How to Decorate your Table for the Holidays

If you would like your table to look a little less formal this year and more relaxed. Instead of reaching for the champagne/wine stems, something more contemporary like glass flutes will do nicely. Also I plan to add an unexpected color to my otherwise traditional color palette. Just a touch of pale turquoise should really pop! Neither the tablecloth or silver candle holders will be seen this year!

Instead I’ll use a European bistro trick of a few white linen runners across the table for a laid back elegant look! In place of the silver candelabra, let’s try shimmering glass candleholders in a variety of shapes and heights! Your local Thrift Shoppes are a treasure trove for these items!

Even though holiday design themes change and evolve from year to year, there is one that remains constant in our home. Each year I add black and white photos to our tree! I’ve copied photos of loved ones, some still with us, some who are not, even our 4 legged furry ones! I cut the photo to fit a large wooden curtain rod ring that has a clip attached. Hot glue the photo to one side of the ring using it as a frame and clip them to the tree!

It’s meaningful and gives us pause. We circle around the tree, making sure we see every photo! Sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, but always glad we’re together!
To me great design elicits emotions that speak to our soul and creates a sense of belonging, a spirit of space! Design your holidays with a few of your favorite things!

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad. I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.”
Rodgers and Hammerstein

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