It seems to happen every year: I manage to plan every element of our Thanksgiving dinner — but I forget about the centerpiece. In the past, I have clipped evergreen branches to create a quick centerpiece and filled bowls with glittery pine cones. But this year, I’ve found a super simple centerpiece that I love: Candles on a platter.
It really is so simple — I pulled together candles from around our house along with some cute glass pumpkins. With different heights and shapes, this has a lot of visual interest without preventing anyone from seeing each other over the table.
The candles and pumpkins fit perfectly together on this vintage pewter platter — and when lit, they add such a pretty soft light to the room too.
What’s your favorite centerpiece for the holidays?
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.