SILVER & WHITE | How to spend money for Christmas home decoration


Silver and white is a classic combination that works in contemporary or traditional settings.

“It’s such fun to push the boat out when you’re decorating the table and give it some glitter, sparkle and pzazz, which puts people in the mood for fun,” says Clare Harris, founder of Talking Tables, specialists in party and table accessories.

“Silver and white’s a glamorous, sophisticated choice, and can be created easily with a white cloth and napkins, sparkly table gems, miniature silver crackers, and a table feature such as a collection of silver baubles in a clear glass bowl, or a group of silver candlesticks.”

TIP Serve individual desserts and pop a mini sparkler in each before bringing to the table as a fun final touch, Harris suggests. And make place cards using a silver glitter pen and white card.

GET THE LOOK Talking Tables silver accessories include eight Silver Saucer crackers, £6, and silver paper napkins, £3.50 for a pack of 20.

Indulge in House of Fraser’s Casa Couture range with its silver-style tableware, which includes beaten metal bowls, jugs and serving spoons, £16-£30. On a budget? Update your china with Ikea’s affordable Skack white and silver/grey range, which includes serving bowls, £6 each.

Antiqued Bud place card holders, £22 for a set of six, and beaded place mats, £25 for a set of two, The White Company, could set the scene.

Santa would surely approve of a reindeer centerpiece, and a reindeer tea light holder, £79, Marks & Spencer, which holds six tea lights is simply stunning. Alternatively, add a rustic touch with John’s Lewis’s frosted rattan heart-shaped decoration, £3.50. Wing it with Sainsbury’s tiny silver birds, £2.50 each.

posted 12.12.12

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