Centerpiece Ideas

  • Working with a smaller table or need room for dishes? Maximize your table space by combining your centerpiece with candles, integrating them within for that one-two punch.
  • Go nuts this season by using nuts for table décor. Gather a variety and sprinkle around center of table for that natural organic touch.
  • Little pumpkins carved out just enough to hold a small plant provide versatility at a full Thanksgiving table, thus allowing you to easily move the arrangements around. They’re even the perfect size for guests to take home and enjoy at the end of the meal.
  • Mason jars offer the perfect decorative vessel for candles, especially when the candle is nestled in popcorn kernels. Feel the harvest of the season right at your dinner table.
  • Use a mirror as a tray to capture light and refection at your dinner table and to enhance your centerpiece arrangement.
  • Use battery powered LED light strands as a modern way to embrace light. Intertwine with tabletop décor for that unexpected whimsical touch.
  • Magnolia leaves offer another perfect place card alternative. Using a metallic marker write guest names or festive trivia. 

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See Mar on The Mar Jennings Classic New England Christmas House Tour, to be held on Sunday, December 8. Tour five festively decorated homes from 11 am to 4 pm. Follow up the fun with a Twilight Soiree at Terrain, from 6 to 9 pm.

Tickets at Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, 203-222-1424;