Setting our Mackenzie-Childs Holiday Table

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Courtly Check Chargers, here | Courtly Check Dinner plates, here | gold flatware, here | Courtly check teacup, here | Crystal Menorah, here | Courtly Check Napkins, here | Courtly Check Napkin Ring, here

With our holiday theme Mackenzie-Childs inspired, it was only appropriate to carry that in setting our holiday table! This years’ tablescape is similar to last year in it’s simplicity, but with a whimsical, courtly check twist. 

Black, White, Greens and Gold

As you saw in the glimpse of our holiday home decor, I wanted to focus on a black and white color scheme. The foundation being pieces from my Mackenzie-Childs courtly check collection, accented with golds/metallics and fresh greenery. In doing so, it’s still festive don’t you think?

Honestly, I’m going through a minimalist stage I think…well, minimalist for me lol. I like pretty details, but not too many. I want everything in my house to be clean and organized. Dressed up and still cozy – most importantly not overdone. That mentality calms me and is easier to clean up and put away *wink. 

Mission organization makes for easier design

With going through many of our housewares, determining what to keep and what to give away. There are staples that I LOVE and incorporate often (here and here just to mention a few). One being my gold flatware from West Elm. It has a modern yet elegant design that can be used to dress up a table setting or elevate it. 

Tablescape Tips

  1. Layers – layer your dinnerware! It adds dimension to your setting. Even if it means, going to the table to grab the plates to plate them for dinner and bring them back. Let your family and friends see the complete ‘look’.
  2. Unexpected touches – these mini preserved boxwood wreaths I picked up last year, said ‘holidays’ to me and I was trying to figure out how to use them. I wanted to serve tea so under the teacup they went. Another layer, another touch of holiday!
  3. What flowers? – as much as you know I’m obsessed with fresh flowers, I like switching it up sometimes (like here). Our crystal menorah set in the middle of a beautiful fresh wreath, gave holiday vibes and was the perfect touch.

My Mackenzie-Childs Must Haves

Whether you just want to start a collection or add a classic piece to your kitchen/home, there are a few classics that I couldn’t recommend more! Why? You can mix and match them or have them be that hero piece, like the tea kettle which is one of the most popular pieces, that will add that whimsical touch.

photos by Anne Kim of Laura Metzler Photography

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