The holidays have always been a special time in my home, and one of my favorite things to do is set a beautiful table. My table decor starts out simple, but I incorporate interesting items or personal, family items that have been passed down from generation to generation that create conversation and conjure fond memories of past gatherings. The more authentic the pieces, the easier it is to create something special and unique. Combining these items with fresh products, such as flowers and pumpkins, provides beautiful detail for the table. Of course, I include candles – I never have a party without candlelight – it’s a fantastic way to add a touch of romance and makes everything (and everyone) look great!
My dining room designs were created to work with my traditional antique mahogany table.
I created a traditional floral arrangement with orange and chocolate-colored roses, along with rose hips, red orchids, green hydrangea and Hibernicum berries for texture. To further enhance the detail, I choose an antique glass fruit bowl to hold the flowers. It belonged to my mother-in-law, so it adds a personal touch to the table.