The Christmas dining table is where all the magic happens — where the seasonal feasting continues into evening conversation long after the last mouthful has been eaten. Not only for Christmas Day – a dazzling tablescape can be a principle character in your decorated home during the entire Christmas period. Ready to be a backdrop for many wonderful meals — from breakfast to a casual cold supper for unexpected guests.

Our Christmas Gift Shop is brimming over with seasonal inspiration, gorgeous tableware, light strings, candles and candle-holders, glassware and table linen. Decide on your Christmas theme and we can provide all the props and effects. Let us help you conjure up an imaginative tablescape this Christmas, to leave you with magical memories and enchanted guests.

THE TRICK OF ILLUMINATION

Christmas would not be complete without sparkle. Use light strings and candles everywhere! Warm white fairy lights trailing along a runner, tealights in decorative holders by each place setting, a candelabra or two and pairs of tall candlesticks dripping with wax. Perfect the illusion with a partnership of two colours — red and cream, silver and white, silver and gold — all classic combinations to conjure up Christmas. Add beaded table linen and napkins with metallic thread to increase the glamour and shine.

STYLE SORCERY

What about a stylish contemporary table with a twist on the traditional Christmas combination of red and green? This imaginative colour pairing of jade green and amber on the contemporary Metro oak dining table composes a very modern Christmas tablescape. Highlights of copper, gold and glass complete the spell.

NATURAL, UPDATED

We love a contemporary, country Christmas table. Use a little sleight of hand and a lot of found foliage to make a stunning festive tablescape. Bring in a large branch from the garden and festoon it with glass and silver baubles, ribbons and tiny lights. Hang it from the ceiling on adhesive hooks, easily removable after Christmas. You have conjured a centerpiece that celebrates the beauty of winter. A standing ovation! 

Delicately dress tableware with tendrils of ivy and scatter pinecones on the table. Place a sprig of berries from the hedgerow on each place setting and garland branches of fir around shelves and mantelpieces. Use every candlestick and holder you possess to create an enchanted Christmas atmosphere.

TABLE TRICKS

After the plates and cutlery are laid, napkins folded and glasses polished, add personalised baubles as place names, little boxes of table games and surprise gifts for each guest. After the Christmas feast is over your family will linger long at the festive table – over cheese and biscuits, nuts and truffles, port and liqueurs.

Come to our Christmas Gift Shop for inspiration and, no matter which style you decide to choose this season, your Christmas tablescape will be a miniature wonderland to lift the spirits and spread some yuletide cheer. Magical memories are sure to be made!