From tableware to ribbons, gilded accents dress up holiday tables.
Grab the metallic spray paint, clip some boxwood branches and head outside and get busy. Ten minutes later, glittering foliage – like the topiary on this super elegant table – will be ready for your centerpiece. Spray some salvage candlesticks with leftover paint, stock up on ribbon and well, you get the idea. Gold has been a Christmas element since biblical times. Exceptional Root candles tapers, infused with fragrance, enhance a festive mood.
Another easy way to introduce gold accents to the table is by wrapping holiday favors in gold paper and dressing up the mini-gifts with other gilt details. If you happen to own gold-rim china, ‘tis the season (and I think it’s even worth the hand-washing chores).
Even a not-so-fancy table looks dressed up by white plates with a gold Greek key border and gold-stripe gift paper that manages to look right at home under a bright top knot of red ribbon and berries.