For most Thanksgiving gatherings, the food is the star of the show. You can present it all in a beautiful way by taking just a bit of time to create a lovely, tantalizing, Thanksgiving tablescape.
To save you some time, here are some fantastic tablescape ideas that are as easy to pull together, as they are beautiful.
Run With Runners vs Place mats For Your Turkey Table
Use table runners instead of place-mats! Not only will you add some beautiful color and texture to your table, but the unusual usage of the runner will create some interest! A simple centerpiece of glass jars filled with fruit, un-shelled walnuts, acorns or other seasonal plants will complete the look.
This tablescape by the Wedding Chicks takes the same idea, but uses runners made of canvas and simply painted to look like birch bark. The centerpiece is a simple composition of small gourds and fall-colored flowers. If that sounds like too much work, consider using 12×12″ sheets of wood grain or birch park patterned paper available at craft stores or birch bark wrapping paper to create a comparable look.
Use Halloween pumpkins… again
Did you make use of metallic spray paint around Halloween to create some shiny pumpkins? Now you can re-use them for a glamorous table-scape, embellished with some glitzed-up pine cones and berries that you can find in a craft store.
I love the muted colors in this tablescape, and these heirloom type pumpkins are fairly easy to find. How cute are the mini white pumpkin baskets??
Don’t you love the bright orange and rust shades with these crisp white pumpkins? And nothing could be simpler than the little votive in glass filled with Indian corn.
Don’t forget about your own yard as a resource for decorating a tablescape! Take a walk around the neighborhood to collect beautiful branches with fall color and create a simple eye-catching tablescape like this one. I love the texture of the decorative wood balls used on the plates!
Why is that kids always get the fun stuff to do while waiting at a table? If you have kiddos coming to your Thanksgiving meal, don’t worry — we’ll get to the kids’ table in a bit. How about making it interactive for the adults too? And don’t overlook the lovely leaf place cards!
I hope I’ve inspired you to give your Thanksgiving table some pizzazz! Even if your turkey comes out dry, you can still lean back and gaze on your beautiful Thanksgiving Table-scape and be thankful!