Metallic Christmas Morning Inspiration
December 23, 2010

With Christmas Eve JUST around the corner, most of you are getting ready for family festivities and lots and lots of celebratory feasting. Oh the feasting. Well we have the loveliest inspiration to whip your Christmas morning spreads into tip top shape. Photographed by Carly Taylor, with design and styling by the always lovely Victoria Hudgins of City Cradle Design, this is the perfect way to get us in the holiday mood. See the rest of this cute display here.

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One of our family's treasured traditions is to wake up to cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. It would also be a lovely way to celebrate a holiday wedding, shower or even day after brunch! I styled this little inspiration to bring to light the easy ways you can DIY a metallic, modern holiday brunch table.

I covered the serving table with a beautiful wrapping paper instead of using tablecloths (which doesn't need to be ironed:) and let ribbons hang off the sides to add to the festivity. This would be an easy idea to use throughout the year, especially if you can get good deals on nice metallic paper after the holiday is over.

The table hosts our morning sweets including cinnamon rolls with Merry Christmas Morning flags (I created this and would be happy to offer it as a download), granola in button topped baggies, small stacked doughnuts and homemade macaroons. I made a quick and fun fake version of this beloved french sweet using vanilla wafers and marshmallow fluff, topped with gold baking dust they were amazing to taste and lovely to stack on little plates. I hand stamped into a red pear and using a bit more of the baking dust set a lovely word scene for our table. The plates even joined in the celebration being rolled in eatable glitter- another easy way to get the shimmer of metallic on a minimal budget.

As a design touch to our table I spray painted different woodland deer to set around the space and glittered a few wreaths to liven up the wall above. It was a fun set up that I will use for my own inspiration for years to come...

Photography: Carly Taylor / Design and styling: Victoria Hudgins of City Cradle Design