When you guys read this I’ll be on a plane, crossing the Alps into my northern home country… I am not going to deny it, I love German Christmas, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the way they celebrate it here.
So a couple of days ago I got together with Miriam from Kissandchips Photography to shoot a simple Mediterranean Christmas table for you, my lovely readers.
More than mistle toe or fir branches, eucalyptus is ever present here during wintertime. I am not very good with flowers, so I instead of an elaborate floral centerpiece, I decided to give the typical Spanish Christmas snacks (dried fruit, nuts, mantecados and turrones) a special place on the table and fill the gaps with eucalyptus branches and walnuts.
By the way, we shot at Cafe Godot in the hip Barcelona quarter of Gracia, and I can highly recommend it. The food is delicious and the interior really nice (those brick walls!).
Mantecado is a crumbly Spanish shortbread typically served during the holidays. Turrón is a nougat confection with toasted almonds (or other nuts). Both are calorie-loaden little pieces of heaven… and they make for a nice centerpiece, don’t they?
I used clay name tags which I made myself for the place settings, see the tutorial here.