Mark & Graham Challenge: A Rustic & Elegant Holiday

Sacramento Street // Mark & Graham ChallengeStyling tabletops has always been a passion of mine because it gives me a reason to put together a gorgeous tabletop for guests and surround myself in joy and happiness. When newly launched Mark & Graham asked me to participate in a fun Design Challenge against an amazing group of bloggers and designers I was excited to see what I could create with my surprise box of Mark & Graham monogrammed goodies! The idea behind this challenge – all five of us would be competing to see which tabletop readers loved the most. What’s in it for you? If you vote over on Facebook, you’ll be automatically entered into winning a $500 gift card to Mark & Graham. Luckily, my dear friend Emily Anderson was able to shoot this feature for me. Read on to see the items that I had to style . . .

Sacramento Street // Mark & Graham Challenge

Sacramento Street // Mark & Graham ChallengeWhen I think of monograms the first thing I think of are napkins. Ever since I was young I’ve traveled to flea markets around the world and collected antique linen monogrammed linen satin stitch napkins. Even if they don’t have the right initials, I love collecting them. These will definitely be making an appearance at future dinners.

Sacramento Street // Mark & Graham Challenge
Since it’s getting cooler and I find myself bundling up more at night, this beautiful monogrammed cashmere throw is perfect for those who get chilly.

Sacramento Street // Mark & Graham ChallengeA dinner party isn’t complete without a cheese plate – pick your favorite cheeses (two or three usually works for a group of four to six), honey, nuts and fruit. Don’t forget sharp cheese knives – these bamboo cheese spreaders are the perfect weight.

Sacramento Street // Mark & Graham ChallengeSacramento Street // Mark & Graham ChallengeI’m thrilled with the way this rustic and elegant holiday tabletop came to life. What do you all think? Be sure to check out the competition! See the other Mark & Graham designs by Cassandra from Coco + Kelley, Camille from Camille Styles, Jenny from Little Green Notebook and Emily Henderson.

Now pop over to Facebook to vote for your favorite design!

Photos by Emily Anderson / Styling and Flower Design by Caitlin Flemming


  1. Rebecca

    This is my first time seeing your blog, it’s lovely! The table looks gorgeous, those flowers are perfect! And those little cheese knives are my fav thing from M&G, they have been at the very top of my Christmas list.

  2. Manolos to Asolos

    I absolutely love everything about this!! It is perfectly simple, elegant, rustic and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this, Caitlin. It is great inspiration and you did a lovely job. I enjoy visiting your blog every single day. 🙂

    Lots of love, light and blessings to you.


  3. Julie

    So beautiful! Wish I had your talent at floral arrangements – it’s stunning. Looks like it should be in a British Manor House!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Alicia

    I love this table top… you styled it perfectly! I especially love the simplicity and elegance and the rustic / homey feel! Gorg photos too! xx

  5. Chelsi Liddell

    Stunning table! Just the right amount of Christmas without looking over-styled. Love the linen napkins – classic! Beautiful photos too!!

  6. Tiffany @ Savor Home

    You did such a beautiful job! It’s simple, yet elegant and sophisticated. Those linen napkins are beautiful, too! I voted for you, so good luck!

  7. Chris

    This is super classy — really nice! 🙂

  8. Ashley Callen

    Love this look. Voted for it on FB. I’m partial to antlers!

  9. Caitlin

    Your display is very pretty, except for the deer antlers. I would much rather see the antlers on the deer than on the table display. Otherwise, it is very pretty!

  10. Marta

    Beautiful job, Caitlin! Your tablesetting is dreamy!

  11. Julia

    This is beautiful, Caitlin! It was by far my favorite & I voted for you 🙂

  12. Eleni | My Paradissi

    Love it! A tabletop of exquisite elegance and rustic style. Congrats!

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