Add an element of surprise to a traditional table setting by using pinecones
As part of your Christmas table setting this season use pinecones to hold placecards
Try something new this Christmas by presenting your guests’ place cards in a new way.
First, place a pretty pinecone on the plate at each setting, then tuck a computer-printed or hand-written place card between the scales.
If pinecones are unavailable, you can also employ other holiday trinkets, such as mini ornaments, small bells or even tiny wrapped packages. For a contemporary, eclectic look, consider using a variety of items.
Place the wine glasses you’ll be using at dinner upside down over each of the place cards. If desired, tie a ribbon to the stem of each glass.