10 Gorgeous Table Decorations for Fall and Winter

October 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm , by

Hosting for the holidays? It’s time to revamp your frumpy tablecloths and outdated dishware. Get inspired by these craft bloggers and recreate one of these simple (and chic!) DIY tablescapes.

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To give your tablescape a modern and classy feel, leave it simple and clutter-free. Use leaves as name cards and cover tiny pumpkins with glitter. Stick to metallic shades and find napkins with clean, structured lines.

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Sandra Lee’s Recipe for Giving

October 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm , by

While most of us know her as Food Network‘s Semi-Homemade sweetheart, there is nothing “semi” about Sandra Lee’s latest partnership with eBay in which 100% of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength.  Sandra is auctioning off one of her trademark tablescapes each week through the site  in order to help end childhood hunger in America.  Now in its second week, the auction features 13 tablescapes eBay/Sandra Lee Tablescape Auctionranging in themes from ‘Halloween’ to ‘Cocktail Party’ to ‘Garden Fresh’ and in addition to a themed spread, winning bidders will also receive an  autographed copy of Sandra’s new cookbook and a KitchenAid Mixer. “I’m so excited about this partnership, and the tablescapes are absolutely gorgeous,” Sandra told us. “When I create my table designs, the inspiration can come from a flower, a pretty blouse, or the menu itself!”

Sandra Lee CookbookNot one of the top bidders in Sandra Lee’s eBay auction? Not to worry – You can still be a winner in the Ladies Lounge! Tell us why you love Sandra in the comments below for a chance to win a copy of her new {biggest ever!} cookbook, The Complete Cookbook, 1001 Easy Everyday Recipes for The Way We Cook Today (prizing provided by Food Network)*. And don’t forget to watch Sandra at her regular time (Sundays at 11:30a EST) this weekend too see her special Halloween episode. Going once! Going twice! SOLD!

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Blooming Tables (And Cakes!)

April 27, 2010 at 10:52 am , by

So, I am not engaged. I have a lovely boyfriend, but he hasn’t put a ring on it just yet. My friend Ella, however, is engaged, and I was lucky enough to accompany her to the Wedding Show sponsored by New York Magazine earlier this month. The event was amazing – photogs and caterers and venues galore! – but what impressed me most were the beautiful tablescapes. They were full of gorgeous blooms and really inspired by nature, with grasses and trees and other little touches brought in from the outdoors. Even the cakes were in bloom! (And, as Courtney points out, pretty buds are an easy way to add some spring to your home.)

More flower-inspired decor pics after the jump.

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