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Four Tips to Create a Memorable Holiday Dinner Centerpiece

Tip #1: First things first, always work from the bottom up.  Too often we get carried away with thoughts on our centerpiece, colors scheme, theme and details when then we realize…our table linens have been completely overlooked.  Before this dooming nightmare become your reality, start with the basics.  Choose your table linen and allow its color tone, texture and pattern to set the foundation for the rest of the table.  Table linen is more than just a color, it sets the tone for the rest of the table décor.  Consider layering it with a table runner for an extra hint of warmth.   

Tip #2: For a simple, yet interesting centerpiece, just add cinnamon.  Spruce up both new and old pillar candles by pasting cinnamon sticks along the sides with a hot glue gun.  Start with a few candles of alternating heights.  Add a dash of holiday festivity by adding a ribbon of your choice.  To tie it all together, set your newly crafted candles on a brilliant serving tray.  Include a selection of holly, pinecones, ornaments or holiday floras for a finishing touch. 

Tip #3:  For another timeless centerpiece idea, place a posh candle in a large glass vase.  Add posh vase fillers such as colored diamond-shaped crystals, evergreen branches or sparkling holiday trimmings to add radiance to your tabletop.  Lay the vase over holiday season leaves or in the center of an ornamental wreathe indicative to the season.   

Tip #4: Tis’ the season to use crystal!  When in doubt always remember the one rule of thumb, crystals and sparkle by candlelight is a secure recipe for an elegant and intimate ambiance.

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Happy Holidays!


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