Bone white china and fancy goblets … traditional table settings and linens are expected this time of year, but we’re here to tell you to dare to do the unexpected. Go rogue. Break the rules (even if it’s just a little bit). It’s the perfect opportunity to inject your personal style into your family’s holiday celebration. Here are a few ways you can be both fancy and fun at the holiday dinner table this year.
Set paper plates worthy of your finest linens. It’ll be your jolliest cleanup yet.
Choose a quirky tablecloth to offset traditional china. Grandma will love it.
Mix and match traditional china with modern drinkware, serving ware and accessories. Who says tradition and originality can’t share the same table?
Mix prints, patterns and designs throughout the table, from your tablecloth to each dish.
Choose mismatched plates that make a statement.
And when it comes to decorating beyond plates, napkins and linens, look beyond store-brought items and choose the unexpected. Wrap cinnamon sticks in twine to decorate each place setting. Use pinecones as centerpieces or tuck sprigs of holly into napkin rings.
Put rosemary and sage into small galvanized buckets and place candles throughout the table.