Tips and techniques for easy, do-it-yourself centerpieces and place settings to complete your holiday table
December always seems to fly by in a whirl of gift buying, cookie baking, and holiday parties. Before you know it, the big day has arrived and, while you may have planned your menu down to the homemade mustard that accompanies your ham, you've put little thought into how you will decorate the table. Luckily, a few small touches make all the difference when friends and family gather around. The ideas below will get you started-they are simple, inexpensive, and make use of many common household materials.
The first step is to take an inventory and establish a color scheme and style for your table-depending on the tablecloths, napkins, china, and serving plates you have, it can be a more traditional red and/or green, a collection of frosty metallics, or a simple, modern winter white. Select and place the larger, tone-setting elements first-the tablecloth your grandmotherRead More »from Christmas Table Settings