Paula’s favorite color palette for holiday tablescapes is the timeless yet sophisticated combination of silver and white paired with soft greens and evergreen trimmings from her yard.
Vessels are filled with floral arrangements comprised of white roses, magnolia leaves, spruce and boxwood clippings, and holly from Paula’s gardens.
Mercury-glass ornaments become small vases by removing the hook and cap on top and hot-gluing a small metal keychain ring on the bottom to stabilize the ornament.
Place markers crafted from simple white gift tags are tied to the folded napkin pockets using thin velvet ribbon accented with a small ornament and a sprig of boxwood.
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, Paula’s family heirloom silver makes its way to her tables and buffets.