Christmas table settings from hardtofind
Once the present unwrapping’s done, all thoughts turn to Christmas lunch and dinner. And regardless of whether you’re having a laid-back BBQ, lobster lunch or going the whole
hog turkey, gathering round an occasion-worthy table really helps to set the festive scene. Here are some of our best Christmas table ideas to help you set pride of place and really get into the spirit of the season.
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Christmas table runners & tablecloths
The easiest way to bring Christmas to the table is to lay a wonderfully festive tablecloth or table runner across it. These top selling options have you covered for both the traditional Christmas with snow-covered berries and squirrels(!) and the far closer to home sunshiny Australian version with Moreton Bay figs and the iconic cockatoo – perched amongst it all like a native Christmas angel.
Festive placemats and coasters
Staying on that theme, yuletide designs can bring a more subtle, but still striking nod to Christmas (or layer-up with a table-cloth and go full-tilt festive), while these ingenious (and best selling) Australian-themed colouring in placemats can keep little ones occupied and staying put so the grown-ups can enjoy a good catch-up.
Place setting ideas
So, where does everyone sit? If you’ve carefully arranged a seating plan (keeping Aunty Margaret away from Grandpa Oliver; putting Dad beside Jack’s new girlfriend because he’s so good at making people feel comfortable; and keeping young Toby as far away from the candles as possible…), writing each person’s name on one of these gorgeous gift tags and laying them across the plates is an easy, elegant and cost-effective option. Or, as an extra gift-like touch, you could mark everyone’s place with a Christmas card, including a personal message inside.
Centrepieces and table decoration ideas
As long as there’s nothing too tall (especially lit candles!) to impede passing of potatoes and topping up of wine glasses, a festive centrepiece and little yuletide touches can really lift your table to the next-level. Scatter a selection of the smaller pieces around or lay them on napkins and plates; and group together some of the larger options down the centre of your table scattered with some pine cones, wattle or bottlebrush flowers.
Servingware for the Christmas table
And lastly, what’s a Christmas table without lots of food to share – and gorgeous platters and plates to share them on? Here are some of our top sellers and favourites to pile mince pies on top of, squeeze some end-of-meal cheese and give the red wine a good airing.
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