6 Quick Tips to Glam Up Your Holiday Table
Set your most festive table yet with these colorful textures and tones that will make you want to celebrate all year long.
It’s the season for celebrating—and all great festivities start with a gorgeous table. Need some inspiration? Try these sophisticated (but simple!) ideas to dress up your own meals with a vintage-y winter wonderland vibe that works beautifully for all kinds of bashes: Thanksgiving brunch, holiday dinner with friends, or a glittery New Year’s Eve party.
Start with a Blank Slate
A white tabletop is an ideal backdrop—it allows your beautiful linens, florals, and dishes to pop. We prefer a linen or cotton tablecloth, but any solid white material or finish will do.
Layer in Rich Colors
Jewel tones lend a festive winter vibe. Play up the seasonal feel with textured, plush placemats and napkins in rich hues.
Display a dynamic look with vintage brass candlesticks, shiny bulb ornaments in a variety of finishes, gorgeous gold flatware, and napkin rings with an antiqued finish.
Any sit-down dinner is worthy of fine china, but it’s especially appropriate during the holidays—dressy plates and bowls help your table feel polished. We like Marchesa by Lenox’s Gilded Pearl Dinnerware: chic white bone china with hand-applied enamel and gold banding.
Go Big with Blooms
Turn florals into a focal point by filling brass vessels or family heirlooms with an abundance of finds from your local flower market or grocery store. Try a combination of roses, dark berries, pomegranates, greenery, and grapes for a dreamy, forest-like feel.
Put Pastries on a Pedestal (or Two)
Nothing tops off a celebratory tablescape like a smattering of decadent desserts. No need to bake—just buy an assortment (we love whoopie pies, any kind of cake, and macarons) and arrange them on beautiful cake plates and stands.