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  • The Christmas Table

    My obsession with Pottery Barn's buffalo check spilled over into our dining room this season, where we've already hosted a couple of holiday meals.  These fun, seemingly casual plaid plates looked a little regal and sparkly when combined with a few other simple elements, like clean linens, simple dishes and flatware, and white flowers.

    I'll try to be as descriptive as possible in my table setting below- I just loved how things turned out!

    I paired the checkered salad plates with Williams-Sonoma's Open Kitchen dishware, flatware from Target, and vintage, smokey goblets.  White and flax-colored linens, also from Target, provided a clean backdrop.

    A centerpiece of tulips, hydrangea, kale, and scabiosa fron Mahonia Studio was topped by my horns from Scout on Market.  A silver condiment dish from Williams-Sonoma held a variety of nuts and dates, and kept moving back and forth from dining table to living room, depending on where we had the munchies.

    The simplicity of our linens and dishes, as well as the muted, almost monochrome of the centerpiece really let the buffalo check take center stage without feeling hokey.

    Despite our small table and small amount of guests, I decided to use namecards.  They can be a fun addition, especially when paired with festive holders, like these iron trees, found at Mahonia Studios.

    ** this post is not sponsored in any way **

    ** photos by Kyle Lueken **