Have you noticed that I am a huge fan of pretty table settings?
Ones with fresh flowers & candles marching down the center
with elegant stemware and pretty little place settings set out under the stars.
And those outdoor tables are my favorites.
we are moving inside the house for Christmas dining inspiration.
Of course, dining outdoors is always going to be a favorite of mine.
And being in California- we can do enjoy outdoor table settings most of the year.
And I did just work on several tables out there that I can hardly wait to share with you.
But indoor dining is just as elegant and inspired.
For Christmas entertaining and for simple every day celebrations and occasions.
I shared a peek at our dining room wearing a sprinkling of Christmas last week
and a little glimpse at my wine country inspired tree.
More about that tree coming your way tomorrow.
Today… in the first installment of a new series all about table settings
and entertaining called
On The Table
I am talking table top and some of the most charming & elegant
Christmas dishes I have seen…
an answer to a reader question.
A recent question was all
about if traditional can be elegant and inspired.
And that is exactly what inspired this table.
Elegance comes in all forms.
And elegant table settings are not just tables that look like storybook wedding settings.
Though, yes, I am a huge fan of that over the top gorgeousness-
but every day elegance is something that I love.
Truth be told
simple elegant touches and charm are one of my favorite looks.
And mixing pieces that are super elegant
with the more traditional feel good Christmas style such as these dishes
were a natural union.
These Natale place settings
with their watercolor trees and elegant hand painted details
were the perfect place settings for this table that was all about the mix.
I am a huge sucker for artisan details and old fashioned holiday stylings.
They make me feel like I am coming home for Christmas – so when Arte Italica reached out and shared their brand new winter inspired place settings- Natale
I took one look and was in love.
I absolutely adore the subtle frosty snow on those trees
and I love that these place settings can go from Holiday cheer to Winter Warmth
and be enjoyed all season long.
They are made in Italy and hand painted – and so each piece is unique which I love.
For this setting,
I paired them with my absolute favorite white pattern- Finezza
for a touch of elegance.
For the centerpiece-
there has been something about pale peach roses for Christmas that
has been speaking my name recently.
I used a pre-made cedar garland for centerpiece greenery- simply laying it down the table
and then added 3 small bouquets
of pale roses & peonies in copper mercury glass containers
and then filled it in with a few candles for that warm ambiance.
they create a traditional and elegant table styling for Christmas
and winter entertaining.
Coming your way tomorrow…
a closer look and all the details about this
wine country inspired Christmas tree.
Happy holiday entertaining everyone.
I partnered with Arte Italica for this table setting but all opinions,
stylings and obsession and insane love of all things Arte Italica
are my own.