November 24, 2015
Thanksgiving Inspiration: Designing the Perfect Table Setting
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought we would take the edge off of your holiday stress and help inspire you with some Thanksgiving design ideas. Enjoy!
Get Crafty!: Find your inner creativity with custom menus or a place card attached to a mini pumpkin. Check out these free Thanksgiving printables – perfect for decorating your table!
A table for feasting: to create a lushly decorated dining table start with a textured or patterned runner, add a fresh garland of greens, branches, or leaves to create a nice base of color and texture. Glam it up with some unexpected gold pumpkins and gourds. Add in glass cylinders filled with a pillar candle and whole walnuts, acorns, or hazelnuts. I use books in most of my designs to create a varying height on the table. Set candles and mini pumpkins on top to give your table more visual interest.
Bountiful Buffet: set your side board or buffet with all your Thanksgiving fixings and some great decor to make your recipes POP! Adding a rustic wood plank creates a textured unexpected presentation for your guests. To give the table height, take a simple glass cylinder, fill it with lentils, gold pebbles or nuts, place branches inside and voila you have a simple yet elegant addition to your buffet!
Pretty Little Details: to really WOW your guests consider adding in sweet details like a mini garland of greens or fall leaves tied to the backs of their chairs, a beautifully adorned place setting. Have your guests write down what they are most thankful for this year and share it during dinner – such a great conversation starter!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving filled with beautiful design and lots of pumpkin pie! (my personal favorite)
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