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Holiday tabletop tips

I have always been in charge of setting our holiday table.  As a child I was taught how to properly place the dishes, silverware, glassware and such.  It is something that I take pride in now as I spend a lot of my time focusing on beautiful tabletop designs.  There are some do’s and dont’s for holiday centerpieces and since tomorrow is Thanksgiving I thought I’d share a few quick tips.

  1. Consider the height of your arrangement.  A low centerpiece is always a little easier to work around than a tall piece for ease of conversation as well as passing dishes around the table.  It can be disappointing to bring or create a centerpiece that has to be removed from the table.
  2. Candles are a great addition to your tabletop display, but don’t leave them unattended.  Candlewax dripping all over your tablecloth can be avoided as well as any unintentional fires!
  3. Incorporate food elements such as artichokes, cranberries or apples into your centerpiece.  They add a nice foody-touch and can spark conversation when someone realizes those are real apples mixed in with the roses OR simply place a pillar candle in the center of a vase and surround it with fresh cranberries for an easy DIY centerpiece that is simple and clean.

To me, the perfect table setting is created by the people who gather around it.  Thanksgiving is the one holiday that my entire family (well, almost all of us!) spends together and it is a highlight of my year.  Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a beautiful setting!

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