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The fine art of the table during the holidays

Fun and gathering around a table are some of the most precious moments in life, especially after such a long time.

This year, for your holiday decorations, here are 6 tips to help you create a table for entertaining the whole family. These ideas are perfect for creating a warm atmosphere, with subtle elegance embodied in a classic, modern design.

Set the tone with a matching tablecloth and napkins

Nothing says holiday celebration like a matching tablecloth and napkin set in the Christmas spirit. If there’s one place that’s a master of pieces that match themes and seasons to perfection, it’s Simons. And, there is no shortage of choices!


Go for a different kind of dinnerware

In order to make a change and to change the atmosphere for the time of a nice meal, add a few pieces of crockery different from those you usually use for hosting.

For example, you could add new festive mugs for serving tea or new glasses for serving after-dinner drinks. Here are some unique finds from the Anthropologie store.Create a warm and cozy environment with candles

A must-have essential for adding warmth and a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to your home: candles. To save you the trouble of searching, we’ve found the famous Thymes Frasier pine needle candles at the Safran boutique on St-Denis Street!

Let its wintry scent envelop guests in a warm atmosphere, while serving as a festive decoration for Christmas cheer.

Invite nature to your table

Keep it simple. Consider using the natural resources around you to give your table a rustic feel. You’ll find that the possibilities are endless: a bowl of pine nuts as a centerpiece, a fir branch and a piece of cinnamon attached to napkins, or a few slices of dried oranges spread around the dishes.

You can also go beyond homemade creations and dive into the art of floral arrangements with the specialists at Zen Florist on Laurier Street!

Featured pine nuts

A pine nut dish, some Christmas trees, small ornaments, beautiful ribbons, and that’s it! All you need is a little water to keep the grass fresh and you will have a warm and welcoming centerpiece.

Flowers in the spotlight

Amaryllis flowers, fir branches and white flowers. This festive centerpiece will be perfect to add a little magic to your table during the holiday season!

The traditional Poinsettia

And finally, because a classic never goes out of style, the traditional Poinsettia can adorn your table as well as decorate the different rooms in your home during the holiday season! This plant, which only needs to be watered once a week, is perfect for those who love pretty plants but haven’t yet discovered their green thumb and for all those for whom the Poinsettia will always be part of the holiday tradition!

Surprise your guests

Add some excitement to your table this holiday season! With a surprise package for each place setting, you can bring joy to all your guests. Add a touch of glamour with little bundles from Farfelu, L’Occitane or Holt Renfrew – small or large budget, there’s something special waiting for everyone around the dinner table.

Don’t forget to capture the moment

During family celebrations, we often forget to take pictures in the heat of the moment. Capture your family celebrations in timeless moments with the exclusive Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant camera available at DeSerres. With its fun design and easy-to-use features, just put this stylish camera on display and the whole family will be involved in creating those beautiful memories together.