As the days of winter wind down to a freezing few, bare branches and the sparkle of frost on the ground continue to provide fresh decorating inspiration. Make chilly days an occasion for Southern hospitality, and invite loved ones to warm themselves with a meal by the fire.
Create a woodland-inspired winter table setting with accents such as an acorn-shaped bowl and stemware in the rich shade of cinnamon ferns. For the centerpiece, layer pinecones with Hypericum berries in a large wooden bowl, and place slender tapers in a branch-motif holder.
Play up the forest theme with accessories both whimsical and elegant. Exquisite gold flatware balances the playful acorn bowl, while white oak-leaf plates by Vagabond House give a rustic accent to the Royal Limoges china adorned with gilded leaves. In the center display, echo the great outdoors with faux-wood-grain chargers and slices of timber.
Fill the plates with hearty comfort foods, such as White Chicken Chili or Shrimp, Mushroom, and Spinach Orzo, for a delicious and satisfying meal. Complete your evening with our Triple Almond-Chocolate Cake, a dessert as scrumptious as your winter table setting is enchanting.