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Table Time At Christmas

Posted on December 06 2020

Table Time At Christmas


A year we won’t forget

Although Christmas feels like a very different affair this year, we can still make the most of it. My tree is up albeit much earlier than usual and my front door is adorned with a beautiful handmade wreath.

Relocation, relocation, relocation – and click and collect 

Since our relocation to Hove we have been even busier in the studio, for which we are very grateful. So much so, that we have decided to just to continue with 'click and collect’. If there is anything you would like to come and see in person we are very happy to make you an appointment to do so.

How to set your table this Christmas

Of late, we have seen a trend for tablescaping which we very much embrace and enjoy. The dictionary describes a tablescape as “a decorative arrangement of objects or ornaments on a tabletop” and I would agree, but it is so much more than that too.

Sitting down to eat with loved ones can be such a wholesome, loving and joyous occasion and never more so than on Christmas Day. My mother has always been fastidious about the laying of the table and it has definitely stayed with me.

Step 1 – table cloths and greenery

I always begin my tablescape with our own range of beautiful French linen tablecloths and think about bringing the outside in. A branch of some sort or some greenery from the garden as a centrepiece or little bud vases with a flower dotted around the table.

Step 2 – statements

Next some candle light, either in tea lights or our 42cm tapered dining candles by ester & erik.

Then placemats, either our frayed edge linen range or our paper placemats by hester & cook that make such a statement.

Step 3 – the finishing touches

The final touch is a napkin and again it can be our frayed edge linen range or we have a gorgeous selection of paper napkins by Franciose Paviot if you would rather go easy on the washing.

I tend to tie the napkins with ribbons from my box of haberdashery or maybe some rosemary from the garden. There are so many ways to be creative and bring the outside in to add a little something - acorns, fir cones, and pressed flowers look really pretty on a gift tag.

I am in the process of growing some decorative flowers from seed from a new range that we have by Piccolo, so that I can press them for decoration. I will let you know how I get on!

Finally all you need is love or rather loved ones.

Wishing you all, the best Christmas you can possibly have and sending all my love. Enjoy.

Rebecca x


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