I hope y’all can forgive my obsession with metallics this holiday season; for some reason, I just can’t get enough of everything that glitters, shimmers and shines. Last week’s silver & sage holiday table reflected (quite literally) the sparkly effect of sunlight bouncing off snow and ice…so for today’s board, I’m warming things back up with gold & copper tones that bring to mind a crackling fire and mugs of hot cocoa. Wouldn’t this palette set the perfect tone for a cozy holiday dinner with family & friends crowded around a long candlelit table? A gold leaf chandelier, cups of steaming cinnamon cider and bowls full of gilded ornaments heighten the warming effect. My mother-in-law is English, and she always sets these traditional “crackers” filled with candy at each place setting; try making your own with this DIY and metallic paper. I’d love to know: do y’all have any traditions that you incorporate into your holiday table design?

For more holiday inspiration, check out these boards: Merry Berry, Cranberry Sauce, Haute Cocoa and Little Fir Tree.

*images: {row 1} girl in dress, chandelier, place setting {row 2} escort cards, teacup {row 3} white ornamentsstockingstable & tree, pouring tea {row 4} ornaments, caketablechampagne,



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Comments (11)
  1. 1
    Amanda Eck December 5, 2011 at 8:17 am

    oohhhh!!! LUV it! so chic and sophisticated

  2. 2
    Claire December 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

    So French!

  3. 3
    Ashley's Always Entertaining December 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    A wonderful alternative to traditional Christmas colors!

  4. 4
    [email protected] Design for Living December 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Lovely collection!

  5. 5
    Rebecca @ white-styled December 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Love them. Imagining drinking from that gold plated teacup.

    • Camille Styles December 6, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Ditto – I WISH I could find one just like it!!

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    Allison { TAYLOR MOSELEY } December 6, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I have not made many traditions for a table design… but I always have candles on the table for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I just love the dim atmosphere a candle can create.

  7. 7
    Rowaida Flayhan December 6, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Loving your inspiration board, I pinned on Pinterest, actually pinning most of your amazing boards. Happy Holidays, my favorite month of the year.
    Best Wishes xo

    • Camille Styles December 6, 2011 at 7:22 am

      Thanks m’dear – happy holidays to you too, and so happy that you’re feeling inspired! xo

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    karlita December 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

    oh.. I saved this palette for next Christmas! it is so elegant, bright, makes me think of snow and cups of steaming tea.. beautiful!