10 Glam Metallic Table Accessories Perfect for Your Holiday Parties
There's something about the holiday season that just screams sparkle and shine. And for us, that means metallics. Brass, silver, gold, pewter — we truly love them all. As you start to plan your holiday tables and centerpieces, we thought it would be fun to do a roundup of our top 10 metallic table accessories. Take a look:
While you don't necessarily need a charger underneath your dinner plates, they definitely bring a bit of pizazz to a table. They feel like table jewelry to me, so I always like to include them when I’m putting together my holiday tables.
Our Product Pick: Pewter Charger, West Elm, $39
New Year's Brunch Table Setting
To create this look, search your favorite vintage stores for glassware and dessert plates with pink or gold detailing. Use a basic white dinner plate on the bottom of every place setting. Top it with a geometric napkin (these are made from fabric purchased from Quadrille, Inc.) and the vintage plates. Repurpose the printable invitations as menu cards to top off each place setting.
Metallic flatware has been a major trend for the past few years and it's not going away anytime soon. Give in to the trend. A great set of gold flatware will pop on your dining room table. You can choose between a dull or shiny finish, though I personally love the shine.
Our Product Pick: Almoco Flatware, Design Within Reach, $53
Neutral and Metallic Fall Table Setting
Play with sheen at your fall shindig by layering different metallics. While silver and gold tones are both classic and popular, bronze and champagne tones are a bit more unique and can take on more of a masculine vibe.
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Placecards might seem a bit formal, but I think it's a fun way to add interest to your table. Instead of traditional placecard holders you can use pinecones or acorns. But if you do want to use more traditional holders, these metallic pinecones are even better than the real thing.
Our Product Pick: L'Objet Pinecone Placecard Holder, Bloomingdales, $195
Metal Touches for Shine and Depth
In addition to well-coordinated dinnerware, chargers, linens, runners and flowers, consider adding ambient light to your tabletop with polished pewter, brass or silver candlesticks. Once placed among the all-white elements, the shape and finish of the candlesticks will add depth while also bringing a warm glow.
There's nothing quite like a simple white candle in a silver candleholder. The effect on the mood and lighting of your room will be nothing short of stunning. (Try taking a selfie and then report back to us!)
Our Product Pick: Owl Mercury Glass Votive Holder, Etsy, $13
Silver and White Simple Christmas Table Setting
Formal dining doesn't have to be fussy. The mismatched glass goblets and loosely arranged centerpiece keeps this table from feeling too stuffy, while sterling silver, linen napkins and place cards keep it dressy enough for holiday dining. Strike a balance that's comfortable for you, your family and guests.
You can really have some fun on your Christmas table with metallic decor that keeps everyone in a festive mood. Small trees work well, as do reindeer or pretty metallic snowflakes. Try pairing white flower arrangements with your decor to amp up the brightness even more.
Our Product Pick: Metal Wire Christmas Tree, CB2, $29.95
Floral arrangements can appear either formal or casual based on the container you choose. To keep your gathering casual, consider mixing cut flowers in repurposed vessels with those in glass vases. Here, the juxtaposition of a formal globe vase next to a vintage nickel pitcher strikes the perfect balance of unexpected and chic.
A metallic pitcher can work as a fab table accessory. You can use a pitcher for water, homemade ciders or even for a flower arrangement.
Our Product Pick: Hammered Copper Pitcher, Williams-Sonoma, $99.95
Christmas Tree Napkin Rings
Many artificial tabletop trees are sold with replacement branches. Use scissors to cut the branches into 4-inch strips, then wrap them around napkins. For embellishments, add jingle bells to the branches with twine.
If you like to use linen napkins when entertaining, consider getting yourself a set of metallic napkin rings. You could look for vintage rings and put together a mismatched set, or purchase a new, matching set.
These jingle bell rings will definitely keep the kids at your table happy.
Our Product Pick: Jingle Bell Napkin Ring (Metallic Red), Pier 1 Imports, $3.16
Copper mugs are everywhere now that the Moscow Mule cocktail has grown in popularity. But even if you're not serving Moscow Mules, I still think they make a nice touch. Try serving cold apple cider in your mugs or any other cocktails you might have on your menu.
Our Product Pick: Four-Piece Copper Mug Set, Kohl's, $34.99
Salt and Pepper Shakers
Whether you have one salt and pepper shaker on your table or have a set for each seat, they look great with metallic touches. For a fun twist, try filling up your salt shaker with colored sugar and using them on a dessert table.
Our Product Pick: Mason Jar Salt and Pepper Shaker, World Market, $5.98
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Almost any color arrangement of flowers would look gorgeous in a metallic vase. If you feel like there is a bit too much metallic on your table, try using silver or gold vases for arrangement in other areas of your house such as your entrance or in a guest bathroom.
Our Product Pick: Metallic Vase, Macy's, $39