Christmas Table Design Red & White

December 7, 2016

holiday table, berries, hydrangeas, orchids

We love the holidays! Gives us the perfect excuse to style our dining room tables!  This year, we decided on a classic red, white and green color palette. By taking the traditional coloring,  we decided to incorporate the flowers in a less traditional manner. Several smaller vessels were used with the design of clustering of liked flowers together for added interest.    Red poinsettia blooms bunched together in a gold shimmery mercury glass vase.  White hydrangeas paired with white phalaenopsis orchid blooms, classic and modern. Red peonies mixed with red hypericum berries for added texture.

holiday 2016 henry

Mr. Henry looking all dashing and extra adorable for dinner, in his red and black plaid bow tie. We found this bow tie at the Charleston Farmers Market, he’s just too precious!

holiday2016 table

Gathering during the holidays require more people than normal at the dining table. To fix this solution, we decided to place two dining room tables together and have a eclectic mixed of dining chairs. Then Aunt Betsy created these custom runners.  Final touch a stripe of red ribbon to the side of the runner. This was so easy, if you can’t sew, just use no-sew iron tape, grab and iron, and within 30 minutes, custom striped runners! ( Of course, I say it’s easy, but I did not attempt myself!) Look at how the red stripe pulls from the red flowers and red china plates. Beautiful!


holiday 2016 champagne

We greeted each guest with bubbly champagne and raspberries in a crystal champagne flute. Don’t forget the candles, we love candles, everywhere! If your in warmer climate, like we are here in Charleston, extend the entertaining area outside! We illuminated the outside deck with a twinkle light canopy. We utilized the existing palm trees, pine trees, and when there was not a tree, we made our own pole! It was a team effort to complete this lighting project, but well worth every moment! The effect was magical! We enjoyed the canopy all month long!

tiger lily, tablescape, holiday, red white


cedar, tiger lily, candle holder

Since we are decorating for Christmas, we wanted to bring in just a splash of the holiday greenery. We decided to cluster the scented cedar sprigs together around a taper candle.  We just love the block effect of the evergreen down the table.

HOW TO TIP: Take a small oasis iglu, soak in water for 15 minutes. Place a towel underneath the candle holder to catch the water in the next step. Attach the oasis  to a candlestick holder so it doesn’t fall off. Floral cling works great, or a thin tape would work too. Then add the cedar sprigs. It’ll dry over time, but should last up to two weeks.

holiday cedar, table

holiday 2016 henry peony

Happy Holidays to everyone, from our family to your’s. Peace. Love. Joy.