- Gather up all of your cake stands to display your cookies, brownies and all other holiday treats for a festive presentation
- Use apothecary jars that you normally use for soaps, bath salts or shells and put candy in them for a special touch
- Add holiday decorations like ornaments, candles and wreaths that you have used throughout the house and repeat them on the table for continuity.
- In this candy cane themed dessert table, I leveraged the red and white of the candy cane and repeated it throughout. Then added purple and pink for a unique color blend.
- Add anything you have in mercury glass, silver or mirror to the table for extra sparkle against the candlelight
- For the buffet table, I used a vintage silver cake stand to give some height to the arrangement. It is also great to mix new and old things together. I also folded a white tablecloth I already owned into a runner so that I didn't have to purchase a runner.
- Rather than just placing buffet plates on the table, display them on a tray first or use a wall mirror as a tray.
- Find any clear glass vases or containers and fill them with glittery ornaments to add color to the table.
- Pull branches of holly and winterberry from outdoors along with pinecones for adding natural elements. I added outdoor white urns for an unusual look. You could also add succulents if you don't have time to pick up fresh flowers or greenery.
- If you are in a pinch for time, grab every candle stick you own and create a simple row of candles all in the same color down the center of the table. Sometimes keeping it simple is just as glamourous.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Holiday: Merry Tablescapes
As you prepare to gather around the table with friends and family this Christmas, here are a few tips on creating tablescapes that will put smiles on your guests faces this holiday season. Whether it is a buffet table, or sit down or even a dessert table, pull together some unconventional items that you already own for a bit of a surprise.