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Four Tips for Decorating Your Holiday Table - Enter our Jennifer Convertibles #DiningGiveaway

Four Tips for Decorating Your Holiday Table  - Enter our Jennifer Convertibles #DiningGiveaway

With the holidays around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to decorate the table. Better yet, sharing the tips below offers the chance to win a dining set of your own from Jennifer Convertibles!

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah dinner, there are simple things you can do to create a festive energy. Here are four easy tips from that we think are pretty great: 

Step 1: Punch up the centerpiece

"Save money on flowers & table decorations by combining the bar and the centerpiece. Set up a beautiful punch bowl in the center of the table - it makes a great-looking decoration, and people can serve themselves drinks. Put fruit, edible flowers or large frozen chunks of ice in it, and surround with votives." (Linnea Johannsson, Perfect Parties: Recipes and Tips from a New York Party Planner)

Step 2: Mix and match your china

"Pair your fancier dishes with vintage plates, to have a colorful, fun look that doesn't feel too stuffy." (Cheryl Najafi, You're So Invited: Panic Less, Play More and Get Your Party On) If you're using disposable, feel free to combine patterns or vary colors!

Step 3: Find quirky things to put flowers in

Instead of traditional vases, recycle quirky bottles to put flowers in like - mustard jars, glass beer or tequilla bottles - "Soak the labels off and they become the perfect thing to hold flowers because they're low and your guests can still talk over the arrangements." (Cornelia Guest, Cornelia Guest's Simple Pleasures: Healthy Seasonal Cooking and Easy Entertaining)

Step 4: Don't just decorate the table

Think about the whole dining room: "Greenery, autumn leaves, twigs, pumpkins and squash, accented with strings of tiny white lights, can adorn the top of china cabinets, bookcases or the mantel over the hearth. They create an overall effect that is both seasonal and hosptible!" (Christy Rost, Celebrating Home: A Handbook for Gracious Living)

Ready to decorate your own holiday table? We are so excited to announce another fabulous giveaway with Jennifer Convertibles exclusively for SheSpeaks members! 

In partnership with Jennifer Convertibles, a leader in the home furnishings industry, we're giving away one of three beautiful dining sets, valued from $299 to $769 including delivery (surcharges may apply). Options include three contemporary designs, one of which you are sure to find perfect for your home.

The three sets of dining furniture featured in our lastest giveaway include:

walnut dining table

The "Walnut" dining table with 4 chairs is modern and chic, offering a removable 18" extension leaf to accommodate extra space when you have guests.

jennifer convertibles - lacey

The "Lacey" dining room collection features faux marble combined with a rustic tone that is sure to add a sophisticated style to any dining room. It comes with four upholstered chairs with stitching and a button tufting to compliment the design.

jennifer convertibles cimeran

The "Cimeran" dining collection features a stepped table top design grid style chair back that creates a contemporary look and is perfect for a family of four.

How to enter: 

- Comment below telling us which dining set you want to win and why.

- For a bonus entry: Click here to Tweet:  "I'm entering the @SheSpeaksUp & @JenniferConvNY #DiningGiveaway"


One lucky winner will be chosen at random on November 15th. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks to login and comment.

Rules of giveaway: Jennifer Convertibles will provide delivery, based on availability and can take up to 8 weeks once winner is notified and dining set is selected, depending on location/availability - surcharges may apply (disassembly for small entryways.) Continental U.S. only. Winner can not choose monetary value - furniture only.

Congrats to winner emolie27!


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  • jerseygirl1 By jerseygirl1

    Love the idea of mixing and matching plates. I don't have fine china to use, but I may use some paper and some of my real dishes. And would love the Walnut set to serve on!!!

  • nicbran By nicbran

    I love the Lacey dining set because of the faux marble too! It's gorgeous! Also, you hide some of the crumbs left over from the kids in the beautiful marble look pattern :-) until I can clean up after them.

  • OliviaB5 By OliviaB5

    Would love to win the Lacey dining room collection. It's beautiful and would fit in nicely in my home. My kids would love the table to do work on also! Looks easy to take care of!

  • Denigan17 By Denigan17

    I would love to win the "Lacey" dining room collection. We moved and still don't have a kitchen table. It would match my decor and is gorgeous!

  • lilang By lilang

    I would love to win the "Cimeran" dining collection for my son's new apartment for graduate school. He has lived with hand-me-downs with no complaint for so long so something like this would be awesome.

  • bindrid By bindrid

    the walnut

  • niki4nu By niki4nu

    I love the "Walnut", it would be perfect for our dining area!! Thanks for the opportunity! !

  • Candy12151 By Candy12151

    I like the "Cimeran" dining collection, because the style would go perfect with my home decor!

  • donnalee2001 By donnalee2001

    I love the "Lacey" dining room because the chairs have a button tufting. I have furniture in my living room that has button tufting so the "flow" from room to room would be spectacular. By the way, I also love the tip above that says to keep the centerpiece low so that "your guests can still talk over the arrangements." It really bugs me when you can't see the person opposite you because of the decoration in the middle of the table. How annoying !

  • WoofWoofMama By WoofWoofMama

    I'd want to win the Lacey dining set because it would look great with our current decor!

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