Holiday Table Setting

December 19, 2012

Here at MDE, we love any excuse to celebrate! With the bustle of the upcoming holidays fast approaching, we are finding that trying to plan family occasions and holiday dinners can be time consuming. If only there were an easy way to transition from Thanksgiving decor to Christmas....oh wait, there is! With everything there is to celebrate, it can be tricky to find time to set your dinner table effortlessly holiday after holiday. Luckily our own Michelle Durpetti was recently on You & Me This Morning to share some simple tips and tricks to make your holiday decorating seamless!

By starting with a neutral color palette, and adding festive pops of color or fun sparkly items, you can take any table from Thanksgiving to New Years!

We love using boxwood greens to kick off the holiday season in November. As we move closer to Christmas and New Years, we like to add more and more lush and elaborate floral for each coming occasion.

To keep things intimate and beautiful, yet affordable (and convenient!), we recommending doing your holiday decor shopping at home (or the home of relative) to find special decor elements to display as centerpieces. Incorporating vintage jewelry from your Mom, Aunt or Grandmother, adds a textural, unexpected element to the tablescape! PLUS, since "everything old is new again", don't be afraid to borrow an antique decanter from Grandpa!

If you are really too busy to go digging for treasure with the relatives, we suggest calling Amy DiTomasso of Sugar Chic Designs to assist. Amy can custom create any tablescape to your needs - and she always styles everything with such beauty and elegance!

We also love the idea of featuring a decorative punch bowl filled with delicious libations from Femme du Coupe. To top off any and every holiday, we always recommend some delectable sweets from Truffle Truffle! Our personal favorite for this upcoming New Year's Eve is her AMAZING boutique s'more bars! Talk about delicious...the Blood Orange Cheesecake Bites with Candied Cranberry is also an MDE favorite - and a great dessert option for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

To see Michelle in action, check out the segment below! Thank you to Amy DiTimasso of Sugar Chic Designs, Revae Schneider of Femme du Coupe, Nicole Greene of Truffle Truffle and Alexandra Jusino of Exquisite Designs Chicago for bringing our gorgeous holiday table to life!


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