I'm always looking for things to display on my holiday buffet tables other than flowers. These bell jars filled with vintage glassware and ornaments are just the thing. A little color, a little style, and no stems to trim!
I'm not a huge fan of traditional vases. They take up space under your counter and are tricky to wash. So I love these! We've shown you gourd and squash vases before, but these vases are made from all kinds of vegetables!
When designing your holiday table this year, consider air plants. Flowers are standard, yes, and using potted plants is not unheard of, and yet air plants have a great modern feel to them, but without the fuss.
Is it really already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving? Is National Turkey Day truly just next week? Eeek! It is indeed, and if the immediacy of things has caught you off guard as well then hopefully these quick, easy, (and inexpensive) ideas for setting your own beautiful Thanksgiving Day table will give you one less thing to worry about.
I always tell myself that mini pumpkins and gourds are multi-holiday decor and last for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Each year I buy a few bowlfuls to sit on my dining table and kitchen counter. They sit and look, well, seasonal, but this year I'm already tired of them. Maybe I need a little copper leaf in my life.
Cut flowers are perhaps the most common decoration for the dinner table. But cut flowers can be expensive — and tall arrangements can even obstruct your guests' view of one another! This party table from Martha Stewart provides a great reminder that fresh-cut stems aren't always the only way to go!
If you're looking to add a little fall flavor to your table this year, go beyond the orange and yellow colors with this orchard-inspired centerpiece. Adding apples is an inexpensive and fun way to decorate the kitchen and your table — read on for instructions to help you recreate this gorgeous arrangement.
For truly seasonal table decor, sculpt a squash or a gourd into a flower vase! Simply cut off the the top, scoop out the pulp, and add some water and flowers. The gourds will retain water for up to a week - perfect for a long, multi-meal Thanksgiving weekend! See more photos below:
One of the best parts of fall (besides the flavors) is the abundance of root vegetables that are not only tasty meals, but also make for fabulous centerpieces. By now, we're not new to the idea of food instead of flowers, but it's a great time for a reminder!
I peeked into one of the restaurants at the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem earlier this week, and saw these pretty centerpiece tableaus on each individual table: a variety of herbs —sage, parsley, basil, and more—offered in lieu of flowers, and potted instead of snipped and stuffed in a vase.