The house is clean, the groceries are bought, and now comes the fun part . . . setting the table. Pull out your favorite seasonal pieces and make the table an expression of yourself. VISITvortex has four festive table-setting ideas from some of our most creative retailers in the Hudson Valley.
Casual antique table.
This table comes together with mismatched dishes and silverware, mason jars, and pewter. No need to be fussy with this mixture of eclectic and rustic elegance. The farm table allows the deep, daring colors of the whites and reds to really pop. Fresh flowers in simple whites add that special touch, and a small beeswax candle at each place brings intimacy.
shot at Outdated: An Antique Café in Kingston
flowers by Burgevin Florist in Kingston
Fun, bright, and festive table.
Bright colors and snowflakes give this table its simple elegance. Look through your holiday boxes to see what treasures can adorn your table. Don’t let your stemware sit empty: fill them with fun balls. Proper table settings, real silver, and embroidered linens bring a touch of formality.
shot at High Falls Mercantile in High Falls
Traditional country lodge table.
Deep, rich colors on this table create its cozy winter feel. A more formal table arrangement is achieved with matching pieces, and layered plates foretell of scrumptious courses to come. All you need is good company and a fire roaring in the background.
shot at Moose Crossing in Shokan
Modern table with a twist.
Handcrafted dinnerware and frosted glasses of various sizes establish a contemporary finish. Mixing various textures like stone, wood, chrome, and glass bring interest. Don’t be afraid to place objects you might not normally find on a holiday table, like these turtle shells. Outdoor flavor is sprinkled throughout with simple sprigs of pine.
shot at Spruce in Rhinebeck