I adore the natural, layered meadowland look; this being reminiscent of my Mum’s dinner party tables. Having always been a collector of nature’s little treasures, this season I’ve had a lot of fun with flowering long stemmed artichokes. Who wouldn’t be obsessed with the bloom of fluorescent purple spikes contrasting the bright green globe?

I created an unstructured garland that spoke to my love for the un-fussed farm table feel, using these artichokes along with gum, Alliums, whimsical garden greens and Banksias (amazing proteas, boasting sawtooth ribbon leaves!).

Get various greens from your garden, while the Banksias and artichokes can be ordered from your nearest florist or grocer (see our shopping list).

Adding black candles gave the table setting extra oomph, while loads of smaller candles in interesting votives ensured that mood lighting would be a feature once all the candles were lit. No such thing as being excessive with candlelight – trust me!

Place little shrines all over your home. Creating the perfect atmosphere isn’t difficult; lighting really IS key. Texture too – we’re tactile creatures and evoking our sense of touch keeps our hearts happy. Charcoal linen napkins added this element and the gold starflake strung with raffia completed the place setting.

Personalised napkin detail is a very special touch and won’t go unnoticed. Attention to detail always makes for a memorable event.

Have a beautiful Christmas!




Wooden tables, wooden cross back chairs, candlesticks, cutlery, underplates, glassware and crockery – Hire Society

Black candles – Flowerspot (Woodmead)

Banksia’s and artichokes – we use Dunkeld Fruit and Flowers or various florists based at the flower market in town. It’s worth the trip!


For more festive table inspiration: Neon Christmas | Watermelon & Bougainvillea