Decorate your holiday table with beautiful Christmas ornaments
Mix your everyday dishes with a few pretty details to create a lovely holiday tableau. Match your plates with ornaments in the same shade – it’s all you need for festive flair.
Bring together a variety of styles with a unifying shade. Here, inexpensive milk glass plates, a piece of Grandma’s transferware, tinted Depression glass and classic white china all play off the bright hue of a vintage ornament.
Nothing says luxe like a rich shade of gold. Use it sparingly – as an accent against plain white or coupled with clear glass – to keep it from overpowering your table and your food. A few gleaming balls are enough to set the mood.
Temper the warmth of gold with the coolness of silver to lend a sense of restrained sumptuousness to your table. Elements in a variety of finishes – matte, shiny, slick, patterned and patinated – create extra dimension.
To make stencilled napkins like these, lay a plain white linen or cotton napkin on a flat surface and place your stencil on top. Dab on gold fabric paint with a stencilling brush; let dry completely. Roll up the napkin, tie with a length of ribbon and attach two or three mini- ornaments.