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Every table should have a decorative centerpiece for the holidays, and some may say every chandelier should be decorated as well, but that is a whole other blog post. I personally have a table cloth and centerpiece on my kitchen table all year round. It adds a nice, warm feeling to our kitchen. A centerpiece best represents the season or holiday by being comprised of a melange of seasonal knick-knacks, natural items and blingy keepsakes. Here is how you can do it yourself.
This centerpiece is built upon my Thanksgiving turkey platter. I began dressing the table with a harvest-feel table cloth. As a runner I used a piece of fabric that I sewed the edges of so I could use it for decorative purposes. Right now it’s a runner but it will soon be “ribbon” on my Christmas tree.
To get started, choose a base like a platter, tray, or large plate. Gather items like leaves, raffia twine, and turkeys or pumpkins that are bought from a craft store like Michael’s. Sometimes I use fresh leaves or pumpkins. A great idea would be to add a few twigs from your yard into the display. I would insert them straight into my centerpiece and allow them to cascade over the edge of the platter.
Notice that the display has different elements and shapes throughout. I try to balance shiny with matte, natural items with fake, textural with smooth, etc. Stay tuned for more. There are many more holiday posts to come! Happy Decorating! -Meredith