Christmas for our family is either spent in the idyllic surroundings of Central Otago or in the beach town of Gisborne.
This year will be no different.
When it comes to our Christmas table setting, I prefer to keep it simple with a laid back, rustic style, taking inspiration from the garden around me. I’ve styled this Christmas setting in our own backyard to show you how creating a simple setting can look just as effective. With some of my favourite tablewares, a few hanging decorations in the trees above and this gorgeous foliage centrepiece created by Amelia Addis, it’s easy to recreate and takes away the fuss.
Foliage: Amelia Addis Florist, Aesthetica Sphere Decoration $11.13 (set of 2 – now on sale) Citta Design, Charm 16 piece Cutlery set in Gold $99.00 Freedom Furniture, Dine Linen Napkins in Light Blue $12.90 each Citta Design, Series side plate $9.95 and Series dinner plate $12.95 and Evolve glasses $5.95 Freedom Furniture.
You may want to add more glasses, such as wine glasses for the occasion. You don’t need a fancy outdoor table for the day, I’ve used two trestle tables joined together to create that desired depth and space when so many people come around the table to celebrate. The cool hues of the napkin lends itself well to the green foliage, simple white plates and the luxeness of the gold cutlery and finished off with a cutting of asparagus fern from the centrepiece.
Enjoy a few outtakes below of someone who managed to find himself right in shot as per usual – Diesel our 3yr old Chocolate Labrador.