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Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter Tablescapes

Epsom Salt Candles – via BHG

Winter Decorating

I know I’ve showed similar Epsom Salt Candles before, but these are too cute not to share again! Epsom Salt Candles are a timely and fun project even the kids will enjoy! You could leave them out all winter long (the candles, not the kids)!

I love to use what I already have around the house to decorate. Having simple things on hand allows me to put centerpieces and quick decor together even right before guests arrive! That makes the procrastinator in me very happy!

Some of my decorating staples include mason jars and Epsom salts, candles, and things like fruit (real or faux), pine cones, sticks, leaves, rocks and moss.

Today’s ideas are perfect for what I usually have on hand!

Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter Tablescapes

BHG – Mason Jar Floating Candles

Floating candles in mason jars? Yes, please. These are adorable.

Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter Tablescapes

BHG – Natural Centerpiece

How much do I adore this? This neat basket arrangement of natural items would be awesome from Fall through spring and beyond.

Of course, my easy wreath centerpiece could also easily be adapted to whatever you have on hand in any season!

Hope you are enjoying the remaining days before Christmas!

Use What You Have to Make 3 Quick & Simple Winter Tablescapes

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Sources for above: Turkish towel (many color options, love using these as tablecloths!) // Teal Matte Dinnerware // Simple Gatherings Book // Wood Pedestal with Handle // 2 Tiered Wooden Tray // Matte Porcelain Dinner Dishes // Bamboo Rattan Cup with Handle // Brass Taper Candle Holder Set up Two // Sage Green Pedestal // Blue and White Ticking Striped Cloth Napkins // White Marble Acacia Wood Round Cheeseboard // Stainless Steel Gold Flatware // Farmhouse Ceramic Pitcher // Marble and Acacia Wood Cookbook Holder and Serving Board // Woven Rattan Napkin Holder // White Porcelain Pitcher // Blue Taper Candles (many color options) // Gray and White Striped Cloth Napkins


  1. Jenny

    Oh how I love beautiful and easy ideas like this! That last one I could do this very minute! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. teresa

    the Salt candles are fabulous. I’m always looking for pretty and simple centerpieces- thanks
    Merry Christmas

  3. Jennifer Spadaro

    These are really adorable. I love the cranberry mason jar one it’s so fresh and bright. And the last one, wow! It reminds me of that pretty little garden you had in the box in the summer time. Thanks for sharing!

    • Melissa

      I thought of that similarity too, that is probably why I liked this one so much! :-)

  4. jessica

    Thanks for the ideas! I am going to use the floating candle idea for my big feast of the seven fishes dinner!

  5. Karen

    I love the mason jar with the floating candle, cranberries and greenery. That is such a cute idea. The epsom salt candles are wonderful too.

  6. Jennifer Rizzo

    I love the tablescape with the birds and candles, it is so cute!

  7. Dana

    So cute.
    And, your own Epsom salt snow candles in mason jars make the perfect “toss it together” centerpieces, too!

  8. tara

    love these ideas…..especially the first one…the blue container in the background kind of makes it.

    I’m really enjoying popping over and seeing your blog room tours and your christmas ideas page…..thanks for having those handy!

  9. Mimi

    Loved this post. There’s a lot to be said about just using what you have to decorate for the holidays. I did a post on last minute things you can do to decorate outdoors for the holidays. The media has us thinking we have to jump up and go buy something new. The reality is by just moving stuff, adding a little holiday something and switching things around in the rooms makes a big difference. Merry Christmas!

  10. Dee

    Well, you are just super talented girl! Cuz I don’t know that my centerpieces could ever look that good.

    dee :)

  11. Kellie

    Love the ideas you have here…Looks really fantastic!!

  12. Pam

    I love the mason jar floating candle. It goes perfectly in our home. I love your ideas! They are easy to recreate and help make a house a home. Merry Christmas!

  13. susan

    i love using what’s on hand, it’s kind of a challenge to see what you can come up with! merry christmas! susan

  14. Grace

    I always decorate with what I have on hand as well. Sometimes you need a little inspiration to keep things interesting and that is just what you have given us. Thanks.

  15. Debbie

    HI Melissa, I want to wish you a wonderful Merry Christmas! Our kids are here, we are starting to cook for the big family get together, not much is calm….but all is bright! Big smile. Blessings to you this Christmas!

  16. Misty O'Donnell

    I am always surprised what happens when I shop at my own home! This year I was at my limit for Christmas decor budget so I put a wooden cutting board out, topped it with a glass hurricane lantern filled with fresh greens and a few Christmas ornaments, two white pretty china mugs, a branch of greenery from the tree, and a cake pedestal topped with a giant festive snow man mug, and voila. I have to say it’s one of my favorite decorative areas in the house right now, and puts us all in the mood for some hot chocolate!

  17. judith sparrow

    Teresa said it all ! I also love the idea of use what you have on hand, thank you for a great idea. I love the salt candles, a new idea, Thanks to you.

  18. Laurence

    I love the epsom salt candles, and the linen table runner that’s underneath them.


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