Correct me if I’m wrong guys but this is our SECOND digital tablescape meeting of 2018, and our THIRD digital tablescape meeting EVER. That is a LOT of talk of tables and a lot of people still wondering whether, ‘tablescape’ is a real word.
Today we’re stripping it back to woodland basics and letting this incredible driftwood table and Delamere Rural dining set from Spode do all the talking. We’ve gone for a woodland theme for Christmas this year, inspired by the deer, rabbit and duck designs on all the 6-inch bread plates. Place settings are golden sprayed pine cones or little woodland tree ornaments and honestly I’m a little bit in love with it all.
Dating back to 1828, the iconic designed used on the Delamere Rural collection looks perfect with the light finish of the driftwood table. I matched them with tapered grey dinner candles and gold candle holders dotted between the pine garland running down the centre. I wrapped some fairy lights in there too because is it even Christmas without fairy lights?
Accessories for the dinner service included a beautiful gravy jug and dish, serving dishes and serving platter, all from the same delectable range. Isn’t the grey botanical pattern so dreamy? Does it make anyone else’s heart happy to see a complete dinner set with all the trimmings for friends and family to gather around?
I thought last year’s Christmas table was my favourite, with its layers of linen and bright textured dinner plates, but I have to say this one has totally stolen my heart. The dark, moody setting is wonderfully reminiscent of a woodland walk at Christmas time and the bare wood and minimal garland make me happier than I ever thought a garland could.
I appreciate that not everyone reading this will share my affinity with tablescapes, but I do hope that this has inspired you to create a truly magical space for celebrating Christmas this year!