The holiday season is fast approaching, so it’s time to think about entertaining. With the focus on the holiday meal, what would be more inviting than a gorgeous table setting? If the table looks fabulous, the meal to follow will surely be!
When planning your holiday table, start with items you already own – go shopping in your own home. Decide on linens, as they will enhance the mood. Consider using various textures and layers: pair a tablecloth with place mats and then use a coordinating napkin. Next, select a container for your centerpiece. You could use a container not originally meant for flowers – a soup tureen or punch bowl, individual pieces of stemware make great vases or candle holders, or maybe a family heirloom, which has always been used.
Once the vessels are chosen, it will be easier to select what to fill them with. Start with what is available in your own backyard. Consider using evergreen, boxwood, or ivy as a foliage, which can be picked year-round if you have access. The produce section of your favorite market is another great place of inspiration: gorgeous pomegranates, lemons, clemantines, grapes or pears will add vibrant color. Whereas artichokes, kale, and broccoli will add great texture. Exquisite seasonal flowers will add the finishing touch. Select flowers that will make a statement, keeping in mind your linens, containers, and produce. Working in monochromatic or complimentary tones will offer the most impact. Be sure to involve your local florist, they should offer suggestions and varying price points. At the Bedford Village Florist, we encourage customers to be creative, and are always happy to recommend flowers and accessories needed.
Adding small details such as place cards, napkin rings, and votive candles will finish the overall design. Your table will look amazing, your guests will be in awe of your skills and everyone will have a holiday they’ll remember.