Local Love: A Whimsical Christmas Table with West Elm

Last week, I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon with one of my favorite stores since forever, West Elm. I love hosting (as I mentioned in my last blog post, about my holiday brunch here), so this was the perfect opportunity to learn from the best, how to decorate my very own Christmas table, tips on how to pair dinnerware & flatware, how to fold napkins, how to arrange your floral details and how to make this table, your style most of all.
During our atelier with the loveliest West Elm experts in Montreal, they walked us through the new 2017 Holiday collection (that I want ALL), and the new details they brought in this year, their big support to local brands that I absolutely adore, their newYouTube channel (that I had no clue about it and now I’m addicted), and along with 4 other bloggers/influencers of Montreal, we were lucky enough to have one table each and get the chance to style it and exhibit it in-store for the next 2 weeks, hooray! (screaming of excitement here, raise your hands!)
Read my picks below, and all the tips we learned that night.

LEARN THE ETIQUETTE, FIRST OF ALL OK?I always feel the holidays are made to learn all about entertaining, besides a good menu and great drinks. The art and etiquette of setting a table are so much fun, and with this mom brain of mine, of course, I felt like a kid again refreshing my memory on how to correctly set up the formal place setting of any table. 

Grab your notebooks, here you’ll see a perfect step-by-step (video version) on how to do it like a real pro:

Right after you have your perfect table all set up, napkins are the next step. I learned how to do mine that night, and I included the cutest little greenery to my table (see all the pictures below) Ps. One way to fold your napkins in a super different way is the envelope style where you can even include a gift card or a note for your guests, yay!.  Take a look at the steps here:

MY FIRST “HEYMACA” CHRISTMAS TABLE Yes yes yes! I had so much fun having the opportunity to design a “HeyMaca” table with West Elm this year, full of life, colors, and the cutest little details that reflected so perfectly my personality and style. I opted to merry up the gorgeous electric blue wall of the store with some vibrant yellow touches, present in the salad plates and vases, all with modern touches and of course, fun! I listed the entire collection I picked for my table here below, and if you are in Montreal, don’t miss the chance to check it out in the store until mid-December.Ps. My love for Fishs Eddy is eternal and you’ll see it!
WHAT I PICKED FOR THE TABLE– DinnerwareMain plateSalad plate Dessert plate– FlatwareModern and gold – GlasswareGold and Stemless– CoastersWhite ash and gold– NapkinsCenter stripe – Metal ChargerIn gold– Table runnerCenter stripe – Accessories and bright vases like this one and this one

Oh hey, I was sweating in here hoping you really like this table! (: 
The prettiest Marble coasters, with a gold detail, made straight in heaven. 

Thank you, West Elm, for the invitation to this lovely event and for partnering with HeyMaca. All opinions are 200% (or maybe more) mine.Ps. I bought the yellow plates and the Charley Harper by Fishs Eddy ones as well. Couldn’t say no.Photography: Sylviane Robini 


  1. Candysfarmhousepantry
    November 28, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Your table looks so pretty. This is something I can copy and pull off with what I have here at home. Thanks for inspiration.

  2. Melanie @ Life's Sweet Words
    November 28, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    What a stunning table setting for the holidays!

  3. Leslie Morrison
    November 28, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    That tablescape!! Gorgeous 🙂

  4. Rachael Musser
    November 28, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Setting a table beautifully is such an art! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Destinee Nicole
    November 28, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    I loved this! I am the world's worst host/decorator, and probably always will be. But I loved this inspiration!

  6. Mom Wife Foodie
    November 29, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I want to set my table just like that now girl! I love West Elm and their holiday collection is so on point this season. Bring on all the color.xoDaniellemomwifefoodie.com

  7. Sam | Away She Went
    December 8, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    What a fun opportunity! I love how your table turned out! The blue and yellow is a fun touch.

  8. Karyl Henry
    December 9, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    That's such a cool in-store event! We have a West Elm not far from me, so I'm going to have to check this out.

  9. Jessica Bradshaw
    December 9, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Your tablescape is gorgeous. I love West Elm. Most of our furniture is from there. Thanks for the tips! I will have to take that in mind the next party I host.

  10. Sarah Kranz
    December 10, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    This is a gorgeous table, I definitely need your tips!