Holiday Place Settings
I love creating a place setting that makes my guests feel special when they take a seat at the table. With Christmas fast approaching, my planning for this year’s setting is well under way. I thought I would share three possible options for you to incorporate into your holiday setting this season.
One of my favorite settings to pull out at Christmas is a whimsical take on Santa’s reindeer. It’s a cute way to incorporate the holiday, and it’s great fun to pair up the personalities on the plates with those of your guests. On special occasions I like to have nametags to take the guess work out of where to sit. Otherwise I fear all of my guests would assume the Blitzen setting.
Going glam is always a favorite for me. I do this mostly by using white, cream and gold pieces. I add both red and white wine glasses to the setting, and a Christmas cracker always helps to excite your guests. I found these hand stitched napkins in Germany last year, and I knew they would have a home in my holiday festivities.
Finally, don’t feel like you need to go out and purchase specific holiday dinnerware. I created this place setting using everything that I use throughout the year to create a more rustic feeling setting. To add a little Christmas touch you can top it off with a Christmas cracker, or to maintain the earthy feel, a sprig of rosemary would also look incredible.