Setting the Perfect Coastal Christmas Dinner Table

What are we dreaming of? A coastal Christmas!

We love all things Cornwall and Coastal. We don’t need telling twice to combine these into our Christmas plans this year. If you’re looking for some inspiration or just love Christmas as much as we do, in today’s blog post we are going to be sharing with you how you can create the perfect Coastal Christmas dinner table.

Laying the table correctly for a formal Christmas dinner can seem like a daunting task. At Cream we have done some of the hard work for you. These steps are for sure to impress your guests with a beautiful and unique dinner table inspired by the coast:

The Food - Any excuse to incorporate our beloved Cornwall into our Christmas plans and we want to know about it! In many parts of the world, seafood is becoming more popular over the festive period. This got us thinking to how we could do something a little different compared to old English tradition. The Great Cornish Fish Book has some tempting dishes from some of Cornwall’s greatest chef’s and food experts to add a touch of the sea to your coastal dinner party. 

Select your theme – Before we get carried away with the fun festive decorating. It is important to firstly pick a colour scheme that will represent the coastal feel throughout the table. A deep blue always gives a classic bold look. Add our statement Table Cloth to give you the perfect starting point to dress the table. With a border of coral, sea anemones and sea creatures, this table cloth is guaranteed to transport your guests straight to the oceans edge.

Dress the Table – Continuing with our traditional coastal blue. Build up the place settings with mats, coasters, adding the silverware, Plates and Napkins (Don’t forget the red crackers!)

Our bold Maritime Bone China Collection is the perfect companion to make a statement to your place setting. Beautifully hand decorated in Britain, this collection captures every last detail to bring the design to life and wow your guest.


The Finishing Touch - The Christmas table would not be complete without a spectacular centrepiece. To add a luxury English feel, we suggest a traditional green garland, finished with a candle arrangement to add the perfect atmosphere to the room. The unique colours of our Glass Candlesticks gives a pop of colour to complement your wonderful centrepiece.

All of our candles are hand poured in Cornwall. They are in a bone china votive which gives them another purpose once burned. (This what makes them the perfect gift!). From a coastal storm brewing to lazing by the coast: we have you covered to set the mood for your table and bring your coastal atmosphere to life.

All we need now is our guests!

Here at Cream Cornwall, we are fortunate enough to live in one of the most popular coastal towns in the UK. Luckily for you, the inspiration and tips in the post will make your Christmas coastal dining experience one to remember. Don't forget to show us your Christmas table, we love to see our products in your home - #creamcornwall


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