Lovely Lamps from How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Table (Slideshow)

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Table (Slideshow)

5 tips that will make your table pop

Lovely Lamps

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Use a table lamp as your centerpiece (wrap the cord and/or tuck it under the lamp) and surround it with mini fern plants or holiday Christmas balls. Stacked books or other favorite items will make for a homey, unique focal point.

Get Glassy

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Use a glass jar (from the closet) filled with candy surrounded by mini apples dipped in chocolate and tied with licorice bows. The apples do double duty as dessert or a take-home treat!

Edible Décor

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An edible centerpiece on an interesting plate, like mixed nuts in the shell, dried and fresh fruit, breads, cheese, and nutcrackers, create a colorful centerpiece that guests can nibble on.  Round out the plate with miniature pineapples, artichokes, and other fruits or vegetables for color and texture variety.

Sweet Accents

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Fill jars or vases (from the closet) with candy for a simple sweet look! Containers in different shapes, heights, and sizes gathered in the center of the table are an easy and fun way to create a centerpiece. You can surround and mix in votive candles for ambiance.

Check the Attic

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Use what you have! Your everyday dishes can sparkle and look festive when set upon an interesting tablecloth and centerpiece.

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