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Table Decorating!

Updated on August 26, 2011

Table Decorating!

2008 Table Decoration for Thanksgiving!
2008 Table Decoration for Thanksgiving!

New ideas for Table Decorating!

Maybe you haven't thought about how your going to decorate your table for your guests. I thought I'd share these pictures with you. This table is so elegant, yet simple. You wouldn't know it, but under all this decoration is an 8 foot sheet of plywood.

My brother only had a smaller kitchen table, not enough to seat 12 people. So he put this plywood down and the love of his life decorated the table. Little did any of us know, that it wasn't a formal dinning room table we were eating at. Under all this beauty, was a rough piece of lumber.

I must say my brother is pretty clever, but I guess I am a little biased:) He is a good cook too, and boy what a dinner he made that day. The decorations definitely pulled the whole dinner together.

Aren't those flowers beautiful too:) I would of never thought of putting these color combinations together. We did eat and visit that day, with the lights dimmed and the candles lit.

You see on the table there are gold plates under the white plates. The gold plates were not plates you eat off of. They were placed for the ambiance and believe it or not they were actually plastic. The color gold adds a richness to anything, a little bit goes a long way.

There were multiple salt and pepper shakers on the table and extra butter. This really helped things go smoother when it came time to pass things around. So the candles were lit, the room was softened.

The Napkin Ring Holders were a nice touch of class. At this table there were two different sets of napkin holders. I know many times we may not have enough to match for each setting. What a great idea, to place a different holder on the end settings. Of course the head of the table is ususally where the men sit, so these tree napkin holders worked out great!

One more thing to think about, is a nice glass pitcher, with tea or water. Place some slices of lemon and or lime in your pitcher. This is so beautiful, it is like having an added piece of art at your table.

I hope these pictures inspire you for your next table decoration. These pictures should work for any of the upcoming get togethers you might have.  Just change your flowers or your center piece. I have to say I was impressed, this couple really had it together, together.

Enjoy your special day with your family and friends around that special table decorated with such warmth!  



Table Decorating Ideas!

Simple Yet Elegant!

You could have allot of fun, with these table decorating tips. This seems a little much for one table, but if you focus on a new decorating idea that lights you up! Our homes will have an inviting new look, that will add some sparkle to our guests eyes:)

Just change some ribbons, or change some colors of signature pieces and you have a whole new look:)

Do you have a center piece that is Simple yet Elegant?

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    • restoremyheart profile image


      8 years ago

      This table set-up is beautiful! Loved the video too:) Gives me some great ideas, for anytime of year! Thank you:)

    • Betty Reid profile image

      Betty Reid 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Nice ideas. I would not have thought of the gold plates under the white plates..

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from hub

      Another thought I have to share. A friend of ours had us over for dinner, and the table clothe was a quilt. Wow I thought, she did put down some place mats. A nice glass top might of helped too, in protecting it. I have to say it was beautiful, and added a warmth of hominess to the table, that wouldn't of been there without this homemade quilt:)

    • heart4theword profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from hub

      Sounds like Congratulations!! are in order:) Remember to have some tissue handy:) I'm sure her wedding will be beautiful!!

    • Gicky Soriano profile image

      Gicky Soriano 

      8 years ago from California

      My daughter is getting married in mid-November. This is such a timely and helpful hub that I'll be passing on to her. Thank you.


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