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Holiday Tablescapes

WHILE CRUISING PINTEREST ONE NIGHT LOOKING FOR IDEAS TO DECORATE THE TABLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, I CAME ACROSS AN IMAGE THAT REALLY STRUCK ME.....LIKE SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE WITH ITS SIMPLICITY AND BEAUTY!  AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, WE’VE ALL GOT SO MUCH ON OUR PLATES WITH OUR “TO DO” LISTS, AND I FIND MYSELF LOOKING FOR TIPS OR SHORT CUTS TO MAKE ALL OF THESE HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES EASIER,LESS STRESSFUL AND MORE MEANINGFUL. 

HERE ARE SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY TABLE, WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE AND DRIVING ALL OVER TOWN

Incorporate natural greenery

CEDAR, PINE, BALSAM, EUCALYPTUS.....JUST LAYER IT DOWN THE CENTRE OF YOUR TABLE.  YOU CAN FIND IT OUTDOORS OR AT YOUR LOCAL GROCERY STORE.

Lots and lots of candles

WHETHER ITS VOTIVES IN SMALL GLASS JARS OR PILLARS IN LARGER GLASS VESSELS, SPACE THEM EVENLY ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE TABLE, VARYING THE HEIGHTS IF NECESSARY AND KEEP THE CANDLES ALL THE SAME COLOUR. (WHITE IS ALWAYS CLASSIC).  YOU CAN USE ANYTHING FROM MASON JARS TO EVERYDAY DRINKING GLASSES.

Flowers

FLOWERS MAKE A TABLE SETTING INSTANTLY SPECIAL.  NO NEED TO BUY EXPENSIVE BOUQUETS FROM A FLORIST.  GO TO YOUR GROCERY STORE, CHOOSE THE DAISY OR MUMS PACKAGED IN A SINGLE COLOUR AND ARRANGE THEM IN VASES YOU HAVE IN YOUR CUPBOARD- THEY DON’T NEED TO MATCH.  ALTERNATELY, YOU CAN USE SMALL SUCCULENTS IN SIMPLE CLAY POTS FOR A RUSTIC TOUCH.

Always use good quality napkins

LASTLY, AS THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA WOULD SAY....”ALWAYS USE GOOD QUALITY NAPKINS”.   WELL, SHE WOULD SAY OLIVE OIL BUT THE NAPKINS ARE EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT.  LINEN OR CLOTH NAPKINS LOOK AND FEEL LUXURIOUS BUT DON’T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE.  AND YES, YOU HAVE TO WASH THEM BUT TRUST ME ITS WORTH IT.  A SMALL BRANCH OF GREENERY TUCKED INTO THE NAPKIN WRAPPED IN TWINE FINISHES THE FESTIVE LOOK.  VOILA!

    NOW YOU CAN CHECK THE HOLIDAY TABLE OFF YOUR  “TO DO” LIST!!

     

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