Table Manners

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Getting the dinner table ready ranks very high on my list of favorite things to do this holiday season. It brings me the same level of joy and excitement as trimming the tree and wrapping Christmas gifts.

In the last couple of years, I have had the pleasure of hosting wonderful friends and family for holiday parties. I was recently looking at holiday photos online when I realized that in past holidays, my decorating has found a place in some of my friends' Facebook and Instagram accounts. I have asked for these friends' permission to share the photos here, hoping you will get some ideas for your own holiday table.

Full disclosure: I am not a professional decorator – just someone really obsessed with place cards and centerpieces.