It just doesn’t seem like Christmas until we’ve pulled out our favorite holiday cookie cutter shapes and created favorite Christmas treats with my kids. I look forward to this holiday tradition each year since it is the most wonderful time of the year. My kids love the opportunity to decorate, and they don’t mind the extra sweets around the table, but nonetheless it’s a favorite memory for all.
These cookies usually make their way into our Christmas Eve traditions as the kiddos wait for Santa to come. I’ve shared about more holiday traditions and our refined sugar and dairy free cookie recipe on this blog post.
I wanted the table to be festive yet chic, which is why I mixed Furbish’s block print linens with my Uccello Rosso holiday mugs. Uccello Rosso, which is Italian for red bird, is a sign of remembrance that someone who loves you is thinking of you. Folding this special motif into my holiday traditions reminds me that the generations who came before me, and celebrated the Christmas season with similar traditions, are still with us as we create new memories together.
I chose the Verbier print for each of my table linens – tablecloth, napkins, and coasters – which added just the right amount of red and green for my liking! The hand-painted prints offered by Furbish are easily built upon, so don’t be afraid to mix and match. You’ll find yourself using these motifs all year as they are easily enhanced with fresh greenery from the neighborhood. By incorporating the Raffia placemats to tie everything together., I was able to break up the repetition and add some needed warmth and texture.
As a mom, it’s important to make the holidays memorable, which is why I love facilitating fun activities for the kids while also taking advantage of an opportunity to stretch my creative muscles and inspire my family as they gather around the table.
This year, I collaborated with Furbish Studio and Vietri to create the perfect holiday tabletop. Create your own perfect pairings by shopping the holiday tabletop linens below. To receive 20% off, use MAALLEN20 upon checkout.