Holiday Tablescaping

Tis the season of gathering with friends and family and eating way too much good food. My kind of season! This is one of my favorite tables I have ever set because it was so easy! I usually use the same dishes for every occasion and just mix the napkin colors, greenery and glasses. (This year I also bought the salad plates from the Hearth and Hand Collection and Target.) The key to a simple table setting is buying neutral dishes/glasses/serving ware that can adapt to all seasons! That way, by adding only different greenery and splashes of color here and there, you’ll get a whole new look. This was actually a setting for Thanksgiving, but I think it works for both holidays.

The one thing that brings the drama is the live garland. I absolutely love it! And it smells wonderful! I bought a few to go above our fireplaces and had one extra… so I put it on the table! I always go out to my yard to see what I can forage right before dinner and was SOOO excited to find a lemon tree! HA! (or bush…) It was pretty small. I can’t believe I had never seen it before! So I grabbed a few lemons, some red berries from a tree and tada! All finished. 🙂

The place cards were made with THESE from World Market (but can easily be made yourself), a stick of cinnamon, a small clipping from the garland, some berries and twine. Easy peasy!

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