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I like this scheme for a Thanksgiving tablescape; it reminds me of wonderful paintings by the old masters, and it really highlights the beauty inherent in the natural foods. To accomplish this, you'd probably need to set up some special lighting in the dining room, though.
Silver Bells :: Give your table some bling this Christmas with silver-leaf fruit and plenty of shiny baubles. To make these silver pomegranates, paint artificial fruit with sizing adhesive, apply sheets of silver leaf, and burnish with a clear, dry brush. For a sparkling surround, hot-glue buttons and rhinestones to a slender wreath form and place on the table. Fill juice glasses with small silver beads and top with shiny pomegranates.