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Gathering ‘Round: A Guide to Setting a Holiday Table

Chances are you’ll soon be gathering with family and friends for a holiday feast. If that feast happens to be at your table, you’ll be cooking, greeting guests, and playing hostess. It can be a stressful part to play. Although food and conversation will likely take center stage, the backdrop for your holiday meal can set the tone for the whole affair. A beautifully set table is inviting and inspiring, but it doesn’t have to be a time-consuming endeavor. Keep it simple by choosing a theme based on what you already have. Combine decorations and knick-knacks for a unique centerpiece, or recycle leftover gift wrap and ribbon as a festive table runner. Gather natural objects like pinecones, pine sprigs, and bare branches for rustic—and completely free—décor. Check out the Pinterest board below for ideas.

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