A multitude of candlesticks -- in this case, an even-numbered quartet -- gives some dimension and drama to the dining room table. Placing the candlesticks equidistantly along the table ensures a sense of balance still rules.
Martha decorated one of her beautiful Christmas dinner tables in rich shades of red and brown. On the table, she placed a centerpiece of roses, lilies, and holly, and an assortment of treasured flatware, glasses, tablecloths, and candlesticks. She also placed a small boxwood wreath with a copper place card on the back of each chair. The centerpiece was a spruce tree placed in an old cast-iron urn, embellished with red carnations and spray roses, and capped off with a topper.
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