As the Christmas festivities approach and we look forward to welcoming our loved ones back home to enjoy a socially distant dinner, Kilkenny Design shares their top tips for planning an unforgettable table. Create magical family memories this Christmas.
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Build your theme
Choosing your color theme is the most important task when planning your tableware decor. Traditional reds and luxurious golds are the call of the day for Christmas 2020 as families across the country seek to add a warm and cozy atmosphere to their homes.
Once you’ve decided on a color scheme, pick a jaw-dropping centerpiece and build your table setting using wreaths and tinsel.
Fearghal Kavanagh, Head of Creative and Visual Merchandising at Kilkenny Design, says:
“First, plan in advance all of the dishes and glassware you will be using on your dining table that day and make sure it is prepared the day before your welcome. Make sure you choose one. centerpiece for the table, a piece that relates in some way to the rest of your theme. “
“I always use garlands as a runner for my dining table, it really adds a healthy festive look. Start decorating with the centerpiece of your choice, add the runner and / or the garland, then the dishes and glassware and place serving bowls or extra cutlery somewhere near hand so it’s ready to go when the food is ready. The last step is to step back to review your Christmas table and ask yourself if it’s balanced ? “
Serve in style
From dinner sets to cutlery, investing in stylish, high-quality serving dishes will allow you to create Christmas memories for years to come.
Belleek Grafton 12 Piece Table Set, WAS € 120.00, NOW € 69.00
Belleek Occasions 72 Piece Cutlery Set, WAS € 350.00, NOW € 149.00
Discover Nicholas Mosse pottery
Long live the crystal
This year, more than ever, we all deserve a special gift. Improve your glassware game and toast to a new year with an elegant crystal filled to the brim with bubbles. Alternatively, if you love a good herbal tea, invest in some locally made pottery and fill your home with coziness.
Maxwell Marquis By Waterford Crystal Champagne Flutes, WAS € 80.00, NOW € 40.00
Paul Maloney teal slim mug, € 22.00
Incorporate your food
Don’t let all of your hard work in the kitchen go to waste. Incorporate your dishes at your table to add a healthy ambiance – plus you can show off your cooking skills!
Check out Kilkenny Cafe’s infamous Guinness Brown Bread recipe here.
Add a personal touch
Your Christmas tableware theme should be personal to you and represent your family. From personal notes in each place to elements having more meaning. The Caulfield Country Boards Round Robin Board is a touching way to represent loved ones lost this Christmas. The robin at Christmas often symbolizes the loved ones who watch over us, we couldn’t imagine a nicer way to serve a dish.
Caulfield Country Boards The Robin Round Board, € 50.00
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