I believe that it was 3 years ago (maybe 4) that we bought every black and white buffalo check item that Pottery Barn released around the holidays. From salad plates to pillow shams, throw blankets and bed blankets, what gets the most use is the napkins.
Our house is- admittedly- a little bougie. Chichi, as our friends in California refer to it. There’s a little sparkle, and funky art, and everything leans a little more to the modern end of things rather than traditional, but something about this buffalo check just screams Christmas to me. I didn’t want to go overboard with it this year, and settled on only pulling out the napkins. When paired with a frayed-edge table throw and some fun wilderness-y accessories, it adds a perfect touch of detail.
I pulled out my black Williams-Sonoma dinner and salad plates and topped them with vintage gold accent plates. The tall glasses from the Dorset collection at Williams Sonoma would be pretty perfect for a Christmas lunch full of spiked iced tea. Gold flatware from Threshold at Target and vintage gold candle holders add some shine, along with the gold reindeer- they were a find at Target several years ago as well.
The table throw was a new one for me. I’ve always been a full tablecloth person, but to have something like this- fringed and soft- just draped across the table bright an element of surprise casualty that I really love. The napkins, those buffalo check ones, are just tied in a knot next to the dinner plates.
The new accessories this year are ceramic Christmas trees. We placed two at each place setting, around some boxwood picks where the reindeer frolic. Our new Christmas trees from Pottery Barn are placed on either side of our China cabinet. I loved having our real tree in the dining room the last year we were at the condo, so we snatched these earlier in the fall for placement in here. I feel like they really make the room feel like a holiday.
** this post is not sponsored in any way. all thoughts and opinions are my own **
** photos by Lana Carroll **