Posts Tagged ‘table centerpiece’

Quick Tip: No-Fear Halloween Decorating

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Quick Tip: No-Fear Halloween Decorating | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

You don’t have to sacrifice sophistication and style when creating a spooky look for Halloween. Keep the color palette simple and incorporate natural elements (in this case, wood and gourds) for a complementary yet charismatic display.

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Thursday’s Theme: Simple Fall Centerpieces

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Leaf Harvest Table Runner | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThe Fall Centerpiece – the perfect way to mark the harvest season, add a little more warmth to your home and prepare for visiting friends and family. For some autumn inspiration, today we’re offering up some ideas to create a simple yet stunning seasonal centerpiece.

Table Linens

Placemats and Table Runners can be used all over your table, of course, but you can use a Table Runner or a Placemat as a setting for a more elaborate centerpiece. Use matching fabric or complementing colors – whatever suits your style best.

Baskets and Containers

Ideal for floral arrangements, holding pumpkins or apples, flower blossoms, candy and other seasonal goods, the centerpiece possibilities are endless with baskets and decorative containers.

Harvest Blessings Tin Tray | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Creepy Hollow Gate Accent | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Minor Details

Small details can make any centerpiece look larger than life. Get out your favorite fall collectibles, display seasonally-inspired tealight holders and/or mini wreaths, and collect some pinecones and fallen leaves to scatter around your table (or place in a basket, vase or container). These can be quickly placed and require minimal freshening up throughout the season.

Turkey Leaf Candle Holder | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopHappy Halloween Tins | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Are you taking the simple approach with your fall centerpiece? Are you incorporating any DIY elements, or letting the kids hold the reins? Share your ideas and designs with us in the comments, and have a happy harvest season.

Basket Trugs Set | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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Get the Look: Winter Centerpiece Basics

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Here are some basic tips for creating a simple yet charming winter centerpiece or tablescape. We have included a look from the tables in our break room that perfectly exemplifies how easy it is to create a seasonal atmosphere on any table.

Santa Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Snowflakes - The least you can do is throw some snowy accents onto a table. These snowflakes are made of lace, but you could also get crafty and make snowflakes out of high quality or decorative paper. Use less if you’re going big, and many more if the flakes are small.

Glass jar - With a glass jar (or many) there is so much you can do. To keep it simple, we added a pine sprig to this handled glass jar – a little greenery can go a long way! If you don’t have any specialty jars or Mason jars, employ an empty vase or use a clean and de-labeled wine bottle and fill with greenery, sparkly beads or fake snow.

Collectible or Sculpture - These can be easily switched out as you celebrate specific holidays or occasions (like switching out Santa for a snowman after Christmas), and put an additional seasonal spin on the overall look. A figurine also gives you more of a chance to personalize the centerpiece, and maybe even act as a conversation starter (decorative salt and pepper shakers are great for this, too!).

Lighting – During the winter, extra lighting adds more warmth to your decor and, since the days are short, more light! We used a flameless candle in the jar for worry-free lighting. We also placed a small string of lights inside of this metal star to give the centerpiece more illumination (below you can see the star without the lights).

Check off these four centerpiece basics and celebrate winter more beautifully. Share your centerpieces with us on Facebook or Twitter, and tell us if we’ve missed any tablescape must-haves!

Snowman Centerpiece at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

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