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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Blue Christmas - Festive Holiday Table Setting

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Dec 14, 2018 1:03:23 PM
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Blue Christmas Table Setting

December is not only my favorite time of year but also the busiest time of year. There is always so much to do in so little time: shopping, decorating, wrapping and entertaining. If it’s your turn to host Christmas dinner, start planning your table setting early to make the day less stressful. Here’s a time saving tip: set the table several days early so you can spend your time with family.

Although red and green are traditional holiday colors, this year I decided to change it up a bit and feature my favorite color combo of blue, turquoise, and aqua with red as the accent color.

Blue Christmas Table Setting 

Blue Christmas Table Setting
I started with basic silver chargers (99₵) and beautiful Mikasa dinner plates ($1.99). The pair are fine as is, but also rather boring. The light bulb went off when I found these glittery snowflake ornaments. I simply attached them to the rim of the charger with hot glue and voila, an instant update.

Blue Christmas Table Setting

The touch of red came from salad plates, the napkin rings and place cards. Bring out your fancy silverware and blue glasses in a variety of shapes and sizes. Finally, the festive snowglobes ($2.99-$4.99), not only add height and whimsy to each place setting, but serve as little gifts. Each guest has something to take home to remember the day.

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