Inspiration for your Christmas table

In cooperation with Kødbyens Mad og Marked we had the opportunity to set a Christmas table to display at the Christmas market at Godsbanen December 2nd and 3rd 2017. That resulted in a very beautiful outcome that we would like to share with you. We give you a guide on, what we have used, and how we have made the different elements for the Christmas table.

The table

The Christmas table display is made on a beautiful mahogany table from Aamot Stoleflet.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Mahogany table from Aamot Stoleflet

Mahogany table from Aamot Stoleflet

The tabletop is made of one whole piece of wood, and the dark color gives a beautiful and simple expression.

Bring in the nature

We love the Nordic nature and the amazing splendors, you can find in the woods.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Christmas table inspired by nature

Christmas table inspired by nature

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Christmas table with elements from nature

Christmas table with elements form nature

We have tried to bring in the nature in the table setting by using the wonderful materials from the nature for the table decorations and as source of inspiration.

Aluminum rings with natural decorations

To hang over the table, we have made aluminum rings where we have placed different things from the nature on. We have used: spruce cones, different types of spruce, different types of holly, and ivy.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Aluminum rings with natural decorations hanging over the Christmas table

Aluminum rings with natural decorations hanging over the Christmas table

You need aluminum wire with a 2 mm thickness with gold look to make the aluminum rings. Find something round to shape the rings around. You can make the rings in different sizes to create some variation. Tie the different natural elements on the rings with steel wire.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Find something round to shape the aluminum rings around

Find something round to shape the aluminum rings around

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Tie the nature elements around the rings with steel wire

Tie nature elements around the rings with steel wire

We have made leather straps where you can tie string On to hang up the rings. We have used twine to hang up the rings.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Leather strap for hanging up the aluminum rings

Leather strap for hanging up the aluminum rings

The rings are hanging on a large branch over the table. Hang the rings in different heights to give some air and randomness for the decoration.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: The aluminum rings hanging on a large branch over the Christmas table

The aluminum rings hanging on a large branch over the Christmas table

Spheres with the splendors of the nature

As table decorations, we have made nature spheres. We have used floral foam spheres to stick, wrap and glue different things on. We have used spruce cones, moss, pieces of wood, and different types of spruce.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Materials used for making nature spheres

Materials used for making nature spheres

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Stick spruce branches into the floral foam sphere

Stick spruce branches into the floral foam sphere

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Put moss around the floral foam sphere and tie it with steel wire

Put moss around the floral foam sphere and tie it with steel wire

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Glue spruce cones to the floral foam sphere

Glue the spruce cones to the floral foam sphere

We have chosen saucers from pots to place the spheres on. You can also use small plates, platters or the like.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Nature spheres placed on saucers from pots

Nature spheres placed on saucers from pots

We have spray painted them in black, gray, and gold to give them a darker look, but also to add some subtle life to the table the setting.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Spray painting the saucers in black, gray, and gold

Spray painting the saucers in black, gray, and gold

Tableware

For tableware we have used brands like Bitz and Holmegaard. The focus has been on creating a coherence between the natural elements on the table and the tableware.

Plates

The plates are from Bitz. As charger plates we have used a green plate made of stoneware with a diameter of 27 cm. The dinner plate is also made of stoneware and is in the color black with a diameter of 22 cm.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Plates used for Christmas table display

Plates used for Christmas table display

The raw stoneware matches well with the natural materials. The green and black colors complement the colors of the nature and fits well with both the table and the decorations.

Cutlery

The cutlery is also from Bitz. We have chosen cutlery in brass colored steel. It brings warmth for the table setting and makes it more Christmassy.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Cutlery used for setting the Christmas table with

Cutlery used to set the Christmas table with

Additionally, the cutlery fits with the aluminum rings hanging over the table. That is part of creating coherence for the table setting.

Wineglasses

The wineglasses are from Holmegaard in the Perfection series. The white wine glasses can contain 32 cl and the red wine glasses can contain 59 cl.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Wineglasses used for setting the Christmas table with

Wineglasses used to set the Christmas table with

The simple, yet beautiful design of the wineglasses brings calmness for the table setting. It makes room for the rest of the decorations on the table and brings the decorations into focus in an elegant way.

Napkins

We have used napkins from Muubs in the Ben series in the color nature. The napkin is made of flax and gives a raw expression. The raw expression fits perfectly with the natural theme.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Napkin with leather napkin ring

Napkin with leather napkin ring

The napkin ring is made of leather, which gives a square, when it is assembled. The napkin rings fit together with the leather straps on the aluminum rings, which again creates a coherence for the table setting.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Stencil for the leather napkin ring

Fold the napkin and measure the thickness. Make a stencil that fits with the measurement

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Assembling the leather napkin rings

Assemble the two notches to make a square

The pictures above show, how we have made the napkin rings in leather, and how to assemble them.

Candle holders

Every table setting should have candlelight. It creates the perfect atmosphere. We have used LYSESTAGEN from BY DYB in the sizes Small and Large in the pattern Line in the color Black Gray.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: LYSESTAGEN from BY DYB

LYSESTAGEN from BY DYB

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Candle holders from BY DYB on the Christmas table

Candle holders from BY DYB on the Christmas table

The powder coated steel fits well with the raw look from among others the plates and the natural decorations. The shadow effects from the candle holders create depth for the table setting and gives the perfect atmosphere. We have used regular and large sized tealights. Additionally, we have taped gold glitter tape around the tealights to make it more Christmassy. Also, the gold glitter tape fits with the cutlery and the aluminum rings.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Gold glitter tape around the candles

Tape gold glitter tape on the candles

Place card holder

For the place card holder, we have used relatively large spruce cones with thick flakes. We have glued the place card on top of the spruce cone. Here, we have used business cards as place cards.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Place card holder made of a spruce cone

Place card holder made of a spruce cone

Photographer: Lise Wedding

The spruce cones fit with the natural theme. Also, the place cards can stay on its place during the whole party, compared to a traditional place card that is placed on the glass or the plate. In that way, they work as both a part of the table decorations and as a place card holder.

The designer behind the Christmas table display is BY DYB’s own designer Sofie Dybdal. Sofie has in the process regarding the Christmas table focused on taking the best elements from nature and bringing it in on the Christmas table n an elegant way.

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Sofie Dybdal from BY DYB

The designer from BY DYB, Sofie Dybdal

Photographer: Lise Wedding

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Hanging up decorations

Hanging up decorations

Photographer: Lise Wedding

Inspiration for your Christmas table with BY DYB: Setting the table

Setting the table

Photographer: Lise Wedding

We hope you got inspired by our interpretation of a beautiful Christmas table. Merry Christmas and enjoy.