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Christmas Day

As long as you have space in your Dining Room, the easiest way to extend an existing table is to add a piece of MDF cut to size (B&Q will do this for free) and mounted on 2 woodwork trestles.

The great thing about trestles is they are exactly the same height as most tables therefore giving the illusion of one long table.  Teamed with 2 matching tablecloths the addition will be easily disguised.

Christmas Day table setting

  • Tablecloths from John Lewis (years ago!)

  • Red Glasses designed by Julien MacDonald from John Lewis

  • Red Star Napkins from Lakeland (only sold at Christmas time)

  • Crockery white plates with silver rim from John Lewis

  • Cutlery Arthur Price (topped up with kitchen knives and forks!)

  • Silver Chargers from Woodcote Nurseries in Surrey

  • Red Velvet crackers from Marks and Spencer

Flower Arrangement for Christmas Day

Flower Arrangement Materials used

  • 2 red rectangle containers filled with oasis and Longiflorum lilies.

  • Red berries on branches cut to size and added for effect.

  • Pine cones attached with florist wire.