New Year New Home...Tablescaping

Every so often we like to entertain, and by that I mean a few times a month. I have found that between my mantle, kitchen table and island there are always surfaces that could use a little pizzazz when you are having guests over.

Here are my top 5 tips for creating the perfect centrepiece for your kitchen table, using inexpensive items found at your local dollar store, and from outside!

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones found on a nature walk are a great addition to a natural looking tablescape. Gather about 3 medium sized sticks, stack them together and tie them with twine. Stack some stones throughout the sticks and you have a wonderful, natural centrepiece!

Jars a Plenty

Gather a few pretty jars and glasses from the dollar store, then head out to your garden. Snip some of your favourite flowers, fill the jars and viola! Instant table garden!

Going Gothic

At the dollar store, pick up a mirror, some candle sticks, and tape candles. Set the mirror up on the centre of your table, then light one of your candles. Drip some of the melted wax on your mirror, and let it run down the sides of your candle sticks. Place your candles in the centre of the mirror, and you have a beautiful centrepiece for an evening dinner party with friends.

Odd Numbers

Grouping items in odd numbered collections is the most proportionate and aesthetically pleasing way to display things. Consider pairing a piece of wood with a chunky candle and a tiny jar of flowers (grouping of 3), or five wine bottles used as candle holders down the length of your table.

Work with what you HAVE

Repurposing elements that you already have in your home is a great way to showcase your style on your table. Group a teapot with your favourite teacups when hosting your girlfriends for brunch, or use your child's stacking blocks and favourite stuffed animal for a centrepiece for their birthday breakfast. Easy Peasy!

What is your favourite way to decorate your table?