styling and images from Gathered Cheer
Hello and thanks so much if you’re following along with this festive series of the 12 styled days of Christmas. It’s day 3 and time to share Ruth’s beautiful idea with you. Ruth blogs over at Gathered Cheer where she talks interiors with some very cute DIY projects thrown in along the way. She was one of my first blogging pals and I’ve really enjoyed seeing her blog blossom into such a stunner. She’s one talented lady even though she’d never ever utter those words herself. So I’ll pass you over to Ruth and her super stylish affair.
What’s the idea behind your table?
The Christmas season is full of parties and gatherings, so I wanted to lay up a table fit for an afternoon tea buffet. After all, who doesn’t love a Christmas buffet? This makes for a relaxed atmosphere, and allows for guests to keep popping back for more.
How is this idea personal to you / how does it relate to how you celebrate the festive season?
This table suits my hosting style to a tee – simple, relaxed and informal, but not compromising on the little finishing touches. It’s not a traditional red and green Christmas, which again is a personal preference. I love to use lashings of white and gold throughout our home – with added candlelight come evening, too!
How will you be spending this Christmas?
My husband and I alternate who we spend Christmas with each year, and this year we’ll be with his family in Devon. We’ll enjoy a traditional family Christmas, complete with church, carols, lots of food, games, bracing countryside walks and a bit of festive TV of course.
What’s top of your Christmas list this year?
At the moment I’m trying to overhaul my skincare routine to reduce the amount of crazy chemicals, so my wishlist is full of lovely natural alternatives. A full set of gold flatware from West Elm has also been top of list for a long time; I’m hoping someone gets the hint!