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3 Steps to a Showstopping Holiday Table

If you're hosting Christmas dinner, setting a beautiful holiday table is a must. With our suprisingly easy tips, you can finish the table and have more time to enjoy the holiday.

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Is your table far from merry and bright this season? Take what you have now and make it go wow, with helpful tips from Jim Marvin, the Christmas display designer at the White House. For 17 years, Jim Marvin has been spreading holiday cheer throughout the White House and now, at your house too. Jazz up you centerpiece with the bowl full of sparkly ornaments. Jim recommends a variety of transparent colored ornaments for gorgeous reflected light. A simple and subtle show stopper for any table is woven ribbon. Jim likes to weave this ribbon into place mats or a table runner. To finish up your festive table, add wine glasses that you've dipped in gold paint to get them a touch of elegance. You don't need to be dining at the White House to experience a first-class table setting this holiday season.