Silver and gold, silver and gold on every Christmas tree…and table. We’ve partnered with Brie Matulich, founder of My Splendid Living, to give you Christmas table decoration ideas for when you’re going for a look that’s a little more glam.
This holiday season, we are decking the halls with silver mercury glass trees to create an unforgettable shimmering, Christmas winter wonderland tablescape! I love the idea of mixing silver and gold, especially on the table, so this became my inspiration and theme for this year’s holiday party.
I set the scene on Crate and Barrel’s Dakota table in my backyard, and I arranged a long piece of fresh cedar garland down the middle of the table, letting it float off each end corner of the table. This created dramatic appeal but still allowed for extra place settings at each end of the table.
To complete the centerpiece, I added mercury glass trees along the garland, starting with the tallest in the middle and adding shorter trees on either side. Silver and gold glitter garlands were also added for a touch of shimmer along the row. In between the mercury glass trees, you can find shiny gold and silver ornaments nestled among the cedar garland as a finishing touch.
Each place setting is composed of Gold Rim Buffet plates stacked on top of the Shimmer Silver Glass Chargers and Snowfall placemats. Gold snowflake-shaped Flurry Beaded Napkin Rings adorn the Helena Graphite Linen Dinner Napkins, and the Emory Gold Flatware continued the theme of mixing gold and silver at each setting.
To finish the look, I added cozy fur pillows and blankets to keep guests warm under the starry night sky. As the sun started to set, I turned on the twinkle lit trees and began to prepare the Champagne Cranberry Cocktail and Seared Ahi on Sesame Cracker with Wasabi Cream before my guests arrive.
This is a wonderful holiday Hors D’oeuvre adapted from Cindy Pawlcyn’s Seared Ahi Tuna recipe and prepared in collaboration with Steamer’s Grillhouse in Los Gatos, CA. Steamers is known for their daily fresh fish coming from around the world and many signature dishes, one being my favorite Seared Ahi Tuna on a Sesame Cracker. I always enjoy having a night out with my husband to sip champagne and eat this delicious Ahi Tuna appetizer during the holiday. I think you will too!
I got this recipe from my best friend Sara Scroggins, who makes custom cocktails at the Basin in Saratoga, CA. Sara knows my love for champagne, so she came up with a fun holiday twist to spice up my champagne for the party.