Who doesn’t love the beauty of a fabulous dining experience? As we ready our homes for the grandest Fall celebration of them all, Thanksgiving, our tables become exciting drama for us to charm our families and guests.
Today, Marlene shares how to add drama to your holiday table
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Drama of another sort….our tables become center stage!
Our choice of centerpiece is prime…pure drama!!
Is the ambiance you wish casual or elegant?
Will you need centerpieces for the main dining table and several smaller tables, a buffet table for appetizers, drinks and dessert as well? You might even need one for a fun kiddy table and arrangements for your entryway and “powder room.”
Every room of your home deserves fresh beauty!!
Vegetables, pumpkins or squash can actually become the vase or container, natural beauty for sure! Vessels may also include pitchers, cachepots, tureens, urns and more…antique or not! They may be in the pattern of your dinnerware or totally different – even basketry.
Will you choose fabulous fall flowers, combined with feathers, leaves, twigs and fruit?
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The choice of flowers can make all the difference. A profusion of a single color can make dramatic impact or even a single stem at each place setting. Orange certainly is one of the best loved colors of this season and its vibrancy is total drama! Orange flowers include beautiful Alstroemeria, California Poppies, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Gerber Daisies, Ranunculus and, of course Roses!
It’s best to reserve very fragrant flowers for other rooms so the scent won’t overwhelm the aroma of the food and do check the height of the arrangement or centerpiece to allow everyone to see one another across the table.
A pillow or throw at the back of a chair adds additional comfort and intimacy, texture and color too!
I am hoping some of these “out of the familiar” concepts will provide inspiration for your personal and unique holiday tables …indoors or out, whether you need 1 table or 4!
Certainly, your themes of color, dinnerware pattern etc. help you create fun, festive settings for your special entertaining. No matter how casual, formal, traditional or modern your décor, the same concepts can help you create memorable, chic ~ beautiful dining experiences!!
Creating drama down the center of the table is also quite effective…while leaving room for the numerous, glorious platters of food!
Bowls of fruit also create beautiful centerpieces – still life’s, actually!! Be your own Cézanne or de Heem. Think apples, artichokes, persimmons, pomegranates. Think in color!
Be inspired by the great artists! Have fun!
Green leaves become part of the natural color scheme. Magnolia leaves are two-toned perfection! Fresh eucalyptus is charming alone and can also be dried.
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Enjoy creating drama with beautiful arrangements for your fabulous fall celebrations in a variety of ways…with antiques or new and natural solutions for all your rooms!!