Christmas dinner was at our house this year, which for us was the largest dinner party we've had since we moved into our home. We've had friends over in small groups, but this was our very first time filling our 8 person dining table.
The colors we used for our place settings were inspired from those already existing in the room (red, gold and ivory), since our living/dining area combined this was the easiest way to prevent things from looking chaotic. The look was simple:
- Hurricane vases with white candles and small ornament filler
- Red place mats and napkins from Pottery Barn
- Gold Ruffled Chargers from Crate and Barrel
- Fresh Flowers (these came from my company party...I got to take home the centerpiece which saved me some serious dough)
The result was classic and not too fussy looking. We decided to go without table linens and let the natural wood shine through with the other red and gold touches.