I have now been writing this blog for six years. For the past six years I have written about bags and coats and the best beauty buys and kitchen makeovers and all manner of lifestyle-related things.
But last week was a first. I was asked by Sainsburys Home to design, plan and set a table for a festive meal they were hosting for a group of bloggers and Instagrammers, using all of their new season tableware.
What with my tableware obsession, this was definitely up there with the ‘happy face’ projects.
And I knew what I wanted to do instantly. After checking out all of the product ranges in Sainsburys Home, I definitely knew I wanted a gold meets green meets foliage kind of a vibe.
I posted stories about it on Instagram on the evening and I was inundated with requests to show more photos of what I did. So here it is!
I will let the photography do the talking and link to all the products we used at the end of the post. If there isn’t a link, it just means that it’s not available online – but everything will be in store right now.
We used white tablecloths and napkins, which I used as the backdrop for the gold and the green. Teri from The Lovely Drawer did all the gold calligraphy for the place settings.
It did look gorgeous and the fresh eucalypytus smelled amazing. I must admit that I’ll be taking my lead from it for my own table this Christmas day!
- Fresh eucalyptus bunches placed down the middle of the table
- Faux wreaths hung from the lighting in two groups of three. We used this wreath.
- Wooden pre-lit stars
- Green cushions
- Large candles, which I placed randomly down the table around the eucalyptus, with smaller versions of the same candle opposite
- Gold pineapple decorations (placed on dinner plates as a kitschmas gift)
- Ceramic coasters (set of three)
- Serving platters
- All the dinner plates, side plates and bowls are not available online, but ARE all in store now. The main dinner plates have a mistletoe design in gold, while the side plates were a mixture of gold spots, gold stripes and phrases, including ‘don’t mind if I do.’
This was a paid partnership with Sainsburys Home, but all words, design and styling is my own work.