Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Decor: Part 2

I'm back! So sorry for the delay in getting you the rest of the decor tips. I've been so busy preparing for the holidays. I'm hitting the road bright and early in the morning for NC, my hometown. I wanted to get this information to you before I left. So here it goes!

Table Decor Tips:

Mix Up Your Dishes
Using different patterned dishes will add character and a bit of style to your table. Just envision piecing an outfit together. You don't want everything to be "matchy matchy".

Let Nature Inspire You
One way to add decor to your table is to use leaves and twigs from your own back yard! Magnolia leaves work great.

Use Spray Paint
Want to spice things up? Use spray paint! Add a silver shimmer to those magnolia leaves and your table will go from drab to fab!

Invest in Dripless Candles 
This is simple. You don't want to set a beautiful buffet table only to have wax all over the place.

Decorative Balls
You can find these at any decor store. Or use Christmas ornaments. These items will look great on your table.

Gift Ideas:

The Entertainer - Give the gift that will be the talk of the party!
Ideal Choices: Enamel Holiday Trays, Ice Buckets, Wine Decanters, Cheese Trays and Knife Serving Sets.

The Stylista - Always ahead of the trends - surprise her with something she won't find anywhere else.
Ideal Choices: Pendant Jewelry, Knit Circle Scarf, Totes, Jewelry Boxes, Throws.

The Man in Your Life - Guys love their toys! Surprise him with golf club bottle openers or something for his office.
Ideal Choices: Desk Sets, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Books.

The Pet Lover - Give your animal lover something that is perfect for their pet and their home.
Ideal Choices: Dog Beds and Duvet Covers, Pet Frames, Pet Ornaments, Books and Collars

Hopefully these tips will help you as you prepare for Thanksgiving! I know I will be using some because I'm planning an engagement party on Friday. I plan on creating a fall themed buffet table using the couples wedding colors of indigo blue and fuchsia. This should be interesting. I'll definitely post pictures when I return. If I don't get a chance to get back on here again before Thursday, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
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1 comment:

  1. Rena, thank you so much for the holiday table setting ideas and gift ideas. This came right on time. I love your blog!