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Congratulations to Jessica on her Chilewich win!

Continuing right along with our Home for the Holidays franchise, this week the teams at Design Happens and Made + Remade focused their efforts on table settings. Yes, we understand that food is your main priority when you gather friends and family around your table — but, don’t you want all that time and effort spent cooking and baking appreciated not only by taste, but presentation? Let your guests savor their meal surrounded in an inviting atmosphere.

Home for the Holidays Table Setting

This week’s tabletop topics included:

8 Tips for Setting a Festive Table
Make a Holiday Centerpiece (in a Gutter!)
Easy DIY Mercury Glass Votives
Pretty, Rustic Place Card Holders
Hanging Branch Chandelier
Plus: Painted Pine Cone Plaques

Now to our giveaway! You too can have a beautiful holiday table setting with select items from Chilewich (see below). From their collection, we’re giving away 1 Gold Mod Table Runner, 8 Freesia Pink Linen Napkins and 8 Gold Dahlia Placemats/Chargers. Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win. This giveaway’s question: Do you typically go all-out for your holiday table settings? Or, is that not a top priority?


Left: Table Runner; Center: Linen Napkin; Right: Placemat/Charger

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on November 22, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 25, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: $211.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932

32 Responses

  1. Jessica W says:

    If I am hosting that is high priority right after the food and menu

  2. Holly B says:

    The top priority is always the food (and I'm usually running around like a crazy person), but I'd love to be one of those people with amazing table decor each year.

  3. susitravl says:

    I go all out on holiday decorations – for every holiday!

  4. mahditanoshi says:

    I wouldn't say I go all out on decorations, but I do like to get creative with my decorating, and I love using pretty linens and placemats and making centerpieces. One centerpiece of mine that got a lot of compliments involved twinkle lights and shimmery fabric.

  5. Stacey says:

    I think it makes a big difference when the table looks beautiful. I always get a new tablecloth and accents to make the table appealing on Thanksgiving. This year I also got a festive serving platter to add to my collection of holiday items.

  6. Annette says:

    I'm one of those who goes all out. I love decorating my table.

  7. Jen says:

    I don't usually BC we don't always host a dinner, in fact I don't even have "sets" to display

  8. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I love decorating my table with all of the holiday colors and designs!

  9. rachel travis says:

    I love to decorate but I'm all about good deals and simple beauty!

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  10. deanna hanson says:

    yes I go all out for everything for christmas

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