Growing up, my mother decorated every space in our home for the holidays. I know it took a lot of time and energy, but in return, it filled her with joy to see our home transformed into a holiday wonderland. Most of us don’t have any extra time right now, as our lives have shifted dramatically in the last eight months. Today, I am sharing an easy way to transform just one space in your home – the coffee table.  I included links so you can shop the ideas right from here. Here’s the best part – almost everything I will show you can be used again for future holidays and entertaining.

The first thing you need is a serving tray – solid white, clear acrylic, silver, or gold. These solid colors will go with any color. I have featured one white lacquer tray from Amazon; the other two are from Etsy and can be customized with your initials or greeting. I think they would also make perfect Christmas gifts. I will be sharing a post soon on the gift of monogramming. The tray serves as your base for your coffee table vignette.


Next in the photo is a scalloped edge milk glass compote like this from Etsy. I picked one up just like this when I had to replace its coordinating cake plate after it broke. When I am done with using the compote for a centerpiece, I can fill it with cranberry salad for the Thanksgiving table or candy for Christmas.

I filled the compote with a bag of green reindeer moss from Amazon and tucked in the most adorable velvet pumpkins from Etsy for the coffee table. I purchased this set of four pumpkins in various shades of pink, and I added in an animal print pumpkin for an added twist.

Next, if you have a grandma or a Great Aunt, ask them if they have a silver cream and sugar, you can borrow or inherit. Every southern woman needs a silver cream and sugar set, in my opinion.  You can not only traditionally use them for coffee and tea, but they make perfect vases for flowers or fill with red hots during Valentine’s Day.

My silver set came from my mother. Mr. Bee polished several pieces for me recently to make them look new. I filled the creamer with Scrabble tiles and spelled out THANKFUL. Such fun and so unexpected. Who doesn’t love Scrabble!? I have sourced a few here, here, and here for you on Etsy.

I added a few other pumpkins – a white ceramic one with a gold stem and a beautiful mercury glass version. I already had these in my fall decor stash, but I found very similar ones for you in the links.

I set the tray on top of my ottoman and added a vase of flowers and stacks of books. You can move things around and add candles, too. Look for books around your home that coordinate with your color scheme. You can see I sourced books with a lot of pink on the cover and spine.

Be sure to follow my LiketoKnowIt. It’s a free app you can download to your iPhone or Google Play to see all my holiday entertaining and gift guides I have planned through Christmas. You can shop directly from the links, share or save them. Most importantly, please snap photos and share them with your friends for all the bragging rights (be sure to tag Home with a Twist so I can see them, too).



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