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Winter White Tablesetting by Fashionable Hostess Winter White Table by Fashionable Hostess White Tabletop Display by Fashionable Hostes

Entertaining at home is the way to go in these cold winter months, so right now I am embracing a beautiful winter white color scheme for my tablescapes. {I was actually inspired by some of the stunning wedding flowers on my ‘Wedding Details’ Pinterest board.} The first step to creating the look was finding an assortment of romantic winter flowers for the bouquets. My friend Carly, a local to the flower scene, suggested anemones, ranunculus, dusty miller, hydrangea, brunia, and eucalyptus. After a bit of snipping and arranging, three vases were created to run along the center of the table. 

Keeping with this white, elegant, and classic table theme I got to work on the tablesetting. I started with round white placemats and topped with white dinner plates and two-toned ikat salad plates. For napkins, I chose simple linen Kim Seybert napkins with a Greek key detail {currently on sale at Barney for $12!}. For glasses, I wanted an elegant mix of crystal so I started with my Villeroy & Boch Boston Claret set for water glasses. Then a table this fancy requires serving adequate bubbly, so I placed my Juliska Amalia Boxed Flutes out rather than usual wine glasses. 

White floral arrangements - winter wedding floral inspirations

Interspersed between the three flower arrangements I placed little votives filled with unscented tea light candles so I could really dim the lights for guests. The the finishing touches were a pretty cake stand and large silver candlesticks. The cake stand {a 3 -tiered cake stand by Mariposa} was the main centerpiece of the table and I packed it full of white frosted cupcakes {beyond delish}. Then at the very front end of the table {the first thing guests would see as they enter the dining room}, I placed my favorite candlestick duo with tall unscented candles. 

I am so in love with the way this came out. And the surprisingly great part is it’s relatively simple to re-create at home. Most people own white dinner and salad plates, so really the main element missing is a selection of white flowers.

What do you do to make staying in on these cold winter nights special? I would love to hear in my comments section below!

West Elm Salad Plates, Gold and White platesCupcake Tower on Winter White Table by Fashionable Hostess

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