It is a busy time of the year with a lot of entertaining going on and everyone wants their table to look nice. But the time to pull it together is tight and purchasing a centerpiece can be expensive.
Here are a few tips and ideas that are inexpensive and fresh. And when I say fresh I mean FRESH! These can be used for Thanksgiving or Christmas or both!
I love decorating a table with edible items. Nature is full of color and you can eat the items in the centerpiece when you are done.
One easy item is Cranberries.
I just paid $4.00 for two bags of cranberries so they are extremely inexpensive and there are a ton of ways to use them.
Let these pictures be inspiration for you this holiday season.
Cranberries in hollow Candle Holders:
Cranberries in a simple white tray with teas lights:
Let’s add in another food item with lots of texture…..mixed nuts!
And this is one of my favorites that I came up with. Set this on your table for a wonderful centerpiece during your meal but dig in afterwards!
Place the nut cracker right there as part of the centerpiece. Rather than a heavy dessert, encourage your guests to linger after dinner cracking and munching on nuts, eating fresh tangerines or whatever you add.
If you need a quick touch of whimsy elsewhere in your home add cranberries to any bowl, vase or candle holder.
And if you will have a beverage or refreshment station when entertaining, make a centerpiece that again will be useful. Take out a lime to add a squirt to a beverage or an orange for the rim of a glass.
So look in your pantry and refrigerator to see what you have! Let your creative juices flow……think outside the box.
And please, share your ideas here or post pictures. We can inspire each other!
And most importantly…..may you all have a very peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving and Holiday Season.
Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer