Posts Tagged ‘table centerpiece’

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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Holiday Tablescape Idea Board

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Kick your holiday or Christmas tablescape up a notch with these ideas (and home accents) for creating the perfect tablescape. As you can see below, a well decorated table should be complementary, if not matching. Incorporating evergreen trees – flocked, wood, ceramic, etc. – brings the whole look together, and makes it easy to transition from holiday to winter (or vice versa). Glass jars filled with white lights or decorated in ribbon are also easy to put together and can be used for anything after the season is over. We like the look of this rustic bowl, and while it could hold candy, desserts (on a liner) or other food items, placing glass ornaments inside creates a sparkling focal point on your table. Collectibles and decorative salt & pepper shakers are perfect for filling spaces or creating a small holiday scene for your dinner and party guests to admire.

*You may notice we left candles off this idea board – that’s because they are a given!

Holiday Tablescape Idea Board | Holiday Decorating Ideas

1. Evergreen Tree Salt & Pepper Shakers | 2. Holiday Dogs Salt & Pepper Shakers |
3. Christmas Ribbon Glass Jar (more sizes) | 4. Sleigh Ride Collectible | 5. Glass Ball Ornament Set |
6. Mini Bottle Brush Trees | 7. Mini Wood Tree Set

What do you incorporate into a centerpiece or tablescape? Share your ideas and photos with us on our Facebook page or on Twitter. Happy holidays from all of us at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop!

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Weekly Spotlight: Autumn Tabletop Accents

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

As we move from September to October we’re bringing out more pumpkins, leaves and harvest decor to fully celebrate the season. One of the best ways to add fall charm to your home is with festive place settings and tabletop accents. Take a look below at some of our assortment, and view more (for all seasons) here.

Placemat and Table Runner Pairs

Along with many other new decor in our Holiday 2017 catalog are placemat and table runner pairs that make decorating a complementary table easy. You’ve seen our linen-like polyester placemats and runners before, and this season we’re introducing the Autumn Harvest and Autumn Maple & Butterfly designs. The Paprika Autumn Lace is also crafted from easy-care polyester (making holiday cleanup oh-so-simple), and both pieces feature a vibrant paprika color that is made elegant with oak leaves and acorns. When you shop our Holiday catalog, you can get free shipping on all three of these collections!

Autumn Tabletop Accents | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

The Magic of Melamine

Harvest Melamine Dinnerware

Our Harvest Melamine Dinnerware made its first appearance in our Fall 2017 catalog for good reason. Melamine’s durability and functionality make these bowls and plates perfect for entertaining a large group of family and friends, a rambunctious group of kids, as well as your immediate family during normal mealtime. They are dishwasher safe and shatterproof, and have we mentioned the warm orange finish that is ideal for autumn?

Crow & Pumpkin Braided Jute Trivet

We would not be true to ourselves if we did not mention a braided jute tabletop accent, and this particular trivet combines country crows with plump pumpkins for a welcoming harvest accent. Use it to protect tabletop and countertop surfaces from hot dishes and plates, or simply lay out to accent autumn collectibles and decor.

Crow & Pumpkin Braided Jute Trivet

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