Twelve Days of Christmas Design Tips – Kathryn Greeley Elegance!

What could be better?
I’m thrilled to have one of the most highly acclaimed tabletop designers as my guest today
to share her favorite Christmas design tip!
Kathryn Greeley
is not only a talented designer, but an authority on antiques and collecting.
Her book, The Collected Tabletop, is her way of sharing over 30 years of experience
and knowledge in the design and entertaining field.
It’s a wonderful guide to implementing her design philosophy of
"collected, not decorated"
I can’t think of a better Christmas gift for anyone who loves to entertain!
With all this talent and skill, you can see why I’m delighted to have Kathryn as my guest blogger.
Take it away, Kathryn…
Kathryn Greeley’s Christmas Design
 "One of my favorite holiday design tips is for "dressing" up your favorite chandelier and lighting up your holiday table!  Each year at Chestnut Cottage, I dress up my antique wooden barley twist chandelier in its holiday best by adding a silk plaid canopy and cord sleeve. I also custom cover chandelier shades in the same silk taffeta and then add lots of fresh greens.  I twist several pieces of strong floral wire around the wooden arms to make a form for adding the greenery. Lastly I add several mercury glass ornaments by hanging them on the greenery or to the floral wire.  This has become a lovely and fun tradition to our holiday decorating at Chestnut Cottage."
How gorgeous is that!  
You know I’m a big fan of using things you already own in your Christmas decorating
and Kathryn shows you how.  
From the fresh greens on her chandelier,
to the use of her silver collection, she is a master at creating an elegant table!
Did you notice her silver biscuit barrel?  We seem to love the same things…
A big "Thank You" to Kathryn for her 
truly inspirational Christmas design tip!



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