what you need at this time of year.  Armed with some PVA glue and glitter of your choice there’s nothing you can’t do, add to candle sticks, jars or like pictured, try the pears.   You can by faux fruit from craft stores and once coated in the good stuff they look really quite charming displayed in a vintage glass bowl.

For a simple centrepiece a glass bowl or vase full of a mix of baubles is an easy way to bring a touch of sparkle to the table. One easy idea if you want to get a bit craftier would be to spray paint a bunch of twigs in gold and then hang baubles off them. It would make a nice addition to the main tree and wouldn’t take up too much room. A final addition to the room has to be fairy lights, a must for any theme at Christmas time, hang, wrap and string up pretty much anywhere to add a lovely twinkly atmosphere.

So there we have it lovelies – Christmas 2 ways.  We hope this post has given you a few ideas for your Christmas table. Which is your favourite or let us know what your style is, we’d love to know.


9:56 27 November 2013

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