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Last-Minute Centerpiece Idea: Candles on a Platter

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?

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