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Poinsettias might be a Christmas classic, but they aren't limited to their potted locales. Snip a few colorful bracts and arrange them in small bud vases. Display a grouping of the vases on a tiered tray for an artful arrangement.
Nature is the muse for this glowing centerpiece. Fill a glass cloche with clear ornaments (with their caps removed) along with shapely pinecones and evergreen tips. Flip the cloche upside down on a paper plate, place on the table, and remove the paper plate. Surround the cloche with more evergreens for a fresh, fragrant display.
For a table with flair, step out of the red-and-green Christmas box. Try a new color scheme: silver and blue with lots of sparkle. Arrange shiny silver cones and blue ornaments in the middle of the table. For each place setting, wrap a small favor in coordinating paper and ribbon. Instead of simply folding a cloth napkin, arrange it in a wine glass and gather in the middle with a holiday florist's pick.
Fill a large, wide-mouth clear vase halfway with miniature white ornaments to help keep bare branches upright. Hang more ornaments from the branches to give the effect of gently falling snow. Complete the arrangement by placing a pomegranate in the vase for a pop of Yuletide color.
Shake up an easier take on the martini-glass arrangement -- simply fill a glass with miniature ornaments. Display a group of the filled glasses together for a striking, eye-catching appearance.
This elegant arrangement is made of 'Casablanca' lilies. Simply strip the leaves off and tie the stems together, pushing the bottoms into florist's foam. Lilies usually last two weeks from bud to end of bloom, so this decoration will last through New Years!
Promote potted English ivy to prominent stature by placing it in a whitewashed urn. The lengthy ivy tendrils drape dramatically over the table.
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