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Caroline Foster on creating the perfect Christmas table

Caroline Foster, shares her top tips for making your Christmas table ‘naturally’ perfect this year.


The inspiration for my Christmas table this year is nature. A soft palette of winter whites, sage, olive green and stone. With rustic textures using washed linen, handmade pottery, hand blown glassware, wicker and soft rattan.

Unusually I have decided not to have any flowers but a trail of eucalyptus down the centre of the table placed on top of a stone coloured table cloth. I’ve collected old jars and tied garden twine round them lined with moss, placing a sage green candle inside. To keep with the nature theme, I’m using tealights with scented candles inside, olive green glasses, stone coloured plates which sit on rattan tablemats.

“I wanted everyone to feel safe, centred, nurtured and cosy

For the table gift I’ve chosen a large palm stone in pale green aventurine, when held in your palm they are thought to promote the flow of positivity. Each crystal has been nestled in a small wooden box lined with tissue paper, topped with my favourite deckled edged paper with ‘Noel’ written in green ink calligraphy. I’m finishing mine with a handmade soft green tassel all the way form Indonesia, collected on my travels.


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Dinner place (31cm) £32 Wonki Ware at The Conran Shop, Blossom tealight holders (set of 3) £12 Joes Browns, Wooden Bells (5-pack) £36.30 (plus p+P £16.33 from Canada), Pilosale at etsy, Kartio tumbler (2-pack) £14 littalo at Nordic Nest.

Tiller stone tablecloth £115 Daylesford, Double-tassel chair tie £3.46 Exquisite Beaver, Dinner candle £3 True Grace at Heals, John Lewis & Partners cutlery set, (6 place settings), Gold £60, Aventurine palm stone £8.99 June&Ann at Amazon, Woven placemats (4 pack) £2295 Made Terra

For more lifestyle inspiration follow Caroline @carolinelfoster2

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