It is a busy time of the year with a lot of entertaining going on and everyone wants their table to look nice. But the time to pull it together is tight and purchasing a centerpiece can be expensive.

Here are a few tips that are inexpensive and fresh. And when I say fresh I mean FRESH!

I love decorating a table with edible items. Nature is full of color and you can eat the centerpiece when you are done. 

One easy item is Cranberries. 

Cranberries

 

I just paid $4.00 for 2 bags of cranberries so they are extemely inexpensive and there are a ton of ways to use them. 

Let these pictures be inspiration for you this holiday season. They will work for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Cranberries in hollow Candleholders:

 

Cranberries inside Candleholders

 

Cranberries in a simple white tray with teas lights:

 

Cranberries in Tray

 

Let's add in another food item with lots of texture…..mixed nuts! 

 

Cranberries and Nuts in Silver Tray

 

And this is one of my favorites that I came up with. Set this on your table for a wonderful centerpiece during your meal. 

 

Cranberries Nuts and Oranges

 

Place the nut cracker right there as part of the centerpiece. Encourage your guests to dig in when dinner is over! What a great way to linger after dinner. 

 

If you need a quick touch of whimsy elsewhere in your home add some cranberries to any bowl, vase or candle holder. 

 

Cranberries in Hurricane

 

And if you will have a beverage or refreshment station when entertaining, make a centerpiece that again will be useful. Take out a lime to a add squirt to a beverage, an orange for the rim of glass. 

 

Beverage Centerpiece

 

So  look in your pantry and refrigerator to see what you have! Let your creative juices flow……think outside the box. 

And please, share your ideas here or post pictures. We can inspire each other!

 And most importantly…..may you all have a very peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving and Holiday Season. 

 

 

Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer

 www.RoomsWithStyle.com

952-567-1124

About Shar Sitter

Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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