Here are my tips & tricks for a festive, winter look:
1. Use lots of seasonal pines, simply arranged in a pretty vase — or several vases down the table. Accent the vases with lots of candles (votives, floating candles or enclosed pillar candles of various sizes). You could also add other vases, such as cylinder vases, filled with bright, shiny ornaments. This is a very festive look!
2. The simple use of a vase of branches — whether natural branches, or gold or silver or snow-covered — reminds us of “a cold winters’ night”. Again, dim the lights and use lots of candles. If the budget permits, you could add some flowers, such as hydrangeas, to the branches, with pine accents or other greens.
3. Not every centerpiece needs to have flowers! A beautiful box or cube filled with seasonal pine greenery, cones, sticks, berries and maybe ornamental kale can be the perfect addition to the table…..and likely will be a conversation starter at your holiday dinner party.
4. Use little vases or jars down the table — again with lots of candles. This spreads the focus down the entire table, and often will make your table seem longer or wider than it really is.
5. Use what you have — and improvise if necessary! Grab that evergreen wreath off the back door. Place it in the middle of your table. Add a few taller vases with candles or floating candles inside the middle ring. Voila!! Instant centerpiece!
6. If you are using fresh pine in your house or on your table, please be sure to add water to the vase, or container daily. Pine is a “heavy drinker”. It needs lots of water to stay pliable.
7. If you are using fresh pine, be sure to protect the heirloom linens. Pine sap can stain, and is often sticky. (Goo-Gone is a good sap remover.)
Hope this helps you!
Here are some of our favorite winter looks from our photo galleries:
Happy Holidays to all, if we can help you, please call!