In a previous post, I mentioned the Caroline House, a beautiful home that I toured in which each room was decorated for Christmas. One trend that I noticed throughout the house was, not only the use of gold tones, but the use of layering on the tables. I decided to go through all my table linens and see what I could come up with.
As a base, I used a cream colored cloth:
On top of that, I placed a bronze colored cloth which was actually for a round table:
On top of the bronze cloth, I placed a chocolate brown suede-like cloth:
As a finishing touch, I placed a gold throw diagonally on the top. I also used this throw on my Christmas table last year.
To pull in all the colors, I used this place mat as the base for my centerpiece:
Then I placed a charger with candles that I decorated with beads and ribbon in the center. (I posted how to do this in my post called Candles with a Sparkle). I grouped several vintage-looking ornaments with a beaded garland around the candles:
I wanted something different for my napkins, so I folded them into thirds lengthwise and pulled them through the napkin ring:
Then I flipped the napkin over and tucked the ends in between the dinner plate and the charger. It made it look like a bow:
The result was dressy and elegant, yet warm and cozy.