Set the Table, it’s Christmas Time!

Posted on: December 10, 2021

Food is the key to most celebrations and gatherings so setting a stunning table will highlight all those family favourites—stuffing, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and a must for my family:  Goan beef rolls.  Layering the dinner plates, choosing gorgeous table linens, and adding fun Christmas crackers.  All striking ways to draw the eye to the delish delights that make up a Christmas spread.

Tradition is key this year as we reflect on the challenges current times bring and as many of us rediscover our cultural practices.  We’ve all lost a lot, but we can hang onto the joyous memories and keep traditions going.

Winners is known for its “fab finds” so it’s my first stop for special and impactful table linens.  With my name, I can have holly year-round, but you can get your fix with deep reds and verdant greens in a tablecloth, runner and napkins.  The hearty and gorgeous foliage serves as a counterpoint to many of the earthy tones of the season’s bounty.

Layering plates of various sizes and colours add texture, height and keep dishes from cooling too quickly.  Since tradition is at the fore this year, harken back to Christmases of the past with gold accents like charger plates.  No table would be complete without the perfect glassware so choose wisely!  Kitchen Stuff Plus has a wide selection of everything you need to layout a classic festive table setting.

To keep the kiddos entertained scatter a selection of gold foil covered chocolates from Bulk ‘N’ Bits over the table to find and add a literal pop with Christmas crackers from Toy City, Winners, or Metro.  However, you choose to set the table for yourself and your loved ones be sure to tag @cloverdalemall if your festive photos.

~ Holly, Guest Services Coordinator