‘Tis the season for small intimate gatherings! In order to practice social distancing, some families may be facing holiday celebrations without loved ones who are traditionally part of their celebrations. While nothing can truly replace their missed presence around the holidays this year, Dogwood Hill owner, Jennifer Hunt, and Christina Brockman of Huckleberry Collective set a table filled with family heirlooms and memories that we believe is a heartwarming nod to family members who may have to celebrate from a distance this year.

The beautiful vintage china and crystal used on this table belong to Jennifer’s grandmother, Martha Young, “Nonnie.” While Jennifer remembers the Arcadia Green china pieces Nonnie received as wedding gifts in 1947 displayed year after year in her grandmother’s china cabinet, Jennifer personally loves pulling them out annually for her family’s holiday table.

In addition to the Christmas china, the combination of unique etched crystal, the lace trimmed napkins, and beautiful urn holding Christina’s florals all give off a traditional holiday flair.

The menus feature artwork by Dogwood Hill artist Holly Hollon from our “Poires de Noel” collection. We love that this darling card design allows for a monogram personalization in the center of the garland.

We also cannot help but notice the addition of the family’s name and date at the bottom of these menus, allowing them to forever become keepsakes and reminders of this particular holiday celebration.

Our hope is that this inspires your 2020 holiday gatherings to integrate heirlooms and memories into the celebration honoring those loved ones who may be unable to join the celebrations this year.


Menus: Dogwood Hill

Florals and Styling: Huckleberry Collective

China: Arcadia Green by Franciscan in production 1942-1962

Placemats: Haute Home

Napkins and Crystal: Vintage

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