Whim­si­cal Won­der­land

Southern Living (USA) - - Home & Garden -

“It’s tra­di­tional with a twist,” says Buffy, who played up the mint and gold tones of Royal Crown Derby’s Dar­ley Abbey pat­tern. At first glance, the col­ors are a sur­pris­ing choice, but she se­lected main­stay Christ­mas blooms, like poin­set­tias and amaryl­lis, along with a smat­ter­ing of vin­tage bot­tle brush trees and or­na­ments to cre­ate this fresh take on for­mal style. “Most peo­ple do red and green, but I light­ened the shades to coral and mint,” says Buffy, who set the palette off

against a pow­der blue vel­vet table­cloth.

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