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Three local showroom owners offer tips of the trade for creating a festive holiday table

Povy Kendal Atchison

Table of Gratitude

Holly Kuhn, owner of Littleton-based Old Glory Antiques, is an expert at creating rich, layered vignettes. “The table is set in the Old Glory Antiques signature style—warm, collected, and perfectly imperfect,” Kuhn says. 

Starting with an antique pedestal table and mismatched seating, Kuhn stacks dishes and bowls from Terrafirma Ceramics and Emma Bridgewater atop fine Lenox china. Collected vintage silverware wrapped in soft linen napkins from Pom Pom at Home add to the casually elegant look.

An antique ice cream mold serves as a centerpiece container filled with autumnal-hued flowers from Happy Canyon Flowers. The fall colors continue with scattered miniature pumpkins and pomegranates.

“I love the look of dishes collected over time, old pieces used in new ways, and unexpected pairings that create a comfortable yet sophisticated setting for family gatherings.”

Holly Kuhn
Old Glory Antiques

A Merry Little Table

A table set for Christmas dinner need not be set with items specifically designated for the holiday. Interior designer Katie Wolfe Agron, who along with business partner Molly Simons owns MK Style (located on Denver’s Old South Pearl Street), has a head start with a green-lacquered dining room and white Chippendale chairs, so elegant tableware and a classic floral arrangement in holiday shades are all that are required to set a merry tone.

Gold chargers from Caspari blend beautifully with heirloom-quality Bernardaud china and highlight the gold trim of vintage green glassware. Silver candlesticks from MK Style and a simple arrangement of roses and evergreens create a fresh and fragrant look that never goes out of style.

Katie Wolfe Agron
Molly Simons
MK Style

Happy New Year Table

Young and lively, modern and original: what better way to start the new year than with a pink champagne brunch that celebrates all things fun? That’s the theme for this tabletop, designed by Cindy Ollig and Emily Marchalonis of Denver’s The Perfect Petal. 

Set with clean-lined furnishings and a black-and-white color palette, the duo gathered items from their charming Highlands floral and gift shop: Kate Spade acrylic straws, Standing Gallant Horse candleholders—decked out for the occasion in homemade party hats—and a collection of black vases filled with hydrangeas, pansies and carnations keep things simple and unfussy. And what’s more festive than a sparkling pyramid of champagne glasses?

Turn a bold piece of fabric into a table runner, add napkins from Crate & Barrel and pink flatware from IKEA, and you’ll be ready to pop the bubbly—and greet the new year with a blush.

Cindy Ollig
Emily Marchalonis
The Perfect Petal

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