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Houndstooth for Your Holiday Décor

If you’re trying to think of a unique way to decorate for your holiday party or winter event, but you want to branch out from the typical red and green, blue and white, or metallic shades out there, consider using houndstooth. This classic pattern has been around for ages and can be accessorized to look

Holiday-Ready Table Ideas

December 17th, 2014

If you’re putting together a holiday bash, I know you’re leaving no detail untouched. Flatware will be polished, centerpieces will be perfectly centered, the menu finalized, and the tablescapes meticulously planned. The perfect holiday table is one that is festive without being too overwhelming, one with a bit of sparkle to make the event feel


Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, is a time of celebration for many. An eight-day holiday celebrated anytime in late November to late December (depending on when the 25th day of Kislev is, according to the Hebrew calendar), this is a time when families and friends gather to celebrate and share good tidings. If you


The holidays are all about being merry and sharing some time with your closest friends—and what better way to do that than with a festive cocktail party?! I’ll admit, the hardest part of planning a holiday cocktail party is choosing which concoctions to serve! Don’t worry, though. I have ideas for both alcoholic and nonalcoholic

Incorporate luxury and a festive feel with jewel tones

With the holidays upon us, it’s not surprising that there are plenty of parties to plan. I like to mix things up a bit, though and stray from the standard red and green or blue and white decoration themes. One way I’ll be doing so this year is using jewel tones, but in particular, garnet.


When you’re planning a holiday party, there’s a lot to consider—how to decorate, what to serve, whether to ask your guests for potluck participation, etc.—and it can seem overwhelming to get everything together. That said, there are some tips that you can check off to make sure everything goes smoothly. Check out our helpful suggestions


This year, try something a little different with a holiday buffet table! Setting up a buffet can be a lot less stress than a plated meal, and it allows your guests to pick and choose what they’d like to eat, which can be less pressure for people who have specialized or restricted diets. Check out

Non Traditional Holiday Color Combinations

I’ve never been one to really play by the rules for tablescape design, and this is especially true for the holidays. After all, some of my best ideas come from thinking outside the (table linen) box! While I’ll always love the traditional holiday color schemes, like red and green or silver and blue, lately I’ve

Ideas for a Silver and Gold Event

Now that winter is finally here, I’m trying to come up with a bunch of ways to decorate for festive, seasonally-appropriate parties. Silver and gold are the perfect colors for setting the mood of a winter wonderland, what with the sparkles and glitz. Check out these 25 ideas for how you can turn your event

Add depth to your tablescapewith textured pieces

Want to take your event tables to the next level? Add a little texture! Textured pieces give your tablescape depth and really take your design to the next level. Watch your table design come to life when you incorporate textured rental table linen and charger plates! Rental Table Linen You could use any of these