Merry and Bright Tablescapes

The Complete Table: Christmastime of Yore

An impeccably garnished spruce, pine, or fir tree is an iconic custom during the Yuletide season. However, the elaborate and ornamented Christmas tradition celebrated today didn’t blossom among the British until the reign of Queen Victoria. An image of the royal family gathered around an elaborately decorated tree, published in 1848, inspired the nation to follow suit and incorporate decorated foliage in the home as part of the holiday celebration. 

A Cozy Christmas
Adding neutral pieces with small, intricate details, such as the lace design of an Arte Italica Finezza dinner plate, makes the Victorian Christmas accent plate the star of the table, even when set against a colorful plaid tablecloth. Place a folded napkin with an embroidered design between the plates for a subtle but alluring supplementary detail. 

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