How to Create a Holiday Dining Table

Oh the holiday dining table – it's the place where all the action happens, so let's make it shine! We designed this tablescape around the idea that a dining table should be the beautiful backdrop of the meal and work to spotlight the food. By balancing textures, mixing metals, and adding pretty textiles, we added modern touches that feel traditional and cozy. Most of the product we used comes from our very own holiday products from McGee & Co.!

Holiday Dining Table
Holiday Dining Table

These handwritten place cards come from the talented Annie form Wildfield Paper Co. The contrast of the natural brown paper helped them really stand out on the white plates. Drawing attention to calligraphy that beautiful is a must! 

Holiday Dining Table

With our pitchers, we differentiated between normal water and our infused sparklingly water. We used the curved handle white pitcher for normal, flat water and added cranberries to the the glass hobnail pitcher. Adding fruit, berries, and even herbs like mint adds color and makes clear drinks feel a little more special.

Holiday Dining Table

The organic cotton for these woven stripe placemats is grown and spun in India.  Hand-woven using tradition methods, these placemats are a unique spin on traditional textiles. Instead of napkin rings, we use ribbon to make our tablescape seem a little more casual and cozy. 

Holiday Dining Table

We added a natural texture by spreading our Birch Wood Votives across the table. Although you can use regular tea lights, we filled our holders with flameless candles to be extra safe. Plus, we don't like it when our sleeves catch on fire when we pass the stuffing! You can keep them on the table all winter or even put them on a mantel, console, etc. 

We love keeping guests happy. That means always having steady stream of food out and a cheese board is a go-to treat. It's beautiful decor that you can eat, especially with our rattan wrapped cheese knives and marble boards.

The gold in our rattan wrapped salad servers adds holiday charm to the table, but we'd still use them all year round. You want a light bistro salad to pair with a heavy holiday meal. Especially when your family makes both sweet potatoes and normal potatoes, it'd be nice to have something light on the table!

Holiday Dining Table
Holiday Dining Table