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A Tale of Two Tablescapes:

Holiday decorating is made easier when your dessert can double as your centerpiece!

Merry & Bright

What better way to celebrate the holidays than sharing sweet treats? Indulging in gingerbread cookies or peppermint bark with friends and family brings a nostalgic ambiance to your winter gathering. The second setting, “Merry and Bright,”uses a more traditional holiday scheme in a modern kitchen setting. For this design, Woeller envisioned a lively holiday get-together for desserts and drinks, showcasing a red and green dessert buffet.

The kitchen’s island serves as the main buffet setting, embellished with cocktails and assorted desserts catered by AMIE Bakery. Blossoms of Cape Cod crafted floral arrangements with lush greens, berries, red tulips and white hydrangeas to enhance the overall color scheme. A small arrangement sits next to the stove, along with additional green accents and a bowl of evergreens with red ornaments. A red cookie platter and dessert plates spark a dash of liveliness against the light countertop, balanced by the apple green block print napkins. For a thoughtful touch, red ribbon is tied around each silverware set. The three-tiered dessert stand not only holds the cupcakes and chocolate, but serves as a focal piece with evergreens and vintage ornaments on the bottom tier. Neighboring the tiered stand, a vanilla cake surrounded by evergreen accents sits atop a wooden cake stand. The varied height of these displays across the island pleases the eye and adds complexity to the design. For cocktails to share, raspberries and prosecco in champagne flutes tie perfectly into the scheme, and for an additional option, wicker glasses topped with cranberries and a sprig of greens bring extra holiday flair. With berries and greenery throughout the space, the entire design becomes a cohesive, vibrant atmosphere that pops against this primarily white, sleek kitchen in Hyannis. As the heart of the home, and often a favorite gathering space, the kitchen may be wonderfully transformed for holiday parties. With a cheerful buffet setting, your gathering can be set in a casual, yet thoughtfully curated space bursting with holiday cheer. 

For more holiday decorating inspiration, make sure to visit Summerland’s studio in Osterville!

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