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Setting the Stage For A Memorable Holiday Dinner


Thanksgiving is just days away!!
You've cleaned the house, polished
the silver, shined the crystal, and thawed the bird. A sigh of relief that everything is done right? All that work but did you also remember to create a welcoming stage for that beautifully cooked meal?

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Great dinners start with great conversation. A welcoming table with color and interest, adds to the flavor of any occasion. Think of your favorite restaurant. Was it the food, or the atmosphere you remember most? If you said both, you are correct.
Photo credit: BHG.comCreating an memorable atmosphere however doesn't mean it has to be expensive or elaborate. Simplicity can also be beautiful. A simple candle placed in natural elements such as corn kernels or cranberries, is simple yet elegant. Layering your elements with flowers and dried fruits or nuts is also exquisite when done in complementary color schemes.

Photo credit: Country Living.comCenterpieces are not the only decor
that will make your table shine. Don't forget that each place setting is a chance to make your guests feel pampered and special. Use individual handwritten name tags attached to fruit or pine cones. Or use a different and unique napkin ring for each place setting, or maybe a tiny box with special surprise inside for guests to unwrap as they wait for food to be passed around the table.
Whatever your style, your color,
or budget, dressing your table is the jewelry that makes your dinner sparkle, and makes a memory that will last long after the last slice of pie is gone.

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers, family, and friends!!