Christmas Dining Part 1 – By Day

Now that we’ve all done our Christmas shopping (haven’t we?), it’s probably time to turn our attention to food and table decorations. I’d like to say that our family tradition involves an early lunch while there is still a hint of daylight. Sadly that isn’t the case. But if it were, I’d keep to a fresh and simple scheme. Nothing to detract from the food and the company, and nothing that involves too much elaborate preparation. It’s not a bad plan at any time of the day, but it particularly suits a casual lunch.

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Parquet Dining Set by Furniture Village

My ideal would be a light and bright colour scheme of white, wood and small touches of metallics. It is Christmas after all. And to give it a Scandinavian twist I’d add a few woodland creatures and some texture in pine-cones, cork and bark.

Christmas Dining by Day

1.Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton, Olio Dinner Plate, £14.50. Dip Dish (set of 4), £30, All Amara. 2.Living by Christiane, 24-piece cutlery set, £180, House of Fraser. 3.LSA City Bar White Wine Glasses on Walnut Coasters, £42, Black by Design. 4.Lene Bjerre Tealight Lantern, £12, Houseology. 5.Wood Reindeer, £12.50, Debenhams. 6.Spot Tree Platter, £8, BHS. 7.Antler Candlestick Holder, £12.99, TK Maxx. 8.Rustic stag crackers (set of 10), £25, House of Fraser. 9.Pine Cone Bauble, George Home. 10.Stag Lacquered Glass Tea Light Holder (Set of 2), £25, Houseology. 11. Heart of House Tablecloth and Napkin Set, Argos.

And as the daylight fades, there will be candles to light, crackers to pull and more wine to pour.

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18 Comments

  1. Reply

    Amanda

    September 25, 2017

    Wow…great collection–I am so inspired! I enjoyed over reading your blog post. Your blog have nice information and I got good ideas. Thanks for sharing this.

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      deardesigner

      September 25, 2017

      Glad you liked it Amanda 🙂

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    Jen Stanbrook (@lovechicliving)

    December 18, 2015

    Ooh I just love this moodboard selection Carole, can I come for lunch too?! x

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      deardesigner

      December 18, 2015

      Haha, you are welcome Jen 🙂

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    Adriana

    December 18, 2015

    Hey! Great stuff! We really like your taste and the ideas that you share!!!

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      deardesigner

      December 18, 2015

      Thanks Adriana 🙂

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    Rachel

    December 16, 2015

    Lovely ideas and a nice calming dining scheme!

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      deardesigner

      December 17, 2015

      Thanks Rachel x

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    Stacey Sheppard

    December 16, 2015

    Love this scheme Carole, really simple but beautiful.

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      deardesigner

      December 17, 2015

      Glad you like it Stacey x

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    Cate

    December 16, 2015

    Love the white and gold colour scheme, I can imagine this table lit at night with lots of lovely twinkly lights x

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      deardesigner

      December 17, 2015

      Oooh yes, Kate. I can see it too 🙂

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    Jo

    December 16, 2015

    It all look lovely, so fresh and so festive at the same time!

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      deardesigner

      December 17, 2015

      Thanks Jo 🙂

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    Katy

    December 16, 2015

    Oh, lovely, Carole. Love the fresh, simple festive look – I’ve gone all white and gold this year, too. Beautiful selection x

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      deardesigner

      December 16, 2015

      Thanks Katy. Sometimes simple is best x

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    Kate

    December 16, 2015

    Lovely selection Carole – although I’m still waiting for my lunch invite… 😉

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      deardesigner

      December 16, 2015

      You can come anytime my lovely. Let’s make a date in the new year 🙂

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