Christmas in the kitchen this year was a nod to the farmhouse design style I absolutely adore. Red and black buffalo check was used all throughout the space. Little pops of the print adorned wreaths hanging from my cabinets, hung on the kitchen Christmas tree, and of course on my dining table.
When designing my dining table this year I centered the entire space around the red and black buffalo check table runner I purchased from hobby lobby at the beginning of the season. Two wooden black candle holders topped with rich green candles were then placed a top the runner, followed by the wood and black cake stand. From there I added a few ceramic trees and a set of rattan spheres on the cake stand for an everyday look.
To change up the look for Christmas dinner I knew I had to find the perfect plates to accent my basic white dishes, so I began searching all my favorite stores for just the right addition. After a couple weeks of searching I finally settled on this four piece set of salad plates from Pier 1. I loved how each plate was different while still a cohesive collection.
Once I brought the plates home everything came together. I began by placing four eucalyptus placemats purchased from Pier 1 last season on the table, followed by the subtle shimmery white charger plates. Next, the basic white dinner plates wrapped in bold red linen napkins were placed on the chargers. Finally, each place was set with the whimsical salad plates and topped with a rattan sphere.
After the places were set I worked on the centerpiece. I definitely could have left the everyday centerpiece since it was just going to be myself, husband, and two kids for dinner, but I wanted to make it more special and I wanted to introduce different elements to create more interest. I added mercury glass trees for an elegant touch, white ceramic houses and a sparkly rattan tree to continue the farmhouse theme, and just a few springs of artificial red berries to pull your eye up. Everything was complete, now it was time to enjoy a delicious ham dinner.
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