The House Files: Setting the Christmas table

sainsburys-radianceRadiance crockery set, Sainsburys | Star platter, Sainsburys | Gilded word side plates, Fish’s Eddy at West Elm | All other pieces, vintage

This time next year we will, hopefully, have a new kitchen. And with a new kitchen comes the dream dining table – all of which we have been madly saving up for.

We’re going for a long, refectory style so we can actually have people over – and next year, host Christmas. Like PROPER grown-ups!

For years I have been building up a collection of festive-ready crockery; metallic plates, vintage platters, cute tea cups and saucers. If there’s a gold star, polka dot or Christmas tree, it’s gone into the Christmas section of the cupboard. Yes, I have that. I told you, almost a proper grown up.

Recently I came across this crockery set in Sainsburys (REDUCED! 12 PIECES FOR £30) and it was love at first sight (the star shaped platter is sold separately).

Yes, every shiny star screams CHRISTMAS, but it’s not so OTT that it needs to be relegated to the cupboard for the rest of the year.


Personally, I’m a fan of a mis-matched dinner service. For me, it’s a bit like putting an outfit together – so as long as the colours or tones all work together, then it doesn’t really matter what print it is.

It also means that there is way more fun in collecting your festive dinner service, as everywhere you go (and I LOVE a charity shop trawl for old china) you will find pieces that will work.

Next I am after some amazing gold cutlery and have my eye on the stunning ‘Paloma’ set from Amara’s own label.

Read on below for some more gold-themed Christmas tables that will hopefully give you a bit more festive inspiration.

Happy Christmas!




Image: Inspired By Blog
Image: Inspired By Blog

1: Keeping it completely metallic, with splashes of texture in the form of the napkins and pine cones. Love the dual metal cutlery.

Image: Residence Style
Image: Residence Style

2:  These plates! Love the vintage vibe of this crockery mixed with formal place settings for added grandeur.

Image: Fab Mood
Image: Fab Mood

3: Keeping it simple with gold charger plates and cutlery, with a fresh rosemary sprig on neutral napkins.

Image: Residence Style
Image: Residence Style

4: Going for gold! Mixing up the tableware with matching decorations.

Image: Romantic Homes
Image: Romantic Homes

5: Beautiful simple metallic polka dots with rustic decoration looks so chic.


This post was written in association with Sainsburys, but all thoughts, words and styling my own, unless otherwise acknowledged.


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