Always wanted one of those traditional Christmas gatherings where you break out the antique dinner service and go to town on table decorations? Or maybe there’s part of you that craves modernity? Something simple that will still make an impression.

Well there’s no reason that these two worlds can’t combine and just before we head into the week of Christmas we’re showcasing how our Fiesta Cutlery Collection makes for the ideal contemporary partner to place against a more classic Blue and White Spode tableware setting.

Create a spectacular Christmas table with our Fiesta Cutlery Collection  

With beaded baubles aplenty to give everyone a little extra seasonal sparkle when they sit down to eat, alongside hydrangeas taken from the garden at the end of Autumn and dried slightly before the frost gets to them, we’ve created a simple tablescape with a distinct Victoriana meets modern day vibe.

Our Fiesta cutlery collection presents a distinctive contemporary design with a well-sculpted handle featuring a concaved detail towards the bottom of the handle making it a pleasure to hold. It’s stand out feature is definitely the knife which has been designed to sit upright on your table – a sleekly unique detail.

Such a contemporary cutlery design of course will go perfectly with a more current day aesthetic. But for those of you who might enjoy mixing it up interiors wise our traditional Christmas meets modern day look really showcases how well Victorian and Edwardian furniture along with embroidered textiles and Art Deco inspired decorations can work with a contemporary cutlery pattern.

Oversized black placemats provide a suitably minimal backdrop  

We’ve kept things simple when it comes to placemats with a large black leather option that comfortably sits all your cutlery and tableware together and shows off Fiesta to its full potential. Our table runner was sourced from Etsy and is a Suzani style decorative embroidered textile. The blue and black colourway helps pull together all the tonal accents in this scheme along with pops of deeper red from the artificial pom pom stems and warmer hues of the dried hydrangeas.

Our napkins are white French linen just wrapped around the flower stem with some green raffia ribbons. The green is tied in again though paper decorations which provide a contrast with the more opulent art deco beaded stars and trees placed across plates. Adding individual name cards to these decorations as gifts for guests is a lovely idea for them to have a takeaway memento that they can cherish rather than throwaway crackers full of plastic.

Bring old and new together in this eclectic tablescape 

It's all about creating a festival feel for Christmas Day with cherished pieces alongside sustainably sourced decorations and a cutlery collection that’s made to last. When it comes to the food you serve – well that’s up to you. But one things for certain. Pairing together old with new makes for a truly eclectic festive experience full of soul and meaning.

Time for tea - don't forget to leave room for pudding

12 December , 2022