Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November

Happy November! Most people think of November as the symbol of the arrival of winter.  And with winter comes - the Holiday Season. If you are planning to host a family or social event for Holidays, start preparing early!  Start hunting for the perfect linens and centerpiece selections now.  The Holiday season is all about plush designs that sparkle.  So don't forget to stock up on candles and table jewelry such as charger plates, napkin holders, and the other bling for the tablescape.  Take a look at these inspiration photos and start dreaming up your perfect Thanksgiving Tablescape early. 

Reds, oranges, rusts, browns, and golds are plentiful this time of year and can be found for inexpensive prices at local homeware shops.  Simple white plates ensure that these Autumn colors are the star of the event.  Go ahead - bring the outside in with this beautiful mix of colors! 

A simple pine cone gives a rustic feel to an otherwise very formal place setting.  I really like the contrast!  A trick that I always use in event planning - the use of white plates for my base.  I have a lot of plates, but I always opt for white plates when entertaining because they allow me the ability to change up table jewelry (plate chargers, linens, silverware, etc.) without having to worry about competing colors.  In addition, white plates allow the food to also be the star of the event!  What's the point in creating great dishes (or having great dishes catered) if your guests can't see them?! 

Sans the pine cones in this view, the mulitiple gold, bronze, and silver toned centerpiece display is busy - yet it still doesn't seem to detract from the entire display.  Candle light brings the table to life - you can add height to your table display inexpensively by varying the height of your candles.

Don't just stop at your table!  Extend your decor to other areas of the room as well.  The buffet continues the holiday theme by featuring a coordinating - yet unique - display all its own!

You really don't have to have a glass or crystal centerpiece to wow your guests at your Holiday event.  Simple candles, again in varying heights and also varying styles, can create a gorgeous yet inexpensive table centerpiece that you can use even after the formal party is over and you want something a little more casual. 

La Toya Michelle
~You are only limited by your own imagination 

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