Looking for a little glitz to spruce up your holiday entertaining? With a few helpful tips from Replacements, Ltd., you will have a truly memorable Christmas. Replacements, Ltd. makes finding unique tableware and collectibles items a breeze. For more information, please call us at 1-800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) 9:00 am – 10:00 pm ET, 7 days (our average answer speed is 10 seconds!).
Start with the tree. Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. Some people say they don’t have room for a Christmas tree but we have a few creative solutions to ensure that you have at least one in your home. A great space saver is to suspend your tree from the ceiling. The bottom of the tree lies flush with the ceiling and the tip of the tree is off the floor.
“Pencil trees” are the newest space saving holiday accents. These gorgeous trees have small footprints, stand tall, and taper very quickly towards the top.
Tabletop trees also have small footprints. These small trees can do double duty by adding flair to your holiday décor and being used as the centerpiece on your holiday table.
Consider coming up with a theme for your Christmas tree. A few examples are a “Piedmont Italian” tree decorated with grapes, baby’s breath, crystal ornaments, clear lights, and small wine bottles. Is someone in your house a fan of "Dora the Explorer" or "Spongebob" Squarepants? Why not use your children’s toys to create a memorable and fun holiday tree of their favorite shows and movies. Another great tree idea is take inspiration from nature. Bird ornaments can be found almost anywhere, including Replacements, Ltd. Why not decorate your tree in a bird theme, using bird ornaments, that bird’s nest you found over the summer, and twigs from around your yard.
Set the tone for the season using colored glass ornaments in serving bowls and on platters.
Fill tall crystal clear vases with brightly colored citrus fruits and water. Light dances off the water surface to create sparkle and the bright colors add cheer to your home.
Set your buffet using memorable holiday patterns like Spode’s Christmas Tree , Spode’s Christmas Rose, or Lenox’s Holiday . These patterns have always been staples of the Christmas season.
Inexpensive stockings can be found almost anywhere during the Christmas season. Using glue, glitter, and a little creative technique, make “place cards” for your Christmas table by putting the names of each of your guests on stockings. You can place the stockings at each place setting or hang them from the backs of chairs. This is a great project for children!
Christmas is definitely a time for “sparkle” and “glow.” Nothing sparkles like sterling silver, silverplate, stainless, and pewter hollowware. If you have pieces of hollowware, clean them off and use them throughout the holiday season. If you don’t have a selection of hollowware pieces, Replacements, Ltd. carries more than 47,000 flatware patterns that includes a selection of more than 3,000,000 pieces.