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One Centerpiece: Two Tables | Thanksgiving and Christmas | Jennifer L. Scott

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In today's video I'm showing how one neutral centerpiece can be the focal point for two different holiday table settings.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are rapidly approaching. Decorating for the holidays can be overwhelming. You might feel like you need to purchase a lot of seasonal decor to make your house look festive. Today, I show you how you can use the same standard basics in decorating and change out a few accessories to make an elegant seasonal look.

Here is our beautiful centerpiece. It's the snowball hydrangea candelabrum from Nearly Natural. Nearly Natural have the most beautiful and realistic selection of faux flowers and plants online. I selected two centerpieces from them and I am so impressed with their quality and appearance.

As I lay the Thanksgiving-themed table I share a lazy hack. (Who doesn't love a lazy hack?) I first place down a larger taupe tablecloth that is not ironed. On top of that, I layer a cream-colored textured tablecloth. I use my handheld steamer to take our the wrinkles. This is much quicker than ironing the cloth. Here is a direct link to the steamer I use.

This shows how the different textures and colors come together to create an understated, yet sophisticated fall table. My tablecloth is several years old, but here is a link to a similar style.

For the Christmas table, I use the same tablecloth, table runner, and rattan placemats. I add a pop of red with the cloth placements. I really enjoy layering different textures of linens when dressing the table.

I create a very simple napkin holder for the holiday napkins. I use a piece of festive ribbon to tie the napkins into a bow shape. So pretty and easy! I like using our blue and white dishes for Christmas.

This is the second centerpiece I selected from Nearly Natural. I placed this one on our entryway table. It is beautifully crafted and the vase with faux water gives it such a realistic look. When it arrived, the stems were straight up (for shipping), I had fun arranging the flowers to make it look natural in the vase.

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Thank you, Anon! I agree... sometimes letting your light shine is much more powerful than an admonition. Great point. Actions speak louder than words.

Thank you for joining me for today's video. I would love to know how you decorate the table for the holidays. What is your seasonal style like?

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Ladylike said...

Hello Jennifer,

Thanks for sharing your table setting ideas. I appreciate the Nearly Natural discount code, and I will be ordering an hydrangea candelabrum. You are helping me to feel excited about the approaching holidays!
I would like to say I am so glad that you no longer live in Malibu and are escaping the horror that we have experienced here in the wine country a couple of times over the past few years. I hope that your family members and friends are all safe.

Warm wishes,

Anonymous said...

I have the same Syracuse China pattern! It was originally my grandmother’s, I love it!

Ladylike said...

Oops! I just remembered you lived in Santa Monica, not Malibu. I confused my Southern California beach towns with the letter "M". However, the same wishes for any of your friends and family members still apply.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Alexandra, thank you so much. Thankfully we have not been affected by the fires. I do have a friend who lost her home in the Paradise fire. It's very sad... Thanks for your kind words.

Anon- isn't that china pattern beautiful? I love it. It was my great-grandmother's.