Ah, the holiday planning is upon us. Whether Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, New Years Eve, or New Years brunch, I hope you're stepping up your game this season with a hosted festivity of some sort. Though recipes will run the evening's course, I have always preached the importance of the table upon which plates are served. The presentation of a place setting can elevate a gathering entirely and, simultaneously, offer guests an opportunity to shuffle beyond their comfort zones. Switch up the seat assignments, provide a natural element from either your kitchen or the front yard, and offer a flourish of holiday cheer through florals or colors.
The photos below culminate my mood board for holiday gatherings. I hope they will similarly offer inspiration to your kitchen table.
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image via caramelized -- Napkin available at Falling into Place on Broad Avenue.
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