A drop-in temperature at this time of year can only mean one thing… winter is coming! Through the snow and sleet, the holidays are fast approaching. With the holidays come the party planning, and we want to help you get inspired this season. We know the tabletop can be one of the most important elements to hosting and decorating so it is important to make it the best it can be. Remember: your holiday table setting is just as important as the delicious spread you serve. Whether you are setting a table with family or a group of friends, here are a few tips to help this holiday season. Gather Around Greens During the holiday season, pine trees are the most used plant in décor. But, you can break away from the traditional, by using expected items in unexpected ways. Gather a number of pine cones and line them up the entire length of your table, down the center and you’ve created a modern table runner for an additional sparkle, source gold or silver covered pine cones to mix with the neutral ones to create an even more modern setting. Candles are another easy addition that will warm up the room and your table. Glitter and Gold Elegant and timeless, this table setting will dazzle your guests. Adorn your table with different seasonal elements like white flowers, golden leaves, white candles, and metallic accents. The beauty of golds and silvers is that they pop off either a light or dark setting. A simple add on can be adding gold chargers to your white dinnerware and gold utensils, or mixing silverware with concrete accessories. Don’t forget your glassware, as this can really elevate your table setting with accents of a gold rim or silver stem. Add Patterns and Textures Stripes or plaid can go a long way as a classic pattern that will never go out of style. Purchase patterned napkins to complete your setting and add warmth to your overall look. Embrace the holidays with adding a personal touch by using ornaments as name placings. This is also a great way to incorporate a small gift or just a touch of texture and whimsy. Get even more creative with name placings, by using pine cones, or napkin rings to tie everything together.