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It’s that time already!  Can you believe the holidays are here?!

 

Radio stations are playing Christmas music,  and lights and greenery are hung.

 

We thought it might be nice over the next few weeks to offer a few quick tips on how to simplify this crazy time of year.

 

Homes will soon be filled with festive décor, food, friends and family, and hopefully our tips will help you not stress enjoy this season.

 

Today, I am sharing a TV segment I taped a few years back for  NBC-13  Birmingham with David Lamb on a few easy ways to fold napkins.  David and I had a lot of fun perfecting the art, and I promise, if we can do it, so can you.   Take a look:

 

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Little tricks – from hand-written place cards and unique napkin folds – can help make for memorable meals during the holidays.

 

Watch this video to see how easily you can add elegance to your table and set the scene for a delicious feast.

 

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This is my Thanksgiving table from last year. Notice how the folded napkin is a small detail that makes a beautiful statement. Image from Dana Wolter Interiors.

 

I hope you found this post helpful.  Stay tuned for more holiday entertaining ideas.

 

Ready or not….. Tis the season,

dana

 

We will be announcing the winners of the “Birmingham Style” book giveaway Friday so stayed tuned for that as well. In case you missed the giveaway details, check out my blog post from last Friday. It’s not too late to enter!

 

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Here’s to getting through this joyous (and certainly hectic at moments) time of the year,

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There was talk I was hosting my family for Thanksgiving this year.

It ends up I will be hosting Christmas instead,  but I could not help but wonder how I was going to decorate all of those holiday tables.

You see, my husband and I both come from large families, so a family gathering is never small.   A beautifully set table-or two or three- makes any meal a special occasion.   And what dinner could be more important than Thanksgiving?

Even though I like to entertain and want things to look pretty, I don’t have hours and hours to spend setting several tables for my large family.  Who does??

Setting a table takes time, so I like to keep it SIMPLE.    Simple is almost always better in my world.

I created this Thanksgiving tablescape for a television segment last year for NBC-13 Daytime Alabama, and I am thinking recreating it when needed.  It is very simple, pretty, and softly layered.

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I’ve also been inspired by several tablescapes I have seen on Pinterest recently.   Here are a couple that caught my eye.

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Isn’t this arrangement gorgeous? Photo courtesy of Pinterest

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How cute- and easy- is this idea? What a creative idea for a place mat. Photo courtesy of Pinterest.

love these place cards....

Simple and beautiful! Photo courtesy of Pinterest

I hope you feel inspired to set a table that’s dressed to impress.

Have a great day, everyone-

dana

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How Are You Going to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table?

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The menu is planned and the guest list is complete.   But how you are going to set your table this Thanksgiving season?

The beautiful gourds available this time of year make it easy to arrange a STUNNING tablescape while still watching your pocketbook  The palette of creams, grays, and blues are gorgeous and set an unexpected yet welcoming tone:

 

Remember my blog post “Falling for Gourds” back in September?  Check it out here for some fall arrangements that I came up with this season!  Here’s one idea below.  Wouldn’t a table be gorgeous with a few of these across it?

flowers soften everything -- by Dana Wolter

The shapes and various sizes of the gourds can inspire creativity and beauty.  Notice above that the flower “vase” holding the lily is actually a gourd scooped out.  How cute would they be as place holders with names handwritten in gold paint pen across the front?

I love taking lifestyle expert Jenny Steffens Hobick ‘s idea of using small pumpkins as candleholders and building upon this idea.  Perhaps elevating the largest gourd and mixing some different size candles would be a great way to add even more dimension to a table arrangement.

check out the candle-holder detail by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Of course, you can go in a totally different direction with glitter, gold, and silver.  Notice how they played with height and texture, mixing shiny and smooth with the courser greenery and gourds.  Very festive!

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It’s always a good memory-maker for me to involve my children in decorating for the holidays.  I love the bonding time and learning what their little minds can create.  Here’s one adorable idea that could keep the kids busy for a while:

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However you decide to decorate your table this holiday, make it your own.  Your table decor does not have to be perfect, it just needs to be a reflection of you and your family.