Table decorating ideas 2

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NEW YEAR'S Tablecloth: Shiny black fabric /or Silver mylar covered with shredded foil /or children's stars, sparkle confetti Napkins: Black Dinnerware: Black, with crystal serving pieces/Crystal Flatware: Silver Centrepieces: goblets filled crystal marbles and white votive candles clocks bunches of red grapes dipped in wine and dusted with -powdered sugar

TROPICAL (for midwinter) Tablecloth: Peach Napkins: Peach Dinnerware: White /or Green /or Blue Flatware: gold Centrepiece: potted ferns scatter shells or gold chocolate coins on tablecloth child's bucket and pail

FIESTA Tablecloth: brightly coloured drapery fabric Dinnerware: Heavy beige ironstone/ Orange Napkins: Orange/ bright blue with straw napkin rings Flatware: gold Centrepiece: rattan tray filled with rocks & tiny clay pots of cactus Bird of Paradise flowers VALENTINE'S DAY Tablecloth: Red & white strips/ or Red, covered with white eyelet Dinnerware: Red /or White / can use pink serving pieces Napkins: Red / or White / or Red & white striped Flatware: Silver Centrepiece: White cupids White dish filled with red cinnamon hearts /or chocolate -hearts Heart shaped boxes scatter red construction hearts on tablecloth

This table can be used for Canada Day (without the hearts) with the addition of mini Canadian flags stuck in a vase for a centrepiece For July 4th, Independence Day, Add blue in the tablecloth and or serving pieces add mini American flags, a blue bowl of strawberries sprinkled with powdered sugar

For either an old quilt (covered with protective plastic) can be used as a tablecloth

EASTER/SPRINGTIME Tablecloth: Pink /or Yellow / or flowered bed sheet /or Eyelet lace over pastel coloured tablecloth Napkins: Pink / or Cream /flowered print/ flowered handkerchiefs / use Napkin rings with flowers Dinnerware: Pink/ or Green/ or Flower patterned Flatware: Gold Centrepiece: Bowl or basket filled with jellybeans or dyed Easter eggs or foil covered eggs Bunny or goose figurines set in green "grass" vase or pitcher of Daffodils or Forsythia clay pots filled with flowering plants or herbs a woman's straw hat, decorated with fresh flowers for Mother's Day a box filled with old cards, white gloves, a string of pearls, set on a silk scarf brass candlesticks with pastel coloured tapers SPRING 2 Tablecloth & Napkins: pale lavender /or Pink Dinnerware: Purple /or Black Flatware

: Gold Centrepiece: Violets /or Pink roses in black vase

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