Last Minute Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Last Minute Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holidays | Decorating Files | #lastminutehostessgiftideas

In the November holiday issue of the newsletter I shared tips on how to stay calm and organized when preparing holiday meals and helpful hints to make clean-up easier. I also shared some last minute hostess gift ideas.  In the past week I’ve received so many requests in Ask the Decorating Files for ideas for last […]

10 Christmas Buffet Table Ideas on Tabletop Tuesday

10 Christmas Buffet Table Ideas on Tabletop Tuesday \ Decorating Files | #christmasbuffetable

An easy way to serve your guests during a dinner party is by employing a buffet. It makes serving time swift and ensures everyone gets some choice in what they eat. It’s also another great opportunity to have some more fun decorating! I’ve used a buffet many times for dinner parties and I always enjoy […]

28 Christmas Centerpiece Ideas: Quick & Easy Tabletop Tuesday

28 Christmas Centerpiece Ideas That Are Quick & Easy! | Decorating Files | #christmascenterpieceideas

The centerpiece is a wonderful focal point of any holiday table.  And your fabulous focal point doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated to be beautiful.  With everything that you have to do over the holidays, it’s nice to be able to save time and money on a few things. To inspire you, I’ve found […]

Table Top Tuesday: 7 Easy Holiday Table Decor Ideas

7 Easy Holiday Table Decor Ideas | Decorating Files | #holidaytabledecor

It’s always the details that make decorating special. Unexpected elements bring a space (or in this case, a table) to life and make it feel “finished.” For the holidays, it is super easy to create a festive table on a budget. It’s not even December yet and I’ve already found so many great ideas, my […]

20 Creative Napkin Folding Ideas for the Holidays

20 Creative Napkin Folding Ideas for the Holidays | Decorating Files | #napkinfolding

Have I mentioned how much I love decorating holiday tables?  This month I’ve already shared beautiful table settings for both indoor and outdoor Thanksgiving dinners, place card ideas, and tips on setting a proper table. Now I have some fabulous napkin folding ideas to help you create a holiday table your family will always remember. […]

Tabletop Tuesday: Outdoor Thanksgiving Table Ideas

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Thanksgiving is a little over a week away, so planning is in full swing. If you are still working on ideas for your table setting design and haven’t landed on that perfect tablescape yet, no worries. There is no lack of wonderful ideas out there. In fact, I’ve found so many creative Thanksgiving table settings that […]

My Kind of Holiday: Celebrating Thanksgiving in Style

My Kind of Holiday: Celebrating Thanksgiving in Style | Decorating Files | #MyKindOfHoliday

Out of all the seasons, I love fall the most. I welcome the cool weather and warm colors. And it brings with it the wonderful holiday season. Our family is small and spending the holidays together is important to us. We look forward to sitting down to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner and reflecting on all […]

Tabletop Tuesday: Easy Guide to a Proper Table Setting

Easy Guide to a Proper Table Setting | Decorating Files | decoratingfiles.com

In The Decorating Files newsletter, each month I share exclusive tips, ideas, and information that you won’t find on the blog. In one of the issues I included an article on how to create a proper table setting. With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to share this information with all my readers and include […]

12 Thanksgiving Place Cards to Decorate Your Table

12 Thanksgiving Place Cards to Decorate Your Table | Decorating Files | decoratingfiles.com

Place cards are a lovely detail that can add the final touch to your holiday table. Besides being decorative, they are also functional. No one has to wonder where they are sitting. Help your guests find their seat in style by personalizing your table with fun Thanksgiving place cards. Get inspired with these 12 ideas I’ve found […]

Tabletop Tuesday: Thanksgiving Table Settings Week 1

Tabletop Tuesday: Thanksgiving Table Settings Week 1 | Decorating Files | decoratingfiles.com

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for those of us playing hostess, it will be an opportunity to share not just great food, but a beautiful table setting. When I host Thanksgiving at our house, one of my favorite things about it is decorating the table. That’s why I’m doing a series of posts between […]