Red and Green Christmas Brunch

Paula likes to celebrate every meal with a festive tablescape, even the small breakfasts and brunches during the holiday season. “That’s why it’s called ‘merry’ Christmas,” she says. 

The centerpiece is a mix of red roses, silver brunia, and green dianthus balls from a floral shop and cuttings from the yard.
Get out the chargers, dishware, glassware, and linens you don’t use the rest of the year, and layer them on. Mix and match patterns for a casual feel.
Keep a stash of patterned scrapbook paper to craft place cards. Checked ribbon glued between two different papers  adds a decorative touch.