Dec­o­rat­ing your Christmas Ta­ble

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Few places in the home bring out the cozy warmth of the hol­i­days like the din­ing ta­ble. Whether your loved ones are join­ing you cross-town or cross-coun­try, dec­o­rate your ta­ble to wel­come them and show you care. Here are a few tips from Lisa.

Freshen Your Fix­tures. Lisa adorns her brass chan­de­lier with small hol­i­day ac­cents like fo­liage and berries. “Some years, I tuck in lit­tle birds or but­ter­flies,” she says. The light fix­ture be­comes an im­promptu Christmas tree, and rounds out the din­ing ta­ble space.

Sparkling Cen­ter­piece. Draw your guests in with a large, invit­ing cen­ter­piece. “I like to do a big cen­ter­piece,” Lisa says. “I place the pedestal bowl on top of a sil­ver tray and layer in moss or more greens, pinecones and berries.”

Fes­tive Votives. Small vo­tive can­dles dis­persed along the ta­ble make for a charm­ing set-up. Or, for a more com­pact ta­ble, con­cen­trate the can­dles near the cen­ter­piece. “Ex­tra vo­tive can­dles al­ways make for a more fes­tive hol­i­day ta­ble,” Lisa says.

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