Designer Hilary Farr loves the holidays and shows us how to decorate a one-of-a-kind dessert table that can fit into any holiday space. It's a great way to bring everybody together and make some great memories - regardless of what you celebrate!
Above: mirror and chandelier, Cocoon Furnishings; 18" Peacock wreath and Peacock trees, Artifacts; 16" Peacock 2reath, jewel ornaments, turquoise ornaments, toy soldiers - Bouclair; Star of David dessert plates, West Elm; gold/silver ornaments, plastic cups, Loblaw's; Lack table and Argen chairs, Ikea; teddy bears, Dollarama; linen table runner, Pottery Barn; glass apothecary jars, Homesense; Miss Desiree Villeroy & Boch goblets, Townsend Platinum dessert plates, oval platter, Vera Wang Lace Platinum Wedgwood platter, Michael Aram Menorah - William Ashley; rug, W Studio; dining table, Elte; paint engine engine #9, Para Paints
If you don't have your tree up yet or need a festive tree alternative, try adding a luxurious peacock feather wreath like the one seen here. It's gorgeous and a total showstopper. Plus, it's fun and still says the holidays!
This is the time of the year that you can bring out the hand-me-downs and family heirlooms. Don't worry if things don't match - it's all about tradition, gatherings and making the most of useful items with memories attached to them.
Apothecary jars are a great way to display beautiful items and these dramatic glass jars in different sizes are a perfect vehicle to show off your decorations. Add some silver and gold dreidels, Christmas ornaments and coins, and you're all set for holiday decor.
Don't be afraid to mix metals - it's the perfect time to throw them together. The look is elegant and visually interesting. You should try doing it more often, and not just during the holiday season!
When dressing a table take out your old pieces of silver, hand-me-down linens and old candelabras, it will make your meal that much more special. If you don't have the real thing, there are lots of options in stores to recreate the look.
And don't forget to set a children's table. There should always be a special place for the little ones with little bits just for them. Add teddy bears, fun Christmas plates and a lovely centerpiece with lots of treats for them to devour. This guarantees the grownups some extra time!