Hosting a high-stakes Turkey Day dinner? Send yourself a centerpiece for Thanksgiving, and your table will be gorgeous even before you set it. With so much to do before saying, “Pass the gravy,” why not outsource a task to the pros? It lets you cross something off that list and relax into the joy of the holiday even more. Whether you like a formal scheme or a friendly farm-table vibe, you’ll find creative options for every taste — just a click from your doorstep. There’s still time to order! Our picks, below.
A low arrangement is easy to converse over. This generous centerpiece, with sunflowers, roses and more, is so colorful that it makes the rest of the table easy. All it needs is a solid tablecloth and simple white dish ware. Feel free to swap out the tapers for white, if that works better with your overall color scheme.
You don’t have to worry about making the rest of the house perfect if you can wow guests upon entry. This spectacular arrangement in your entryway or living room is like a fabulous opening number in a Broadway musical. Transfer to the dining room sideboard during dinner.
Sunflowers add smiles to your table. These broad blooms beam in all directions. Simple, cheerful and ideal with both modern dish ware and traditional china. If you have a really long table and want to take things up a notch, invest in two of these arrangements — one for either side of the turkey.
When you think about it, Christmas dinner is an absurd idea. Make a list of all the various elements that make up the whole soup-to-nuts affair – from the cocktails and canapes to the 35 parts of the dinner itself, followed by everything required for the inevitable spread of puds – and you start to realise just how much of a task we set ourselves every year. Every dish seems to require a new pan or a much coveted slot in the oven. And that’s before Aunty Shirley arrives with her mini Yorkshire p
One of the reasons I loathe the Marks and Spencer Christmas advert is its contempt for tradition dressed up as liberation. One woman torches the Christmas cards (you know, the cards that would bring so much pleasure, particularly to elderly relatives who still appreciate things they can open and touch). Another throws all the party hats we wear at Christmas lunch on a fire – although that scene was cut after someone suggested the burning red and green hats resembled the Palestinian flag.
It’s another day on planet Earth and the masses are flocking to Trader Joe’s for another fan favorite that’s back in stock. Jingle Jangle just hit the shelves but it won’t be there for long. If you’ve seen videos of people grabbing tins of Jingle Jangle then, you know you need to get yours ASAP. […]
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