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Dinner table decorations for the holiday season

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No matter where you are, seasonality plays its part across all aspects of entertaining. In-season ingredients make their way into your meals, as well as when it comes to putting together tablescapes for your party.

 

Find your anchor

By Valerie Tyler
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Every tablescape needs an anchor that unifies the look and ties all of its components together. You can use an antique mirror, a silk scarf, a nicely textured table runner or a beautiful silver tray handed down by your family.

 

The flowers and other items you use as the decor are important, but just like building a house or a good stew – it’s all about putting together the right foundation.

 

Utilise your collections

By Jacob Wilder
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You’ve spent years collecting them, so you might as well show them off. Most of the time, you can use tablescapes to show off your collectibles. You can show off your collection of glazed pottery, lanterns, or just candles of varying heights. So, the next time you’re thinking you need to run to a store to buy new items for a table theme, take a look around and see if your favourite things can work.

 

Make it personal

By Didriks
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Rather than having a single centrepiece or tablescape in the middle of the table, create individual ones for each guest. Try using small glass cylinder vases lined down the length of the table or in front of each plate for your guests to take home. If you need to wash a number of glass items before setting them out, put them in a dishwasher like the Electrolux RealLife.  Its XXL tub and baskets ensure maximum flexibility so that you can fit any item that needs a good clean in a jiffy.

 

Odd numbers are best

By Dee Speed
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In almost all things visual, odd numbers are the way to go, whether it’s olives in a martini or candles on your table. It just looks more organic. Try for three assorted height items surrounded by four lower height items.

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