Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Tablescape

The fun thing about holidays at home is that whether you have a houseful of guests or just a few friends and close family members you can make any Thanksgiving table feel special with just a little personalization no matter how big your dining room or kitchen.  With just a little imagination and some creativity any home's tablescape can host a fancy and fun family gathering!


 Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Using a few paper lanterns and using a burlap cloth as a table-covering this festive table makes a casual, relaxed atmosphere.  Mis-matched chairs are disguised by draping blankets and flannel fabric over the backs for a cozy feeling.
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Napkin rings double as place cards in this fun place setting.  Using a few jewelry making tools and a printer, this hostess personalized each guest's place and tucked in a shaft of wheat for whimsy!

 Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens
 
Just craft paper and a monogrammed sticker under a clear salad plate make an elegant personal touch for this table.

  Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

No room for a full place setting?  Layer it up with a dinner plate on the bottom, followed by a salad plate and soup bowl.  Tuck in a napkin and silverware and there is plenty of room for a five course meal!

  Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

I love bringing the outdoors in as the host did on this table.  Dried corn and wheat on a raised platter-no fuss and lots of character.  Check out the cute corn husk place cards!  Darling and easy!


  Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Hollowed out gourds make great flower vases!  Add dimension by placing them on top of a pedestal for height.

  Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

Oh the wonders of a grapevine wreath!  Simply tucking in some rosehips and greenery and suspending it from the ceiling light fixture added charm to this table.

  Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

I love this table runner!  Brown burlap, felt or even butcher paper with some ribbons for finesse!  Topped with leaves from the changing foliage outside your front door your table is memorable and yet simple!

  Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

My mother always says everything looks better by candlelight!  Staggering candles around your table and place settings adds an inexpensive and romantic touch to your special dinner.

Whatever your choice of decor for your Thanksgiving table, I hope your day is fun and memorable!  Happy Thanksgiving!


~Amber

2 comments:

Judy said...

The gourd vase is a great idea! I might try that one.

june said...

Love the pictures. The tablescapes are great.

It's snowy in the midwest - an amazing site to see amongst the fall colors of perennials and shrubs gone dormant.

May everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving!

june