Holiday Centerpiece ideas from Pinterest

With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to get your tables pretty. You never know when unexpected guests will drop in for some holiday cheer!

Dress your tables with various textures and stick to a color scheme that fits with the rest of your decor. This year, we will be having lots of burlap, crochet details, chalkboard elements and ribbon. I guess you could say that we are going with a rustic theme this year, so this tablescape caught my eye when I saw it on Pinterest

Simple for an intimate dinner, and since our Christmas plans are to stay cozy at home, my plan is to make my husband a nice dinner after we've tucked out little guy into bed.

The bundle of cinnamon sticks, tied with pretty ribbon, would fit our decor really nicely and bring a lovely aroma into our home for a candlelight dinner.

How do you dress up your table for the holidays?

For more inspiration, check out my Happy Holidays board on Pinterest!

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?