The fire is lit. The table is laid.
There is a sweet simplicity to dining with family and friends on Christmas day, a moment when our lives change pace for a moment. The cherished memories of Christmas days gone by always evoke memories of happiness; that rare moment of calm when we all sit down to dine together and recount the year gone by. The memories created round the Christmas table show the magic that this festive period can bring to the home and we want to help you celebrate in style.
When guests arrive at your house the ultimate spectacle is the dining table, so enjoying the experience of creating a personalised feature to welcome your guests is a must! See our blog: Dining and style inspiration for a Robert Welch Christmas for our top 6 tips to prepare for a stress-free Christmas.
Don’t forget, dining at Christmas may require extra cutlery. All Robert Welch cutlery is available loose, to top-up an existing set (where do all of those tea spoons go?) or to add new pieces to your collection.
For us, the extensive Radford range is our go-to for entertaining, with accessories from lobster picks to carving knives, it has a classic design that is versatile enough to complement any table setting.
For the design savvy amongst you, update your cutlery collection with RW2. The cutlery pattern that would hold its own in the trendiest of interiors, and celebrated in the design world, a re-worked Robert Welch classic, RW2 will impress your guests and heighten your dining experience. Top tip: Try this pattern in our satin finish for a true style statement.
Stanton cutlery is an example of beautiful and exact sculpture; well balanced and comfortable to use it complements the ultimate Christmas feast. The final design created by Robert Welch himself this is a timeless cutlery set designed to last a lifetime.
Stylish and gently contoured Malvern cutlery offers an affordable introduction to the Robert Welch cutlery range. This Christmas the limited edition 30-piece promotional set offers value for money as well as highly functional design to enhance your dining experience.
Choosing a colour palette for your dining table gives you a style to work towards and stick to. This Christmas we’re choosing muted tones and linens to create a luxurious but subtle indulgence. Tableware to suit the style will emphasise the pieces you choose so stick to china or handmade stoneware plates to achieve the look, we think this artisan stoneware collection from The White Company is the perfect accompaniment, shown here with Stanton cutlery:
Our favourite way to decorate the Christmas table is to ensure organisation, using napkin rings on each individual place setting is a special touch and enhances the special occasion.
Perhaps think about decanting your red wine before your guests arrive to ensure it has had time to air and come to the correct temperature, and get out your cheese knife sets for after dinner.
THE LITTLE THINGS
Personalisation at the dining table can really capture the imagination of your guests when they sit down to dinner, watch the reaction and delight when they see a handwritten place card and why not include a little edible keepsake. For something that will take no time at all it will complete your table and be the ultimate finishing touch.
The lighting in a room can instantly announce the arrival of Christmas. Soft candlelight creates a beautiful setting and candleholders and candlesticks can become a focal point on the table. Create a centrepiece for your table with candleholders, simply dress the centre of the table with foliage and intersperse candleholders of varying heights along the table. Use candlesticks and fill hurricane lamps with fairy lights instead of candles to create differing affects. Including pine cones and cinnamon will also add a different dimension to your centrepiece with an added bonus of a fantastic festive aroma.
Gain inspiration for gifting this Christmas and shop the 2016 promotional gift sets from Robert Welch.