Tasteful Table Trimmings

October 01, 2013
Setting the table during the holidays can be a daunting task. But this year, deck it with all sorts of holiday trimmings, without breaking bank! From centerpieces to placemats, these tips and tricks are sure to feed all of your senses.

Terrific Tablescape

Tasteful Table Trimmings
Use a picnic basket or small suitcase to create the perfect centerpiece.  Line with mason jars to hold floral arrangements, or add a wintery scene with a bed of cotton and some mini train set trees.

Thrifty Throws

Tasteful Table Trimmings
A vintage plaid blanket or quilt can serve as a festive runner – simply fold it in half and place on the center of the table. Search thrift shops for inexpensive finds!

Picture Perfect Place Setting

Tasteful Table Trimmings

Step 1: Mix your everyday white dishes with plastic plates to add a perfect pop of color. These happy polka dots are a small investment and add a wealth of color and design.

 

Step 2: Colored bandanas can double as holiday napkins. Add a batch of store-bought greenery and tie them up with ribbon or string to add a festive accent.

 

Step 3: A tiny book, clever quote, or homemade candy can prove to be a sweet memory and lovely take away. Don’t forget to sign each and add the date!

Scrumptious Centerpiece

Tasteful Table Trimmings
Make centerpieces serve double duty by making them edible; just mix in fruit and veggies! Placing cranberries in glasses to hold candles adds the perfect hint of festivity.

Holiday Guest Tags

Tasteful Table Trimmings
Have guests get in on the decorating fun by creating a tray of tags and markers for notes to save long after the holidays have passed. You can even tie them to the tree or a chandelier for ample admiring.
Tasteful Table Trimmings