Amazing Tablescapes for the Holidays


Repurpose a Wooden Box

Wooden boxes can be used for all manner of things, including a tabletop conversation-starter. Go antiquing or piece together a simple box using wood and nails, then add oil-rubbed bronze handles to each end to make it a centerpiece that can move as easily as the conversation.  Photo credit: Shannon Acheson

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Make a Metallic Pumpkin Table Runner

Glitter is a holiday trend that tends to stay in style. Make the most of this easy DIY supply by adding gold to your centerpiece pumpkins, branches, and pinecones. When set on top of a pretty burlap runner, this look feels modern and fresh, yet decidedly rustic.  Photo credit: Crystal Owens

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Display a Distinctive Basket

This stress-free Thanksgiving centerpiece makes a statement on a sage green table runner. Simply tuck pears, nuts, and fresh or preserved leaves in a large wire basket for an updated take on the cornucopia.

Editor’s Tip: A great part of this display is its portability – simply lift and set elsewhere to make way for the Thanksgiving feast.



Thanksgiving Contemporary Cornucopia

Create a Contemporary Cornucopia

You don’t need to be a talented painter to create a unique still life; all it takes is an eye for what’s extraordinary about the ordinary. Here, a collection of autumn fruits – pears, apples, plums – tumbles out of a double layer of mesh wrap formed into a cone, secured with a few stitches, and wrapped with a pretty ribbon.



Look at the cute Christmas trees on table – some are candles and others are cute decorations you can simply add anywhere in the house.  Image: South Shore Decorating


French Christmas

Navy and silver. Navy is practically a neutral and goes well with anything, including Christmas decorations. Mix it with a bit of silver sparkle and white accents for a clean, refreshing look.  Image: Haybert Designs


Park Lane  

The formal dining table setting takes inspiration from the room’s antique-style Chinese painted wallpaper.  The color palette is clean and simple, using only green and white.  Image: Martha Angus Inc.


Winter Holiday

If you’re having problems coming up with ideas for your holiday dinner table, try sticking to something simple like this. Sometimes nature provides all the necessary decoration – spray paint a few branches and accent with some found pinecones, and you’re set.  Image: Focal Point Styling




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