A Seat at the Table

Style a pretty holiday place setting with help from the designers behind Living Well in downtown Fairhope.

Photo by Elizabeth Gelineau

1. Gold resin deer, Large $65, medium $45, small $35 • 2. Vintage Christmas carolers • 3. Metallic terracotta planter, $45 • 4. Elizabeth’s own silver goblets passed down from her grandmother and great-grandmother • 5. Juliska “Reindeer Games” cocktail napkins, $75 set of four. • 6. Vintage mini Christmas trees • 7. champagne flutes purchased at an estate sale • 8. Juliska “Winter Frolic” bon bon bowl, $85 • 9. Vintage red ornament • 10. Juliska “Chalet” green tartan napkins, $18 each • 11. Juliska “Winter Frolic” party plate, $32 • 12. Juliska “Winter Frolic” dinner plate, $55 • 13. Juliska “Isadora” gold placemat, $35 • 14. Elizabeth’s wedding Gorham Strasbourg sterling flatware • 15. Juliska tartan “Tidbit” plate, $20 • 16. Juliska “Reindeer Games” comfort bowl, $38 • 17. Crystal and green agate candle holder, medium $30, small $25

Holiday Tablescape tips

Elizabeth Collins, owner and designer of Living Well, and shop stylist, Connie Cayson, offer these tips:

Mix old and new
Elizabeth blends the newest trends from her shop with heirloom and vintage pieces she has collected over the years.

Incorporate something living
A simple bowl of lemons or a more formal arrangement of orchid stems can be equally impactful.

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Add a touch of whimsy
Adding something unexpected to the table, like the vintage carolers and elves used in this place setting, always adds a bit of humor.

Don’t think formal or casual … think festive!
At the end of the day, everyone has gathered together to be with friends and family and to have a good time. Don’t overthink it!

Living Well • 25 S. Section Street, Fairhope. 929-3255.

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