Known for swank home accessories at effortless prices, it was a no brainer when Fete Home asked me to help launch their 2019 Holiday Collection. I'm feeling a major red & green moment this holiday season, and I'm so honored to be named Fete Home's Holiday Ambassador. You can read all about the details of our partnership on the Fete Home blog HERE. Every single piece in the collection is so so good, ya'll! I'm sharing my tips below to pull off a beautiful tablescape with ease.
Tip #1: Mix it Up!
Anyone that knows me knows that I love to mix and match elements in my table settings, and a collected and pretty table really signals to guests that they are in for a real treat! Go ahead-- mix old and new to create interest on your table. Styling this tablescape was a perfect opportunity to pull in beautiful pieces from Jayes Studio and Diane James Home florals-- AND I even pulled out my parents' wedding wine glasses for a bit of vintage sparkle.
Fete Home's plates, bowls, and gold flatware blend perfectly with gold-rimmed bamboo chargettes from Jayes Studio. These are so versatile as you can use them as a charger or a placemat. I also added in red and gold Don't Fret cachepots from my own licensed collection with Jayes Studio. I threw in a little whimsy with inexpensive nutcrackers at each table setting and some bold banana leaf cotton napkins from South of Libbie.
Tip #2: Don't Stress About Florals!
If you are a black thumb like me-- floral arrangements can be intimidating. I have recently converted to a lover of faux florals after spending time with my friends at Diane James Home. Who knew they could look so real and beautiful?? I chose small clusters to create a centerpiece that was low enough to promote meaningful conversation. That beautiful orchid you see on the end of my buffet?? FAUX! This is one that I can't kill in the new year!
Tip #3: Light it Up!
Nothing says "special" like a bit of candlelight. A soft glow makes everything feel sparkly and creates a warm ambiance. One of my absolute favorite pieces in the new Fete Home Holiday Collection is their mercury glass candle holder. They come in several heights and I love stacking them together on the buffet in a grouping.
If you don't have multiple candle holders that are the same, you can easily mix and match different candle holders in a pretty grouping. Keep the taper colors the same so that your grouping looks purposeful.
Tips #4: Old Becomes New
I have lots of hand-me-down serving pieces and china that was my mother's and grandmother's. Don't let those things gather dust in your cabinets! Figure out a way to use them when you entertain-- make your own rules. My wine goblets are over 40 years old and remind me of special family gatherings when I use them. When you mix old with new it breathes new life into them and celebrates those precious memories. AND- getting together for a special meal with friends and family is all about creating new memories, right? Here's to creating lasting memories around your table this holiday season and beyond.
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All photos by @kimgrahamphoto. Some of the content in this post is sponsored; however, the opinions are my own.