As we enter into the holiday season we may set a formal or festive table, maybe more than at other times. We often see beautiful tables with centerpieces, tapers and of course all the new rage, tablescapes.
A tablescape can be created on any table however, we will be addressing dining tablescapes in this blog.
A tablescape is different than a centerpiece.
According to Webster, “A centerpiece is an adornment in the center of a table, or one that is of central importance or interest or in a larger whole.”
According to Wikipedia, “A tablescape is an artistic arrangement of articles on a table.” Although a tablescape may have a centerpiece, it does not have to.
I have always loved a beautiful centerpiece, and I love a beautiful tablescape even more. I find myself having a lot of fun and getting very creative with different elements of candles, flowers, pumpkins, Christmas ornaments, runners, trays, vases, etc.
I love to set a pretty table in my home and I often use my good china, glasses and silver, not letting them just sit in a china cabinet not being used. Whatever you may use, formal or just festive know that making the effort and setting the table nicely lets people know that they are of value to you and sets the stage for great conversation, great food and great fellowship with friends and family.
Dining, more than most any other time spent together is a time we bond with others. We invest time and effort to produce a meal and an environment that says you are important and appreciated. I believe in family dinners and dinner parties. I believe in “Set the Table Sundays!” This gives us an important “no cell zone” where we come together and enjoy a few moments of civilized time to listen, learn, laugh and love and create a legacy we remember for a lifetime.
Maybe this year we set a beautiful table at holiday season and all through the coming year!
To view some our some of our tablescapes, please visit our pinterest page.