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Dress up your table throughout the holidays

Photography by Colleen Harrison

Table setups by Sarah Kocher, Crystal Miller, Sarah Stultz and Kathy Woodside

 

A taste of fall.

 

A taste of fall

Gather 12 to 15 small pumpkins and a lantern. The types of pumpkins will depend on personal preference. Fill up the lantern with the pumpkins, and place remaining pumpkins around the base. Dress up with a table runner or other decorative twigs.

 

Dressing up the holidays

 

Dressing up the holidays

Place fairy lights in a decorative jar or vase to create a lighted Christmas centerpiece. Add ornaments or other decorations as filler. Not only will they look gorgeous, but they’ll hide the battery pack, too.

 

Whole grain

 

Whole grain

Showcase a common ingredient in some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Gather stems of decorative wheat and group into odd-numbered bundles (three, five or seven). Wrap brightly colored embroidery thread around the stem tops and group together in a white or clear vase. Set aside a few wrapped stems and trim them from the bottom up for use as individual place setting decorations.

 

A walk in the forest

 

A walk in the forest

Simple evergreen trees create a rustic centerpiece. Various heights help to create dimension. Get a little extra height using cut discs of a birch branch.