Create a Magical Holiday Tablescape with Tips from Local Caterer Aurelie Spirito

While they appear to be slumbering this time of year, natural elements still provide vibrant touches to decor, ideal to incorporate into winter and holiday milieu. Invite guests and the outdoors into your home for entertaining during the holidays.

Pine Cones: add to a bowl with berries and pine boughs
Fresh Cranberries: add to water in a fresh, single-hue holiday floral arrangement
Birch branches: include in a variety of ways to the table, adding height, for example
Natural wood chargers: place under dining plates or serving dishes to naturally anchor a setting
Garland/Boughs: add length to your table or trim branches to make a stunning fresh arrangement with other natural elements
Cinnamon sticks: incorporate for a simple place setting element, which adds a welcome spicy scent
Wreaths: add to votives, candles or napkins for a finishing touch
Burlap Table Runner: use as a base to set natural stage as the foundation for your table design