Monday, December 23, 2013

How to set a simple holiday table...

Are you hosting a holiday fete?
You are? Perfect. This post will be right up your alley.
You're not?
That's ok --me either:))

But if I were, I think I'd choose a simple table setting. With all the crazy stress of shopping, wrapping, baking, and kids jumping out of their skin I think I'd like to sit down to a calm, serene, non-fussy table.
All of these table settings can be created by heading to your backyard or local supermarket. Easy, right?
You could print out sheet music from your computer on card stock with your favorite Christmas songs and place them under your plates and add fresh greens cut from your garden.

Too cumbersome?
How about heading to your backyard and clipping a few evergreens and placing them under a vase or drinking glass turned upside down.
Or heading to the supermarket buying greens and purchasing a few chartreuse Christmas balls and scattering them around your table.
Eddie Ross

While your at the supermarket you could pick up some fresh rosemary and fashion the sprigs into little wreaths with some green wire tied with a twine bow.
Let's face it we'll all be going to the market one more time why not go to Trader Joes, Whole Foods or Wegmans and pick up a few live topiaries or lush wreaths and create the tablescapes you see below.
And last but not least, how about these two simple settings?
Cut greens in champagne flutes.
Cut Greens tied with twine and cinnamon sticks.

Would you like some more simple hosting tips?
Well your in luck! Abby from Abby M. Interiors wrote a great post on simple entertaining. It's a MUST read!
You can read her tips here!
Speaking of simple yet pretty .... these crisp white panels were just installed in two different client's houses one with a lavender and chartreuse green trim.
They are living in the same house as these fab stools!
The other with a navy and white greek key trim.

These are sharing the spotlight with this awesome setup

Serena and Lilly racing stripe chair SO amazing in person:)
Adoring them both!!
And I had to share my newest loves. How about these two little pretty bedside lamps from Restoration Hardware kids?

only $59

Well there you have it! Last post before this holiday business begins!!

So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your families! Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and safe 2014!

Thanks so much for reading!! xoxo


  1. Love those ideas for a Christmas tablescape. I'm all about simple, fresh, organic table decor - the little rosemary wreaths are adorable! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, Stephanie! Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous design work here next year!!

  2. Such beautiful ideas! and that Serena and Lily chair makes me swoon :)
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  3. Great inspiration! Thanks, Stephanie. Merry Christmas!

  4. These are beautiful tips. I love the evergreen snips under glass or in the champagne flutes! Love the draperies. Have a wonderful holiday Stephanie, and best wishes for a fabulous New Year! xo Nancy


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