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Creative Table Settings & Inspired Crafts

by Maryann Ridini Spencer
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Creative table settings and inspired crafts give rise to manifesting just the right ambiance you wish to experience or convey — whether it be for an evening meal, entertaining family, and friends, or creating your perfect home and office environment.  Peruse the videos and scroll the list below to help spark your ideas and get your creative juices flowing.

REDUCE WASTE: Celebrate with GREEN Holiday Cheer!

Did you know that during the November and December holidays, three times as much food is wasted than at other times of the year? In addition to food waste, it’s…

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Green Your Holidays with Recycled and Reusable Decor!

Green Your Holidays! Recycling, reusing and repurposing items around the house are a wonderful eco-friendly way to keep “green” for the holidays. It’s also great on your budget! Here are…

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Mother’s Day GREEN Gift Ideas

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Dine Under the Tuscan Sun in Your Own Home!

Dine in Tuscany any day of the week!  Create an Italian-inspired Tuscan table with colorful plates and goblets in bright colors.  For this setting, I used the painting in this…

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Holiday Table Spice: Unique Napkin Holder Ideas

Create a gorgeous holiday table mixing and matching china in white, red, green, gold and other holiday colors as well as patterns that make a fun setting (see above).  Get…

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Fall Flavor

Fall is a a gorgeous season that showcases so many beautiful colors with the turning leaves — golds, reds, oranges, yellows, shades of green, coppers, and other warm hues.  Some…

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Exotic Summer Table Settings

During summer, my husband and I enjoy delicious retreats at our Hawaiian home away from home.  To create a tropical feeling, inside as well as outside, I like to use…

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Baskets of LOVE for Mother’s Day

What better gift for the mothers in your life?  Whether it be your Mom, your sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, good friend, every mother loves a gift from the heart — and…

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Create a little Tableside Paradise

   Summer conjures up exciting thoughts of glorious seaside picnics and relaxing barbecues with friends and family.  However, why, not bring a little of the ocean to your dinner table…

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Set Your Table With Fresh Produce

I’m sure you’ve seen baskets filled with fake flowers and fake fruit in a many a centerpiece. However, why do “fake” when real beauty is found in nature?  For a…

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How to Dye Easter Eggs

Dyed, hard-boiled eggs make gorgeous Easter table centerpieces when placed in clear glass vases, wicker baskets or other pretty containers by themselves or with a grouping of pretty flowers.  …

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Beautiful Centerpieces with Reusable Boxes & Jars

Create a beautiful centerpiece or decorative item by filling reusable boxes and pretty jars with garden flowers and flower arrangements.   If you don’t happen to have appropriate flowers in your…

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Bring Nature to Your Fall & Holiday Tables

  The gorgeous oranges, yellows, greens, golds, reds found in nature create beautiful fall and holiday tables.  So bring the outdoors in!  Create inviting autumn centerpieces, decorative mantles and harvest…

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Setting the Table with Herbs – A last minute idea is a big hit!

The other night, some friends called and wanted to drop over.  I was making a big dish of lasagne anyway, so I said, “Sure, Come on over!”  Normally, when I…

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Holiday Table Setting Ideas & Crafts: Get Creative with items you have in-house!

This holiday season have some fun with your table and home décor by using materials you already have in-house or around the house!   •Decorate with pine cones (from the…

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The Lady’s Lunch: Creative Table Setting & Craft Ideas

  The next time you have the girls over for lunch, create a table and craft ideas that are memorable!   Watch “The Lady’s Lunch” video below.  SimplyDeliciousLiving.tv host Maryann Ridini…

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Express Yourself with Arts & Crafts!

Getting creative with arts and crafts is a fantastic way to express yourself.   Not only is it fulfilling, it can give you a wonderful sense of accomplishment, boost self-esteem, and…

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Creative Table Setting Ideas Create The Elegant Table

Get Creative with Table Setting!  Mix and match your china, wine and drinking glasses, napkins, centerpieces and more!   SimplyDeliciousLiving.tv Host Maryann Ridini Spencer demonstrates some fun table decorating ideas and…

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Setting The Romantic Table

On Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®”, host Maryann Ridini Spencer sets the stage for romance with a romantic table setting that’s wonderful for Valentine’s Day — or any day! “Simply…

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Shabby Chic Table Setting Ideas!

  I was having four girlfriends over for lunch and a scrapbooking session recently,  and wanted to create a FUN setting with a look that was both feminine and special.…

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Great Fall Table Decorating Ideas for under $10.00!

Want to create a beautiful Fall table under $10.00? Fall vegetables (small pumpkins and a variety of squash – acorn, ambercup, autumn, banana, buttercup, carnival, sweet dumpling squash, etc), which…

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