Does anyone get overwhelmed with Instagram and the perfection in tablescapes and kitchen sinks? My dining room table is the most talked about piece of furniture. I shared the history of our dining table here. It’s a work horse this time of year. It holds all the ornaments, garlands and candles during the weeks after Thanksgiving. By the time most of the Christmas decorations are in place, the table is tired and in need of a lift.
I prefer a practical holiday tablescape this time of year because I want to use the table for gatherings, dinners, and conversations. Ducking and weaving between lanterns and boughs of holly are not conducive to conversation. And, if I plan ahead, the tablescape works thru the new year.
As the table emptied out of all the Christmas decorations I had an oversize aluminum tub and boughs of holly from the tree farm where we purchase our trees.
With an open house party closing in and those boughs of holly stashed on the back porch. I just did what the Instagram challenged decor enthusiasts do; I threw the boughs of holly in the bucket and then wrapped it in grapevine and berry garland. Done and Done. What do you think?
And a functional centerpiece means it’s easy to remove from the table when dinner and conversation begins. What ideas do you have for an easy centerpiece?