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The ultimate Christmas table styling…
I love entertaining and Christmas is the best time of year to flex these muscles. Not only do we get to try out some amazing festive recipes, but I get to create a Christmas table styling moment. Sadly, I don’t have a dining table or the space to host Christmas this year. However, when Denby Pottery contacted me about their latest campaign, I jumped at the chance to showcase what I would have done, had I been hosting this year.
This year, Denby Pottery want you to make Christmas even more special by choosing quality dining and serving ware that will stand the test of time. Their crockery is designed to be used every day, whatever the occasion. Their gorgeous products come with a 10-year guarantee, allowing you to use them for your Christmas table styling this year and beyond.
STUDIO BLUE COLLECTION
For my Christmas table styling this year, I chose their Studio Blue collection. We’re huge fans of blue in our household and I love the tonal colours of the whites, navy and duck egg blue together. I also love the stone inspiration that comes through with the speckles. Though we are not hosting Christmas this year, these plates are such good quality that Lee and I have started using them as our everyday plates. Sturdy and reliable. Exactly what I want in my dishware.
Here are my top tips for styling the perfect table this Christmas…
START WITH THE LINENS.
Something that I believe makes or breaks a table styling is the linens. Personally, I love a good linen table cloth, with some slight creases in it. It gives the table a lived-in look, cosy for those who are sitting at the table. This year, I have completed the table with my hessian table runner. This is something I invested in years ago and I go back to time and time again. It looks lovely with my serving ware, whilst tying into the theme of my table this year.
CONSIDER THE SPACING OF THE PLATES.
Bunched up/ too many plates on the table can make it seem too cluttered and unwelcoming. When styling your Christmas table, always ensure that you get the right size plates and serving ware for the size of your table. I love the size of the Studio Blue Chalk Round Platter, it’s big enough to host the main-event food (a vegetarian recipe you guys have to try out!) but isn’t to over-combusting that there’s no room for anything else.
From there, place the smaller bowls and plates around, ensuring a half an inch gap between each plate so that it doesn’t look too crowded. For the side dishes, we found that the Studio Blue Chalk Cereal Bowls were perfect vessels for our vegetables to be served in. Again, the perfect size for the food but not too big for your actual plates for you to eat on.
LAYER UP YOUR PLACE SETTINGS.
When it comes to the actual place settings, I love a good charger situation. To add a little bit of depth and colour, I layered the Studio Blue Pebble Dinner Plate with their Studio Blue Chalk Medium Coupe plate. Not only does it add a little dimension to your Christmas table stying, but it also allows guest to use separate plates for their food. And, they could size up if they are wanted bigger portions!
On top of the plates, I love to add some linen napkins and the knives and folks. If I wanted place settings, I’d also add them onto their top plates, taking inspiration from Pinterest no doubt.
THE FINAL FINISHING TOUCHES.
Right at the end when everything has found it’s placed, I’ll add the finishing touches. For me, this year’s finishing touches have been eucalyptus and dried oranges. These colours compliment the plates so well. I love the pop of colour that the oranges give the table, as well as adding a Christmassy scent to the table. Whatever your theme is this Christmas, scattering some little bits to the table will elevate your table and make it look that little bit special. A sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd.
I do hope you’ve enjoyed this post and have found some inspiration for you Christmas table styling this year. What are your plans for your Christmas table this year?
The plates & serving ware from Denby Pottery were complimentary in exchange for a review. All thoughts & opinions are still my own.